Being one of the largest archipelagos in the world, the Philippines is a heaven for students & gap year travelers, especially for those who love the turquoise ocean waters and vast stretches of beaches. The country has a lot to offer for the travellers with its rich cultural history, beautiful beaches, rainforests, and volcanoes. It is a great destination for travellers looking to explore an offbeat location in Southeast Asia, while contributing effectively towards the society.
- Programs in the Philippines are available throughout the year
- Minimum age to join a program is 18 years and above
- Programs are available for a minimum of 2 weeks to maximum 24 weeks
- Perfectly customisable options for students joining in groups
- Immense international work exposure and first-hand learning experience
- Volunteering opportunities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the underprivileged ones
- Learn more about the local culture, festivals, and cuisines
- Enjoy some of the stellar landscapes around the region; such as Banaue Rice Terraces, Mayon Volcano, Chocolate Hills, Tubbataha Reef etc
- Certificate of completion after the program ends
While the country has seen huge changes in the last few years due to the immense growth of tourism, there are still certain suburban areas where the education and healthcare facilities aren’t adequate. Volunteering Solutions offers affordable and valuable projects in and around the city of Tacloban, located in Leyte province, to the high school/ college students as well as gap year travellers who are enthusiastic enough to make a difference through their active contribution.
Volunteers usually work at the project site on the weekdays (Monday to Friday) for a duration of 5 – 6 hours daily (This timing may vary, depending on the intensity of work).
Childcare Program – As a part of this program, you’ll provide support and care to disadvantaged children in the Tacloban Region of the Philippines. Volunteers working with kids can make a day-to-day plan and set a goal, that would fetch a more sustainable outcome. Apart from teaching and playing, volunteers often engage themselves in renovating the centers, making them more vibrant and attractive.
Public Health & Nutrition Program – This project aims to rectify and improve the malnourished condition of infants, especially, those born in low-income communities. As a volunteer, you might have to do campaigns, for which a little preparation and teamwork would be needed – you can prepare charts and all to give better instructions to people. This program is designed more on the lines of public awareness and includes a feeding program for malnourished children.
Medical & Healthcare Program – This would be perfect for medical & nursing students, who are on a gap year and wants to impact the society as well as learn about the healthcare scenario in developing nations. Volunteers get the opportunity to work in under-funded clinics based in the rural areas outside Tacloban City. However, work is assigned as per knowledge & experience and mostly one needs to work under the guidance of the professional doctors & nurses.