Support Staff in Boys' Rehab

NGO
·
opgericht in 2004
Volunteer for the Visayans
Stel je vraag
Coördinator | Helena Claire "Wim"
Coördinator | Helena Claire "Wim"
Boek met de Flex-Optie! Kies nieuwe vertrekdata of wijzig je vrijwilligersproject zonder meerkost.
By volunteering with children in conflict with the law, you can help coach and mentor young male adolescents who need to alter the course of their lives. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+

About the Program

The Boys Rehab, officially called Regional Rehabilitation Centre for Youth, is a social welfare residential facility run by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which provides care and rehabilitation to male children in-conflict-with-law aging between 9 and 18. However, there are some boys above 18 years old who are still residing at the centre due to extended services that are still being provided. 

Although it's hard to believe, all these boys have pending cases being tried in court, some are serious offenses like crimes against property (robbery, theft) and against persons or the public (murder, homicide, rape). 

The main purpose of the centre is to modify the behaviour of the boys and turn them into better and law-abiding members of the society. They are provided with both specific and overall programs and services that include social (group counseling sessions, therapy), home life (chores, personal hygiene), productivity (skills training), educational (non-formal and formal education, alternative learning system), spiritual and psychological.

Your Role as a Volunteer

The volunteer will be working alongside a staff composed of social workers, 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 would usually render more than 4 hours. 

Due to the fact that the boys have assigned tasks, there are a certain periods in the morning and afternoon in which they are free and these would be used for the activities organized by the volunteer. The volunteer’s responsibility is to assist the staff by organizing activities in line with its programs. 

Basically the volunteer’s goal is to meet the objective of the centre to help modify the boys’ behaviour and prepare them fro reintegration into the community and their families. Due to the nature of the boys’ cases, many of them are not able to attend formal school. 

It is of great importance that they continue learning, and that’s where the volunteer comes in, to conduct non-formal lessons in Math and English. Training in life skills such as baking, computer literacy, hair-styling, and other areas are also helpful to these young boys. The boys also enjoy sports, music, and dance. The centre encourages volunteers to share and impart their skills, talent, and knowledge on these fields which proves to be an effective way to have an impact to these young lives.

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 45 minutes and requires him/her to travel from Bliss to Tanauan on a jeepney for “Tanauan” or “Tolosa.” This ride costs 0.30 USD pesos only. On the way back, the volunteer has to take any Tacloban jeepneys or buses. The return trip costs the same. Volunteer will be briefed on getting to placement and back during the placement orientation at the beginning of the program.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

A typical day for a volunteer at the Boys' Rehab starts as early as 5:30 rising up from bed to have breakfast and prepare to leave for work.

 At 7:00 am, the volunteer should be already on the road riding a jeepney going to the rehabilitation center. The volunteer will be working alongside social workers and house parents who also rise up early for their daily routines with the boys. 

The volunteer is required to work four 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 playing sports with the boys, teaching basic education lessons, or providing skills training. Due to the large number of the residents, the volunteer usually divides them into groups for better output. 

The center also provides the boys 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.

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

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. 

Watersport
Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Duiken/
Snorkelen
Klimmen
Wandelen
Sport
Yoga/
Meditatie

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 (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Vereiste documenten
CV with photo, Passport, Police Check en and Character References
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
No formal training is required though it is important that volunteers be compassionate, non-judgmental, and adaptable. Prospective volunteers who have experienced similar childhood trauma or life experience should have received counseling for themselves as working in this type of setting may result in the surfacing of painful, unresolved personal issues.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 08:00 - 17:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door 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

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op 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.

Accomodatie

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
Eten & Drank

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.

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 Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in Manila. 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

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. 


Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
4 - 24 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$1.190
5 weken
$1.310
6 weken
$1.430
7 weken
$1.550
9 weken
$1.790
11 weken
$2.030
24 weken (max. verblijf)
$3.590
Gemiddelde kosten
$224 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Volunteer for the Visayans 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 Volunteer for the Visayans gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Volunteer for the Visayans jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Volunteer for the Visayans

Wat vertellen de mensen over Volunteer World?

Support Staff in Boys' Rehab

By volunteering with children in conflict with the law, you can help coach and mentor young male adolescents who need to alter the course of their lives.

$224/week

Misschien ben je ook geïnteresseerd in

Conservation of Whale & Dolphin Populations Tenerife, Spanje GVI
Contribute to critical whale & dolphin conservation initiatives in the beautiful subtropical island archipelago - Canary Islands.
Migrants and Refugees Integration Support Napoli, Italië International Napoli Network
Help the refugee and migrant community to gain a foothold in Europe by supporting shelters, schools, health care and activities tailored to their long-term integration.
Support Staff in Street Children Shelter Tacloban City, Filipijnen Volunteer for the Visayans
Volunteer with street children and provide inspiration, education and support to some of the Philippines’ most underserved and underprivileged children.
Support Staff in Women's Shelter Tacloban City, Filipijnen Volunteer for the Visayans
Volunteer in a women’s shelter and help rehabilitate and empower some of the most disadvantaged and abused women in the Philippines.
Brochure

Waarom zie ik dit?

U heeft een pagina aangevraagd die niet meer bestaat op deze site. Dit kan worden veroorzaakt door een link die u hebt gevolgd en die verouderd was, door het intypen van een verkeerd adres in de adresbalk, of gewoon omdat de post is verwijderd.

Breng me naar de Hoofdpagina