Teaching our children with creativity and happy 


The Exchange

As volunteers of the project, you would be fully in-charge of dispensing individual roles or tasks assigned in a local community. You could be working with the schools, cooperative group, farm, church or any segment of the local community where work is needed. The Mission Statement: to provide sustainable healthcare, educational and volunteer support to the identified communities in the Cordilleran region, Luzon, Philippines.


Title

25 hours of help per week

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.

Teaching Sports: Teach or help guests or local communities practice a new sport.

Teaching Languages: Teach a language to guests or local communities.


What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Requirements

Intermediate English or Intermediate Tagalog / Filipino

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details


In 2016, I launched a project aimed at three primary goals, namely;

1. The interplay of social dynamics (socio-economic, religious and linguistic ) with groups of volunteers locals and foreign [traveling to various parts of the Philippines] and locals [Filipinos] who receive them as guests, communicate and interact on a specified travel time;
2. Integration to local or indigenous communities [or families] and understanding of various practices, customs and traditions;
3. Providing sustainable medical and educational support to marginalized indigenous communities through local and international aid.

Since December 2016, we have been going back to the Cordilleras and launched The Cordillera Project Philippines.


Activities & Shift

The Cordilleran mountainous charms and many customs are not just fascinating; they play a pivotal role in their daily life. With my several visits, I met like-minded Cordillerans who showed me the need to help their people in all aspects and forms. Education, [as indispensable as it is], is still served on a mediocre and destitute platter in areas like Basao, Belong, Dananao, , Sumadel (Tinglayan), San Francisco, San Pedro (Rizal), Mallong, Lacnog (Tabuk) and Chapyosen (Bontoc).


Rules


WEATHER
The Kalinga province is generally warm and temperate. It can get colder at night in the villages. Kalinga temperature can drop to 10 degrees celsius from November to February.

DRESS CODE
It is imperative to dress appropriately when meeting the local people, visiting schools and communities. Generally, the people of the Cordillera are conservative.

FLEXIBILITY
Infrastructure is one of the major issues in the Philippines. Going to the remote villages in the mountains of the Cordilleras requires a great deal of patience and will.

FILIPINO TIME
The Filipino culture is known to be extremely warm and laid-back. This translates to every aspect of life including time.

RESPECT
Given that we are visitors in this area, we ask that volunteers be respectful towards the Kalingan people (and Cordillerans as a whole), their local customs and land.