Changing Worlds

Teaching Instructor English

Palawan, Philippines show on map
Changing Worlds
Coordinator | James
Coordinator | James
Teaching English in a rural school on the beautiful Island of Palawan, The Philippines. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Volunteer at a rural school in the Philippines and this will be an experience that you will never forget, you will feel like a real member of the local community in no time at all. This will be a real cultural exchange, the children and local people will love hearing about your friends and family and lives back home, and you will learn a lot about their culture too. teach classes in your own style.

You will be encouraged to lead English classes  in a fun and engaging way, via music, drama, games and sports or any way you can think that will help to improve the children's confidence in speaking English. The students at the school are aged between 7 and 18 and you will have a chance to volunteer with the different groups. You will be joining the children's regular classes to be an extra support to the permanent staff, the classes will run in the day times, Monday - Friday. 

This is a rural area of the The Philippines, where children do not always get taught English from a person who is confident themselves at speaking English, your presence will be immensely helpful in teaching both the children and helping the teachers to practise and perfect their skills. English is an important language in the Philippines as it is actually one of their official languages and if the children learn it well it will greatly improve their job prospects in the future. 

Details on Arrival

Full details will be provided to you when you book through our online Travel Centre which you will be able to login and read more on the trip. We will also collect further details on your dietary requirements, next of kin, flight arrival information, etc.

Free-time activities

You will never be far from a beautiful beach in Palawan, so you can relax on the white sand or you can explore life under the sea where there is an abundance of amazing corals, fish and turtles, if you are really lucky you may see Whale Sharks. There is world famous diving and snorkelling sites near by, plus amazing wreck diving on the Island of Coron just North of Palawan.

Palawan is also home to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. one of the 'new 7 wonders of the world' where you can take a boat on the underground river but you will need to book this quite far in advance if you plan a visit.

Water Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Be friendly and have a good positive attitude to get involved.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Changing Worlds (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Changing Worlds

Accommodation, airport transfer on arrival, 3 meals a day during the week (2 at weekends), full in country orientation and project induction, 24 hour in country support and 24 hour emergency support in the UK.

Airport Pickup at Puerto Princesa International Airport

One of the friendly in country team will be there to meet you at the airport and transport you back to your accommodation.


You will be staying in a sociable volunteer house, the rooms will be basic but comfortable. The rooms will be shared by only one gender.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

You will receive 3 meals a day during the week and 2 at weekends. The food will be nutritious and local Filipino dishes.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS) in Puerto Princesa. We assist you to find cheap flights to Philippines.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Philippines provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Philippines you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Philippines.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,531
5 weeks
$ 1,864
6 weeks
$ 2,197
7 weeks
$ 2,530
8 weeks
$ 2,863
9 weeks
$ 3,196
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,195
Average fees
$ 366 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Palawan/Philippines between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Changing Worlds will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Philippines.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Changing Worlds during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
The project site is open in: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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