Build a needed home or women's centre in the Philippines

Join locals and other volunteers working with our in-country partner, Rise Above Foundation, in building a home for a family in need or a women's centre that will provide training for some of the poorest women in Cebu, Philippines. The people who will benefit will find their lives drastically improved by the work you help with.

In addition to volunteering, we recommend exploring old Manila and see what remains of the massive wall that protected the Intramuros (Walled City). Take in the breathtaking UNESCO rice terraces of Banaue. Ringing around the mountainside, the terraces were hand-carverd over 2,000 years. Use Cagayan de Oro as the gateway to some of the most beautiful of the 7,000 islands that make up the archipelgo of the Philippines.

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What to Expect?

Developing World Connections offers two-week trips for all ages of volunteers. We work with in-country non-profit organizations and take great care to ensure all volunteers have a safe, fun and rewarding experience. When you sign up to volunteer, you will be with a team of like-minded travellers. Each group is accompanied by a team leader who supports everyone from start to finish. Our team leaders are experienced travellers and former volunteers with a solid understanding of the volunteers’ needs.

Volunteers work side by side with locals on each sustainable project. Never built something before? Don't worry! No training or special skills are required, and you can take breaks whenever necessary.

We take great care to pre-screen your accommodations so they are clean, comfortable, and acceptable by North American standards. Restaurants providing everything from local to Western cuisine are chosen for their high standards in food preparation. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated.

Costs include in-country meals, accommodation and transport, as well as a substantial direct donation to the in-country partner. It does NOT include airfare, but if you book through a DWC affiliated travel agent, the entire trip cost, including flights, is 100% tax deductible. You can also fundraiser for your trip, and we'll issue tax receipts to anyone who gives $20 or more.

Program costs include:

- Access to a dedicated travel agent

- Issuance of charitable receipts

- Pre-trip resources/orientation

- Administrative resources

- Accommodation (double occupancy)

- Meals and bottled water

- Group airport and ground transport

- Trained team leader

- Cultural components

- A substantial donation to the project

- 24/7 staff support

Please visit our website to apply for this program.

  • Program ID: # 1765
  • duration:
    1 to 2 Weeks
    2 Weeks to 1 Month
  • location:
    10° 20' 11.5296" N, 123° 52' 54.6096" E
  • Fitness level:
    Moderately Fit
  • Closest Airport:
    Cebu (CEB)
  • Costs From:
    $1500 to $3000
    Over $3000
  • Program Type:
    Community Development Projects
    Women's & Youth Programs
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