We invite you to join over 1,000 Filipino volunteers who have shared their skills and knowledge in helping poor communities in some 45 countries.
They all come from a wide range of professions and expertise, all brought together by one common goal: build a better life for people living in poverty.
Volunteering for development is guaranteed to be a life-changing experience. 90% of our returned volunteers recommend volunteering with VSO, with a good number re-volunteering themselves.
After super typhoon Haiyan struck central Philippines in November 2013, at least 100 VSO Filipino alumni joined local and international organizations in providing emergency relief and rebuilding lives. When a strong earthquake devastated Nepal in April 2015, Filipinos were among the first batch deployed by VSO to provide emergency response.
We’re pleased to announce that we shall soon implement a new country programme in the Philippines, with disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) and peace-building as key themes. The programme will involve a blend of national, international, youth, corporate and eminent volunteers.
Here’s looking forward to welcoming you onboard soon!
All good wishes,
One person doing their job right makes all the difference
Dr Samdemar C. Arias is a volunteer paediatrician in Nyangao, Tanzania. He is helping develop the skills of local clinicians and improving patient care. Here he talks about the urgent need for more qualified physicians to share their skills in Tanzania.
Five minutes with...Rhea Villarico VSO Volunteer
Rhea Villarico is working as an in-service methodology advisor in Rwanda helping teachers understand modern educational techniques.
Making maps that save lives: Arnoud Keizer in the Philippines
In November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan tore a path of destruction through the Philippines affecting over 14 million people. Volunteer Arnoud Keizer has spent nine months supporting national efforts to use science and technology to prepare for and prevent future devastation.
Celina Fong, Resourcing advisor, recruitment and selection, and resettlement
Michael Villena, Resourcing advisor, induction and onboarding
For more information or to enquire about partnership opportunities, please get in touch.
Unit 541, Regus Center, 5/F Gateway Tower,
Araneta Center Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines 1109
Phone: +63 2 790 4399