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Renovation and Construction Worker

Agency | GoEco
Community Construction

In Palawan, there is a high demand for assistance in construction and renovation work of communal places and institutions.

The project

Many people on the Island don’t have the funds to renovate their houses or upgrade communal places such as schools, healthcare facilities and community centers. As a volunteer on this program you will be assisting the local community with their housing and help renovate, upgrade and construct communal places and institutions such as schools, healthcare centers, hospitals and community centers.

The location

Palawan is a province of the Philippines comprised of a main island and a number of smaller islands surrounding it. The main island of Palawan is long and narrow and dotted with fishing villages and is encompassed by the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea. It is surrounded by beautiful blue sea, which goes perfectly with the emerald green mountains which form the mainland.  As the most sparsely populated region in the Philippines with an exquisite array of terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, Palawan is considered by many as the last frontier of the Philippines.

Volunteer Work

As a volunteer, you will work alongside local Palawan people giving you a unique insight into the lifestyle and culture of the population of this beautiful island.

The main construction and renovation activities may include

  • Painting 
  • Building walls 
  • Renovating furniture
  • Gardening 

Please note that construction experience is not required.

Culture Week

Join an incredible week of Filipino cooking lessons, language classes, and tours to learn more about the people, culture, and customs of this magnificent country. Visit some of Palawan's highlights and get to know the other volunteers on your project.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Typical day

Monday through Friday you will assist the local community with construction and renovation efforts. You day will be broken up by an hour lunch break, after which you will return to work. 

Please note: the schedule may be changed and/or amended depending on the needs of the project, weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good English
Motivation to work with children
Immunizations (please consult your local travel clinic)
Malaria precautions
Sturdy shoes
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Any questions? Just ask. We at GoEco are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

Travel Extras (Not Included)

You can extend your stay with one or more great program add-ons for an additional fee. Choose from one or more of the following and sign up upon registration.

Beach Week

Spend a week before or after your volunteer placement exploring the El Nido beaches of Northern Palawan. For an additional fee, you can head to this untouched paradise to relax, go kayaking, get a massage or discover the underwater world.

Water Sports
Swimming
Diving/Snorkling
Hiking
Contact & Reservation
$451
/week
$451
/week
1 - 8
weeks
1 - 8
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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Services by GoEco
Accommodations:  Shared room in volunteer house
Food:  Three meals a day (excluding lunch on the weekends)
Airport Transfers
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Support:  Local in-country team and 24hr emergency support
Airport Pickup at Puerto Princesa International Airport

Airport pickup upon arrival is included.

Accommodation

You will be staying at the volunteer house, in single gender rooms with up to 8 other volunteers. The accommodations include cold water showers and Western style toilets.

Laundry:  There are limited laundry facilities so expect to hand wash your clothes.

Internet:  Free WiFi is available at the volunteer house.

Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Three meals are provided every weekday and will consist mainly of local Filipino cuisine (lots of vegetables, meat, eggs, and rice). On the weekends, two meals per day will be provided (brunch, and dinner), consisting of the same local cuisines.

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.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$600.00
2 weeks
$860.00
3 weeks
$1,120.00
4 weeks
$1,380.00
5 weeks
$1,640.00
6 weeks
$1,900.00
8 weeks (max. stay)
$2,420.00
Average fees
$451.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Palawan/Philippines between 1 week and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. GoEco will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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 GoEco during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS) in Puerto Princesa. We assist you to find cheap flights to Philippines.
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