Volunteer Program

Overall rating: 9 based on 1 reviews

Program Description

Volunteer activities
- Reforestation: a forest restoration model in the Atlantic forest, which includes education, advocacy and large scale community involvement, this project needs most help during the wet season
- Agroforestry: an agroforestry project where we are attempting to increase the bio-diversity of a partly shaded monoculture coffee plantation, while creating a new sustainable model of coffee production.
- Vegetable garden, (analog agroforestry is an approach to sustainable "farming in the forest") To enable interesting food production dynamics with natural regeneration of forests.
- Creating a medicinal plant garden and workshops for local communities.
- Promoting interest in local communities through environmental educational activities with local schools.
- Land Stewardship where sustainable management, rather than absolute protection or preservation, of natural resources is the objective.
-Trail maintenance – year round. We have a system of forest trails which are used by researchers, schoolchildren and visitors to Iracambi.

Highlights

The work we do here is mainly based around the research and education of reforestation as well as the reforestation itself.
Areas you can help in are as follows: agro ecology, agro forestry, working to protect and survey water sources, volunteering in the tree nursery, helping maintain the vegetable garden and the medicinal plants garden, trails and assisting in the education programme with local children;
You are welcome to help with any of these projects that you are interested in to help develop skills in areas that you may not have had a chance to discover yet or to use your skill base to help assist in these projects already running.
You’ll be saving forests and changing lives.

Qualifications

We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds, we however ask that you have completed at least level 20 of Duo-Lingo Portuguese, as the majority of Brazilians cannot speak English and it will be to your benefit to speak basic Portuguese.

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

You will be provided with accommodation in shared cabins with access to hot water, 3 meals a day as well as internet 24/7

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Iracambi Research Center
Iracambi Research Center
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Program Locations

Rosario da Limeira, Brazil

Overall rating 
9
Experience
10
Program Administration
10
Living Conditions
10
Cultural Immersion
6
Social Life
8
Health and Safety
10
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Program Details

Provider:
Iracambi Atlantic Rainforest Center
Location
  • Brazil: Rosario da Limeira
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months
Languages:
English, Portuguese
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
$800 per month
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    Feedback Tree Planting & Reforestation at Iracambi/Minas Gerais/Brazil

    I stayed 4 weeks there and felt very welcome from the first moment. At my time there were only
    few volunteers so I could live alone in my little house which was simple but clean and practicable.
    Everything was really relaxed and the volunteer-coordinater asked me about my interests and
    made proposals of what was need to be done. Always I had the choice what to do or could make
    my own plans. Unfortunately at that time the planting season was more or less over. I only worked
    around three times with planting seedlings. This was not easy work in the sun but it was very nice
    to get in touch with the local people and gave me satisfaction. It was always possible to do private
    things. The communication was very nice. English was no problem and I could improve my
    portuguese skills. The surrounding was very nice. special thanx to Robin and Binca, the founders
    of Iracambi. They were so nice and warmheartly, I felt very familiar. I met a lot of the friends of
    Iracambi and they were so nice as well as the stuff I had the pleasure to work with. Food was
    served three times a day and I was satisfied. I really liked the brazilian food. I prefered vegetarian
    food and there were a lot. Supply with fresh things like fruits could be improved.
    I can strongly recomend this organisation, 4 weeks weren't enough for me. I would liked to stay
    there 8 or 12 weeks to put more effort in it. I was really sad to leave.
    My experiences during my voluntary stay are very positiv. Five points! Thank you all the people
    there!!!

    Abraços...Axel
    Avatar Axel Kattner

    Tree Planting & Reforestation

    Review by: Axel Kattner , On: 27 Mar 2017, Changed On: 27 Mar 2017 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    Feedback Tree Planting & Reforestation at Iracambi/Minas Gerais/Brazil

    I stayed 4 weeks there and felt very welcome from the first moment. At my time there were only
    few volunteers so I could live alone in my little house which was simple but clean and practicable.
    Everything was really relaxed and the volunteer-coordinater asked me about my interests and
    made proposals of what was need to be done. Always I had the choice what to do or could make
    my own plans. Unfortunately at that time the planting season was more or less over. I only worked
    around three times with planting seedlings. This was not easy work in the sun but it was very nice
    to get in touch with the local people and gave me satisfaction. It was always possible to do private
    things. The communication was very nice. English was no problem and I could improve my
    portuguese skills. The surrounding was very nice. special thanx to Robin and Binca, the founders
    of Iracambi. They were so nice and warmheartly, I felt very familiar. I met a lot of the friends of
    Iracambi and they were so nice as well as the stuff I had the pleasure to work with. Food was
    served three times a day and I was satisfied. I really liked the brazilian food. I prefered vegetarian
    food and there were a lot. Supply with fresh things like fruits could be improved.
    I can strongly recomend this organisation, 4 weeks weren't enough for me. I would liked to stay
    there 8 or 12 weeks to put more effort in it. I was really sad to leave.
    My experiences during my voluntary stay are very positiv. Five points! Thank you all the people
    there!!!

    Abraços...Axel
    Overall rating 
    9
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    6
    Social Life
    8
    Health and Safety
    10

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