Supporting development and environmental conservation in Brazil by connecting volunteers and interns with local communities.

Our Mission

To support environmental conservation and development in Brazil, with a deep focus on youth development.

One of the main ways that we accomplish our mission, is by connecting volunteers and interns to our local community projects. We create the space and provide the tools our volunteers and interns can use to build collaborative and transformative knowledge that fosters positive social, community and environmental change.


About Us

ETIV do Brasil is a Non-Governamental Organization (NGO) and Non-Profit located in the picturesque fishing and surfing town of Itacaré, Bahia - Brazil. We offer a variety of exciting internship, research and volunteer opportunities such as Youth Development, English classes, Environmental Education and Women's Empowerment, among others.

Experience personal growth and develop your career while making a positive impact!

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Our Projects

ETIV do Brasil is currently developing a variety of projects to support development and

environmental conservation in Brazil while also giving volunteers and interns the unique

opportunity to enhance their careers through a hands-on experience with an international

NGO in a developing country.


Since we started operating in October 2015 we have ben able to achieve outstanding results and have a tremendous positive impact in our community.

Our Impact




Empowered by our environmental and youth-development projects, which are always designed with a direct collaboration of the communities involved, considering their social-cultural-economic-ecologic realities, challenges and possibilities.



Volunteers / Interns…

From over 23 countries have participated in our programs, on a variety of field and office positions.




With local and international organizations and universities.

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Cultural Immersion

Discover and immerse yourself in the rich and colorful Brazilian culture!

ETIV do Brasil - Volunteer abroad - Learn Portuguese

portuguese lessons

Learn or improve your Portuguese with private lessons tailored to meet your exact level and aspirations. Classes are given by our trusted Portuguese teacher at the learning space we have in our Volunteer House. + Learn More!

ETIV do Brasil - Volunteer Life - Surf in Itacaré


Discover the Brazilian surfing culture and learn or improve your skills in some of the most stunning beaches of the world! Itacaré is internationally famous for its consistent and high-quality waves for all leves and styles. + Learn More!



Throw yourself into the heart of Brazilian culture in the Northeastern region with both private and group classes of Forró, a local music and dance genres that has gained international popularity over the past decades. + Learn More!

ETIV do Brazil - Volunteer Life - Learn Capoeira


Learn the technique and history behind Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. In 2014 UNESCO recognized Capoeira as an Intangible Cultural Heritage! + Learn More!


Stunning Eco-Adventure Tours

We have partnered with a local tourism agency that can offer your memorable tours and experiences such as surfing, kayaking, hikes to secluded beaches and waterfalls, boat trips, white water rafting and more - at discounted rates! + View tours