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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Content Writer
Write, edit and publish inspiring content.
Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
Video Making
Create, edit and publish digital videos.
Social Media
Maintain and update social media channels.
Additional Fee
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Temos uma casinha rústica, mas muito aconchegante em um sitio, no meio da mata atlântica no Estado de São Paulo, divisa do Parque Estadual PESM. Procuramos cuidar e buscar soluções aos problemas ambientais e humanos, pensando que os dois sempre coexistem. We have a wonderfull place within Forest in State of Sao Paulo Brasil. We receive people for eco-adventures, contact with the forest. Come to help us to promote and enjoy this place with us.

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Additional Fee Required

Volunteers contribute R$ 30,00 per day to cover maintenance and you help to funding costs for our Organization, our Social and Environmental Projects. You go to be Part of the History of this place! Voluntários contribuem com no mínimo R$30,00 por dia para cobrir com manutenção, para que possamos te buscar/levar e você nos ajudar financiar nossa Organização e nossos Projetos Sociais e Ambientais...


  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
2 weeks

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I had an amazing experience here with my boyfriend! We were laughing all the time, sharing stories, and really enjoying our coffee and meals with everyone. Eli is a wonderful cook, he made delicious dishes with honey for all of us and it was absolutely amazing! Yum!!! We learnt a lot about bees, honey, propolis, pollen... His place is cozy but it has many spiders on the ceiling; the house was not as clean as I had expected, but the experience was unique!!! I recommend this place if you like to be disconnected: it’s a very peaceful place to take a break from the stresses of life.



My stay at Toca da Onça was absolutely great and I recommend it to anyone, who wants to get in touch with nature, experience a different and more simple way of living and enjoys being surrounded by lovely animals and nice people! Eli is a lovely host with a wonderful dream, that volunteers can help to realize. The tasks are simple and as it was my first volunteer job in that section, I can also recommend it to anyone, who never experienced working with bees. At the times it was raining, which was a lot during my stay, Eli helped me imporving my Português, thank you for that as well!!



It was am amazing experience, Eliel was an awesome host. The house is in the middle of the forest, it's a great choice for someone who loves nature. I got to know a lot of amazing people and I learnt a lot. Definetly recommend it for international volunteers if you want to get the real cultural exchange and learn portuguese. Absolutly loved it!


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Gratidão Abril, és bienvenida siempre que quieras volver...

France, Metropolitan

Essa semana na Toca da Onça foi de muito aprendizado: Eliel soube me ensinar com muita pedagogia sobre apicultura, rapidamente me deixou mexer nos exames sob sua supervisão e ainda me ofereceu a oportunidade de participar de um curso sobre mel na gastronomia. De maneira mais geral, o Eliel é uma pessoa muito querida, acolhedora, flexível e que gosta de conversar sobre vários assuntos. Só acho que podem ser feitas melhorias na acomodação para trazer um pouco mais de conforto para o voluntário. Mas nada que impeça de aproveitar dessa experiência na linda Mata Atlântica.



O voluntariado no Toca foi uma aventura pra vida. Você não imagina que no meio da Mata Atlântica poderá ser ajudante de apicultor (abelhas), por exemplo. Ver como o Eliel cuida do local e tem sonhos para que o sítio cresça ainda mais, é algo inspirador. A pouca conexão é um convite a parte pra você aproveitar a natureza que está a sua volta. Lugar pra você conversar com pessoas, seja durante o plantio da horta ou durante o preparo das refeições (aqui ninguém passa fome). Nos dias frios tem fogueira. Nos dias quente tem o lago. Local que merece ser mais reconhecido. Gratidão a todos do Toca!


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