Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad - IKPVA
Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad - IKPVA Programs
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
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...
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...
Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad offers a wide range of affordable, exciting, meaningful, rewarding and safe volunteer projects in Argentina. Our variety of programs includes...
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
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...
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...
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
Iko Poran offers safe, rewarding, and affordable volunteer programs in South Africa. Our wide range of projects include Childcare, Sports, Teaching, Marine Experience, and...
Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad - IKPVA Reviews
Child development program
Submitted by Adie Fridman - LOS ANGELES United States | December 15, 2016
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.
Submitted by Marcela - Medellin Colombia | October 24, 2016
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.
Amazing experience in Rio
Submitted by Katherine - KU Leuven | October 11, 2016
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!
Do something amazing!
Submitted by Nicky M - BATH | October 02, 2016
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.
If only I was born in Brazil
Submitted by Eric Jin - University of Waterloo | September 29, 2016
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).