Construction and landscaping in beautiful Itacaré in Brazil

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The Exchange

We are ETIV do Brasil (, a small NGO in Itacaré, and we are looking to have someone to help us with some art wall painting to bring more life to our volunteer house. We also need someone who can source and build stuff, especially out of recyclable and reused materials! If you can do both, great! But if not, we can have 2 volunteers, one for each task. Our house is by the Contas river, with great views of the region.


25 hours of help per week

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Beginner English or Beginner Portuguese

Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

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

The Volunteer House, which also serves as our office, is located in a big and spacious property just a few steps away from the picturesque “Contas River” , in the neighborhood of “Passagem”. We have a large garden with lots of fruit trees and flowers, and we have recently built an outdoors learning space where we hold our classes, trainings and community events.

We are always in need of work around the house and the garden, so we welcome with open arms reliable, capable and dedicated volunteers interested in helping us fixing, improving and decorating our home. Volunteers must be able to work independently, with little

You can learn more about us here:

Activities & Shift

Main responsibilities

Art wall painting to improve our decoration and make the house cozier;
Build an outside bathroom to be used by our students and guests during our classes and events;
Build decoration itens to be placed in the rooms and common areas, preferably out of reused/recyclable materials;
Help with general maintenance and cleaning;
Look after our garden and compost system;
Build furniture for the house, preferably making use of recyclables and reused materials.


Volunteers must be at least 18 years or older;
Working schedule is about 4 hours/day, 20 hours/week, usually Monday - Friday from 9am to 1pm;
Volunteers must work at least for one full month before taking vacation time, although we can be flexible about it;
All volunteers must agree to and sign our Volunteer Contract before arriving, as well as sign their rental agreement if staying at our Volunteer H


Volunteers must adhere to the code of conduct they will receive before coming, and once here, they are expected to treat our staff, volunteers and community with friendliness and respect.