Join us in The Philippines
Join projects in teaching, childcare, and medical projects in and around Tacloban City.
Program costs: US$250 application fee + US$495 per week (1-4 weeks), and US $200 per week after this. This includes accommodation, meals, coordination, supervision, training, and airport pick up.
Teaching English in Rural Schools Project
In the Philippines there is a strong national emphasis on the importance of being able to speak, read and write English as all good jobs require proficiency in English. Learning English is incredibly important and getting off to a good start in elementary school is critical. Unfortunately, many rural elementary schools are overcrowded and lack sufficient textbooks and teaching material. Often, the only classroom equipment available is a blackboard. Children are often squeezed into small classrooms, and most schools do not have a library. As a volunteer you will help these children make a great start with their English speaking.
Public Health - Nutrition Project
Do you have an interest in the nutrition needs of children? Do you want to help educate parents? The goals of this nutrition project are two-fold. The first is to provide a stable supplementary feeding program for malnourished infants or pre-school children aged three to six years old. The second is to disseminate information to parents about the importance of healthy nutrition through a series of workshops and seminars. Through this process parents get to witness the improvement that good nutrition has on the health of their children whilst at the same time learning how to best utilize their available resources to provide a stable diet irregardless of their personal income.
Street Children Program Project
By volunteering with street children, you can help provide inspiration, education and support to some of the Philippines most underprivileged children. These children typically come from dysfunctional homes where there is poverty, violence, neglect or addiction issues. Many have left home to escape from abusive treatment. Others have resorted to begging in the streets because there is no food in the home. Volunteers will support and encourage the children and help them obtain the skills and self-belief to thrive in difficult circumstances. Please note that this program has a 4 week minimum commitment and spots fill up quickly. This project is located in Ormoc city which is about 2 hours away from Tacloban.
Rural Health Clinic Project
Are you a qualified doctor or nurse? Are you non-qualified but committed to improving the health of vulnerable people? Both qualified and unqualified medical volunteers can join this project to provide much needed assistance whilst at the same time experiencing the reality of healthcare in a developing country. Day to day clinic activities will range from assisting the local doctor with daily consultations to helping with local government based initiatives such as vaccinations or deworming. Aside from this, volunteers may also have the opportunity to visit local barangays during community clinic consultations.