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Meaningful Adventure - Volunteer in the Philippines

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks


Please contact us for the schedule. We can create a custom trip for teams of ten or more.


No training or special skills required.


  • English

Cost in US$:

About CDN $2,300 (varies with exchange rate)

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Travel while in host country
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

We take great care to pre-screen your accommodations so they are clean, comfortable, and acceptable by North American standards. Restaurants providing everything from local to Western cuisine are chosen for their high standards in food preparation. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated.

The program cost is approximately $2,300. This includes in-country meals, accommodation and transport, as well as a substantial direct donation to the in-country partner. The cost does NOT include airfare. But if you book your flights through DWC's agents, your entire trip cost paid through Developing World Connections, flight included, is eligible for a charitable tax receipt in Canada.

You can also fundraise for your trip. Your payment also includes access to a dedicated travel agent, issuance of charitable receipts, administrative resources, bottled water, a trained team leader, cultural components and 24/7 staff support.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Culture
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Small Business Development
  • Women

Typical Volunteer

Anyone with an open mind, an adventurous spirit and a caring soul. Our trips are open to families, singles, youths, high-school students and seniors. We have had volunteers range in age from 16 to 83 years old and their backgrounds have been as different as their ages. No special skills are required and if you have physical limitations, you can work according to your ability.

Age Range

One- to two-week short-term trips are open to all ages. Four-week student or youth trips for 16- to 29-year-olds

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Other

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of five to 30

Application Process Involves

  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

one day

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home