Getting set up with the volunteer program in Palawan with Team Oggy Oggy has been an amazing experience. From inquiring, planning, to post traveling, the team has been exceptional with communication and very helpful with every single travel detail. Every question I had answered in such a quick response. I received a packet prior to the trip that pretty much answered every question I had.
When getting to the Philipinnes, it is very safe and easy. I'm a female solo traveler and felt very safe in everywhere I was. Filipinos are actually very good at English so it's easy to communicate. The team set up a taxi van for me, making it really easy once I landed. Everyone onsite from the coordinator to the volunteers we're so helpful and easy to get along with, that it was an amazing time to work there.
The volunteering itself impacted my life knowing that I helped with the education of the children in this town. The team onsite is also very flexible where they allow you to volunteer in other departments while there as well. The village itself is right on the beach where the sunsets are like no other. The village is HUGE into basketball, so every night there are basketball games that you can watch and get to know everyone in the town. It is such a unique and heart warming experience to volunteer in a rural village like Palawan.
Overall - Nick, the founder of Team Oggy Oggy really does go above and beyond to make sure your experience is flawless. I've done my fair share of volunteer programs, and no company has been as cost effective, personable, and easy to work with. I get hesitant with big volunteer organizations, which is why I chose Team Oggy Oggy - as they personally work with every local village for their programs. It was such a great experience, I'm already looking into other programs to volunteer through Team Oggy Oggy, as your 1 year registration fee gives you access to unlimited volunteer programs within their capacity.