• Philippines
1 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
Fully hosted experience from only $380 for 1 week - this includes accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, orientation and 24/7 in-country support.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
May 04, 2023
May 06, 2023
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About Program

Trusted by 125,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the world's #1 rated volunteer programs in Philippines and 50+ destinations worldwide.

For the past 5 years, we've won the "Top Volunteer Abroad Provider Award" from GoOverseas, so you can trust that you're in the safest hands with IVHQ in Philippines.

Our affordable projects start from $26/day for your accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, project placement and local support. Projects run year-round, with durations from 1-24 weeks. Choose from 4 projects, ranging from Teaching, Kindergarten and Environmental in Palawan, an archipelagic province. Plus, you’ll stay with other like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world (private room options available).

With IVHQ’s superior pre-departure support services, you’ll gain exclusive access to your own Volunteer Travel Specialist, comprehensive preparation tools and volunteer training before you leave home.

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Program Highlights

  • Cheapest volunteer programs from $26/day for your accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, project placement & local support.
  • Volunteer for 1-24 weeks, year round start dates most Mondays.
  • 15+ years experience & only B Corp certified volunteer travel organization.
  • Get free changes up to 14 days before you start with our flexible booking policy.
  • Affordable way to earn college credit - gain 5 credits for only US$500!

Popular Programs

Construction & Renovation Volunteer in the Philippines

Transform schools, daycare centers, and medical facilities in the Philippines with IVHQ's Construction and Renovation volunteer project in Palawan. Help with renovations, restoration, painting, and carpentry to create functional and beautiful spaces for under-resourced communities.

Environmental Conservation Volunteer in the Philippines

Protect Palawan’s pristine natural environment as an Environmental volunteer! Rehabilitate mangroves, clean up beaches, and promote eco-education in local schools. Make a meaningful impact on the local marine and bird life by restoring vital habitats and protecting the shoreline.

Kindergarten Volunteer in the Philippines

Help provide quality education to under-resourced kindergartens in the Philippines as a volunteer. Follow the government curriculum in an exciting way, with an essential focus on fun. Volunteers can also conduct special classes during holiday periods, providing an opportunity to be creative and flexible.

Program Reviews

4.88 Rating
based on 43 reviews
  • 5 rating 93.02%
  • 4 rating 4.65%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 2.33%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Impact 4.6
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.85
  • Value 4.65
  • Safety 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program

Trust the Process

I'm Brazilian and I did volunteer work in a remote coastal village in the Philippines. Doing construction work in a small village in a country far from home was only possible because I had a solid international company with a great reputation behind me, which made me feel safe and sure that I would be working in a place that really exists and with people who really need help. IVHQ took care of everything before and after my trip. They answered via email all the questions I had about the program, they connected me with the local volunteer organization and they provided a comprehensive guide with everything I needed to know before traveling.

  • Making friends from all over the world
  • Helping the local community
  • Working in a picturesque place
5 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Philippines trip!!!!

This experience was truly one I’ll never forget! Absolutely life changing. I got to reconnect with my culture as well as be a teacher to many of the most hardworking and talented children for four weeks. Everyone I met were so welcoming and kind. I appreciate IVHQ so much for all the help that they’ve given me and for running a program where it gives people an opportunity to help others and make a change in the world!! My advice for anyone who is considering to volunteer is to just go for it! You’ll be glad you did!

  • Learned many different ways to help those in need
  • Better view of the different cultures
  • Became more grateful of the little things in life
  • Forgot to bring an anti repellent spray
7 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Already planning my 3rd trip!

I have volunteered with IVHQ twice in the past two years and each time has been absolutely wonderful. From beginning to end, the team is helpful along each step of the way - even up until you return home after your trip! It really makes you feel like you’re apart of their family. The comfortability I have with this company allows me to advocate for them easily. My first trip I went solo and loved it! I raved so much about it that my sister joined me for the second time, and she agreed that it was nothing short of life changing! We are now planning our next trip together, and continue telling friends/family how phenomenal the programs truly are. I also appreciate how organized the IVHQ team is alongside the coordinators on the ground in the destinations. All my preferences, food allergies, and questions had answers as soon as I arrived!

6 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching in Palawan

My best memories of teaching at Palawan was helping the quiet girls at the back of the grade 5 class with their mathematics. They all were doing really well and this was a surprise as they did not raise their hands in class. I found it to be a rewarding experience of teaching to provide positive support to the students.
No matter where we go or who we meet, we yearn for connection. I may have volunteered my time but I gained so much back with building relationships with kiddos, teachers,coordinators,and of course the other volunteers.
They all have left an imprint on my heart and soul even though our paths only crossed for a short time. My advise is to go for it if you are unsure about signing up as you will enjoy it more than you think! You will feel safe and be providing with interesting projects where you will feel connected to the Tigman community in a very short amount of time.

  • friendly staff, children, and community
  • Teaching in Tigman village school
  • Beach nearby
  • Occasional power outage
  • Wifi spotty but understandable!
10 people found this review helpful.
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Yew Kuan
Yes, I recommend this program

Together We Can Build A Better World For All

5 days participation in IVHQ Philippines - Construction and Renovation program was fruitful. Every move I sank my shovel to mix sands and concrete together, and every moment I plaster the mixed cement to each brick on wall, I knew they help to bring forward the days a grandma can have her own shelter to live in. My son and I are on same program. Through work, I took opportunity to share with my son the value to be a better person is have to constantly engage in self construction and self renovation thereby transform our coarse surface into polished wall. This program creates very positive impact in humanity and also aid my family bonding. We can do more and will do more in future. I strongly recommend this program for team bonding.

On last day of work, my son and I participated in Environmental Conservation program. We collected the seeds of mangrove tree from swamp and seed them in open areas. You got to love this if you are love adventure with challenges.

Work aside, I love the place of my accommodation because it is just 10 minutes away from sea side, with fishing boats. Beside scenic place for photo taking, it is a very unique spot able to view both sunrise and sunset. People are all every friendly and warm welcoming, and surprisingly so are the dogs. In evening we are also able to spot large bats flying over the trees.

Program coordinators are very helpful too. For example they took the extra miles to help my son to recover his lost passport at airport. In addition they make all volunteers feel comfy with a campfire dinner with karaoke at the sea side.

It is truly an memorable trip worth for re-visit.

  • Good team bonding
  • Building humanity
  • Beautify and maintain community services
  • Weak Internet access need to sign up Globe telco SIM card
  • Occasion power trips
  • No night activities so sleep early
11 people found this review helpful.
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Yong Cheng
Yes, I recommend this program

Truly a life experience!

I volunteered for a week in construction and renovation in Palawan, Philippines and I learned a few life lessons while volunteering. Most of the food served there is tasty, fresh and local. Most notable is the Thursday dinner where they serve whole chicken thighs and drumsticks. I had a unique and exciting time learning the volunteering stories of other friendly and outgoing volunteers. The local team were very flexible and helpful in arranging transport and lending us much needed items. What a unique and life changing experience!

14 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best experience!

The volunteering week was amazing, I had an amazing time meeting all the new people and trying new things and the volunteering itself was very rewarding.
Big thanks to both IVHQ- especially my programme manager Ella, for all her help prior and answering all my questions so efficiently and the local team in the Philippines when we arrived they were super friendly and welcoming! Best experience! I would recommend this to anyone who wants a new experience and be pushed out of their comfort zone - so rewarding!

12 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best Volunteering Program

The experience was beyond AMAZING.Everything from the atmosphere to the co-ordinators.They really put effort in to making the experience as easy and comfortable as possible.The teaching program was perfect and I would recommend this to anyone.The team lead of the organisation will help you on every thing you need, transport, food requirements and even visas.The actual village you volunteer in isn’t close to volunteering spots however the organisation is flexible with taking time off etc to do as you please.

  • Good Organisation
  • Good Location
  • Brilliant School
  • Food is hit and miss
21 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi Jose, Volunteers are required to pay for their own flights. We know that flights can be one of your biggest costs when preparing for a volunteer trip abroad, so to help overcome this we have partnered with STA Travel to create flight itineraries and special offers, especially for IVHQ volunteers. Jordan McFadyen IVHQ Community Manager

It's very safe, the staff take good care of you. Also, what you do on the weekend is completely up to you. There's so many options.

The area is really safe. The northern part of Palawan is actually a known place of peace in the Philippines and the crime rates are really low. The village that this program takes place in is very small and wonderful but traveling around the island is also safe.