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Brazil

Most Affordable Child Development Program in Brazil

Volunteer with the Iko Poran Association in Brazil and help children from low-income families in Rio de Janeiro develop their social skills and encourage them to develop

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Most Affordable Environmental Program in Brazil

This program is for volunteers who enjoy the outdoors and want to help preserve the natural wonders of Brazil. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work in variety of

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Brazil

Most Affordable Teaching Program in Brazil

Volunteer with the Iko Poran Association in Brazil and teach English to students in Rio de Janeiro. Students range from primary school age to the elderly. By teaching English...

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Brazil

Most Affordable Arts & Design Programs in Brazil

The people of Rio de Janeiro have an obsession with the arts. Music, dance, and theatre are at the heart of what it means to be Brazilian. It is this obsession that Iko Poran...

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Brazil

Most Affordable Medical & Health Promotion Program in Brazil

Health promotion and education is an integral part of furthering the goals of development. With a well-informed and healthy population, anything is possible. However, there...

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Brazil

Most Affordable Sports Development Program in Brazil

Sports have become a vital outlet for Rio's lower income communities, as they provide children and adolescents with recreational opportunities. At just about every corner...

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Argentina

Most Affordable Program in Argentina from USD 400 - 2 Weeks

Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad offers a wide range of affordable, exciting, meaningful, rewarding and safe volunteer projects in Argentina. Our variety of programs includes...

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Brazil

Most Affordable Program - Join Carnival Preparation in Rio.

Carnaval is an event that breaks all economic and social boundaries – a love and passion for Samba makes everyone equal. The Carnaval project allows volunteers to join

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Brazil

Most Affordable Volunteer Program in Brazil: from $ 260. Focused in Caring, teaching and sharing. Since 2002

Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad offers a wide range of safe, affordable and meaningful volunteer projects in Rio de Janeiro, the wonderful city. Our variety of programs includes...

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Ghana

Most Affordable Childcare and Orphanage Project in Ghana

This program from Iko Poran suits volunteers who are font of children, and have a lot of affection to share. While they attempt to make a living, poor parents rely on community...

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Ghana

Most Affordable Sports Program in Ghana

Sports are part of a population's identity. Not only do sports unique people around a common passion, but they also provide entertainment to escape everyday hardships. Help...

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Ghana

Most Affordable Volunteering in Ghana

Iko Poran offers a highly affordable and rewarding set of volunteer projects available all year round in Ghana. Located on the coast of West Africa, Ghana covers 238,000

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Nepal

Affordable Program Teaching English in a Buddhist Monastery

Grab this wonderful opportunity to volunteer with Iko Poran at a Buddhist monastery. You will teach English to young monks while experiencing the interesting way of life

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South Africa

Most affordable volunteering in South Africa: from $ 357

Iko Poran offers safe, rewarding, and affordable volunteer programs in South Africa. Our wide range of projects include Childcare, Sports, Teaching, Marine Experience, and...

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Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad - IKPVA Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Child development program

Volunteering with Iko Poran in their child development program was one of the most fulfilling and fun things I have done. The program provided little resources but the program leader was extremely creative and had lots of love for the children. You definitely need to bring motivation, it was challenging work but definitely worth it. Iko Poran provides the perfect amount of support while still allowing you to be independent. I will definitely do it again when I have the chance.

Program: Most Affordable Child Development Program in Brazil

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Rewarding

The project in which i participated was a very nice project, all though they didn't have many resources they work with what they had and a lot of love. I felt that they really need it the help of volunteers and in this case mine which was very rewarding.

Program: Most Affordable Child Development Program in Brazil

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    7

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    10

Amazing experience in Rio

I was volunteering in Rio de Janeiro for 2 weeks in a Child Development program. We were playing with between 10 and 20 kids everyday, this could be football, rope skipping, drawing,... They loved it when we prepared something special like painting or some different ball games. The kids were adorable and although two weeks is not such a long time, I learned a lot! I would recommend staying longer though, I could see that the kids got attached to us fairly quickly and I felt bad leaving them.
Felipe is really nice, I liked it that he picked me up from the airport and showed me around Rio a little bit. I didn't arrive on sunday like I was supposed to, but he didn't make a problem of it at all. That's something different from other volunteering programs I looked into.

Besides the volunteering itself, I met really nice people, also volunteers. I liked it that we stayed in the same hostel so we could go out together or to the beach during the weekends. It was probably one of the best experiences I had so far. I would definitely recommend!

Program: Most Affordable Child Development Program in Brazil

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Do something amazing!

After a month in Rio, the city will always be with me. It makes me smile to think I did it, I have always wanted to volunteer abroad and this experience definitely did not disappoint. Though you travel alone, as soon as you arrive you are part of a new family. The volunteering programme is wonderful and eye-opening, and you have free time to explore as much of the city as you possibly can. It really is an amazing place with amazing people, I will return again one day.
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Program: Most Affordable Child Development Program in Brazil

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

If only I was born in Brazil

Iko Poran truly showed me the authentic life of a Brazilian. The warmth, the layback'd-ness, the everyday "Bon Dia's".... It was an experience that I will never forget. I am going to return to Brazil as soon as I can!! The people you meet, both local citizens as well as the foreign participants, have become friends I will never forget and hopefully see soon!

All in all, Iko Poran was an opportunity I would do again and again (especially to see Lola, the dorm cat).

Program: Most Affordable Environmental Program in Brazil

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