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Volunteer Opportunity

Arts program volunteer or intern in a tropical surf town in Brazil

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ETIV do Brasil
Itacaré, Brazil
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Published 2 months ago

ETIV is offering a fantastic opportunity for volunteers or interns interested in teaching some form of arts to children in the community of Itacaré. These classes would take the form of after school activities and could involve different forms of art. If you have knowledge in drawing, painting, dancing, theater, or anything of the sort, this is a great opportunity for you to share this knowledge. 

Importance of the role:

Living in a disadvantaged community, the children here rarely have the opportunity to participate in any activities. With that being said, we hope to offer them a space to be creative and express themselves, as well as learn extra skills. These classes could also be a chance for them to explore new hobbies that they might have overlooked otherwise. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that after school activities are extremely beneficial to children and we hope to allow the community to profit from these benefits. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • To support development of the curriculum while also preparing the lesson plans and documenting everything so that it can be re-used and built upon in the future.
  • To take attendance and document outcomes including successes, challenges, and best practices for every class.
  • To offer a space for children to be creative and expressive
  • To teach many of the core values that lay the foundation for ETIV's work, also listed on our website.

Secondary responsibilities:

An important value at Etiv, is to allow the volunteer to grow and make use of all the strengths one may have. Therefore, we encourage all our volunteers to participate in our many projects and sometimes even create their own. You will need to assist in other programs if needed and participate in our monthly events. For example, we always plan a World Day event.



  • Volunteers must work at least 20 hours per week
  • Interns must work at least 30 hour per week*
  • Basic Portuguese**
  • Minimum 1 month time commitment

*Interns will receive a certificate of completion, which could be exchanged for university credit. Please refer to your university for more information

**For those who do not speak Portuguese, we do offer an audio class that you can listen to before arriving. We also have contacts with teachers down here in Itacaré.


Fees and pricing

This position is an unpaid and volunteer position that will allow the individual to contribute to this small community, learn Portuguese and Brazilian culture, as well as acquire organizational and leadership skills.

Furthermore, if you decide to stay in the Etiv complex you will need to pay for your accommodation please visit our website for more information on prices*: 

However, you are allowed to find your own accommodation, but a fee for training, materials, and a small donation to the Etiv organization will be required, totaling 300USD$. 

*Brazilian citizens receive 50% off if they decide to stay with us in our complex.


ETIV do Brasil is located in the beautiful fishing and surfing town of Itacare, Bahia. Our mission is to support development and environmental conservation in Brazil, with a deep focus on youth development.

Most interns can receive university credit while interning with our NGO. We can offer ongoing support and supervision and can help organize taxi pickups, local accommodations and even Capoeira or Portuguese classes. All volunteers and interns will also receive our Pre-Departure Powerpoint, and Introduction to the NGO, as well as a tour of Itacaré.

These positions are perfect for someone seeking meaningful volunteer or internship experience in a stunning location with a thriving Afro-Brazilian culture. Itacare is a unique place where the Rainforest meets the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches, jungle, coconut trees, waterfalls and wildlife abound.

ETIV is offering a fantastic opportunity for volunteers or interns interested in teaching some form of arts to children in the community of Itacaré. These classes would take the form of after school activities and could involve different…

Details at a Glance

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Time Commitment
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Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
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Fee Required


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Etiv Complex

R. Magali, 60, Itacaré - BA, 45530-000, Brasil
Bairro Passagem, CEP 45530-000

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