Giving Back The Smile to Street Children


Be A Volunteer

Be A Volunteer

 

Virlanie Foundation welcomes hundreds of Filipino and foreign volunteers each year.

Join us and be a part of this big team of advocates and participate in an exchange of skills, knowledge, and culture, with the Filipino staff, foreign and local volunteers working side by side. There are many opportunities at Virlanie to make a real difference to the lives of street children.

To become a volunteer, you need to:

  • be 18 years old at the start of your volunteering
  • communicate well in English
  • be self-reliant, dynamic, and adaptable.

 

For each volunteer mission, you need to have specific abilities. You can also propose your own mission if it fits with the needs of the children and the Foundation.

 

WANTED FOR IMMEDIATE HIRING

Virlanie Foundation Inc. is urgently looking for the following:

Support Division Positions

Communication Department 

1. (2) Communication support interns (one Filipino and one French)

Main Tasks:

• Support the Virlanie communication team
• Assist in developing the communication plan
• Assist in the campaigns managed by the communication team
• Develop and disseminate the newsletters

Main Competencies

• Degree in a relevant field appreciated
• Graphic design and web design skills
• Team spirit
• Strong copywriting and proof-reading skills in English

Location: Head office (Makati City)
Duration: Minimum 3 months
Contract: Volunteer/Intern
Starting: February

Fundraising Department

1. Sponsorship Officer (French)

Education: University degree in social science, economic or development studies is required
Work Experience: Experience and knowledge of child-sponsorship and fundraising function are desired

Competencies required


• Competency in data base software is required (especially in excel)
• Writing and oral skills in English and French are required (equivalent B2 level)
• Good interpersonal skills
• Strictness to respect deadline
• Autonomous and initiative sense
• Positive attitude towards learning and sharing
• Excellent teamwork member
• Sensitivity to street children issues and commitment to poor and disadvantaged people

Work conditions
• Category: Volunteer (VSI)
• Duration: minimum 1 year
• Number of hours per week: Full Time (40h)
• Insurance: Yes
• Transportation and Visa: VFI pays the plane ticket (two ways) from the city of origin to the Philippines and all visa demands/extensions
• Food: VFI provides the lunch on working days (during the first month in immersion, all the meals are covered by VFI)
• Accommodation: One month in immersioni in one of the residential homes, and for the rest of the time, accommodation in one of the two volunteer housesii (VH)

Expected arrival mid-April (training in Paris in April 8,9,10,11)

Grants Department

1. Grants and Donor Relations Officer

Education Master’s degree in international relations and/or development, political science or any other relevant field.

Work Experiences
• Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience working in development/NGO sector or in private sector in a position that requires important relational and organizational skills, ideally handling portfolio of prospects and clients
• Experience with grant writing and / or report writing
• Experience with budget planning
• Desirable experience in working overseas or in inter-cultural environment

Technical Competencies required

• Highly proficient in both written and spoken French and English
• Above-average relational, presentation and communication skills
• Excellent writing, analytical and research skills
• Ability to craft funding proposals in clear and compelling manner
• Ability to synthesize information in a succinct form
• Ability to adapt format/amount/degree of technicality of information depending on recipient
• Knowledge and/or experience in project management cycle, program monitoring and reporting
• Understanding of various donor requirements (i.e. USAID, DFID, United Nations, European Union)
• Knowledge and/or experience in budget presentation and analysis
• Excellent command of Pack Office
• Command of NetSuite is a plus
• Excellent teamwork member

Work conditions
• Category: Volunteer (VSI)
• Duration: minimum 1 year
• Number of hours per week: 40h/week (2 days of vacation leave with pay/month + public holidays as per Philippine National holidays)
• Insurance: Yes
• Transportation and Visa: VFI pays the plane ticket (two ways) from the city of origin to the Philippines and all visa demands/extensions
• Food: VFI provides the lunch on working days (during the first month in immersion, all the meals are covered by VFI)
• Accommodation: One month in immersion in one of the residential homes, and for the rest of
the time, accommodation in one of the two volunteer houses (VH)

Expected arrival mid-April (training in Paris in April 8,9,10,11)

 

Program Division Positions

Residential Pillar Positions

1. Facilitator or educator for special children

Main tasks:
• Create individual programs - Assist children
• Help children to indepently carry out every day tasks
• Prepare an activity schedule( physical activities and excercises)
• Use of the sensory room
• Conduct evaluation of child progress

Main competencies:
• Degree in a relevant field appreciated
• Spirit of initiative
• Patient, open minded, tolerant
• Good level in English
• Listening, contact and adaptation skills

Location: Jade Home / Aime Home (Cavite City & Makati City)
Duration: Minimum 3 months
Contract: Volunteer/Intern
Starting: Flexible depending on the availibility

2. Early childhood educator or facilitator

Main tasks:
• Observe and monitor children's play activities
• Read to children, teach them simple painting, drawing, songs, etc.
• Instruct children health and personal habits
• Organize and store toys and materials to ensure order in activity areas
• Ensure good relationship with the staff
• Conduct evaluation of the children's progress
• Support children's emotional and social development

Main competencies:
• Degree in a relevant field appreciated
• Organized, able to plan activity schedule
• Strong commitment to the well-being of the children
• Listening, contact and adptation skills
• Interpersonal skills with babies and local teams
• Patient, open minded, tolerant
• Spirit of initiative

Location: Babies and Toddlers Home (Makati City)
Duration: Minimum 3 months
Contract: Volunteer/Intern
Starting: Flexible depending on the availibility


Education Pillar Positions

4. Swimming teacher

Main tasks:
• Give children swimming lessons
• Help the children to develop skills and self confidence
• Prepare an activity schedule
• Conduct evaluation of child progress
• Ensure children's safety

Main competencies:

• Degree in a relevant field appreciated
• Experience in teaching or with children
• Creative, flexible, resourceful
• Patient, open minded, tolerant
• Spirit of initiative

Location: Sibuhi Center (Makati City)
Duration: Minimum 3 months (Part Time)
Contract: Volunteer/Intern
Starting: Flexible depending on the availability

5. Dance or Theater Teacher
Main tasks:
• Create an activity schedule
• Help children develop skills and self confidence
• Conduct evaluation of child progress

Main competencies:
• Patient, spirit of initiative, adaptable
• Listening, contact and interpersonal skills
• Experience with children

Location: Sibuhi Center (Makati City)
Duration: Minimum 3 months (Part Time)
Contract: Volunteer/Intern
Starting: Flexible depending on the availability


Community Pillar Positions

6. Adolescent Sexuality Counselor

Main tasks:
• Training and counseling on sexuality topic toward communities

Main competencies:
• Degree in a relevant field appreciated
• Experience in social work or with teenagers
• Mastering of Tagalog
• Mediation and councelling qualities
• Patient, open minded, tolerant
• Spirit of initiative

Location: ODC Quiapo/Manila
Duration: Minimum 3 months (Part Time)
Contract: Volunteer/Intern
Starting: Flexible depending on the availability

7. Teacher/Tutor

Main tasks:
• English or Math tutorials
• Conduct evaluation of child progress

Main competencies:
• Degree in a relevant field appreciated
• Good level in English
• Patient, spirit of initiative, adaptable
• Listenting, contact and interpersonal skills
• Experience with handling children

Location: Bagong Silangan
Duration: Minimum 3 months (Part Time)
Contract: Volunteer/Intern
Starting: Flexible depending on the availability


 

Virlanie encourages Filipinos to come and have a rewarding experience volunteering with the children of Virlanie.

You may want to help them catch up academically through our Magellan Learning Center, help out in one of the 8 homes for children, or offer your medical or dental expertise. The possibilities are endless. You can apply for one of the missions proposed on the vacancy list listed above.

To apply as a volunteer, please send a curriculum vitae and application letter to verin.oceane@virlanie.org

Testimonial: 

On a Saturday in 2010, Jeena was in Divisoria for shopping and saw a bunch of people gathered in a park. She noticed that there were some agitations and activities going on. It was the Mobile Unit. She looked for it on the Internet and came to the Virlanie's office to offer her help. She first started to volunteer with the Mobile Unit every Saturday. She assisted the staff while they created activities. It was about proper grooming, proper hygiene, arts and academic stuffs like teaching and helping the children in English, reading and mathematics. She had volunteering for different programs of Virlanie since then like Babies and Todlet and she now helps the children of Masaya Home to do their homework.

"I always wanted to get involved, to do something productive during my free time and I liked kids but I did not really jump ahead. I get a sense of fulfillment when I am volunteering; it feels good when I'm helping especially when I see the eagerness they have to improve."

Jeena,
Filipino volunteer since 2010

Jeena declared that she has learnt in Virlanie to extend the help. Anyone can volunteer it is a matter of finding time to do it. She decided to share her experience with her friends and she was really proud that they have sponsored activities. She got to spread about Virlanie in her effective small circle.

There are three different kinds of statutes for foreign volunteers

1) You can become a volunteer through a specific contract sponsored by the French government (Volontariat de Solidarité Internationale (VSI). In order to do so, you need to be 18 years old and a European citizen. This contract allows you to receive a small monthly allowance, free accommodation, medical insurance, the plane ticket and all necessary visas.

Virlanie actually works with four VSI: Volunteer Coordinator, Sponsorship Officer, French Donor Relations Officer and French Communication Officer. See technical competencies posted above.

2) You can apply for one of the missions proposed above. The duration of a mission can vary between 3 and 12 months. Except of the accommodation - you will be lodged in one of our volunteer houses (collective house share) – you must take charge of all your expenses. If you are interested by one of these missions, please send your CV and the to the volunteer coordinator: verin.oceane@virlanie.org.

3) You can also propose your own mission. In order to do so, please send your CV and the project description for special missions to the volunteer coordinator verin.oceane@virlanie.org.  

Do not hesitate to contact the volunteer coordinator for any additional questions: verin.oceane@virlanie.org.

Testimonial:

"I was born in the Philippines and I lived here from age 0 to 5. My parents left for Australia for opportunities. I wanted to get involved in the Philippines. I needed to give back to my people. I could have give money compensation but I wanted to offer a little bit of myself. I looked for an NGO with a volunteer program and I found Virlanie. It looked that it would feed both of our needs. I help the children with their homework in mathematics, English, Reading and Tagalog. I have some great time with the kids at the school, when we played football. Even after the school I love when one child asks: "Kuya I need help for this or that" and after they are 6 or 7 all at the same time and you get threw it you show them and explain to them."

Rodolfo, Australian volunteer
3 months as teacher at the Magellan's Center

 

 


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4055 Yague Street, Barangay Singkamas,
Makati City, Metro Manila
Philippines 1204

Tel: +63 2 895 5260 and +63 2 896 2289
Fax: +63 2 895 5232
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