Humanitarian Aid in the Philippines


Philippines: Tacloban City


Volunteer with needy organizations in the Philippines! ELI offers a variety of volunteer opportunities targeting the needs of underprivileged children: street kids, orphans, students from poor families.


The Philippines has been described as one of the world's best-kept secrets: this nation of 7,000 tropical islands offers pristine white beaches, turquoise waters, ancient rice terraces, virgin rainforests, volcanoes and some of the friendliest people in Asia. Explore this magical place and its diverse culture through an ELI volunteer placement on the historic island of Leyte.

All ELI Programs are set up on a completely individual basis according to the interests and skills of each participant and the current needs of the local organizations we work with.

Participants in the ELI programs experience the famous hospitality of the Philippines through staying with a local host family.

Program Duration

2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 3-6 months (High School)

Typical Duration of Program

2-4 weeks


Open to all 18 and older.


  • English

Cost in US$:

Varies depending on duration. Contact us for details

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Pre-departure Support: ELI's expert staff will be happy to assist you with planning your trip

Airport Pickup: Participants are met when they arrive at the airport in Tacloban and brought to their homestay

In-Country Orientation: Each program starts with a 2-3 day orientation to help participants get their feet on the ground and able to navigate the island.

In-country Staff Support: ELI's coordinator in the Philippines has years of experience working with Volunteers She is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

Accommodations: Participants stay in with local host families and experience the warm hospitality of the Philippines and are provided with home cooked meals.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Childcare/children
  • Community Health
  • English Teaching
  • Orphans
  • Public Education
  • Street Kids
  • Teaching

Typical Volunteer

There is no typical ELI volunteer. We work with people from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds. ELI has placed volunteers ranging in age from 18-81. Successful volunteers are flexible, upbeat, energetic, and inquisitive.

Age Range


This Program is open to

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

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work