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Meaningful Adventure - Volunteer in the Philippines

Program Duration

1-2 Week, 2-4 Week


Please see our web site. We can always create a custom trip for teams of ten or more.


No training or special skills required.


  • English

Cost in US$:

About CDN $2,000 (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:

You won't have to sleep in a hut or survive on energy bars the entire trip. 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. Program cost is approximately $2,000. These costs include in-country meals, accommodation and transport, as well as a substantial direct donation to the Host Partner. This cost does NOT include airfare; however, the entire amount paid through Developing World Connections, flight included, is eligible for a charitable tax receipt in Canada, which means you'll get a significant amount of money returned to you. The opportunity to fundraise for your trip is also available. Also included: access to a dedicated travel agent, issuance of charitable receipts, administrative resources, bottled water, trained team leader, cultural components, and 24/7 staff support.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Arts
  • 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. Families. Singles. Couples. Adults. Youth. 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. 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