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This program is held in National Parks, managed by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (IMCBIO), which is linked to the Ministry of Environment. ICMBIO is incumbent upon it to promote and execute programs of research, protection, preservation, and conservation of biodiversity and to exercise the power of environmental police for the protection of federal Conservation Units. Its mission is to protect natural heritage and promote socio-environmental development.

There is an enormous range of activities that you can take in the national parks. These are in the following thematic areas:

  • environmental research and monitoring;
  • environmental protection;
  • social-environmental management;
  • land regularization;
  • management;
  • public use and business.

You may choose the area that best fits their personal interest and profile, but it is possible that the national park will offer a different area, depending on its most urgent needs. All details can be negotiated.

These parks are composed of incredible natural landscapes, and each year they receive thousands of tourists looking for a good trekking and professionals engaged in high-level researches.

You may be placed in one of the following parks:

  • Parque Nacional Serra do Cipó – Minas Gerais state
  • Parque Nacional do Itatiaia – Rio de Janeiro state
  • Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos – Rio de Janeiro State

You may choose to take part in this program for either 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 or 40 weeks. Please contact us for more details.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Volunteering
  • Location
    • Rio de Janeiro State and Minas Gerais State
    • Brazil
  • Program for an individual or for a group
    Individual or Group

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
  • 70 Years Experience
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Domestic Transport
  • Medical Insurance
  • Language Instruction