Barangay Gilutongan, Cordova Island, Cebu (PHL-70)

Type: Environment, Education - Country: Philippines

Brief description and main aims

Approximately 1,500 people live in Barangay Gilutongan Island, Cordova, Cebu. It is 30 minutes away, by boat, from the main land. Some of the residence have never traveled to the city.

Fishing is their main source of  income since most residence don’t have an alternative way of living. Waste management is one of their main issues. Also, they don’t have the adecuate capacity to improve/maintain their health and get a proper education. This island needs a lot of help from the volunteers to help enhance and maintain its beauty.

The projects main aims are to maintain and preserve marine sanctuary, to promote bio diversity, to educate and motivate the residence in the island about waste management, to promote the island as an eco-tourism destinationand, to provide basic education and to address nutrition deficiency of local children.

Main Activities

The project's main activities include:

  • Assist the Barangay officials and staff in the advocacy campaign about proper waste disposal and environmental management
  • Assist in coastal clean-up activities, etc.
  • Assist in the monitoring and management of the marine sanctuary
  • Assist day care teachers/elementary schools in academic and non-academic activities of the schools
  • Assist in the nutrition and health program of the Barangay for the children, youth and senior citizens

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer is expected to:

  • Organize sports, music, arts, etc. activities for the children and youth in public schools and communities
  • Teach English language and basic academic lessons
  • Assist the staff/local volunteers in the conduct of community related activities like community organizing, research, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building programs and other non-formal education, etc.
  • Create/Organize activity to educate the people environmental/health projects

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:

  • ber sociable and a team player
  • have a bigger heart for the disadvantaged and less privileged people
  • be flexible, open minded and able to adapt to local life situations
  • be independent and able to work with limited supervision
  • be creative, innovative, adventurous and fun loving
  • have a strong sense of Community
  • be willing to commit to fulltime work 


Brgy. Gilutongan, Cordova Island, Cebu


This is a short term program available from February to November only.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host fmaily with the basic accomodations ( a mattress, pillow and conforter . No electric fac or AC)

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