Most Affordable Volunteer Programs in Brazil from $495 for 2 Weeks

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Volunteer abroad in Brazil with IVHQ! Every year, hundreds of volunteers join IVHQ's highly affordable volunteer projects in Brazil. Based in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro, volunteers are welcomed to assist on a range of community-driven projects. Volunteers can choose to participate on projects for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks are accommodated in a volunteer house alongside other international volunteers.

IVHQ Volunteer Projects Available in Brazil:

  • Teaching English
  • Childcare
  • Sports
  • Carnaval
  • Community Development


  • Programs available year-round, starting on the second Monday of each month
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Highly affordable program fees from $365 for 1 week
  • Community-driven projects focused on supporting local needs and delivering sustainable positive impacts
  • Superior support services both pre-departure and while volunteering
  • Free online volunteer training for all IVHQ volunteers
  • Between 20 and 40 IVHQ volunteers start in Brazil each month
  • Weekends are free to explore Bali with fellow volunteers - visit the Sugar Loaf Islands, Christ the Redeemder, Iguazu Falls and more!

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based on 16 reviews
  • Impact 8.4
  • Support 8.6
  • Fun 8.4
  • Value 9.5
  • Safety 7.8
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A must!

*Disclaimer: IVHQ no longer works with Iko Poran*

I volunteered with Iko Poran's Carnaval Prep Program, which was a really great time. I helped a samba school produce their costumes and other decorations for their floats. It consisted of a lot of cutting and glue-gunning which isn't the most fun, but with that came great social interaction with my fellow co-workers, who were all locals. We taught each other phrases, exchanged music, and shared laughs. If you are planning to do this program, I would suggest you do it only if you are staying for Carnival. That way, you actually see your work come to life.

Iko Poran's volunteer house was really nice too. It was big so there were so many people to get to know -- giving you ample opportunity to bond and build lasting connections. The Portuguese classes were helpful, however, if you're on a budget and feel conflicted about taking them, I'd suggest using the money for something else.

All in all, the program is awesome and I suggest it to anyone and everyone. The program coordinator is super down-to-earth and provides a great rundown of what to expect from the program/culture/country.

The only problem I had was leaving.

Yes, I recommend


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