VSO Volunteer Dr. Padma Arun Arumugham, a public health specialist, who is working to establish a network of trained volunteers, speaks to students at the secondary school in Chembe, Zambi

Volunteering in the Philippines


The Philippines is a fast growing country in Southeast Asia, with multiculturalism and rich biodiversity that makes it an exciting and dynamic place to learn and grow.

Since 1964, thousands of volunteers of varied nationalities have worked with partners in government, non-government and people’s organisations in the Philippines, while more than 1,600 Filipino volunteers have been deployed to various countries.

Volunteers have worked in a wide range of professions and expertise including health, education, livelihoods, gender and development, helping community organisations and government agencies towards the achievement of development goals.

Volunteering for development is guaranteed to be a life-changing experience. The experience of volunteers in the Philippines has been fulfilling for many, as touching lives creates deeply inspiring memories. 90% of our returned volunteers recommend volunteering with VSO, with a good number re-volunteering themselves.

We're looking forward to welcoming you soon!

VSO Philippines Team

VSO volunteers in the Philippines


Contact us

For partnership and country-specific matters

VSO Philippines Country Office:
2/f Sazon Building Mc Arthur Highway, Matina, Davao City, 8000 Philippines
Phone: +63 82 298 6343
Mobile: +63 939 183 3450
Email: vso.philippines@vsoint.org

For volunteers

If you would like to volunteer please contact:

Resourcing office (Manila):
VSO Philippines – Resourcing Team
Unit 541, Regus Center, 5/F Gateway Tower, Araneta Center Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines 1109
Phone: +63 2 790 4399
Email: vso.philippines@vsoint.org