Volunteer Philippines: Jeepney Magazine

WhenInManila.com has nothing but love for wonderful organizations that try to extend a helping hand to those who need it the most! We’re especially proud to have been able to meet the creators of Jeepney Magazine!

The Jeepney Magazine is a street magazine modeled after the 200 plus street magazines in the world. Street papers are independent newspapers and magazines that provide unique employment opportunities.

Jeepney Magazine is the first street paper in developing Asia. Jeepney Magazines are sold at PhP 100 per copy, of which PhP 50 goes to the vendor selling the paper.

When you buy a street paper. You do much more than contribute to the vendor’s chances of escaping homelessness. You are helping finance a support system for many more excluded people, something that giving spare change to a beggar simply does not do.

“The Jeepney Magazine” is a Filipino “street paper” published by the Urban Opportunities for Change, Foundation Inc.

Jeepney has one overriding goal:  To create and provide jobs for the homeless community that meets or exceeds the minimum wage.

Jeepney puts into practice real and effective entrepreneurship.  We provide street and homeless people capital in the way of magazines.  We provide training and education on direct sales.  Our self-employed vendors learn the value of saving.  They learn how to set sales goals.  They learn how to relate and interact with people.  They experience a sense of dignity and self worth.


Street papers are a new idea in Asia.  They have proven themselves in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Australia, as a viable method of poverty alleviation.  Jeepney is the first street paper among Asian’s developing countries. Governments the world over, including the United Nations, have recognized “street papers” as an effective way, to reintegrate, homeless people and those trapped in drug and alcohol addictions back into society.

Get involved! alleviate poverty in the Philippines by reading the Jeepney Magazine.


When In Manila, please do pick up a copy of Jeepney Magazine! You’re not only getting great literature, you’re also doing your part in helping those that need it the most! Also, check out the info below to see how you can donate resources or volunteer your time with this charity.

Contact Jeepney Magazine

The Jeepney Magazine needs your help! If you want to donate or if you want to help out and volunteer, Jeepey needs journalists / writers / photographers / researchers and more! Contact them on their website http://www.thejeepney.com/




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