Global Initiative for Exchange & Development Inc. (GIED) (PHL-52)

Type: Cultural Exposure, Communication, Administrative - Country: Philippines

Brief description and main aims

The Global Initiative for Exchange and Development Inc. (GIED) was established in July 7, 2015 with the primary aim to promote various meaningful collaborations in building local communities and empowering people to be partners in nation building.

These social development professionals are armed with the professional background and passion to offer quality services to more communities in the country. Together, they pool more than a decade of experience in community development initiatives focusing on the most vulnerable sectors, children, youth, women, indigenous people, persons with disabilities among others.

It aims to promote international voluntary service exchanges, to nurture community development efforts and volunteerism, to promote learner-centered training programs and to establish a network of volunteers and volunteer organizations.

Main Activities

GIED's main activities include:
  • Promotion of international exchange programs, services and activities through long term and short term programs as well as workcamps and study visits for inter-cultural learning
  • Training and capability building programs on volunteerism and inter-cultural learning
  • Establishment of partners and network of organizations to promote volunteerism and inter-cultural learning advocacies
  • Immersion/experiential activities for active youth participation and community development

Volunteer tasks

Volunteer task's include:
  • Supporting the organization’s promotion of international voluntary service through online social media, website, etc.
  • Assisting the staff in office work which include but not limited to the following: development/updating of programs, promotional materials like print, audio and video presentations, doing volunteer related advocacy campaigns in schools, communities, institutions, events, etc.
  • Being a o-coordinator or camp leader for its short-term program to international volunteers participating work camps
  • Assisting during training/capacity building programs, community visits and other community development related work

Volunteer requirements / Skills

Volunteer requirements include:
  • being flexible, open-minded and able to adopt local life situation
  • having a high interest and/or a background on photography and/or photo documentation, graphic arts, information technology, data-base programming
  • being independent and able to work under limited supervision
  • being a team player, sociable, creative and innovative
  • having good communication skills
Understanding and being able to speak English is an advantage


GIED is located at the heart of Cebu City. From the Centre you can conveniently walk to many important landmarks, historical and cultural sites of Cebu. It is also very close to shopping centres, hospitals, schools, parks, etc. Public transportation are also readily available to visit department stores/malls and other leisure areas.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live in an apartment (expect to have a shared room with other volunteers)

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