Learn & practice agroforestry and bioconstruction in a community

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The Exchange

Eco Caminhos is an eco farm in Brazil where we work with bioconstruction, organic farming, and permaculture. We offer volunteers the chance to become a part of our project and live in our national and international community, while enjoying nature and ecotourism activities. Volunteering at Eco Caminhos is an excellent way to gain practical skills and experience in eco-farming, learn Portuguese by a native person and travel around the nature.

What you offer

18 hours of help per week

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.

Teaching Languages: Teach a language to guests or local communities.

What you get

2 days off per week


Beginner English

Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Short-term volunteers will work approximately 24 hours 3 days a week. Volunteers can choose between bioconstruction and organic farming. After your work day and on your weekends, you are free to do as you please. Many of our volunteers use their weekends to explore Nova Friburgo or Rio de Janeiro.
Once a week the people of Eco Caminhos unite in the evening to socialize: volunteer nights, cook together and make a fire outside.
We offer accommodation in shared room and bathroom, wifi, washing machine and all meals.
Airport Transfer not included: To guarantee your safe and comfortable arrival our trusted driver from Nova Friburgo, can pick you and leave you at the Eco Caminhos doorstep. We can also arrange for you to be dropped off at a specific location on your day of departure. But, you can also come by yourself, we help you giving instructions.

Activities & Shift

Still a typical work day schedule always looks something like:

6:00 AM - Wake up and breakfast
7:00 AM - Work in Bioconstruction, Organic Farming or Agroforestry
9:30 AM - Coffee Break
9:45 AM - Work in Bioconstruction, Organic Farming or Agroforestry
12:00 PM - Lunch & Break
13:00 PM - Work in Bioconstruction, Organic Farming or Agroforestry
16:00 PM - Finish work and head back to volunteer house
17:00 PM - Portuguese or English lesson with native speaker
19:00 PM - Dinner
20:00 PM - Chilling out, Game Nights, Movie Nights and Bonfires