Focus: Community, Conservation and Education.
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Iracambi is a community of people across the world whose vision is to see the Atlantic Forest restored, with thriving communities living in a flourishing landscape. At our headquarters in Minas Gerais, the Iracambi Research Center, a division of our non-profit Amigos de Iracambi, spearheads our work in managing natural resources, educating for sustainability and researching ecosystems and how we impact them.
The Iracambi logo shows what we are all about. The Brazilian story goes that the forest is on fire and all the animals are fleeing to safety. All except for the humming bird who is flying towards the fire with a drop of water in her beak. “Silly little bird,” says the eagle as he looks down at her. “Don’t you realize that you’ll never put the fire out all by yourself?”
“You’re right,” says the humming bird. “I know I can’t do it by myself. But I’m doing my part.”
We’ve been doing our part since 1999, and with your help we’ll be here as long as it takes. Come join us, and be part of the change!
Costs & Benefits
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.
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.
General hands with no skills are welcome. IT, GIS and mapping specialists, carpenters, teachers (in Portuguese), tropical botanists and zoologists especially needed. Portuguese is useful but not essential English is spoken at the centre.
Iracambi Atlantic Rainforest Research and Conservation Centre
Fazenda Iracambi, Rosário da Limeira
36878–000 Minas Gerais Brazil
Tel: +55 32 3723-1297
Location: Minas Gerais Brazil
Average cost per day: $25
Focus: Education, Community and Conservation
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old,Portuguese is useful but not essential English is spoken at the centre.