VOLUNTEERING
WITH US

Volunteering with Iracambi is a fantastic way of making a real difference in the local community. Few organisations can offer you the opportunity to participate in such a broad variety of conservation programs, events and activities in the Atlantic Rainforest.

VOLUNTEERING
WITH US

Volunteering with Iracambi is a fantastic way of making a real difference in the local community. Few organisations can offer you the opportunity to participate in such a broad variety of conservation programs, events and activities in the Atlantic Rainforest.

SAVING FORESTS,
CHANGING LIVES

We’ll match your skills and experience with areas of interest to you and us. You’ll meet like-minded people from around the world volunteering with us, have a lot of fun and know you’ll be making a lasting difference changing lives and saving forests.

SAVING FORESTS,
CHANGING LAVES

Including your own volunteering with us!

We’ll match your skills and experience with areas of interest to you and us. You’ll meet like-minded people from around the world volunteering with us, have a lot of fun and know you’ll be making a lasting difference changing lives and saving forests.

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WHAT CAN I DO?

  • Reforestation - Forests 4 Water: A forest restoration model in the Atlantic forest, which includes education, advocacy and large scale community involvement. We particularly welcome volunteers to help in the peak planting season  – October through December.
  • Agroforestry: Shade grown coffee where we are attempting to increase the bio-diversity of a partly shaded coffee plantation, while creating a new sustainable model of high quality coffee production.
  • Creating a medicinal plant garden and giving workshops in local communities,
  • Land Stewardship where sustainable management, rather than absolute protection or preservation, of natural resources is the objective.
  • Monitoring: forest cover and growth, water, fauna, weather
  • GIS - Geographic Information System
  • Photography and videos
  • Vegetable Garden: Analog agroforestry is an approach to sustainable "farming in the forest", which builds on the principles of indigenous fallow management and natural species succession techniques that grow food crops within the regenerating forest. Growing organic veggies while encouraging forest regrowth. 
  • Young EcoLeaders: Engaging local communities in conservation activities and promoting interest through environmental educational activities with local schools.
  • Trail Maintenance: We have a system of forest trails which are used by researchers, schoolchildren and visitors to Iracambi. The trails require regular maintenance – this is one of the jobs that does not take place in the hot sun!
  • Caring for the forest nursery and planting trees
  • Fundraising, marketing and social media
  • IT, graphics
  • You can join our wide variety of ongoing projects or if you have a great idea for your own project let us know. We can promise you won’t be bored!

FAQ

  • How do I apply?

    It is very easy and fast! Click here to access the online application form to start your fantastic experience of changing lives and saving forests. If you still have any questions, please contact us.

  • Where will I live?

    You have two options for accommodation. First option is the Center, which has four two-bed rooms, a common room, a small sitting room with a gas stove and a refrigerator, and a deck. The Center has two bathrooms with showers. Second option is one of the five cabins, which have two bedrooms, each with two beds, a common room and a bathroom.

  • How long can I stay?

    We’d like you to come for a minimum of a month if you can, although three weeks is acceptable if you make a good case! You can stay as long as you like, but a tourist visa is only valid for 90 days and renewable for a further 90 days. Sadly, EU nationals who are part of the Schengen agreement can’t stay beyond 90 days – check with the Brazilian consulate in your country.

  • Do I need to speak Portuguese?

    No you don’t. Although your stay will be more fun if you can get your tongue round the basics, the main language of the Center is English. Portuguese lessons are availalbe and strongly recommended.

  • How do I get a visa?

    Please check with the nearest Brazilian consulate. If you are a citizen of the US, Canada and Australia and some other countries, you need to get a visa before traveling. European nationals will get a visitor’s pass on arrival.

  • How much does it cost?

    From January 1st 2016 charges are US$800 per month. This covers accommodation, full board and internet access. Beer and treats are available to purchase from our restaurant manager Carminha.

Saving forests, changing lives – including your own!

Situated in the mountains of Minas Gerais, on the borders of the Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, this is your base to volunteer your time and talents, expand your horizons (and ours), and participate in the many exciting opportunities available to you here at Iracambi. If you have a great idea and special skill, let us know and let’s see where your talents can best be put to work. If you would prefer to join our wide variety of ongoing projects we can promise you won’t be bored.

Please contact us to set up a skype call or two so that we can get to know one another, and ensure that expectations can be met on both sides and that your time here will be as profitable and enjoyable as possible.

Contact us now!

What can I do?

  • Your own project (please discuss with us first)
  • Monitoring: forest cover and growth, water, fauna, weather
  • Caring for the forest nursery and planting trees
  • GIS
  • IT, graphics
  • Fundraising,marketing and social media
  • Photography and videos

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Logistics

  • How do I apply?

    Fill in the Getting to Know You Form (download from this page), and send it with your resume (CV) to volunteers@iracambi.com, and let’s get started.

  • Where will I live?

    You have two options for accommodation. First option is the main dorm, which has four two-bed rooms, a common room, a small sitting room with a wood burning stove, and a deck. The main dorm has two bathrooms with showers. Second option (which costs a little more,) is one of the five cabins, which have two bedrooms, each with two beds, a common room and a bathroom.

  • How long can I stay?

    We’d like you to come for a minimum of a month, if you can although three weeks is acceptable if you make a good case! You can stay as long as you like, but a tourist visa is only valid for 90 days and renewable for a further 90 days. Some EU nationals who are part of the Schengen agreement can’t stay beyond 90 days – check with the Brazilian consulate in your country.

  • Do I need to speak Portuguese?

    No you don’t. Although your stay will be more fun if you can get your tongue round the basics, the main language of the Center is English.  

  • How do I get a visa?

    Please check with the nearest Brazilian consulate. If you are a citizen of the US, Canada and Australia and some other countries, you need to get a visa before traveling. European nationals will get a visitor’s pass on arrival.

  • How much does it cost?

    From January 1st 2015 charges are US$700 per month in the main dorm, and $800 per month in the cabins. This covers accommodation, full board and internet access. Beer and treats are available to purchase from our restaurant manager Carminha.



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