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 provide the space and tools our volunteers and interns can use to foster collaborative and transformative 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 teaching, Environmental Education and Women's Empowerment, among others.

Grow as a person and develop your career prospects 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 operation began back in October 2015, we have been able to achieve outstanding results and positively impact our community.

Our Impact




Who are empowered by our environmental and youth development projects, which are designed in direct collaboration with the communities involved, taking into consideration their social-cultural-economic-ecological realities, challenges and potential.



Volunteers / Interns…

From over 23 countries have participated in our programs, in a variety of fields 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 on some of the world’s most stunning beaches! Itacaré is internationally famous for its reliable high-quality waves for all abilities and styles. + Learn More!



Throw yourself into the heart of Brazilian culture in the Northeastern region with both private and group Forró classes. Forró is a local music and dance genres that has gained international popularity over recent 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