Assisting In Public Health & Nutrition Initiatives

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opgericht in 2007
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High­lights

Opportunity to do volunteer work in Philippines with social welfare units to conduct awareness camps for health and nutrition
Experience way of life of locals by living with a local host family
Provide assistance to professional doctors/nurses for the healthcare of locals, and develop an understanding of rural health of the country
Take part in exciting weekend trips to explore Philippines
Join hands with on ground team of volunteers and nutritionists in breaking awareness about nutrition balance and feeding programs for malnourished children in villages. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Groepen
50+

The project

As the name suggests, this project is based on the lines of public awareness and includes a feeding program for malnourished children. This is a very unique and a one-of-its-kind program where in volunteers can contribute for the welfare and development of an entire community as a whole. 

Philippines has had a history of encountering natural disasters on a trot; such as typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc. This has increased the risk of malnutrition; especially, among infants. The project mainly focus on the areas of food habits, hygiene, nutritional intake, baby feeding, and matters related to healthy diet. The main aim is to rectify and improve the malnourished condition of infants, especially, those born in low-income communities. 

Volunteer work

Under this project, volunteers have to organize seminars and workshops for the local and the rural communities and enlighten them about the benefits of a balanced diet and maintaining nutritional plans. Through these information rich workshops, volunteers have to convince the parents to create a food habit that is rich in vital nutrients and nourishing for the kids. These learning have to be imparted keeping in view that the locals do not compromise on their personal savings. The goals of the project are two-fold.

  • The first is to provide a stable supplementary feeding program for malnourished infants for pre-school children aged 3 to 6 years old. 
  • The second is to disseminate information to parents about the importance of healthy nutrition through a series of workshops and seminars.
Whilst no specialist skills are required to participate on this project; those with backgrounds in Nutrition Public Health are strongly encouraged to apply for the volunteering in Public Health program. Below is a list of tasks to be done by volunteers under this project; 

  • Preparing supplementary feeding
  • Recording and analysing the status of children on the project
  • Enlighten the people in the community about the benefits of a balanced diet and maintaining nutritional plans.
  • Organize seminars and workshops for the local and the rural communities.
  • Convince the parents to create a food habit that is rich in vital nutrients and nourishing for the kids.
The project is available all year round and is available for a minimum program duration of 2 weeks. Participants who have a basic knowledge of public health nutrition are preferred. Those participants who are studying Public health nutrition courses are also encouraged to apply.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

A typical volunteer schedule under this program is as follows; 
  • Saturday - Arrival
  • Sunday - Orientation. Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour, food, another suggestion over things to do in Philippines.
  • Monday to Friday - Volunteer Work
        • Breakfast - 6:00 am
        • Volunteer work - 08:00 am to 12:00 pm and 01:30 pm to 04:00 pm
        • Lunch - 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm (volunteers need to arrange lunch at own cost. They can choose to go home and cook for lunch or can buy a meal at any of the nearest food joints.)
        • Dinner - 06:00 pm onward
  • Weekends - Free to explore the city
The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onward.

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Volunteers do get weekends free for doing sightseeing and socializing with other volunteers in the program. Tacloban City has amenities for almost every kind of traveler, from the Robinsons Shopping Mall to beautiful sun-swept beaches on the outskirts of the City. What you get up to during your time off is completely up to you, however, our staff can provide you with help in planning your trip.

Volunteers also enjoy relaxing at the many beach resorts, predominantly the Tadjaw beach resort near the municipality of Tolosa. For those of you that are looking further afield for more exciting opportunities, you can plan a weekend getaway to Cebu, or to visit the Chocolate Hills on Bohol or the Sohoton Caves on Samar.
Klimmen
Wandelen
Museum/
Opera
Sport
Zwemmen

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Opleidingsvereisten
Nutrition Science & Public Health op University niveau
Vereiste documenten
CV, Insurance, Passport, Letter of Recommendation en Statement of Motivation
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 08:00 - 16:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Volunteering Solutions

The total cost covers;


  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off
  • Welcome Orientation – Program Orientation
  • City Tour & Placement Orientation
  • Accommodation in a Filipino Host Family
  • 2 Meals a Day
  • Detailed Pre Departure Info Pack
  • Project Placement
  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from in country staff

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op D. Z. Romualdez Airport
Volunteers are picked up from, and dropped off at, Tacloban Airport by a local representative staff member. Volunteers need to arrive one day prior to the program start date. 
Accomodatie
Volunteers will live with homestay families residing in Tacloban area. The homestays have been thoroughly evaluated before they were accepted into our homestay program and are experienced in accommodating international volunteers. Prior to your arrival, you will receive a profile outlining the specifics of your homestay family.
 
Your homestay will welcome you into their home and treat you as member of the family. By living with them, you will be able to experience the Filipino culture and participate in their daily activities. You will eat the same food they are eating, though your homestay family knows what foreigners like to eat. If you have special dietary requirements, it is best to inform us beforehand so we can meet your needs. You will be served only two meals per day, breakfast and dinner. Your homestay will also provide you with filtered drinking water, as it is best not to drink tap water. All the homestays have electricity and running water. You will have a private room by yourself or shared with a fellow volunteer. You also be provided a mosquito net and electric fan. The bathroom or toilet, commonly called “comfort room or CR” will be shared will all the family members.
 
Bathroom accommodation is basic and the volunteer will take cold, bucket baths because hot running showers are uncommon in Filipino homes – don't worry too much about this as cold bucket baths are often refreshing after being in the tropical heat all day. 
Gastfamilie
Eten & Drank

During your time as a volunteer, you will be provided with two meals a day (breakfast and dinner) by your homestay. Aside from this, access to safe drinking water will also be provided by your homestay. All meals will be served with rice and typically include fish, chicken or pork. Homestays can cater for special dietary restrictions, however we require that you include this in the application form.

Internet toegang
Beperkte toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is D. Z. Romualdez Airport (TAC) in Tacloban. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Filipijnen.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Filipijnen biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Filipijnen dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Filipijnen.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

The start date which you choose will also be your arrival date in Tacloban. 

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
2 - 24 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
$1.039
3 weken
$1.159
4 weken
$1.279
5 weken
$1.399
6 weken
$1.519
7 weken
$1.639
8 weken
$1.759
24 weken (max. verblijf)
$3.839
Gemiddelde kosten
$340 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Volunteering Solutions zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Volunteering Solutions gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

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Assisting In Public Health & Nutrition Initiatives

Join hands with on ground team of volunteers and nutritionists in breaking awareness about nutrition balance and feeding programs for malnourished children in villages.

$340/week

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