Be a Volunteer

Help build a better community.

“Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good does it become useful.”—Unknown

How about sharing your skills, talents, and time with us? Please take time to check the following to find out which area you feel you fit in the most:

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1. SPONSORED CHILDREN MONITORING

We have over 10,000 sponsored children in our different project areas: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. We need additional manpower to conduct monthly home visits to our sponsored children. This is our way of checking their status. We prefer volunteers who live near or can conveniently travel to the project areas.

For inquiries, send an e-mail to volunteer.gnip@gmail.com.

2. FILIPINO-ENGLISH TRANSLATORS

We maintain a sponsor–sponsored child relationship through the Annual Child Letters (ACL) and Gift-Money-Letter (GML). The ACL is a way through which the children share their stories and express their appreciation to their sponsors in forms of letters and drawings. The sponsors are also given the opportunity to send special gifts to their sponsored children. These could be in the form of a gift, money, or a letter.

Since there is a difference in the language used by our sponsors (Koreans) and sponsored children (Filipinos), we need to translate the letters from Filipino to English before sending them to our international headquarters (in South Korea) for distribution to the sponsors. Our limited staff members have to translate more than 10,000 letters each year.

You can report either to our head office in Quezon City or to the project area nearest you.

 

3. TUTORS

We have five learning centers in Barangay San Isidro (Rizal), which offer free early childhood education to children aged three to six years old. We understand that children have different learning paces, thus the need for a tutorial program. The tutorial sessions aim to help students develop strong study habits and to supplement the lessons that the students are taking during their regular class schedules. We need tutors in numeracy, literacy, arts and crafts, reading, mathematics, science, Filipino, and music.

The tutorial sessions are conducted during weekdays after classes (either in the morning or in the afternoon). The morning classes start at eight, nine, and ten and last for two hours, while the afternoon classes start at one and end at three. This program is open to those who can conveniently travel to San Isidro during the weekdays.

 

4. ARTS AND CRAFTS AND MUSIC TEACHERS

We would love to see our children and young people develop their talents. If you have the skills and the passion to teach art, music, or both, you are what we are looking for. This program is open during the summer break.

 

5. MOM CENTER

The center has three divisions: a training center, a learning center, and a health center. It is managed by the Southville Community Development Project (SVCDP). We need volunteers who can assist us in conducting vocational or practical skills training for the people in the community. The trainings are best conducted on weekdays.

 

6. CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM

There are existing laws in the Philippines on child protection, but the government’s implementation and enforcement capacities are not strong enough. The CPS aims to provide a safety net for the children in our covered communities. It covers four programs: (a) Special Protection Program, (b) Child Abuse Protection Program, (c) Child Empowerment Program, and (d) Community Awareness Program on Child Rights.

We need people who can help us with the strengthening of local councils for the protection of children (LCPCs), which are mandated by the government to implement plans for the promotion of child and youth welfare. We also need trainers who can help us promote child rights awareness in schools.

 

7. ADVOCACY

We have organized Child Rights Councils (CRCs) in our project areas to provide the children (youth) a venue to express their concerns, issues, and needs and to plan out activities that will promote awareness on child issues to their fellow children. We want to empower these young people and turn them into advocates of child rights. We also celebrate the International Child Rights Day every November 20.

We need volunteers who can help us organize child rights events and other child protection activities and who can help us in keeping our CRCs functioning through different advocacy programs.

 

8. HEALTH

We look after the children’s well-being through different health programs. We need people who can assist us with the monitoring of our sponsored children’s health and nutrition status and train the parents in the communities on family nutrition and family health.

 

9. WATER AND SANITATION

We provide the communities access to potable water by maximizing their existing water sources. Our organization provides hand-washing and latrine facilities in schools and conducts hygiene-promotion campaigns in the communities—as a way of minimizing, if not eliminating, waterborne diseases and those caused by poor hygiene. We need volunteers who can develop designs of the mentioned facilities and who can assist us in conducting hygiene-promotion campaigns.

 

10. DISASTER RISK REDUCTION MANAGEMENT

We are in the initial stages of the DRRM program implementation. We started equipping our staff and our covered communities with a basic training on disaster management, which includes practical knowledge applicable before, during, and after a disaster. But we also want to reach the children, them being one of the most vulnerable sectors, and teach them skills that they can easily apply. We need volunteers who can assist us in the formulation of a Disaster Management Handbook for Kids and who can assist us in conducting trainings for children.

Our organization has been conducting emergency relief operations in the past years, and as our country remains prone to disasters, we remain prepared to respond to emergencies brought by said disasters. In such times, we would need volunteers who can help us gather donations in kind and who can assist us in the packing and the distribution of goods.

 

11. MONITORING AND EVALUATION

We need volunteers who can assist us in the development of a database management system and data collection tools and who can help us in the analysis of the impact of our projects.

Volunteers with background in IT, statistics, and other related fields are highly preferred.

 

12. PUBLIC RELATIONS

Our main advocacy is the promotion of child rights. We need layout artists, graphic designers, writers, bloggers, editors, advocates, and social media marketers who can help us develop campaign materials—both printed and online—and reach out to as many people as possible.

For inquirites, send email to volunteer.gnip@gmail.com.

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