Childcare in the Philippines 

Enjoy the Philippines through the wonderful community of boys and girls. Learn with them and teach them a lot, they are very curious and will be delighted to receive anything you can contribute.

  • Get to know the culture and customs working hand in hand with the local population.
  • Support children in their educational system.
  • Contributes to use new teaching methods to motivate towards a better future.
  • It provides values ​​and care to the children of the community.
  • It brings experiences, experiences and a lot of love to all the boys and girls.

What is this program about?

During this volunteer program in the Philippines, you will be involved in the daily operations of a child care center. This will not only give you a taste of authentic Filipino life, but also get you involved in the day-to-day operations of the kindergarten. The kindergarten is located in the Tigman area of ​​Palawan and the children who attend are between the ages of 3 and 5.

Your main task will be to communicate with the children using English and teaching them the language in a fun way.

In addition to teaching, you will also support local staff with childcare. This task can vary, it can range from organizing classes, playing and guiding activities, to feeding, cutting nails, combing hair, etc.

Children are always interested in learning more about foreign lands and we encourage you to bring photos of your country, friends, family, etc. or objects that highlight your culture to promote intercultural exchange.

The children will learn from you, but you will also leave the project having learned from them!

How is the day to day and what will I do as a volunteer?

The day to day of the volunteer consists of a collaboration from Monday to Friday, approximately 4 or 5 hours, distributed during the morning or afternoon according to needs.

A typical volunteer day begins with breakfast at the accommodation with all the volunteers. At the end, the volunteers go to the project, where they meet with the local coordinator to organize the activities planned for the day.

Throughout the morning each volunteer contributes to the assigned tasks. A stop is made for lunch and, depending on the needs, they continue with the tasks or have free time.

The volunteer can visit nearby areas in his spare time. In the evening, the group has dinner and prepares for the next day.

The activities that you will carry out during your volunteering are:

  • Preparation of classes.
  • Teaching language and other subjects.
  • Support in hygiene tasks and children’s food.
  • Workshops and games for the school.

Requirements to participate

  • Be over 18 years old (except if you are traveling with your parents).
  • Cover the cost of the program according to weeks.
  • Have a mandatory travel insurance.
  • Respect cultures and religions.
  • Not have a criminal record.
  • Be proactive.
  • Follow the rules of local accommodation and projects.
  • Have an entry and exit ticket to the country in allowed tourist time.
  • Have a valid passport with more than 6 months.
  • A criminal record certificate and cv.
  • You also need to be fluent in English.

Where will I be and when do I have to arrive?

Where will the accommodation be?

The airport you need to arrive at is the Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS) in the Philippines. If you arrive on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., you will be picked up at the airport. If you arrive at another time, the local coordinator will tell you how to get there. 

Once you arrive you will stay in the volunteer’s house, located in Palawan, it is a special island dotted with fishing villages and surrounded by a beautiful blue sea. 

The volunteer’s house has rooms that you will share with other volunteers, you will also share the bathrooms and common areas. The house does not have Wi-Fi, but it does have bedding for each volunteer and air conditioning.

Dates and method of arrival

The project is open throughout the year, except for the following days, since the program will be closed for holidays:

  • January 1 and 22
  • February 25 April
  • 6, 7, 8 and 9
  • May and July consult
  • June 12 August
  • 21 and 28 November
  • 1, 2 and 30
  • From December 19 to January 6

It is advisable to arrive during the weekend, since the project starts every Monday where your presentation will take place. To be picked up at the airport you must arrive on Sundays between 10:00 am and 17:00 pm. If you arrive at another time, the local coordinator will tell you how to get there on your own.

During school vacation periods, the program is transformed into school reinforcement classes during vacations.

How long can I go?

You can be in the project from 2 weeks to up to 12 weeks.  

How do I sign up?

To sign up is very simple, you only have to follow 5 very important steps, the first thing is once you have read everything that is included and not included and the costs that you have in the country tab.

  1. Fill out this form with the dates you want.
  2. You receive an official confirmation of your place
  3. Make a 1st contribution of register for the program
  4. Make a video call with the coordinator to better prepare your arrival
  5. Sign the international volunteer agreement and complete the rest of the contribution as indicated by your coordinator,

YOU COME?

What can I see during the weekend?

During your stay you can enjoy your free time in this wonderful country. You can do water activities, hiking in nature, temple tourism, and much more. Several popular destinations that you can reach are:

  • Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
  • The island of “El Nido”
  • Puerto Galera in Mindoro
  • Divine Mercy Sanctuary
  • The Chocolate Hills
  • Cebu

Don’t forget to take your camera and immortalize all your adventures!