Volunteers Needed in the Philippines for Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief
International volunteer organization Projects Abroad organizes special Disaster Relief project for volunteers to help with recovery efforts in the Philippines
NEW YORK – November 14, 2013 – In the wake of the recent Typhoon Haiyan disaster in the Philippines, Projects Abroad is calling for volunteers to help with valuable typhoon recovery work.
To help in areas that have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, Projects Abroad is directing resources and efforts in the Philippines toward providing volunteers to help in typhoon relief work in the Philippines through a special Disaster Relief project.
Projects Abroad’s Disaster Relief project in the Philippines will focus on areas in the northern part of Cebu Island close to the typhoon’s path, including Bogo City, Tabogan, and San Remigio, all of which have been affected by the typhoon.
The main objectives of the Disaster Relief project are to bring educational facilities that have been affected by the typhoon back to working order as soon as possible and to look after local children while their parents help with the clean-up efforts.
It may take several weeks for schools and other care centers for children to receive government help while infrastructure is being repaired. Projects Abroad volunteers will help to bridge this through repair and renovation work at schools and childcare centers and by helping to care for children.
Volunteers can join the Disaster Relief project in the Philippines anytime and stay as long as they can, for a minimum of at least two weeks. Work will start as soon as possible and be ongoing for at least several months. It is preferable to plan to arrive on a weekend so volunteers can start working in teams Monday mornings.
All volunteers will be accommodated with secure and undamaged host families in Talisay City and be supported by full-time local Projects Abroad staff.
AFor more information on how you can get involved, contact Projects Abroad or visit www.projects-abroad.ca/volunteer-destinations/volunteer-philippines
Projects Abroad was founded in 1992 by Dr. Peter Slowe, a geography professor, as a program for students to travel and work while on break from full-time study. The program had its genesis in post-USSR Romania, where students were given the chance to teach conversational English. After a few years just sending volunteers to Eastern Europe for teaching, the company expanded to sending volunteers of all ages around the world on a wide range of projects.
Projects Abroad is a global leader in short-term international volunteer programs with projects in 28 countries and recruitment offices in the UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Holland, Hong Kong, Norway, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and the United States.
For details on volunteering overseas, visit Projects Abroad’s web site at www.projects-abroad.org