- Volunteerism should not be expensive for those want to lend a hand.
- Only international volunteer organization based in a developing country. Other providers are profit-oriented travel companies based in First World nations.
- Free 20h Portuguese course to help you get the most put of your program for volunteers staying 4 weeks or more.
- Volunteers receive a cultural orientation + city tour upon arrival.
- Most affordable program and registration fees! Program fees starting at only $400 for 2 weeks
Iko Poran offers a wide range of safe, affordable and responsible volunteer programs in Rio de Janeiro. Our variety of programs includes Teaching, Childcare, Child Development, Community Development, Environment (really, not a garden) Protection, Sports Development, Health Promotion, Arts & Design, NGO Development and a special program preparing costumes to the big Carnival parade. We have the perfect volunteer project that matches your skills and interests.
- Start dates: 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month
- Programs can last from 1 to 24 weeks
- Volunteers have Fridays off to relax and explore around in long weekends
- Volunteers receive an orientation covering the culture of Brazil and also a tour in the area
- Programs with 4 weeks of more have a free 20 hours Portuguese course
- Best rated organization in Brazil with 14 years experience
- Most affordable program and registration fee in Brazil!
- Recognized as a Public Interest Organization since 2007
- Volunteerism should not be expensive for the ones with good hearts that want to lend a hand.
- Only international volunteer organization based in a developing country that also runs its own developing projects. Most of other providers are profit-oriented traveling companies based in First World nations.
- We are not targeting any surplus revenues. All money charged is used to further achieve our mission and contribute to our local programs
- Volunteers pay their program fee directly to the local organization.
- Volunteers partake in projects developed and operated by local partner organizations and their respective community councils.
- Volunteers have a unique experience of by actively participating in developing communities for a fairer world while creating a rich personal opportunity for cultural exchange.
- They have the chance to experience Brazil from a community perspective.
- Iko Poran caters to an increasing demand for better logistics in the reception, lodging, transportation and allocation of international volunteers who wish to perform in social development projects in Brazil.
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Airport pickup, orientation, accommodation, meals are included in most of the programs (please check the description of your chosen program), support from the office staff, program supervision, in-country 24/7 support throughout your program, in-country administration costs and donation to support your local projects.