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Volunteer Abroad - Volunteer in Brazil


International volunteer programs

Iko Poran is a non-profit NGO. Our mission is to help improve the lives of Rio´s under-privileged communities. We offer volunteer opportunities in over forty local partner organizations. Find out more about our programs here par-vd2 Alternative Spring Breaks alternative spring breaks
Community work and visit tourist attractions.
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Compete, teach, or just play around with the locals
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Provide access to essential health services and education...

Experience Brazil from a local perspective

Welcome to Iko Poran! We are the leading Brazil-based international volunteer network. We recruit and place international volunteers in community projects around the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Volunteering with Iko Poran provides a unique opportunity to:

  • experience real life in one of the world´s most exciting cities, Rio de Janeiro, while picking up some Portuguese
  • help local communities build a better life
  • put your skills and experience to good use, and develop new ones.

Check out our videos illustrating volunteers' experiences with Iko Poran

Interested? Sign up here or contact us for more information

Iko poran
! (adj) = all right! (Mbya dialect of the South American Guarani Indians)