Make a Difference with Volunteer for the Visayans

Founded in 2004, VFV is dedicated to sustainable development projects in the areas of child welfare, community development, education, and public health, through our Volunteer, Sponsorship, and Community programs. VFV's main community center and head office is located in Tacloban City, Philippines.

Sponsor A Child

Our Child Sponsorship program provides various social welfare services to primary and secondary school children from low-income families. Each sponsored child receives financial support to cover their educational costs, daily nutritional feedings, monthly groceries, annual health check ups, and access to many other resources and seasonal activities. You can sponsor a child for just $25 USD a month!

Volunteer With Us

We offer a range of volunteer placements across a variety of fields and interest areas, so we can cater to nearly any international volunteer's hopes and dreams of volunteering abroad! From rural health clinics to orphanages to nutrition projects, our placements are tried and true, as are our homestays who accommodate dozens of volunteers each year. All volunteers have access to extensive orientation and 24/7 staff support!

Community Program

Part of what makes VFV special is our well-rounded dedication to the communities we serve, especially the communities in which our three distinct community centers are located. Through various community programs and projects, we continue to expand our impact and assistance to families in need. From building homes to distributing school supplies to our annual medical mission, we are dedicated to making a difference!

Hygiene Kit

Sharing the love this Christmas

As a yearly tradition, Volunteer for the Visayans will give gifts in and around Tacloban and Ormoc City. We call this event Christmas Gift-Giving. The VFV staff and volunteers will visit the different placements on December 12-13, 2016. We would like to share the love and bring joy to street children, orphans and neglected children,


An act of Kindness: A Tribute to Mother Teresa

Missionaries of Charity in Tacloban City, a religious organization founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta helps the poor, sick, and needy. It was founded in 1995 and has been helping out indigent families. The nuns go out into the communities to render humanitarian aid to different sectors of the society in need. Missionaries of Charity  has


Water Facility Can Build A New Change

The Alternative Learning Systems is a two- Classroom facility. We provide meals from Monday through Friday for children we rescued from the dumpsite, sponsored students who are already in elementary,  and high school students in order to improve their nourishment and increase their attendance in school instead of staying inside the dumpsite and looking for


Greetings from Heaven

International Volunteer Jessica Calderone, from Endwell, NY, USA, volunteered at the Women Shelter for 6 weeks. The women at the shelter and Jess started a project called “Greetings from Heaven.” They have been making bracelets and crochet crafts, like flowers, bookmarkers, hearts and bows, to sell. All proceeds benefit the women at the shelter. The