Volunteer for the Visayans (VFV) is a registered non-profit, non-government organization located in Tacloban City, Leyte. The organization is registered with the local Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to distribute planned and professional social welfare services to assist underprivileged and undeserved local communities.
Since its founding in 2004, VFV has contributed towards sustainable development in child welfare, community development, education and public health through its various community programs and volunteer projects. VFV also makes sure to provide cultural immersion for its volunteers.
VFV has been recognized by various bodies, such as the Department of Education Regional Office for the school supplies and classroom repairs the organization has provided. Also, VFV has enrolled around 200 children from low-income families in school, and provided them with daily feeding grocery subsidies, healthcare and after-school tutorials. VFV has also established Public Health Nutrition programs in nearby towns, built nearly 30 homes for low-income families, and provided a successful micro-financing program for over 30 low-income mothers. VFV was also heavily involved in the relief efforts following Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013.
As exemplified by the achievements mentioned above, VFV provides holistic empowerment programs for Visayan families by taking into account the needs of children and their parents.
VFV’s community projects include The Dumpsite Project, Adopt-A-School and Build-A-School projects, and the annual medical mission.
WORK WITH VFV
Volunteers can choose to work with children through teaching at rural schools and students with special needs, teaching dance and crafts or coaching sports and providing nutritional services.
One can also sponsor a child through the Sponsor A Child in the Philippines Program. Sponsors can provide for the children by donating from $25 a month to $300 a year which is used in providing basic necessities for the children from disadvantaged families. VFV Sponsors may decide to receive cards and correspondence from the child they support, as well as updates from the Child Sponsorship staff. Around 200 children have benefited from this program to date.
If you are interested in working with adults and the youth, programs include volunteering at a women’s shelter to teach micro-financing and other livelihood skills, or volunteering with youths in conflict with the law.
CONNECT WITH VFV
Mobile: +639 17 846 6967
Facebook: Volunteer for the Visayans
Mail: Lot 63, Cluster 2, Barangay 64, BLISS Sagkahan,
Tacloban City, 6500 Philippines