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Construction Effort in Palawan, Philippines
Construction Effort in the Philippines
Give back to the people of Palawan by constructing and renovating their houses

Give back to the people of Palawan by constructing and renovating their houses

Building a wall in Palawan, Philippines
Building a wall
Constructing a wall for a construction project

Constructing a wall for a construction project

Balabac, Palawan, Philippines
The municipality consists of some 36 islands, including the eponymous Balabac Island.

The municipality consists of some 36 islands, including the eponymous Balabac Island.

Volunteers digging in Palawan
Mixing Cement
Volunteers learning how to mix cement

Volunteers learning how to mix cement

Enchanting underground river of Puerto Princesa in Palawan
Puerto Princesa
Explore the underground river during your stay in Palawan

Explore the underground river during your stay in Palawan

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There are many people living on the Island of Palawan who don’t have the funds to upgrade their living conditions. With this project, we are trying to assist these people with their housing and help renovate, upgrade and construct communal places and institutions such as schools, healthcare centres, hospitals, community centres and so on.

In this project, you will work alongside local Palawan people and this will give them a unique insight into the lifestyle and culture of the population of this beautiful island. Moreover, you will join other participants from all over the world to jointly work on these construction efforts.

The main construction and renovation activities will consist of painting, building walls, renovating furniture, gardening and so on. Construction experience is not required, anybody can join and give a helping hand to the local people of Palawan!


  • Assist the locals of Palawan with construction and renovation efforts in an organized team
  • Create cultural exchange opportunities through our efforts with the locals
  • Give you some practical experience in light renovation work


Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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25 trees will be planted on your behalf for every experience purchased, via our partnership with One Tree Planted.

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1% of gross sales will be donated to 1% for the Planet-approved charities via our partnership with 1% for the Planet.

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Aborlan (Palawan), Philippines
Palawan is a special island dotted with fishing villages and surrounded by beautiful blue sea. The scenes contrasts perfectly with the emerald green jungled mountains which form its landscape. Our accommodation is located in Tigman Village in Aborlan District, a small and laid back area just outside of Puerto Princesa City.
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Sunday - Arrival

CJA (Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias Airport) Saturday or Sunday : Early in the morning or evening

CIX (Captain Carlos Martinez de Pinillos International Airport) Saturday or Sunday : Pick Up from airport 0:800-10:00 and 18:30-22:00

If this is your first day, an orientation will take place in Cajamarca before program transfer

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Monday - Friday
  • Breakfast
  • Assist the local village community with construction and renovation efforts
  • Lunch
  • Assist the local village community with construction and renovation efforts
  • Dinner
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Saturday - Departure
Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Minivans depart close by every 1-2 hours. At bus station, change to tricycle or taxi to the airport (1.5 hours) for earliest flights Saturday Afternoon
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  • Shared Accomodation
  • All meals included
  • Free beverages
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Arrival Transfer (included with 2 wk+ trips)
  • Departure Transfer
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  • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
  • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
  • Upgrade to Private Room - 1 week$120
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More Information


  • minimum english levelBasic
  • CRB RequiredOn signup
  • passport copy requiredNo
  • resume copy requiredNo

Other Requirements

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Appropriate clothing for construction work


The food will consist mainly of local Philippine cuisine (lots of vegetables, meat, egg and rice) and will be served on site at this accommodation.


This center houses all participants in their programs around Palawan. It is built with many natural elements and have a tropical beach look to them! You’ll be sleeping on bunk beds and we have limited laundry facilities, so expect to wash your clothes by hand, unless you’d like to use the laundry service here for a small fee. Due to our tropical setting, WiFi service may not be what you are used to at home. It is limited and sometimes inaccessible due to weather, so having your own local SIM card and purchasing data through the GLOBE network may be your best option for staying connected consistently while you are in our local village. Please be advised that due to jellyfish in the water, it is unlikely that you will be able to swim at the beach close by the accommodation. There is an area near the river or on the other side of the village, which is about a 15 minute walk away, where you will be able to enjoy some time in the water.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Palawan Volunteer Construction

Price per person$385/week
Minimum Duration1 week