Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad: Building a fair and equal society

Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad

About

Iko Poran is the only Volunteer Abroad organization based in a developing country respectively in a destination country, and also, Iko Poran is the only one that runs its own projects. We have 14 years experience and have received and coordinated thousands of volunteers.

Iko Poran offers a wide range of affordable, meaningful and safe volunteer projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Our variety of programs includes Teaching, Childcare, Community Development, NGO Support, Construction, Environment, Animal Conservation, Sports, Arts & Design, Medical/ Health Promotion and many special projects.

We have the perfect volunteer project that matches your skills and interests.

We have created an international network to offer a wide range of possibilities for volunteers all over the world to help and contribute in the most affordable way. We work to create a difference!

Founded
2002
Headquarters

Rua Prefeito João Felipe, 571/ 101
Santa Teresa
Rio de Janeiro-RJ
20251-140
Brazil

Reviews

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Nathab
10/10

Would highly recommend this. The people, culture, activities, and experiences will last a lifetime. I talk about them every day to this day. Felipe and his family are such amazing people. We participated in a capoeira class with a blind teacher who changed my life forever, played soccer with amazing children from the favelas to keep them away from drugs and violence, and of course enjoyed everything the beautiful country has to offer. don’t let the news fool you - Brazil is one of the most beautiful countries we have ever been to. Of course you need to be smart and safe but that applies everywhere you are in the world! The culture and people are one of a kind and so much fun.

How can this program be improved?
It’s perfect!
Yes, I recommend
Eduarda
9/10

I traveled by Iko Poran to Iquitos Peru on March of this year. I volunteered there for one week as assistant of kindengarden teacher in Padre Cocha, where it is an small amazonian village.
This trip was an amazing experience for me .
The kids are lovely , I was completely imerge in the local cultural, that way I practice a lot my spanish. Also if you are looking for a place where you can rest, be in contact with the nature and learn more about the local , this trip will be perfect for you. Jenny and her family are excellent holsts .

Yes, I recommend
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Elpidio
10/10

I was in South America December 2017 when I learned about Iko Poran. At first, I wanted to volunteer near where I was, considering that Iko Poran was Brazil-based. However, circumstances needed me to be in the Philippines in February. Fortunately, Iko Poran also had volunteering opportunities in Asia and after considering my options, I decided to volunteer as English teacher in a Buddhist monastery in Kathmandu. I registered for two weeks but ended up extending it to three weeks - March 17 to April 9, 2018. The experience was uplifting. It was my first time to work with children and it gave me optimism that the world continues to be more interconnected. While teaching, I met co-volunteers who opened my eyes to many more adventures which led me to visit Auroville, India and Bangkok, Thailand before resuming my original plan to immerse myself in Spanish-speaking countries. Now I am in Sevilla, Spain and I am looking forward to a next volunteering opportunity. I am confident working with Iko Poran will yield another outstanding outcome.

How can this program be improved?
Talking with co-volunteers placed by other agencies, the common observation was the lack of visibility as to where the funds volunteers pay go. Perhaps an improvement in this aspect will help for better understanding.
Yes, I recommend
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Sam
9/10

So my girlfriend and I spent a week and a few days in a little village called Las Tolas. The people there were beyond amazing! They were happy, supportive and generally loved life. They were such a good and connected community. Everyone knew everyone!
The days off from work were awesome, as we got to go to little waterfalls with the village's personal guide, Solomon. He was very insightful and knowledgeable about basically everything in the area. From the local humming birds to the different rocks on the side of the rivers. He knew every town, and seemingly every person that inhabited it.
Our family were overly happy to have us and we were overly happy to spent time with them. We worked hard during most days, out in different farms, but I wouldn't have traded the views for anything. Jaw-dropping stuff. It was an insane trip and I would do it again in a heart beat! Thanks for every one at Iko Poran and Last Tolas organisations for making this happen.

How can this program be improved?
More clear detail about how we would arrive, who we would greet. But overall it was amazing
Yes, I recommend
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Claire
10/10

I highly recommend Iko Poran’s Women’s Empowerment project in India! Every level of it was perfectly organized from the first email with owner Felipe to my conclusion! India can be a crazy, chaotic place, but I always felt completely safe. The on-site NGO program directors are in constant communications with you ensuring you have everything you need and they allow you to bring your best skills to empowering the women in Deep Public School. I started teaching English but I ordered a couple of sewing machines from Amazon India, which they’d never seen, they LOVED it — so we switched to sewing every day so they can sell their products.

I lived with an amazing host family, they completely adopted me making me part of the family! Stay with host family if you can, you will be completely assimilated into India much quicker. I’m a married 58 year old woman and this experience completely transformed my LIFE! The women of India need YOU, don’t wait another minute—sign up NOW!!

How can this program be improved?
None!

Yes, I recommend

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