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

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

Brief description and main aims

To promote international voluntary service exchanges

To nurture community development efforts and volunteerism

To establish a network of volunteers and volunteer organizations

Cultural Exposure

The Global Initiative for Exchange and Development Inc. (GIED) is an NGO established in July 07, 2015 with the primary aim to promote various meaningful collaborations in building local communities and empowering people to be partners in nation building.
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.

Main Activities

  • 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 a database on youth volunteerism
  • 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

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

Volunteer requirements / Skills

  • Flexible, open-minded and able to adopt local life situation
  • High interest and or has background on Photo and or photo documentation, graphic arts, Information Technology, Data-Base Programming
  • Independent and can handle limited supervision
  • Team player, sociable, creative and innovative


Cebu City

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Living with host family (expect to have a shared room with your host sister or brother or other volunteers)

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