Girl taking a picture in the Philippines

As a grassroots non-profit organization we understand the need for a comprehensive and precise media strategy that will help us best portray and explain our various donation based projects to global audiences. Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to hire additional staff to cover this important role and as a result we have to look to international volunteers to augment support to this operation.

By volunteering as a media intern with VFV, you will have the opportunity to visit and document each and every single project that VFV organizes and will assist VFV staff in developing promotional videos that will aim to raise awareness about socioeconomic struggles and promote donation based causes and appeals. Material collected and edited by volunteers will need to adhere to local social welfare guidelines and will be used to populate the Volunteer for the Visayans Youtube Channel and Facebook Page.

This project is multi-faceted and it requires you to be independent and self motivated. Particular areas of focus are VFV’s Dumpsite ProjectChild Sponsorship Programand Community Nutrition ProjectIn most cases volunteers will need to supply their own equipment so that they can work comfortably.


Global charities and large non-profit organizations often accumulate enough yearly funding to support the operation of entire media departments. Such departments are used to continuously generate and build media material which is later used to help advertise and promote donation based projects.

Grassroots organizations like Volunteer for the Visayans are not fortunate enough to have the resources to fund such operations and as a result have to appeal to the help of international volunteers to help provide services.

By choosing to volunteer as a Media Intern, you will get the opportunity to not only extend your own portfolio but to assist in raising awareness about the many VFV projects which attempt to tackle some of the socioeconomic hardships that Filipino communities face. At the same time, volunteers can pass on their knowledge to local staff so that eventually they will be able to develop material for themselves.


Project Duration: 2 weeks (minimum) – 6 months (maximum)

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

Availability: Project Open All Year 

Location: Tacloban City and neighboring towns

Requirements: Minimum age 18

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

Experience: Volunteers are expected to be competent photographers, good writers, knowledgeable in using various social media platforms

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

Activities: Provide media material to raise awareness about socioeconomic struggles facing Filipino communities. Conduct interviews, develop video and still imagery to help promote VFV causes and appeals.

 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