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This terrific project gets the local community of a small city engaged to make the conservation of the Atlantic Rainforest more attractive than its destruction. Iracambi aims at preserving and retrieving this fundamental biome for Brazilian biodiversity. They take a great number of activities, from which the international volunteer can choose the one that best fits their personal interests.

The projects are divided into 4 fields:

  • Forest restoration: Reforesting at communities for water problems, plant nursery with native species, promoting solutions for environmental problems.
  • Environmental Education: empowering students to advocate for environmental change, visiting schools to promote the idea of conservation outside of Iracambi.
  • Sustainable Agriculture: Agroforestry as a role model for agriculture in endangered areas, organic vegetable garden, promotion of native, wild eatable plants and native medicinal plants.
  • Research: Understanding the ecosystem Atlantic Rainforest through monitoring and Research.

Activities that the international participant can do during the programme:

  • Harvesting and planting of seedlings within Agroforestry;
  • Medicinal Plants and Reforestation projects;
  • Assistance and support of school visits and pedagogical assistance in education activities;
  • NGO Marketing Support for Taking Pictures, Making Videos and Fundraising;
  • Agricultural visits for the reforestation project and monitoring of its land;
  • Tracks maintenance;
  • Monitoring of projects in general.

Watch here a testimonial video from an international volunter:

The team at AFS Brazil are looking forward to discussing the programmes with you and can be called or Whatsapp’d on +55 21 992 275 917 between 11am and 8pm.

Alternatively apply now and we’ll call you back.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Volunteering
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
    Individual or Group
  • Program highlights
    • Volunteer to conserve the Atlantic Rainforests of Brazil
    • Learn about this unique ecosystem
    • Experience a diverse range of projects

What's included in your experience

  • Housing
  • Host Family Placement
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Meals
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Continuous Support
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Domestic Transport
  • Medical Insurance
  • Community Service Placement
  • Language Instruction

What you are responsible for

  • Airfare
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vaccinations