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Volunteer Overseas

Journalism Projects in the Philippines

  • Placement location: Bogo City
  • Role: Working on a range of daily tasks at a radio station
  • Type of placement: Radio station
  • Requirements: The placements prefer to accept volunteers who have some experience of journalism, please let us know your background when you apply.
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Price: From Loading...
  • What's included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
  • What's not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
  • Length of placement: From 1 week
  • Start dates: Flexible

As an intern on a Radio Journalism placement in the Philippines, you will experience working in the “real world” of media and broadcast production. Through joining this project, you can gain credentials that you can use, should you wish to pursue a career in media.

Volunteers on this project should preferably have some journalism experience, for example you may have worked for a local paper or be part way through a journalism course. All volunteers joining this project must speak good English. Experience working on media equipment in both the recording studio and the on-air booth is an advantage. However, if you are unable to use the equipment, we can provide a week of training on the equipment before starting the project.

Radio Journalism in the Philippines

The radio industry is exciting, yet extremely demanding. Volunteers on these placements need to be motivated and use their initiative as much as possible.

Volunteers have the chance to work at one of two radio stations in Bogo, depending on the needs of the radio station at the time. The first option is to work at DYVL radio station, operated by Cebu Roosevelt Memorial College. Volunteers work as a DJ and have the opportunity to report on topics such as mythology, literature and poetry. As a DJ, you may be invited by different departments of the college to host their programmes too.

Journalism volunteer in Philippines hosts a radio show

Another option volunteers have is to work at Hug FM Radio. At this radio station you will take part in tasks such as:

  • Researching new music and news stories; both locally and internationally
  • Reporting weather updates and showbiz news
  • Writing scripts for commercials
  • Assisting with music editing

Volunteers work alongside a senior DJ/anchor on a variety of tasks. Work such as assisting with the marketing of the radio station will also form part of your role.

Anyone with professional qualifications or experience in this field are also welcome on these placements and may conduct workshops in broadcasting for local DJ’s and other interns regarding techniques and strategies in the field of broadcasting.

All Journalism volunteers live with a local host family.

You can join a Journalism project in the Philippines for one, two or three weeks if you don't have time to join us for four weeks or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for short term volunteering for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you will gain a valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone volunteering for a longer period.

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