Manila - Post Report Question and Answers

What volunteer opportunities are available locally?

Groups provide volunteer opportunities across the city; this was easier before the pandemic but seems to be coming back. - Mar 2023

There must be, but I don't know what they are. There are a number of US veterans' organizations that are active. - May 2022

Plenty of volunteer opportunities. - Apr 2021

A ton. You can volunteer in tons of areas, including with schools, religious groups, and charities. There are sports clubs, Boy Scouts, and other active opportunities. - Oct 2020

AWCP, BWA, and ANZA are popular. - Feb 2020

Tons of volunteer opportunities. There are several international associations that provide for fundraising opportunities and also hands-on community activities. There are also volunteer opportunities through churches and schools. It took me about one month to find ways to volunteer here. - May 2018

Endless opportunities, although scam artists have taken an interest in the volunteer community. If you do choose to volunteer with an organization, particularly a lesser known one, make sure you’ve done appropriate due diligence (and, for Embassy personnel, consulted with CLO and/or RSO about any concerns). - Feb 2017

There are a lot of volunteer opportunities. Interestingly, due to the shared history of our two countries there are several well established charitable organizations that draw largely from the American expat community (the largest in the world after Canada and Mexico) and work closely with the embassy. - Jul 2016

Plenty, lots of opportunity and need. - Jan 2016

Many, in a variety of sectors. - Jan 2016

Many - Sep 2015

Every variety. Filipinos needs lots of support. - Aug 2015

There are a lot of volunteer opportunities, from Rotary Club to animal shelters. - Aug 2015

So many. Lots of orphanages and local government places to donate time and supplies. Also animal shelters. - Sep 2014

There are orphanages that would appreciate any help. - Jan 2014

A ton! The Embassy sponsors USEC (United Ststes Embassy Club), whose primary mission is outreach through volunteer service. - Dec 2013


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