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Education is one of the most proven ways of breaking the poverty cycle in developing countries such as Philippines and for this reason we emphasize on the importance of education program for the volunteers. As a volunteer in the teaching program in Philippines you can also get involved with education to help enhance and develop students’ skills, particularly in reading, writing and speaking in English, as well as Mathematics and Science. Volunteers looking for teaching volunteer opportunities abroad can join this program to get amazing international work experience. Having a teaching volunteer is an advantage for an understaffed school. Also in this manner, grade school pupils are provided the chance to improve their English language skill. We also have placements in Special Education (SPED) schools to assist teacher in mentoring physically and mentally challenged elementary pupils. Specifically, the school mentors deaf, mute, and autistic children. This is a great opportunity for participants with the skills to mentor the children. Participants joining the Teaching Project are placed in rural towns near Tacloban city. The minimum project duration requirement for the program is 2 weeks.

In the Philippines, English is taught from grade one and most classes are conducted in English. Since students are also required to also learn Filipino, the national language, learning English is an arduous task for them. Most rural classes are overcrowded and lack sufficient textbooks and teaching material. The poverty rate is especially high in rural areas of Leyte, resulting in a number of parents not sending their children to school for financial reasons. Many of the children who attend school do not have adequate school supplies. But the children are eager students who especially welcome the opportunity to be taught by a foreign teacher.

Volunteer tasks under the teaching program in Philippines

Given the poor condition of the rural elementary schools, volunteers will be providing valuable and important support to teachers. Volunteer duties in the program depend on the participants experience and skill level. Some of the activities volunteers are supposed to perform under this program includes;
  • Assist in conducting classes mainly in English and additionally Science and Math for others.
  • Native English speaking volunteers are needed to work alongside local teachers to teach English or other subjects.
  • Conduct classes by your own or help assisting teachers.
  • Working with small groups of children
  • Making the teacher student sessions more interactive, engaging and challenging.

Teaching volunteer program schedule

Volunteers joining teaching volunteer program in Philippines will be accommodated with a host family in Tacloban city. The accommodation facility is in close distance vicinity to the program placement. A typical volunteer schedule under this program is as follows;
  • Sunday - Arrival
  • Monday - Orientation. Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour, food, another suggestion over things to do in Philippines.
  • Tuesday to Friday - Volunteer Work
  • Breakfast - 6:00 am
  • Volunteer work - 08:00 am to 12:00 pm and 01:30 pm to 04:00 pm
  • Lunch - 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm (volunteers need to arrange lunch at own cost. They can choose to go home and cook for lunch or can buy a meal at any of the nearest food joints.)
  • Dinner - 06:00 pm onwards
The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards
Weekends - Free to explore the city

Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

Philippines Program Booking
The project starts on any Monday of the month. Volunteers need to arrive one day prior to that on the program arrival dates given below.
Volunteering Solutions Philippines Reviews
Tacloban, Philippines
Breanna Johns
(United States)

It's funny because you go into volunteering expecting to give, but in the end, you get more out of it than you could ever imagine..

Tacloban, Philippines
Orlando Palacios

At school the kids were so nice and so lovely, they relly enjoy having foreigners as teachers and they even make sure that one perceives their affection..

Tacloban, Philippines
Jasmine Schmahl
(United States)

This volunteering experience was so rewarding and opened my eyes to the world around me. This opportunity has given me a new perspective and I felt like I was able to truly make a difference in the lives of those I worked with. .

Tacloban, Philippines
Juan Pablo Palacios Sánchez

For sure! I'm really glad to participate in the program. Teachers were very kind with us as well as the students. This was the opportunity I was looking for..

Philippines Program Cost
Volunteering Solutions strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference. 
2 weeks$650£553$910€631
3 weeks$760£646$1,064€738
4 weeks$870£740$1,218€844
5 weeks$980£833$1,372€951
6 weeks$1,090£927$1,526€1,058
7 weeks$1,200£1,020$1,680€1,164
8 weeks$1,310£1,114$1,834€1,271
Extra week$110£94$154€107
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