Disaster Relief

The Philippines has many opportunities for those looking to volunteer their time and energy in aid of those in need. The following organisations focus on helping communities in the Philippines. Some require a donation to volunteer while others ask only for your time.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity has been in operation in the Philippines for over 25 years with a current emphasis on disaster rehabilitation. Habitat for Humanity builds homes for those in need all around the Philippines.


Gawad Kalinga

“Gawad Kalinga,” is Filipino for “give care”. This Philippine-based movement aims to end poverty by first restoring the dignity of the poor. At time of print, they were running projects to help rebuild after Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.


Hands on Manila

Hands On Manila partners with over 75 organisations to provide assistance to those in need. They have a monthly calendar of activities for volunteers to choose from and cater for groups or even companies who’d like to give a hand. 



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