Volunteering Abroad in the Philippines with Projects Abroad

Location: Philippines: Cebu City

Term: Throughout the year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, May Term, Academic Year, Trimester

Program Duration: Summer, 1-2 Years, 2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 7-12 Months, 9-12 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks

Dates: Year Round


Projects Abroad Inc 600 B Street Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92101 United States

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Phone: 1-212-244-7234

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With its 7000 islands and history of Spanish rule, the Philippines offer a unique Asian experience set apart geographically and culturally from mainland Asia. Projects are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world, whether you are student on a gap year or summer vacation, a professional on career break, or a retired volunteer.

Projects Abroad in the Philippines is based on Cebu Island, part of the Visayan Islands region. While living with local host families in Cebu City and surrounding smaller towns, volunteers can work in orphanages or care centers helping disadvantaged children, teach English in both primary and secondary schools, do medical internships in the local hospitals, intern in journalism, coach sports, and learn the local Cebuano language.


In Cebu City itself you can explore Carbon Market, a traditional farmer’s market, or embrace the vast modern malls, complete with movie theaters and restaurants. You can also visit Fort San Pedro and Magellan’s Cross to learn about the Spanish conquest. The Spanish influence is felt in the regular fiestas and street parades, the highlight of which is the Sinulog Festival, a nine day Mardi Gras style party at the end of January.
On Cebu Island the beaches in the north and southwest offer the classic combination of white sand and clear seas with spectacular diving or snorkeling. For more remote beaches the idyllic offshore islands of Bantayan and Malapascua are easily accessible for weekend trips.
If you have more travel time, the Philippines has endless possibilities for island hopping. If you tried to visit every island in the country at a rate of one per day, you’d be travelling for over 20 years! Our local staff will be able to advise you on narrowing down the options.
The rest of Southeast Asia is only a short flight away and with Cebu City having an international airport with many budget airlines offering bargain flights, travelling on to countries like Thailand, Vietnam, or Indonesia is easy.

Intern Types
  • Anthropology
  • Social Work
  • Tourism
  • Spanish
  • Sports
Type of Programs
  • Experiential Learning
  • Community Service & Volunteering
  • Outdoor Education

  • English

Cost in US$:

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Cost Include Description:

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Teaching
  • Orphans
  • Medicine
  • Hospital
  • Health Care
  • Health
  • English Teaching
  • Education
  • Community Centers
  • Childcare & Children
  • Arts
  • Anthropology
This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, American, European, Canadian, Australian Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Application Process Involves
  • Letters of Reference
  • Written Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
10 days
Post Services Include
  • Job and Internship Network
  • Alumni Network
Year Founded