Ecologically-minded people to help preserve environment in the middle of a tropical paradise in Tapirai, Brazil



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    Located in the middle of a tropical paradise, in a valley surrounded by hills, is our place. Founded in 1994, as a non-profit initiative, the project protects the Rainforest and promotes environmental education.

    Welcome to Mata Atlantica 500 years ago when the Portuguese first arrived in this region, a colossal forest extended along the Brazilian coast. 12% of Brazil was covered by this wonderful forest. Here you will still find a primary forest, with unforgettable places. Every effort we are making to preserve this forest can only bring benefits to all of us. Help to preserve this nature, because with common sense and wisdom we will have a chance to preserve something of its old splendor. Preserving the Atlantic Forest we will ensure the survival of many animals that are threatened with extinction.

    “It is not a natural park, but a way to enjoy nature in its natural habitat” – this is the motto of our place. Believing that an orderly ecotourism can only contribute economically to the preservation of the nature, we aim at a balanced tourism activity that can raise the awareness of the environmental protection among guests and visitors.

    In this unique facility, carefully integrated with the environment, guests from all over the world can experience the impressive power of nature. Our place consists of a main building with a restaurant and a welcoming terrace and veranda among tropical plants. Cozy wooden bungalows, a large swimming pool, a sauna, a table tennis and billiard tables are available for the guests to enjoy after the hikes. From the lookout tower, guests can experience spectacular views of the forest and hills. Combine relaxation and recreation with an improvement of your ecological knowledge!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    All volunteers and our international tourists are an important asset to the regional integration: they can experience the Rainforest ecosystem up close and at the same time they show to the local population that one can make a living other than by destroying their own environment. The satisfaction of the guests and the strengthening of the regional economy should go hand in hand with the protection of nature and the improvement of the quality of life of the local people. The goal is a lasting relationship between a small village in Brazil and a successful project to protect the Rainforest.

  • Help


    This is what the volunteers could expect at our place:

    Dealing with guests issues at the reception, guidance on our jungle tours, translating for our international guests, Help with our eco projects (afforestation, birdwatching, environmental education etc,). In general… from garden maintenance, to assisting anyone who needs assistance, whether it would be at the laboratory, reception, housekeeping, etc.

    We are looking for ecologically interested people who want to help us to empower the engagement for the preservation of our nature and environment. In the best case you are already working in this field or have studied related topics.

    4 Weeks minimum Commitment
    For participating in our volunteer program, we require a minimum of four weeks commitment, to ensure that experience is smooth, fluid and represents a fair exchange between our team and the volunteers.

    We are also looking for text and concept support for our association work remotely.
    Best in the languages German, Portuguese and English. Or at least in two of them.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    portuguese, german, english

  • Accommodation


    We offer different room types, all with cotton linen and towels, storage shelf for luggage and hanging clothes. Large communal bathrooms and toilets are in the hallway. Ideal for young people, students or groups. In addition, a terrace with a table, chairs and a hammock are also available.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day at our restaurant.

    We have a good organic garden and a lot of fruits for volunteers to serve themselves.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our place is located in the Atlantic mountain rainforest (Mata Atlântica) in the midst of the
    Territory of the municipality of Tapiraí. 140 km from the city of São Paulo and about 160 km from the Atlantic coast. 80% of the 812 sq km large community are still covered with primary jungle today.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 743166385843

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