Young girls doing a traditional dance in the Philippines

If you’ve got a flare for the performing arts, then VFV’s teaching children fine arts project is just be the volunteer project you’re looking for.

You probably have seen YouTube videos of Filipino street children break dancing, Filipino prison inmates dancing to Michael Jacksons’ Thriller, and our local flight attendants dancing to Lady Gaga. So you know that Filipinos love to dance!

If you stroll through our neighborhood, you’ll probably see children, outside their homes, practicing the latest dance steps. They’re good at it and thoroughly enjoy themselves.

Dancing is an excellent way of helping disadvantaged children to express themselves, to gain self-confidence, and to learn social skills. It also gives the children something fun and wholesome to do.

There are, however, few opportunities for disadvantaged children to participate in dance classes. Fortunately, many accomplished and enthused individuals have volunteered during the past few years.


Our children are especially interested in urban, ballet and traditional dance, but cannot afford private lessons. They have cherished what has been provided and look forward to even more.

If you have a passion for dance and love working with children, this is the placement for you. In addition to teaching dance, your duties will include mentoring the children you work with, and networking with VFV program coordinators.


Project Duration: 2 weeks (minimum) – 2 months (maximum)

Cost: $950 US Dollars for 2 weeks, $120 for each week thereafter. Find out more about program fees.

Availability: Second week of July – Second week of August

Project Location: Bliss, Tacloban City

Requirements: Minimum age 18

Training: Pre-Departure information sent during application process; in-depth local orientation conducted upon arrival.

Experience: Must have some experience with dance and a love of children.

Working Hours: 08:00am – 12 noon, Monday to Friday (minimum)

Activities: Conduct dance classes with children enrolled in child welfare programs whilst at the same time acting as a role model and assisting staff in monitoring and mentoring the children.

What is included: What is included: Airport Reception, Accommodation with local host family, 2 meals a day (breakfast and dinner), program orientation, Waray Waray language lesson, 24 hour local staff support

What’s Not Included: International or Domestic Airfares, Insurance or Visa