Teaching and school reinforcement in the Philippines

The volunteer will be able to learn about education from within. You will be in the classrooms helping the teachers. You will be able to create workshops and offer new knowledge to these boys and girls.

  • Get to know the culture and customs working hand in hand with the local population.
  • Support children in their educational system.
  • Contributes to using new teaching methods to motivate towards a better future.
  • Reinforce in the subjects in which they have deficiencies.
  • It brings experiences, experiences and a lot of love to all the boys and girls.

What is this program about?

We have noticed that children within the community do not have many opportunities to learn or practice the use of English. That’s where you can help!

You may find yourself contributing to an elementary, middle, or high school in and around Aborlan Township on Palawan Island. This means that your potential students could be between grade 1 and grade 12 and are between the ages of 7 and 18.

The teaching program is organized as an informal English class that allows you to organize a variety of activities such as music, songs, games, arts, sports, conversation exercises, and grammar exercises.

Be creative, but always keep in mind that everything should be based on teaching practical English for everyday situations in a fun and engaging way.

An important component of this program is the cultural exchange that will take place. School children are always very interested and willing to learn more about their family, country, culture and way of life.

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.
  • Attention to special needs.
  • 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 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 for 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 the following days, since the program will be closed for festivities:

  • 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 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 place.
  3. Make a 1st contribution of register for the program.
  4. You 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!