Physical and Sports Coaches for Remote Areas (Benguet Province)
Volunteers for the project are pivotal for two purposes: 1) Providing classes and activity sessions in the schools we go to visit. We try to arrange 2) Promoting multicultural understanding and cooperation between volunteers and the community. Volunteers can also work directly with the people in other sectors like the cooperative, farm and the church.
What you offer
20 hours of help per week
Teach or help guests or local communities practice a new sport.
Teach a language to guests or local communities.
What you get
3 days off per week
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
You can use our laundry room freely.
Use our equipped kitchen:
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Intermediate English or Beginner Tagalog / Filipino
Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs
What's not included
Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa
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).
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.
It is imperative to dress appropriately when meeting the local people, visiting schools and communities. Generally, the people of the Cordillera are conservative.
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.
The Filipino culture is known to be extremely warm and laid-back. This translates to every aspect of life including time.
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.