As volunteering overseas continues to increase in popularity among students and professionals looking for worthwhile travel opportunities and to gain international experience, Projects Abroad is now offering volunteer projects in the Philippines.
The organization has opened a year-round office in Cebu City, with full-time support staff to coordinate projects and offer 24-hour backup to volunteers. Volunteers can help with childcare at orphanages and day care centers, teach English in public schools, and assist medical staff in local hospitals. While the minimum commitment to volunteer in the Philippines is one month, volunteers can start anytime and choose their own duration.
“Volunteering abroad is something that appeals to everyone and does not have to involve lengthy time commitments,” says Thomas Pastorius, Jr., Vice President of Projects Abroad. “While it is important that projects are well researched and monitored, volunteering abroad should be easy and practical for all ages and skill levels. At Projects Abroad we have expert staff worldwide to ensure safety and that projects are productive and sustainable so volunteers can focus on the task at hand. There is plenty of work to be done and we will continue to help volunteers to contribute to developing communities and experience other cultures firsthand like we can now offer in the Philippines.”
The Philippines marks Projects Abroad’s 28th destination. Founded in 1992, the organization is now one of the largest in the world, with around 10,000 volunteers joining their projects each year.
The first volunteers arrive in the Philippines in April, 2013. Visit Projects Abroad for more information on volunteering in the Philippines.
Projects Abroad was founded in 1992 by Dr. Peter Slowe, a geography professor, as a program for students to travel and work while on break from full-time study. The program had its genesis in post-USSR Romania, where students were given the chance to teach conversational English. After a few years just sending volunteers to Eastern Europe for teaching, the company expanded to sending volunteers of all ages around the world on a wide range of projects.
Projects Abroad is a global leader in short-term international volunteer programs with projects in 28 countries and recruitment offices in the UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Holland, Hong Kong, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and the United States.