intermediate English
From 2 to 12 weeks
18 years old
Construction and renovation project in Palawan

Construction and renovation project in Palawan

This humanitarian project in Asia takes place in the province of Palawan, located in the MIMAROPA region, the country’s largest province. Palawan is renowned as one of the country’s top tourist destinations, often ranked as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Its white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, spectacular marine life, historic sites and rich cultural diversity offer unforgettable landscapes and experiences.

However, despite its beauty, there are areas of Palawan that require particular attention, particularly in terms of communal infrastructure such as schools, health centres and housing. Construction plays a crucial role in creating safe spaces that connect communities, create jobs and improve living standards.

In this project, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the local people of Palawan, offering an authentic insight into their way of life and culture. You will work alongside participants from all over the world to help build in the village of Tigman, in Aborlan, in the heart of Palawan province.

The types of tasks :

Your work will depend on local requirements, but your main tasks will be to :

  • Helping to build and renovate local infrastructure such as schools, churches, local houses, etc.
  • Digging and assembling building materials.
  • Laying brick and cement.
  • Helping and assisting with the construction and renovation of school playgrounds.
  • Building school paths and a fence
  • Building and renovating toilets
  • Repairing and renovating school walls
  • Helping and assisting with the construction of new classrooms or any other school facilities
  • Helping with painting school buildings
  • Gardening and landscaping
  • Repairing and making tables and chairs



Reception at Puerto Princesa Airport
Accommodation (in shared rooms of 4 - 8 people)
3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the week and 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) on the weekend
Project support and training
24/7 emergency assistance

Not included

Travel and health insurance

Dates and prices

This program is available all year round.

Arrivals every Sunday and departures on Saturday.

Duration in weeks
Registration fees
2 weeks
940 €
3 weeks
1235 €
4 weeks
1580 €
5 weeks
1925 €
6 weeks
2270 €
8 weeks
2860 €
10 weeks
3450 €
12 weeks
4140 €



Palawan is an archipelagic province of the Philippines, located in the country’s largest region of MIMAROPA. Its capital is Puerto Princesa. Renowned as one of the best destinations in the country, Palawan is regularly ranked among the best islands in the world. The island is dotted with fishing villages and fringed by a magnificent blue sea, while its landscapes are characterised by green mountains emerging from the jungle.

Palawan offers a multitude of attractions, including white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, spectacular marine life, shipwreck sites, breathtaking waterfalls, majestic cliffs, historic sites and delicious local cuisine, all reflecting the rich cultural diversity of the region.

The accommodation is located in the village of Tigman, in the district of Aborlan, a peaceful area on the outskirts of Puerto Princesa. Approximately 72 kilometres from Puerto Princesa, a two-hour drive, and twenty minutes from Aborlan town centre, our centre is ideally located close to the beach. You can relax and swim in your free time or after the programme activities, while admiring the magnificent sunrises and sunsets with the other participants.

Your accommodation

You’ll be staying in the volunteers’ house, which is built from a wealth of natural materials to give it a tropical beach feel! You’ll sleep in bunk beds.


Three good meals are provided each day at 8am for breakfast, 12pm for lunch and 6pm for dinner, and at weekends only brunch and dinner.

The food will consist mainly of typical local and Western dishes. There will also be pasta, seafood, mostly chicken and pork, vegetables and fruit. For breakfast, we serve eggs, sausages, oatmeal, bread, pancakes, coffee and tea. Meals are also served according to your dietary requirements.

Means of transport

There are many means of local transport available, including jeepneys, buses and vans, which leave hourly for either Aborlan town or Narra. The journey to Aborlan town centre takes around twenty minutes, and thirty minutes to Narra.

In the town of Narra, you’ll find ATMs and Western Union transfer services. You will have access to all the necessary amenities, such as banks, pharmacies, grocery shops, local restaurants, bars, public markets, parks etc.

Requirements to participate

To take part in the construction programme in the Philippines :

– At least 18 years old.

– Intermediate level of English (able to understand instructions, able to communicate).

– Copy of passport.

– Criminal record.


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