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Volunteer in the Philippines with International Volunteer HQ

Volunteer in Philippines

Volunteer in Philippines with International Volunteer HQ, Australia’s most affordable and trusted volunteer organisation. Volunteers are based on Palawan, an archipelagic province of the Philippines. You can choose from 4 volunteer project options in the Philippines, including Teaching, Kindergarten and Environmental. With volunteer program fees starting from US$260 (approximately AU$371), you will not find a more affordable and trustworthy volunteer travel organisation.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • 4 meaningful project options
  • Projects based on the beautiful island of Palawan
  • Accommodation in dormitory-style accommodation
  • Between 10 and 40 volunteers start in the Philippines each month
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from US$260 (approximately AU$371) for 1 week
  • Explore the Filipino culture with an optional Introduction Week add-on

I will definitely miss taking bucket showers, eating traditional food, playing find the word, exploring the place, talking Bisaya or Tagalog, seeing smiling places every day and having conversation with Kim-one of the local coordinators. This experience really opened my eyes and my heart, made me appreciate and tolerate different people, culture and way of living. I will definitely come back to the Philippines one day!

IVHQ Volunteer - Greta Puodziunaite
Greta Puodziunaite
Nationality: Lithuanian
Age: 22
Destination: Philippines

Volunteer opportunities in the Philippines

Supports community development

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$443

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based at schools and medical centres
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Help to beautify and maintain community services such as medical centres, daycares and schools around Palawan. Volunteer under the supervision of local staff, across a number of building projects that need assistance.

Conserves the environment

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$371

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based on Palawan
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Help to preserve and conserve the stunning natural environment around Palawan, with a focus on replanting important mangroves. Run education classes in the local community and also assist with clean up work around beaches.

Increases access to education

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$371

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in kindergartens in Palawan
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Volunteer in kindergartens, with a focus on teaching 3-5 year olds English, math, science and arts and crafts lessons.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$371

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in schools on Palawan
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Teach lessons in English and other subjects in primary and secondary schools. Get the experience of leading a classroom, with the comfort of supervision from a local teacher.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organisation in Philippines to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Philippines will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organisations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travellers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Philippines with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!