Nutrition Programs in the Philippines

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Philippines: Tacloban City


Work with a local government office that aims to reduce the number of malnourished children in Tacloban City. The office monitors malnourished children throughout Tacloban City. Volunteers can work with neighborhood nutrition committees directly and organize educational programs for parents, implement community and school vegetable gardens, and conduct weight surveys of children in different areas. Volunteers with this program should have knowledge of nutrition.


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 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week, 3-6 Month


Throughout the year


throughout the year

Intern Types

  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Social Work


  • English
  • Waray

Cost in US$:

Costs vary, please contact us for details

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • 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


    Participants should have either professional experience or be studying nutrition.

Volunteer Types

  • Community Centers
  • Community Health
  • Consciousness-raising
  • Education
  • Health
  • Health Education
  • Nutrition
  • Social Services, Social Work
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

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

18 and older

This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Transcript
  • Written Application