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Volunteer in the Philippines

Discover International Volunteer HQ’s incredible Philippines volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Philippines volunteer projects, including Teaching, Childcare and Environmental. Volunteer work in the Philippines is located in Palawan, an archipelagic province. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 139,000 travellers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organisation in the Philippines.

Highlights:
  • 4 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from £314 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in dormitory-style accommodation in Palawan

  • Explore authentic Filipino culture with an optional Introduction Week add-on

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from £314
Volunteer from 1 - 24 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Based in the province of Palawan
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Explore stunning beaches & islands

Volunteer opportunities in the Philippines

Increases access to education

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £314

  • 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.

Supports community development

4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £356

  • 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 £314

  • 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

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £314

  • 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.

What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ experience

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Lea Wernersbach
17 Jun 2024

Volunteering in the Philippines was one of the best experiences in my life. I will keep all those positive moments and memories in my heart forever.

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Tearna Schumann
17 Jun 2024

More solo travel confidence. I've been humbled and made more grateful for the experience. I feel less sheltered from other cultures, especially within a village that isn't a tourist destination.

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Rocio Romero
17 Jun 2024

I’ve never traveled / volunteered in my life before, but pushing myself out of my comfort zone and looking for a great volunteering website was the greatest thing I could’ve ever done for myself! I’ve gone all the way around the world for 2 months and as scary as it was starting my trip I wouldn’t have done anything different. The kids I have taught while being there were the sweetest kids I’ve ever met, the people I’ve met from all over the world have become very special people in my life and the coordinators within my local program were very supportive and feel like a second family for me. I honestly can’t wait to do this all over again, my experience volunteering around the world will forever be the greatest thing in my life!

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Eliane Guerette
30 May 2024

Volunteering in Palawan was an amazing experience. I will forever have the kids smiles in my heart. They made this experience so meaningful, I will be forever grateful that they allowed us to share life with them for 3 weeks.

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Rossana Campos
16 Apr 2024

From this experience, I gained a lifetime of memories, friends, and experiences. I am so grateful and lucky to have been able to do this and I would do it again without thinking twice about it. I will always have a piece of the Philippines with me everywhere I go and I will be returning to the country when possible. Do it, you will not regret it!

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Grace Claudio
02 Apr 2024

I have gained so much from this program. Being able to experience a different culture was indescribable. Learning how the people live and how happy they are with the little they have is very humbling. Surviving with little resources, power outages and intermittent water shut downs has been quite the experience. I love it at Tigman Village. I cannot wait to come back and hopefully for a longer time.

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Webinar: Volunteering abroad in Philippines with IVHQ

Considering volunteering abroad in Philippines? Watch the replay of our webinar where our experts will answer all your questions, give their top program recommendations, and give you tips and tricks to make the most of your volunteer abroad program.

Free-time experiences & tours in Philippines

Take your volunteer experience to the next level with IVHQ's affordable activity and tour add-ons in Philippines! Explore your options below and learn how to book them once you've been accepted onto the IVHQ Philippines program.

Philippines Introduction Week
Philippines Introduction Week

Introduction Week for the Philippines

£302
Philippines Introduction Week
Philippines Introduction Week

Introduction Week for the Philippines

£302

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