If you’re thinking of what to do during your spare time, then why not volunteer? Here are some organizations you should check out.

Caritas Manila Inc.
Founded in 1953, Caritas Manila (then known as Catholic Charities), helps the “least, last, lost” among society through their different programs. Their core programs “are geared toward integral human development, and spiritual and socio-economic development of the poor.” There are many ways to volunteer such as packing goods for the needy, teaching in livelihood trainings, and helping in their feeding programs. If you want to play a part in helping children and families get out of poverty, you can call them at 564-0205 loc. 32 or email them at volcaritas_manila@yahoo.com

Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, Inc.
Whether you’re a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, or a student, you can definitely volunteer here. Operation Blessing Philippines, which just celebrated its 20th year anniversary, conducts medical missions in far-flung areas, provides wells with drinkable water, gives livelihood, and feeds malnourished children.

Currently they’re building homes for families who lost their houses during typhoon Yolanda. Visit their website or call their hotline +632 477-7802 to 08 if you want to donate or volunteer.

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Habitat for Humanity Philippines Foundation, Inc.
Established in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Philippines aims to provide Filipino families decent homes. They envision transformed lives through building responsible and sustainable communities. If you would like to join their cause and provide Filipino families a new home, visit their website or email them at volunteer@habitat.org.ph

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This organization is focused on children and aims to protect children’s rights, help them meet their basic needs, and broaden their opportunities to reach their maximum potential. From health and nutrition to education–they’ve got it covered. UNICEF Philippines has been serving the Filipino children since 1948 and they want “to provide the best quality of life for every Filipino child through programmes that help them survive and flourish”. How can you be a volunteer? You can be on standby for emergencies or learn more about childrens rights so if ever a child is in potential danger, youll know what to do. Interested volunteers or donors can visit their website or call them at +632 758-1000 / 1442 from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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CARA Welfare Philippines
CARA was formed back in 2000 by a group of animal lovers who are dedicated to helping animals who have either been abused or abandoned by their owners. CARA offers vet consultations for low income pet owners, educates citizens, organizations, and barangays about animal welfare and the rights of animals, and provides caring and responsible homes for rescues. If you want to volunteer, donate, or adopt, visit their website and watch the video below:


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