environment
philippines
intermediate English
From 2 to 12 weeks
18 years old
Environmental project in Palawan

Environmental project in Palawan

The province of Palawan, located in the MIMAROPA region, is the largest province in the Philippines and is full of wildlife sanctuaries, marine reserves and World Heritage sites. Nestled on the island of Palawan, one of the most biodiverse islands in the Philippines, this region offers some of the most spectacular seascapes in the world, sparking strong local interest in conservation.

This projectenvironnement aims to safeguard mangroves and halt their decline, which has accelerated in recent years. To achieve this, it is vital to educate the younger generations and to continue planting new mangroves.

The help of volunteers is invaluable in strengthening the natural coastal barrier, protecting our beaches from storms and erosion while keeping them clean. What’s more, your support is essential in raising children’s awareness of environmental protection during educational sessions.

The types of tasks:

This job requires physical strength and stamina, especially in hot weather. What’s more, your tasks will vary from day to day. Your main responsibilities will be :

  • Take part in the coastal clean-up campaign.
  • Harvesting mangrove plants.
  • Planting the mangroves.
  • Preparing lessons and teaching materials for an educational campaign on environmental conservation for local public schools and the community.
  • Teaching children and the community about environmental conservation, in particular mangrove restoration.
  • Putting up signs on environmental conservation.
  • Make eco-friendly bricks.
  • Helping the community with its clean and green programmes.

 


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included

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

Flights
Travel and health insurance

Dates and prices

This program is available all year round.

Arrivals every Sunday and departures on Saturdays.

Duration in weeks
Registration fees
2 weeks
890 €
3 weeks
1130 €
4 weeks
1440 €
5 weeks
1690 €
6 weeks
1990 €
8 weeks
2490 €
10 weeks
3410 €
12 weeks
3720 €

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Location

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.

Meals

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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