12 places you can volunteer in Manila

Feel like putting your time and energy in helping out? Maybe one of these organizations will be the one for you!


“It takes a village to raise a child” is UNICEF’s tagline, borrowed from an African proverb. And it still rings true! Children are shaped by the people around them, influenced directly by those they interact with. Help children uphold their rights with UNICEF!

You can donate or apply to be on standby in case of emergencies–they’ll reach out to you for your help when the time arises.

Visit their website for more information!

11. Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity wants to provide homes for the over 4 million homeless families all over the Philippines. They build homes for families and ensure they have good living conditions so that they may have brighter futures.

Create homes with your hands with Habitat for Humanity!

Visit their website for more information!

10. PAWS

Wanna help out our furry friends? Have a soft spot for animals? PAWS is the organization for you!

Visit their website for more information!


If you believe that all pets deserve good, loving homes, volunteer for CARA! Care for animals and promote their welfare and safety.

Be part of the CARA community!

Visit their website for more information!

8. Hands on Manila

Hands on Manila believes in the power of people to effect change. It empowers everyone to serve and believes that anyone can dedicate their life to service and sustainability.

Visit their website for more information!

7. Greenpeace Philippines

If you’re all about our Pantone color of the year and its implications–living coral–then maybe this is the organization for you!

Greenpeace wishes to promote both environmental care and peace. They want to safeguard the future of this planet by taking care of it in the present.

Visit their website for more information!

6. Project PEARLS

Project PEARLS believes that no child should be hungry–whether it be nutrition, education, or a loving environment. Any kind of hunger is unacceptable and they aim to enrich the lives of children and relieve them of all their hunger!

Visit their website for more information!

5. Project 200

Project 200 was born out of the idea that if a bunch of friends–Jomar Gabato, Raffy Gagabu-an, and Joan Dela Cruz–collected PHP 200 from their own friends, they could help out victims of Yolanda survive.

Now, it has carried on to be a yearly tradition of bringing joy to kids by collecting toys, visiting them in the hospital, or giving them food. They focus on the marginalized sector, spreading the love and generosity as much as they can. Make a difference with them!

Visit their website for more information!

4. Project Malasakit

Project Malasakit aims to “help children help themselves.” Hope is at the heart of their organization and they ignite it by giving children scholarships.

In this, they inspire these kids to finish school and realize their own self-worth. Help out with funding a scholar OR even volunteering to repack goods/distributing goods!

Visit their website for more information!

3. Feeding Sisters

Feeding Sisters started out as a love for traveling meeting a love for charity. On a charity hike, they decided to continue on this tradition of traveling to communities and delivering goods and food to those in need.

While their work is incredible, they describe themselves as just ordinary backpackers who can make a difference. Well, we believe they’re extraordinary! More power to you guys! They also do street feeding programs aside from their hikes.

Visit their website for more information!

2. My Superhero Friends Foundation

The My Superhero Friends Foundation wants to inspire kids to have hope amidst hardship. They help out families who have members afflicted with cancer.

With their movie screenings, feeding programs, and their general reaching out, they give kids and families who might be losing hope more of a reason to hold on. Support the kids with financial assistance or attend any of their events to help out!

Visit their website for more information.

1. Kanlungan ni Maria

We gotta show some love for our lolos and lolas, too! Kanlungan ni Maria is a home for the aged that aims to make our elders feel loved and cared for, too. They may have lost contact with their families but it doesn’t mean that we can’t be their family!

They celebrate birthdays with the elderly, put together parties, and generally give them the love and attention that they need, too.

Visit their website for more information!

Where are you going to be volunteering? Let us know!

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