Join locals and other volunteers working with our host partner, Rise Above Foundation, in building a Women's Livelihood Centre that will provide training for some of the poorest women in Cebu, Philippines. The Women who will benefit from the Centre will be able to gain necessary skills to be able to provide for their families.
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.
November 17 - December 1, 2012 men only
April 7 - 20, 2013 all ages
May 4 - June 1, 2013 student age
November 16 - 30, 2013
Trips are available year round.
What to Expect?
Developing World Connections offers both 2 week short-term trips (any age) and 4 week student trips (16-29 year olds). Working with local in-country non-profit organizations, we take great care to ensure all volunteers have a safe, fun and rewarding experience. Our volunteers work as part of a team. When you sign up, you go with a group. Each group is accompanied by a volunteer Team Leader. Team Leaders make all the difference by supporting the team from start to finish. They are experienced travelers and past participants and possess a comprehensive understanding of the volunteers’ needs.
Volunteers work side by side with locals on each sustainable project. These physical infrastructure projects fill an important need and can be completed by teams in a short period of time – a great way to experience the tangible fruits of your labour. Never built something before? Don't worry! No training or special skills are required, and you can take breaks whenever necessary.
You won't have to sleep in a hut or survive on energy bars the entire trip. 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.
Program cost is approximately $2,000. These costs include in-country meals, accommodation and transport, as well as a substantial direct donation to the Host Partner. This cost does NOT include airfare; however, the entire trip cost, including flights, is 100% tax deductible which means you'll get a significant amount of money returned to you. The opportunity to fundraise for your trip is also available.
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 Weeks2 Weeks to 1 Month
- location: CebuPhilippines10° 20' 11.5296" N, 123° 52' 54.6096" E
- Fitness level: Moderately Fit
- Closest Airport:
- Costs From: $1500 to $3000
- Program Type: Community Development ProjectsWomen's & Youth Programs
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