The Peace Corps Volunteer program is often called life-defining by the more than 235,000 Americans who have served. Get the chance to fully integrate into a host country community, where you will live and work on projects ranging from education to business development. Peace Corps Response sends experienced professionals to undertake short-term, high-impact service assignments in communities around the world. Bring valuable skills and experiences to projects in places where they are needed most.
The CYF (Children, Youth, and Family) project works closely with the Philippine Government’s Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in implementing youth and community services targeting the most vulnerable population of the Philippine society.
As a CYF Volunteer, you will help improve the quality of life of the Filipino youth and other populations served by DSWD. This is done through youth empowerment projects and enhancing the capacity of youth service providers. CYF Volunteers work alongside youth development professionals and youth leaders to co-facilitate sessions on life skills, financial literacy and employability. They also work with youth to conduct community assessments and create volunteer opportunities for youth in their schools and communities. Additionally, CYF Volunteers co-facilitate gender sensitivity trainings, support the organization of gender advocacy youth groups, and mentor youth in the design and implementation of gender advocacy projects. CYF Volunteers may work with a Non-Government Organization (NGO); Local Government Unit (LGU); DSWD-managed Regional Shelter for children, women and youth; or other organization depending on their strengths, skills and experience. Volunteers may work with high school and college aged youth by conducting life skills/Youth Development Sessions (YDS) and other developmental activities.
Volunteers will work with the poorest and most disadvantaged segment of Philippine society. They will have an extraordinary opportunity to contribute in the empowerment of the communities that need it most. CYF Volunteers have a direct impact on the lives of the youth who are on the brink of losing hope. Volunteers will be able to motivate and inspire young people to dream and become a part of the solution and will play an active role in the development of the lives of youth and their communities.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Training
Subject to criminal background check