Support Staff in Women's Shelter

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gegründet 2004
Volunteer for the Visayans
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Koordinator | Jude
Koordinator | Jude
Volunteer in a women’s shelter and help rehabilitate and empower some of the most disadvantaged and abused women in the Philippines. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Familien
Gruppen
50+

About the Program

The Women's Shelter that VFV works with is officially called Regional Haven. It is a social welfare residential centre run by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. It was set up to provide responsive intervention and rehabilitation programs to women who are victims of gender-based violence or who are vulnerable to abuses and exploitation.The centre aims to enable disadvantaged women in difficult circumstances to resolve their problems. It also aims to restore the women’s normal social functioning to regain their self-worth and dignity. 

These are achieved through the provision of protective and rehabilitative services. The centre provides temporary safe haven to women from 18-59 years old and to those below 18 years old if they are pregnant upon admission to the centre. Most often the women institutionalized at the shelter bring their dependent children. They are provided with basic and vital services such as residence, medical, psychological/psychiatric, livelihood skills development, legal, formal and non-formal education, and other relevant services. 

Role of the Volunteer

The volunteer will be working alongside staff composed of social workers, nurse, houseparents, and support staff. The centre chief is a registered social worker. The volunteer is required to work at this placement five times a week, from Monday to Friday, even on holidays since the program is always open. Usually the required number of work time is only 4 hours but volunteers commonly render more than 4 hours. Due to the fact that the women have assigned tasks, there are certain periods daily in the morning and afternoon in which they are free and these would be allocated for the activities organized by the volunteer. On Tuesdays, the women attend non-formal classes, hence there is no session with the women. Instead, the volunteer may choose to take care of the children.

The volunteer’s role is basically to empower these women by organizing activities that can aid in restoring their self-worth. Empowering can be in the form of education, awareness of their value as human beings, and livelihood and skills training. The volunteer should always incorporate fun and relaxing activities. The objective is to prepare them for reintegration to the community. They must be prepared mentally, socially, and physically to be able to function normally again. They must have skill sets in order for them to be self-sufficient and dependent only to themselves.

Dress Code

To conform with the Filipino conservative culture and to look professional, volunteers must dress modestly. The volunteer must report to work wearing the appropriate clothes.Top must consist of shirt of blouse or t-shirt with sleeves. No singlet or tank top. Top should not have plunging neckline. Bottom wear must be long pants or knee-length skirt. Footwear must be shoes or sandals.Outside work, a volunteer can wear more comfortable article of clothing such as shorts and tank tops and wear flip flops.

Transportation to the Placement

During placement, volunteer will take any of the following public transportation vehicles, depending on his/her destination: jeepney or multicab. Patience is required when traveling to and from placement. The volunteer’s daily commute takes at most 15 minutes and requires him/her to travel from Bliss to Pawing, Palo on a multicab for “St. Paul’s Campetic.” This ride costs 0.16 USD only. On the way back, the volunteer has to take the "Tacloban/Bus Terminal” jeepneys. The return trip also costs the same. The volunteer will be briefed on getting to placement and back during the placement orientation at the beginning of the program.

Tagesablauf

A typical day for a volunteer at the Women's Shelter starts as early as 5:30 rising up from bed to have breakfast and prepare to leave for work. At 7:15 am, the volunteer should be already on the road riding a jeepney going to the shelter. The volunteer will be working alongside social workers and house parents who also rise up early for their daily routines with the girls. 

The volunteer is required to work five times a week, from Monday to Friday. Usually the required number of work hours is only 4 hours a day but volunteers commonly render more than 4 hours. 

As a rehabilitation facility, the volunteer’s role is basically that of a support staff. Aside from helping the houseparents and social workers facilitate the overall programs, the volunteer can also assist the in the individual management programs being provided like counselling. A day is usually spent hanging around with the girls, talking to them, teaching basic education lessons, or providing skills training like handicrafts, hairdressing or playing musical instruments. 

The center also provides the girls with alternative learning system education and skills training so the volunteer on some days needs to adjust his/her schedule and coordinate with the social workers to avoid conflicting schedules. During lunchtime, the volunteer is free to leave or may choose to stay for extended work in the afternoon. The volunteer should however be heading back to his/her homestay before 6 pm which is dinner time.

Freizeitaktivitäten

Our volunteers can use their free time either for their personal activities or for organizing side projects with our sponsored kids, with the Boys and Girls Club or with the moms under our Laura's Craft and Mother's Club. 

The former may include a trip to some of the beautiful white-sand beaches and sandbars, islands, waterfalls, underground river, surf camps, and caves found in the region while the latter can include baking sessions with the local moms, dance tutorials with the teens, or teaching any other craft or life skills to the locals. 

Our volunteers would usually organize those activities as a group during long weekends or holidays. We also have our Volunteer's Lounge which has wi-fi and where volunteers can hang around with fellow volunteers. They can also use the lounge for a movie night once a week. 

Water Sports
Swimming
Konzerte/
Musik
Tauchen/
Schnorcheln
Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Voraus­setzungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis
erforderlich
Benötigte Unterlagen
CV with photo, Passport, Police Check und and Character References
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
No formal training is required though it is important that volunteers be compassionate, non-judgmental, and adaptable. Prospective volunteers who had similar life experiences should have received counseling for themselves as working in this type of setting may result in the surfacing of painful, unresolved personal issues.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag von 08:00 - 17:00

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von Volunteer for the Visayans

Included in the Program Fee are the following:

  • Airport Reception and Drop-off
  • Accommodation with Local Host Family with 2 meals a day (breakfast and dinner)
  • Comprehensive Program Orientation
  • Basic Waray-Waray (local dialect) Language Lesson
  • Volunteers Excursion
  • Project Tour
  • 24-hour Local Staff Support

Abholung vom Flughafen Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Upon arrival in Tacloban, a coordinator will meet you at the airport and introduce you to the rest of the VFV staff and your homestay family. After this you will be provided with a full orientation on Volunteer for the Visayans as well as a short comprehensive health and safety briefing.

Following this, you will be escorted by one of our coordinators and shown how to use the local transport system. You will be shown how to get back and forth from your volunteer placement as well as being briefed on how to get to a variety of different points of interest.

Unterkunft

Volunteers assigned to our Tacloban area projects will be placed with homestays in Bliss, where we are located. Bliss is a congested, low-income neighborhood but it has a low crime rate and is safe. There is strong community cohesion and pride, and the neighborhood homes and surroundings are relatively well-maintained. Our community center is located in the middle of Bliss. 

An adjacent basketball court area serves as a gathering place for the community. Here you’ll see youth playing basketball; tethered cocks staking out their territories on the sidelines; children keeping busy; adults sitting on benches, exchanges stories; slabs of meat being cut on portable tables; and vendors selling their wares.

Most of our homestay families have been with us for many years and are experienced in working with international volunteers. They take pride in their role and view the volunteer as a valued member of the family. They want volunteers to experience Filipino culture and participate in the family’s daily activities as well as special celebrations that come up. 

All homes have electricity and running water. You will have a private bedroom for you alone or that you share with another volunteer, and you will sleep under a mosquito net. A fan will be provided as none of the homes are air-conditioned. There is just one bathroom in the house that is shared by all family members. Your home will be safe, clean and comfortable, but living conditions will be much lower than in developed country.

The bathroom accommodations, in particular, are very basic and volunteers will be taking cold water, bucket baths. Because the weather in the Philippines is tropical, volunteers typically say that the cold water baths have been refreshing. However, each person needs to consider whether these conditions will be acceptable. 

There will be other things to adjust to, including the neighborhood roosters who will announce the start of a new day with pre-dawn crowing. You will be taken out of your comfort zone, at least initially. Most volunteer report they adjusted fairly quickly to these conditions.

Gastfamilie
Verpflegung

You will eat the same local food as the family (though the homestay parents know what foreigners typically enjoy). Homestays can cater to the special dietary requirements of some volunteers, so please include this in your application form. You will also be provided with filtered water to drink, as it would be best for travellers to be cautious and not drink tap water.

You will be provided with two meals a day (breakfast and dinner) by your homestay. All meals will be served with rice and typically include fish, chicken or pork. 

Local café’s and restaurants can also be found all over the city, with most meals costing from around 2 USD to 6 USD. Bottled water is also available in most food establishments and in grocery stores.

Internetzugriff
Limitierte Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in Manila. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Philippinen zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Philippinen bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Philippinen antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Philippinen überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

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Informationen zur Anreise

Volunteers can apply and join the program anytime the whole year round. They may choose to arrive at anytime of their convenience and a volunteer coordinator is always available to pick them up at the airport. 

Pre-departure information is sent during application process and an in-depth program orientation is also conducted upon arrival. The project may start at once the following day after arrival and the minimum working hours required is 4 hours a day, Monday to Friday.



Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
4 - 24 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
4 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 960
5 Wochen
$ 1.040
6 Wochen
$ 1.120
7 Wochen
$ 1.200
9 Wochen
$ 1.360
11 Wochen
$ 1.520
24 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 2.560
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 173 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. Volunteer for the Visayans wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
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Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Volunteer for the Visayans während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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Support Staff in Women's Shelter

Volunteer in a women’s shelter and help rehabilitate and empower some of the most disadvantaged and abused women in the Philippines.

$173/week

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