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Overview

Overview

Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad offers a wide range of safe, meaningful, and affordable volunteer projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Our variety of programs includes Teaching, Childcare, Community Development, NGO Support, Construction, Environment Protection, Animal Conservation, Sports, Arts & Design and many others.

We have the perfect volunteer project that matches all skills and interests.

Iko Poran is a non-profit organization based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

We work partnership with other volunteer organizations working in developing countries. We have created an international network to offer a wide range of possibilities for volunteers all over the world to help and contribute in the safest and most affordable way.

Activities
  • Health & Medicine
  • Education & Literacy
  • Alternative Break
  • Children & Youth
  • Internship
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Teach English
  • Animals
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Intern Abroad
  • Environment
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Arts & Culture
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Countries
  • Ethiopia
  • Colombia
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Ghana
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Cambodia
  • Ecuador
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Thailand
  • Peru
  • Costa Rica
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43 Participant reviews

Lorenz

26 Sep 2019

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I spent four wonderful weeks volunteering with Iko Poran in Rio de Janeiro. Everything was organized very well and smoothly, from the airport pick-up and accommodation arrangement to the induction...Read more

I spent four wonderful weeks volunteering with Iko Poran in Rio de Janeiro. Everything was organized very well and smoothly, from the airport pick-up and accommodation arrangement to the induction tour and individual projects. Despite initial safety concerns about living and working in Rio, the organizer of my trip, Felipe, ensured safety throughout my trip. The free private Portuguese lessons were another great feature of this program, and it helped me settle into the local daily life very quickly. What I appreciated most of the organization was Felipe's effort and flexibility to tailor the projects towards my interests. This allowed me to work on significantly impactful projects, but it also made my experience truly enjoyable and unforgettable.

Caius Lee

8 Sep 2019

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I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Brazil, firstly Felipe, who Coordinated the trip was FANTASTIC. He greeted me at the airport with a smile and throughout the trio went the...Read more

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Brazil, firstly Felipe, who Coordinated the trip was FANTASTIC. He greeted me at the airport with a smile and throughout the trio went the extra mile. For example, the first night, he took me to a small gathering where there was live music. This was not included in the programme but is an example of Florida Felipe going above and beyond and genuinely putting your experience at the top of his priority lists. There are several other examples, but the word count won't allow me to write to them all.
I felt my programme was tailored to me and what I wanted to get out of Rio. The city is fantastic, and the accommodation and other people on the programme were great. I miss Rio! Thank you to everyone who made my experience!

Melissa Parisotto

25 Aug 2019

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Having a volunteer trip in South Africa was stunning! Meeting new people and specially teaching kids has made me be a better person than I was before. Knowing a new...Read more

Having a volunteer trip in South Africa was stunning! Meeting new people and specially teaching kids has made me be a better person than I was before. Knowing a new culture and being with lovely children was really kind and special! It´s hard to explain and I garantee it was one of the best choices and experiences of my life!

rebecca wolman

3 Aug 2019

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Felipe, who runs this programme with his heart and soul, is incredible and inspiring. From the moment we first enquired about volunteering, right through to our departure, he answered all...Read more

Felipe, who runs this programme with his heart and soul, is incredible and inspiring. From the moment we first enquired about volunteering, right through to our departure, he answered all our questions, looked after our every need and was totally there to give us the best possible experience. There aren't many options for one week volunteering but he was able to create a programme that fitted each of us perfectly, (from football to capoiera on the sports programme to childcare and community support) and made sure that we got what we wanted out of each day and felt totally safe.
We are under no illusions about having changed the world, but he did enable us and those that we met and worked with, to have some meaningful and beneficial encounters that will certainly stay with us, long after our trip is over.
And it was also good to know, that the fees (substantially lower than other organisations) go directly to those locally on the ground, and not to some large international body.
Without doubt, our week volunteering in Rio with Iko Poran, was the highlight of our month long trip to this incredible country.