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Volunteer and Intern in the Philippines

Overview
  • Location: Bogo City, Cebu
  • Accommodation: Host families
  • Local languages: Cebuano
Country Info

The Philippines is home to 7000 islands and a rapidly developing economy thanks to an abundance of natural resources and strong industries. Unfortunately, poverty still persists in many areas and volunteer aid is needed desperately. Projects Abroad volunteer placements and internships are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world, whether you are student on a gap year or summer vacation, a professional on career break, or a retired volunteer.

The Philippines is located to the west of the North Pacific Ocean, with its closest neighbors being Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, and Borneo to the south.

We are especially in need of teachers, as public schools in the Philippines suffer from overcrowding and a lack of resources. Volunteers can make a huge difference by giving students the extra support and attention local teachers are often unable to give.

Where You Will Live in the Philippines with Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad in the Philippines is based on Cebu Island, part of the Visayan Islands region. While living with local host families in Bogo City, Cebu and surrounding smaller towns, volunteers can work in orphanages or care centers helping disadvantaged children, teach English and other subjects in both elementary and high schools, or do medical internships in rural health centers.

Bogo City is home to over 90,000 people in the province of Cebu. Bogo is located on the northeastern coast of the mainland Cebu. Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines, with Cebu City as the main center of commerce, trade, education, and industry in the Visayas. While much of the city has developed rapidly over recent years and some areas downtown and on the seafront are modern and developed, other areas remain home to poverty-stricken Filipinos and migrants from all over the region.

Volunteer Travel and Voluntourism in the Philippines

International Volunteer Projects in the Philippines

In Cebu City itself you can explore Carbon Market, a traditional farmer’s market, or embrace the vast modern malls, complete with movie theaters and restaurants. You can also visit Fort San Pedro and Magellan’s Cross to learn about the Spanish conquest. The Spanish influence is felt in the regular fiestas and street parades, the highlight of which is the Sinulog Festival, a nine day Mardi Gras style party at the end of January.

On Cebu Island the beaches in the north and southwest offer the classic combination of white sand and clear seas with spectacular diving or snorkeling. For more remote beaches the idyllic offshore islands of Bantayan and Malapascua are easily accessible for weekend trips.

Volunteer in the Philippines with Projects Abroad

If you have more travel time, the Philippines has endless possibilities for island hopping. If you tried to visit every island in the country at a rate of one per day, you’d be travelling for over 20 years. Our local staff will be able to advise you on narrowing down the options.

The rest of Southeast Asia is only a short flight away and with Cebu City having an international airport with many budget airlines offering bargain flights, traveling on to countries like Thailand, Vietnam, or Indonesia is easy.

Projects for All Ages in Philippines



Most recent blogs from Philippines

my project abroad

It's finally real and I shall be going to the Philippines to volunteer with Public health and am so excited! I shall be arriving on 1/2/15 and staying for 6 weeks project work and a final 2 weeks relaxation! I have managed to get unpaid leave and will be returning to work in april on reduced hours! Will ...

The Chuseok Special

  Korean volunteer Joong Kyu Lee always hoped to volunteer abroad, but hadn’t had the chance to, until he took the opportunity during Korea’s long holiday, the Chuseok. It is a traditional celebration of thanksgiving where Koreans visit their ancestral homes and feast on traditional food. Lee ...

Exploration of Themes and Emotions

Eoin Kinsella is a disaster relief volunteer from Ireland. He loves art very much and does digital paintings and pen drawings. Creating images is very important to him on a creative and personal level as it is a passion he discovered at a young age, and he continues to develop. The portraits he draws ...

Exploration of Themes and Emotions

Eoin Kinsella is a disaster relief volunteer from Ireland. He loves art very much and does digital paintings and pen drawings. Creating images is very important to him on a creative and personal level as it is a passion he discovered at a young age, and he continues to develop. The portraits he draws ...

Risengrød på Filippinerne

Så er julen også skudt i gang herovre - dansk jul i hvert fald (den filippinske har været i gang siden oktober)! Nå men her til aften lavede jeg så risengrød med kanelsukker og smør og havregrynskugler til familien, de to volontører jeg bor med, og min vejleder/lærer på skolen. De fleste ...

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