Philippines

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

Program:
Location: Philippines
Posted: May 4, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

Program:
Location: Philippines
Posted: May 4, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad was extremely accommodating and easy to work with. Volunteering in the Philippines was with no question the best decision I have made in my life to date. Living with a host family and working with local tradesman was life changing in the best way. I have been given a new perspective on how I believe life should be experienced and have the Projects Abroad staff, families and volunteers to thank.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Philippines
Posted: Jun 15, 2015
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Volunteer Network (GVN)

GVN were knowledgeable and efficient when we dealt with them. Their communications were timely and helpful. My wife and I were pleased to have used them for our month in the Philippines with the local agency CERV.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Philippines
Posted: Mar 20, 2014
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
9

Global Volunteer Network (GVN)

Very well organized and reliable. I felt safe and confident going into a situation far from home and in a very different culture.

Program:
Location: Philippines
Posted: Mar 16, 2014
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
10

WLS International

The volunteer program of WLS International in Cebu in the Philippines is an amazing program and a great way to help the local children and to get to know the local culture. The program helps and supports poor children and dumpsite children in a very meaningful and useful manner which really makes a difference in the lives of these children. Some of these children depend on these projects to get education and proper meals. The support of WLS International was just perfect with great support from the coordinator. I would highly recommend to join this volunteering program with WLS International in Cebu.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Philippines
Posted: Dec 23, 2013
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Volunteer Network (GVN)

This is the first time I volunteer internationally and it was quite challenging for me.

Overall the journey is good and I found myself really making the right decision.

I broaden my mind and getting know other country culture and living style which is really exciting.

The GVN partners and the homestay are all quite warming and kind. They all ready to help me in any conditions. I miss the time we together there.

The condition of the Romblon is really rural area with few facilities. But I really admire the inhabitants there as they always living happily though some of them are very poor. The environment of Romblon is really nice with natural flora and fauna.

The children at childcare is really cute and sometimes quite naughty as we know it is the natural character of kids. I really miss them and the teacher also very kind and patient to his teaching.

The CERV staff brought me to the new library which was not yet officially open by the time I visited there. It is an awesome project and congratulations for CERV and GVN for bringing it to this Romblon!

There is something I need to mention are the facilities of the school and the CERV homestay. The school is really lack of stationaries and other reading materials such as books for daily learning.

CERV homestay is really in bad condition by the time I visit there as there was flood weeks before I visit there. CERV staffs are planning to move to another new place which is better in location and avoid flood in future. This is a good idea.

In summary, this is really a great opportunity for me to take part in this programme and I really hope my contribution can bring some good impact to the community!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Philippines
Posted: May 2, 2013
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
8

ELIabroad Experiential Learning International

ELI provided great support prior to my travels. Any/all questions were answered within 24 hours, and representatives were always happy to help. The program description provided by ELI was very accurate, including cost, accommodations, and placement. I felt very prepared when I arrived in the Philippines. It was arranged for me to stay with a host family, and the accommodations were wonderful. I have no complaints about my volunteer experience.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Philippines
Posted: Jan 22, 2011
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Comments

Hi I was wondering if you could provide more feedback on your trip to Philippines. How was your program overall? What were you involved in? I'm interested in travelling to the Philippines and any details on your trip and experience would be really great. Thanks so much!

ELIabroad Experiential Learning International

If anybody is looking to do volunteer in the Philippines...need to check out other Volunteer Organization because if you encounter any problem regarding their volunteer group counterpart in the Philippines...ELI in USA headquarter will not help you.There are many volunteer programs run by the Catholic organizations and you dont even have to pay to be able to volunteer...just pay your air fare. The catholic organization will provide you a VERY GOOD LODGING!!! The ELI advertisement in Tacloban regarding their lodging and food is not true. And the lodging is not good...if you need a picture, I can download it for everyone to see!!!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Philippines
Posted: Jun 24, 2010
Overall:
0
Support:
2
Value:
0

Comments

I am not an agent of ELI, I merely want to make sure that people aren't deterred from coming to the Philippines. I spent 6 months volunteering in the Philippines 2 years ago and had an amazing time working on a street children program. The program that I worked on is actually not running any more because the 20 street children I worked with almost all attend school now, mainly through volunteer sponsorship. I'm not bothered whether people choose to come through ELI or another provider, I just don't want people to be put off coming to the Philippines as Volunteer for the Visayans do really great work and I am still in regular contact with some of the staff their who became my friends during the time I spent there. I know that ELI are a middle man and make money from this but I also know a bit about the industry, there are many companies like ELI who make money out of this, but NGO's like Volunteer for the Visayans rely on companies like this to get volunteers as they would never be able to attract enough volunteers to sustain their projects without the help of such companies who have enough money to spend on marketing and advertising. I'm sorry your son had a bad experience, but I just want to point out that I didn't meet anyone who didn't enjoy their time in the Philippines overall, despite any ups and downs. I didn't meet any other volunteers who came through ELI so I can't comment about them too much, other than to say I had no problems with them. The reason I wrote such a long response is because I am very passionate about the fantastic work VFV do.
you are a liar and agent of this company. This company runs program through middle man and make money
Hi, do you know the names of any of the catholic orgainisations that you can go through that you mentioned? Thanks
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