At the helm of social change

It takes one hell of a lady to command a ship that sees a crew of ten staff members and over 200 annual international volunteers work across 15 different projects aiding communities in Tacloban City as well as remote rural regions. That woman is Helena Claire A. Canayong, fondly known as Wimwim, Director of Volunteer

In Yolanda’s wake: VFV’s Director reflects

A year on from history’s worst recorded storm, VFV Director of Operations Helena Claire A. Canayong looks back on VFV’s work rehabilitating the communities ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda. The 35-year-old mother of two was forced to take her family and swim to higher ground when Yolanda struck in November last year. “My husband and I

Making a difference around the globe

There are a growing number of ‘volunteer travellers’ — globetrotters taking the opportunity to share their skills and knowledge and help a community in need while abroad. For New Zealand volunteer, Hugh Johnstone, his time with VFV is the second stop on a 13-month-long trip volunteering around the world. Hugh’s desire to see the world

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