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Philippines Volunteer Quest
Volunteer in the Philippines: 6 or 12 months
What makes a United Planet Long-term Quest unique?
United Planet’s Quest volunteer abroad programs are 100 % cultural immersion experiences. Long-term Quest volunteer opportunities begin in August and January of each year and areavailable to U.S. and Canadian residents of all ages and skill levels.
All Quests include:
- Personalized attention and ongoing support from Coordinators
Extensive pre-departure training and in-country orientation
- Local home stays or on-site lodging options
We have no doubt it will be life-changing and provide lasting memories. Read on for more detailed information about volunteer opportunities in The Philippines.
Known as a top diving destination, the Philippine archipelago encompasses over 7,000 islands and an abundance of wildlife. With 87.6 million citizens divided into over a hundred ethnic groups, the Philippines is amazingly diverse. With its long history of Western occupation, including 300 years by the Spaniards and 30 years by the Americans, Filipinos are a unique blend of East and West in both appearance and culture. Most people in the Philippines speak both Filipino and English and 81% of its citizens are Roman Catholics, making it the third largest Catholic nation in the world. By volunteering in the Philippines you can experience its legendary hospitality and many cultural, culinary and coastal delights.
United Planet and the ICYE Federation
For six months to one year, you can experience a life-changing program in one of over 30 countries across the globe. United Planet is the U.S. and Canadian member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Federation , founded in 1949. Through their vast network and 60 years of experience, United Planet and ICYE offer a wide range of programs for volunteers from around the world.
Who can apply?
Volunteers must be 18 years of age to participate in the Philippines Quest. United Planet can send volunteers who are citizens of the United States and Canada or those who are currently living in the U.S. and Canada. Citizens and residents of other countries must contact the ICYE partner in their home country. United Planet can send people from any country to our Short-term Quest locations for 1-12 week programs. Some of our short-term volunteer placements can be extended for longer stays. Please contact us for more information about volunteering with United Planet.
Volunteer Opportunities in The Philippines
United Planet currently offers social volunteer opportunities in different locations in partnership with local organizations in the Philippines.
What's Included and Program Details
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Quest Program Briefs
Volunteers will assist in activities for a children’s library including storytelling, reading program, English classes or other workshops. These centers provide an accessible venue and quality learning resources for underprivileged children.
Human rights services for the urban poor
Volunteers work for local organizations advocating housing security and basic rights of the urban poor. Activities in the project includes housing rights education, research and advocacy work, and basic projects to provide clean water and sanitation for their homes. Volunteers will work on varied administrative tasks and field work activities related to the operation of the organization.
Volunteers in the Philippines live with host families. When not available, an independent living situation may be arranged.
Learn about the application deadlines and program fees for this Long-term Quest.
Three Easy Steps to Apply
Questions about applying?
Call one of our friendly regional Quest coordinators today. We will walk you step-by-step through the application process and answer any questions you may have.
Step 1: Choose your Quest. Contact us at any time for help! We'd love to talk to you. Email or call .
Step 2: Enroll online. Please fill in the enrollment form. Then reserve your spot with a deposit (which will be credited toward your program fee).
Step 3: Meet your Quest coordinator and iron out the details. Once you've applied, your United Planet coordinator will contact you, and arrange a phone session to talk about your Quest of interest. THANKS!