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 positions:

Residential Program 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


Support Programs Positions

4. Arts and Crafts Teacher

Main tasks:
• Give children Art and/or Craft teaching
• Develop illustration and/or creative skills for children
• Prepare an activity schedule
• Conduct evaluation of child progress
• Set up of creative projects
• Maintain a stock inventory
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. Guitar/Piano Teacher
Main tasks:
• Give children guitar/piano lessons
• Prepare an activity schedule
• Conduct evaluation of child progress
• Organize musical sessions

Main competencies:
• Degree in a relevant field appreciated
• Experience in teaching or with children
• Good level in English
• 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

6. 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 Positions

7. 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


 

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.

To apply as a volunteer, please send a curriculum vitae and application letter to verin.oceane@virlanie.orgthe application form to our volunteer coordinator at : manon.lefevre@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. If one of these positions gets available, the job description will be posted here: sponsorship officer.

2) You can apply for one of the missions proposed on the vacancy list. 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</a> for special missions to the volunteer coordinator <a href=">manon.lefevre@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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