The Philippines, with its 7,000 islands, is a dream destination for volunteers since they are never far off from the beach. It is a country of contrasts, where cities lie in close proximity to gleaming rice fields and hidden beaches. Volunteers get the chance to work with different local communities, who are known for being friendly and welcoming. Volunteer opportunities include animal care, conservation work, disaster relief, teaching arts and drama, sports, and more.
At ICM, we believe that no one should live in ultra poverty. With the right support, the right training and the right resources, the bondages of poverty can be broken.
We are a nonprofit organization with an ambitious vision to help end poverty.
Non-stock, non-profit, NGO (SEC Reg. #: CN201119068) supporting education & agro-forestry interventions for the sustainable development of the Philippines.
Travellers seeking volunteering opportunities in the Philippines can choose to work in cities, tropical forests, the seaside and the mountainous countryside. Many nonprofits in the Philippines take volunteers to remote towns where they witness Spanish-influenced architecture combined with unspoilt natural landscapes. For people who want to experience the Filipino city life, there are several volunteering projects available in Manila, Quezon City, Cebu, Tacloban, Davao and more.
Much like other tropical Southeast Asian nations, Philippines is best visited during the dry months between November and April. The months of March and April are usually quite warm, with temperatures crossing the 30 degrees Celsius mark on a daily basis. This makes the dry winter months between December and February the absolute best time to visit the country.
Travellers need to carry the right paperwork to volunteer abroad in the Philippines, which includes a passport valid for at least 6 months and the Special Non Immigrant Visa. As for the languages, most Filipino citizens in cities are bilinguals and can speak English. In fact, English is one of the two national languages along with Filipino. Philippines is a relatively inexpensive destination. A meal in a cheap restaurant can cost around 3 USD.