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Palawan is a province of the Philippines comprised of a main island and a number of smaller islands surrounding it. The main island of Palawan is long and narrow and dotted with fishing villages and is encompassed by the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea. It is surrounded by beautiful blue sea, which goes perfectly with the emerald green mountains which form the mainland. As the most sparsely populated region in the Philippines, with an exquisite array of terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, Palawan is considered by many as the last frontier of the Philippines.
As a volunteer, you will work alongside local Palawan people giving you a unique insight into the lifestyle and culture of the population of this beautiful island.
The main construction and renovation activities may include:
Please note that construction experience is not required.
A typical day: Monday through Friday you will assist the local community with construction and renovation efforts. Your day will be broken up by an hour lunch break, after which you will return to work.
Please note: the schedule may be changed and/or amended depending on the needs of the project, weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Holidays: Volunteer work does not take place during national holidays, but you are always welcome to join in the local celebration.
Please note these consecutive holidays, which may impact short-term placements, before registering:
Internet: Free WiFi is available at the volunteer house, but coverage can be inconsistent.
Laundry: There are limited laundry facilities available, so volunteers should expect to wash clothes by hand.
Accommodations: You will be staying at the volunteer house, in single-gender rooms with up to 8 other volunteers.
Food: Three meals are provided every weekday and will consist mainly of local Filipino cuisine (lots of vegetables, meat, eggs, and rice). On the weekends, two meals per day will be provided (brunch, and dinner), consisting of the same local cuisines.
Please take note of this project’s minimum requirements:
Travel Extras (Not Included)
You can extend your stay with one or more great program add-ons for an additional fee. Choose from one or more of the following and sign up upon registration:
Culture Week (Highly Recommended): Join an incredible week of Filipino cooking lessons, language classes and tours to learn more about the people, culture and customs of this magnificent country. Visit some of Palawan’s highlights and get to know the other volunteers before beginning your program.
Beach Week: Spend a week before or after your volunteer placement exploring the El Nido beaches of Northern Palawan. For an additional fee, you can head to this untouched paradise to relax, go kayaking, get a massage or discover the underwater world.