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Volunteering in the Philippines with Projects Abroad

  • Placement location: Bogo City and San Remigio, Cebu
  • Project lengths: From 1 week
  • Accommodation: Host families
  • Prices: from Loading...
  • Top places to travel: Bantayan and Malapascua Islands

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Map of the Philippines Children on a beach in the Philippines

With over 7000 islands set apart geographically and culturally from main-land Asia as well as its history of Spanish rule, the Philippines offer a unique Asian experience. Projects started in spring 2013 and are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world; whether you are on a gap year, a summer placement, or a career break.

Where we are Based in The Philippines

Scenic countryside landscape in the Philippines

Projects Abroad is based in two locations on Cebu Island, part of the Visayan Islands region. Volunteers live with local host families in Bogo City or San Remigio. 

General Information on the Philippines

The Philippines lie to the west of the North Pacific Ocean, with its closest neighbours being Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west and Borneo to the south.

Bogo City is home to over 90,000 people in the province of Cebu. Bogo is located to the northeastern coast of the mainland Cebu. San Remigio, meanwhile, is a neighboring municipality of Bogo City, situated in the northern part of Cebu. It is 15 kilometres away from Bogo City, where the Projects Abroad Philippines office is based. 

Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines, with Cebu City as the main center of commerce, trade, education, and industry in the Visayas. Much of Cebu has developed rapidly over recent years and some areas downtown and on the seafront are modern and developed, other areas remain home to poverty-stricken Filipinos and migrants from all over the region.

Travel and Tourism in the Philippines

In Cebu City itself you can explore the traditional Carbon produce market or embrace the vast Americanised modern malls, with cinemas and bars. Or visit Fort San Pedro and Magellan's Cross to learn about the Spanish conquest. The Spanish influence is also 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.

Scenic view of pristine waters at one of beaches in the Philippines, Asia

On Cebu Island the beaches in the north and southwest offer the classic combination of white sand and clear seas with spectacular diving or snorkelling. 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 and many budget airlines offering bargain flights, travelling on to countries like Thailand, Vietnam or Indonesia is easy.

Projects available in Philippines

High School Specials for 15 to 18 year olds available in Philippines

19+ Specials available in Philippines

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