Volunteer in the Philippines for this grassroots NGO and help to raise awareness of the socioeconomic issues which face local Filipinos. This organisation has many established social welfare projects which act as a support line for many disadvantaged people in the local community. However, the social and economic issues present in the Philippines often go unrecognised.
This media project aims to address this by documenting and highlighting the issues concerned to a more international audience. This is a great project for volunteers with a passion for photo journalism, social media, and documentary style news reporting as well as those interested in social development. Material collected and edited by volunteers will be used to populate the organisations YouTube Channel and Facebook Page as well as other relevant literature, providing volunteers with the opportunity to really get the message out there.
Large scale charities and non-profit organisations often have the luxury of being able to afford to fund media departments which help greatly towards the advertisement and promotion of their cause. Small grassroots organisations, however, are not fortunate enough to have the resources to fund such operations, therefore they turn to volunteers for help. This project offers a unique opportunity for you to view from the inside how an NGO operates. If you have a flair for writing and photography then you can use this to highlight the struggles faced by many Filipino’s. Whilst you are helping to raise awareness about extremely worthwhile causes, you are also getting the chance to extend your own portfolio at the same time.
What to Expect?
The role of volunteers on this project will be to visit and document as many of the projects which we are working with as possible and assist staff in developing promotional videos and literature that aim to raise awareness about the issues and socioeconomic struggles faced by local Filipinos. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take photographs, produce video footage and also conduct interviews and interact with the local people on a daily basis. With this material, volunteers can then edit and creatively produce information for awareness campaigns.
- Program ID: # 1802
- duration: 2 Weeks to 1 Month
- location: Tacloban CityPhilippines11° 14' 35.0232" N, 125° 0' 8.7876" EPH
- Fitness level: Light Impact
- Closest Airport: Tacloban (TAC)
- Costs From: $1000 to $1500$1500 to $3000Over $3000
- Program Type: Community Development Projects
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