Kindergarten Teaching Palawan, Philippines

WHY
we need you in the Philippines

  • Poverty is widespread, with 21.6% of the population in the Philippines living below the poverty line
  • Malnutrition is evident, with 1 in 3 children under five having stunted growth, due to lack of a nutritional diet
  • The Philippines is prone to natural disasters, which can affect farming and agriculture, one of the main sources of food for many families
  • Many poor families have little education and limited access to health services

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HOW
can you help?

  • Bring your energy, creativity and encouraging nature to assist local kindergarten teachers
  • Teach at local kindergartens in Palawan and assist teachers that are over-run
  • Increase your skills as a teacher by teaching the children on your own or with another volunteer
  • Install confidence, creativity and individuality within the students as they practice their new skills

WHAT
you can do?

  • Teach English conversational skills, writing, reading, drawing, through fun activities
  • Get creative through painting, drawing, crafts and anything else you can think of!
  • Teach and play through games, singing, art, painting, sport, playground games and music
  • Teach basic English in a fun and informal way that the kids will enjoy

Why Involvement Volunteers International?

  • Non Profit Organisation & Charity
  • Over 30 Years Expertise Globally
  • Low Program Fees – From US$295
  • Excellent Safety Record, In-Country 24/7 Support & Emergency Assistance
  • 1 Application Fee – Multiple Countries

Project Description

  PROJECT NAME: KINDERGARTEN TEACHING

LOCATION: ABORLAN, PALAWAN

  START DATES: WEEKLY (SAT/SUN ARRIVALS)

  ACCOMMODATION: VOLUNTEER HOUSE

  MIN DURATION: 1 WEEK 

  MIN AGE: 16+

  SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Criminal background check required

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Overview

Help out the local staff at kindergartens in Palawan. Be sure to bring along your energy and enthusiasm as you will be volunteering with young children aged 3-5 years. You will assist the kindergarten staff with daily tasks such as feeding the kids, playing with them and providing one-on-one attention to the young children, as well as teaching them basic English.

The children are still very young, so informal teaching through play and creative activities would be great! Play games, sing nursery rhymes, teach the alphabet, numbers, basic greetings, animals, colours, etc. Gain valuable teaching/ childcare experience, whilst assisting local kindergerten staff. 

Besides teaching, you will also support the local staff with the general care of the children. This  can range in activities, from organising classes, playing games to feeding, cutting nails, combing hair and so on. The children are always interested in learning more about foreign lands and you are encouraged to bring pictures from your country, friends, family, etc or objects that highlight your culture in order to promote intercultural exchange.

All teaching programs are still available during the school holidays but in the form of a holiday program outside of the normal school system.

Location

Aborlan, situated in the stunning island of Palawan in the Philippines, known for its lush landscapes and rich biodiversity. Aborlan offers a serene escape for those seeking respite from the bustle of urban life. With its stunning beaches, lush forests, and incredible wildlife, the town invites adventurers and nature enthusiasts to explore its hidden gems. The projects are located approx 45 min outside the main city of Puerto Princesa where you will be warmly welcomed into the community. 

Project Tasks

  • Gain valuable experience caring for kindergarten aged children
  • Learn more about the local work ethic and culture, through interactions with local staff
  • Teach the children basic English skills

Food & Accommodation

The volunteer centre provides rooms shared with 4-8 people per room, with the houses complete with either a fan or air con, T.V, kitchen, wifi (this can be limited sometimes), mosquito protection, bed linen and lockable rooms. Limited laundry facilities, so expect to wash your clothes by hand, unless you’d like to use the laundry service for a small fee.

*Private rooms may be available for a small upgrade, please ask us in advance.

3 meals per day are provided each day (2 on weekends), with mainly local Philippino foods being served, including lots of vegetables, rice, fish, meat and eggs. Meals are served on site at the accommodation.

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fees

Standard
Projects (Palawan)

– Kindergarten Teaching, Aborlan
– Primary School Teaching, Aborlan
– Mangrove Conservation, Aborlan
– *Community Construction, Aborlan
– Kindergarten Teaching, El Nido
– Primary School Teaching, El Nido
– *Community Construction, El Nido
All prices in USD

  • 1 Week – $370
  • 2 Weeks – $435
  • 3 Weeks – $585
  • 1 Month – $725
  • 2 Months – $1795
  • 3 Months – $2650

*Construction project costs additional US$50 p/week for materials & supervison.
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What’s Included
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Airport Pickup
  • Local Transportation
  • 1 Day Orientation
  • 24/7 In-Country Support
  • Project Materials & Equipment
  • Pre-departure Expert Advice
  • Preperation Tools & Checklists
  • Certificate of Completion

– US$275 application fee applies in addition to program fees
– Application fee is one off per person (unlimited placements)
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– Discounts may apply if travelling in a pair or group!
– All credit card /international fees included in below pricing! 🙂

Testimonials…

“I can’t put into words how rewarding it was working with the children. Teaching was a challenge but the feeling of contributing for their education and just being part of their everyday life, either in the classroom or just laying outside, is more than fulfilling.”
Mafalda
MafaldaPhilippines Teaching Project
“I was assigned to a community-feeing project at Cangumbang; and this experience was incredible from the beginning till the end — from planning, forecasting ingredients, buying extra things out of my own expense, cooking to serving there weren’t moments I didn’t enjoy. I really looked forward to each day visiting the community there and feeding the sponsored children of up to 35.”
Venus Alexandra
Venus AlexandraPhilippines Nutrition Project
“Our project were fantastic to, the kids were so sweet and I really felt that we were needed there and that we made a difference. So all in all a beautiful and amazing experience at the Philippines.”
Nikoline Sveistrup
Nikoline SveistrupPhilippines Orphanage Project
“The construction projects I worked on were both fun and rewarding. Myself and another volunteer called April worked alongside local people, it was physical but fun. The local guys were keen to get to know us and teach us about them and their language – we had plenty of laughs. It was also amazing meeting the families that you were helping and seeing the happiness and appreciation in their eyes.”
Rob
RobPhilippines Construction Project
“There are different nutrition issues in the Philippines to be dealt with which aren’t something we get to see here back home. We have learnt a lot from this placement and I recommend anyone who is doing nutrition and health-related degree to come over. The experience is unforgettable.”
Jeffrey
JeffreyPhilippines Nutrition Project
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FAQ

Is Kindergarten Teaching in the Philippines the Right Project for Me?

If you love working with young people, are energetic and want to inspire the furture generation, then yes absolutely! This is a great chance to get creative, have some fun, all whilst gaining valuable childcare experience. The children here greatly value the help you give, making this a rewarding project with lasting impacts. 

What’s Included in the Volunteer Fees

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals p/day weekdays / 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
  • Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
  • 1 day orientation
  • Daily transportation to project
  • In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
  • Fundraising support
  • University course credits (where applicable)
  • Certificate of Completion

What’s Not Included

  • Airfares
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tours, Souvenirs & spending money

Is there an Orientation?

Your first day will consist of comprehensive overview of the program including what to expect, health and safety, introduction to Filipino culture and introduction to staff and fellow volunteers. A guided city tour is also included for Tacloban placements.

Arrival Information

Programs begin every Monday, and volunteers are required to arrive the day prior, for orientation before the project. Your accommodation on the Sunday is included in the program fees.

A free airport pickup is included when arriving to Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS). You must arrive between 10:00 – 17:00 on Sunday.

If arriving outside the pickup times on Sunday, you can book a private transfer for US$50.

If arriving during the week, or on Saturday, we charge US$50 for any extra night’s accommodation before your program, and another US$50 fee for a private transfer.

Alternatively, if arriving early you could wait at the arrival’s terminal for the pickup time, book accommodation at the airport and meet us during the pickup times or make your own way to the project (we will advise on how to do this).

From the airport the accommodation, it takes 1.5 hours by road.

What does a Typical Day Involve?

You will teach for a few hours each day (Monday to Friday), with time to play and teach the children, as well as general duties around the kindergarten.

Monday to Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Arrange activities with the children (game, song, coloring, writing, basic English teaching) and support the local kindergarten staff with disciplining, managing and caretaking.
  • Lunch
  • Preparing activities for the next day
  • Dinner 

What Happens on Weekends?

Beaches of Boracay

This small island is known for its outstanding natural beauty, and pristine white sand beaches. White beach stretches for 4km and is a popular place to visit. There are plenty of cafes and nightlife, including fire throwers and live music at the bars.

Bohol Chocolate Hills

Take a visit to Bohol island, around an hour from Cebu, and check out the 1200 hills of all shapes and sizes. This stunning natural formation is quite a sight. You can hike or take an ATV ride up the hills.

Diving

The Philippines have many amazing dive spots, and some of the most pristine water in the world! With plenty of fish, coral reef and even whale sharks, this is a divers heaven. You can even learn to dive here.

Twin Lagoon on Coron Island

You may have seen images of this spectacular beauty spot online- and it doesn’t disappoint! As well as some incredible diving, you can also explore some stunning viewpoints, secluded beaches, or go on a boat tour around these turquoise blue waters.  

Ziplining

For those who love adventurous activities, why not try ziplining?! Check out the stunning one on El Nido, with beautiful views over the beach. It’s 750 metres and will give you that adrenaline kick for sure.

Kayaking

There are plenty of gorgeous places to kayak in the Philippines, and it’s secret lagoons are some of the best spots. Paddle your way through the stunning rock formations and crystal-clear waters.

Vigan Town

This very pretty town has a Hispanic heritage that is evident as you walk through the artsy cobbled streets. Vigan town is on the island of Luzon and is a great weekend trip, with museums, cafes, workshops and quirky sights. For photographers, you can get some pretty shots at dawn, when the town is empty.

Underground River, Palawan

Puerto Princesa is a beautiful river that goes underground, through impressive limestone caves. Book a boat tour to take you through the caves.

Manila

The capital city, Manila is a hustling and bustling place, with plenty of culture. Be sure to check out the museums, art galleries, old buildings, cafes and bars.

Are There Any Special Requirements?

*No extra requirements 

Holidays

For information on holidays and any programs affected, please see the following link: PH – Holidays – All Programs

Country Information

The Philippines consists of more than 7000 islands and is a land apart from the mainland of Southeast Asia. The people are, simply, Filipinos – and proud of it. Welcoming, warm and relentlessly upbeat, it is they who captivate and ultimately ensnare visitors.

Islands are jungle-clad, mountainous and flanked by aquamarine waters and a world renowned coral reef. But you’ll find plenty of variations on this theme, from marooned slicks of sand in the middle of the ocean to sprawling, overpopulated mega-islands like Luzon and Mindanao.

About half of the Philippines’ 88 million people live in rural areas. Poverty is most severe and most widespread in these areas and almost 80 per cent of the country’s poor people live there. Agriculture is the primary and often only source of income for poor rural people.

Overall, more than a third of the people in the Philippines live in poverty. There are substantial differences in the level of poverty between the regions and provinces and the poverty gap between urban and rural areas is widening.

Climate

November to April is the most popular time to visit the Philippines, as this is when there is the least rainfall. 

June to October is wet season and November to May is usally dry. Shoulder months can be a great time to travel as you can still get some good weather but there are less crowds.  The island weather can vary, so it’s worth checking the weather for which islands you will be visiting at which time of year. 

What’s the Culture Like in the Philippines?

The Philppines has a big Latin and Spanish influence, due to the previous Spanish rule. Evidence of this can be seen throughout the Philippines. The Filipino people are very welcoming, like to have close family bonds, and getting together with friends and family to eat, sing and dance. They are also very religious and most go to church at least every Sunday. 

Filipino people have a great respect for thier elders, saying the phrases ‘po’ and ‘opo’, when speaking with thier elders. They love a good party and festival, particually Christmas which they can celebrate right into the second week of January!

About Involvement Volunteers International

30 Years Non Profit Experience

IVI is an Australian charity & non profit organisation founded in 1989 and is one of the pioneers of overseas volunteering successfully placing over 20,000 volunteers globally.

Affordable Volunteer Travel

We’re not motivated by shareholder profits.   Our fees are fully transparent to ensure maximum benefit where it is most needed. 

Safe & Responsible Projects

All projects include a dedicated 24/7 in-country management team, operational & risk assessment & overseas support contact.   All projects are personally inspected to ensure very high quality. 

Work Experience & University Credits

We place thousands of Uni students and can assist you with course credits and in-field experience points.   Many of our project coordinators are qualified practitioners in their respective fields allowing unique in-field supervision and Uni accreditation options 

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How Can I Raise Funds for my Trip?

Check out this amazing blog with step by step info on how to raise funds for your overseas volunteer experience to help maximize your impact abroad. Guide to Fundraising

Weekends & Extra Tours

The Philippines have many amazing dive spots, and some of the most pristine water in the world! With plenty of fish, coral reef and even whale sharks, this is a divers heaven.
Diving
Diving Philippines
This small island is known for its outstanding natural beauty, and pristine white sand beaches. White beach stretches for 4km and is a popular place to visit.
Boracay
BoracayPhilippines
Take a visit to Bohol island, around an hour from Cebu, and check out the 1200 hills of all shapes and sizes. This stunning natural formation is quite a sight. You can hike or take an ATV ride up the hills.
Chocolate Hills
Chocolate HillsPhilippines
You may have seen images of this spectacular beauty spot online- and it doesn’t disappoint! As well as some incredible diving, you can also explore some stunning viewpoints, secluded beaches, or go on a boat tour around these turquoise blue waters.
Coron
CoronPhilippines
There are plenty of gorgeous places to kayak in the Philippines, and it’s secret lagoons are some of the best spots. Paddle your way through the stunning rock formations and crystal-clear waters.
Kayaking
KayakingPhilippines
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