April 26, 2018

LIST: Environment Orgs in the Philippines You May Volunteer For

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  • As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. It is always much better to avoid environment’s destruction than have to rebuild it again. Each of us must take responsibility to take care of the environment as it will take an effect to the future generation.

    In the Philippines, there are emerging groups who actively participate in saving the environment: groups that welcome volunteers who share the same passion for this activity.  For those interested to help save the planet, here are some volunteer organizations that you may want to consider joining:

    Save the Philippine Seas

    /IMAGE grabbed from Save Philippine Seas’ Facebook page

    Save the Philippine Seas (SPS) is a non-stock, non-profit organization that began in 2011. They organize activities and create campaigns that aim to raise public awareness on marine life. SPS also provides ways for marine life conservation and management. Aside from that, SPS aims to keep the community aware and involved with the activities.

    To volunteer at SPS, you can send them an email at info@savephilippineseas.org. If you have CV, you can attach it with the email.

    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/savephilippineseas/
    Website: http://savephilippineseas.org

    Haribon Foundation

    /IMAGE grabbed from Haribon’s Facebook page

    Haribon started in 1972, advocating conservation of biodiversity. Haribon Foundation trains and engage individual to train them in becoming an instrument of change. Their activities include tree planting, and adopting seedlings. As for programs, Haribon have led the following: Community Organizing and Development Program, Science and Research Development Program, Environmental Defense (Tanggol Kalikasan), and Membership and Chapter Development Program.

    To volunteer, please log on to http://haribon.org.ph. Download and fill up the form, and send it to support@haribon.org.ph.

    Office: 100 A. de Legaspi St. Brgy. Marilag, Quezon City, 1109 Philippines
    Contact: +63 2 421-1209
    Email: act@haribon.org.ph
    Website: http://www.haribon.org.ph

    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GoHaribon/

    Greenpeace Philippines

    /IMAGE grabbed from Greenpeace Philippines’ Facebook page

    Greenpeace Philippines raises awareness in protecting the environment from total devastation and strives for sustainable development. Their campaigns include the prevention of hazardous waste imports and radioactive shipments, illegal logging, campaign against pollution and other key problems that the environment is facing.

    To volunteer, log on to their website http://www.greenpeace.org.ph and fill up the application form.

    Office: 30 Scout Tuason Street, JGS Building, Brgy. Laging Handa, DIliman, Quezon City, Philippines
    Tel: (02) 332 1807
    Email: info.ph@greenpeace.org
    Website: http://www.greenpeace.org.ph

    World Wide Fund for Nature – Philippines

    /IMAGE grabbed from WWF-Philippines’ Facebook page 

    Worldwide Fund Philippines is an organization that provides different conservation projects. This covers food, water, climate, and wildlife. Just like any non-profit organization for environment, WWF’s goal is to help and protect our environment. They work on improving lives of Filipinos by formulating solutions for climate change and provides efficient livelihood programs. WWF focuses on conserving the country’s marine and land habitats.

    To volunteer, log on to their website http://wwf.org.ph and fill up the application form.

    Office: 4/F JBD Plaza 65 Mindanao Avenue, Barangay Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
    Tel: +632 920 7923 / 7926 / 7931
    Email: teampanda@wwf.org.ph
    Website: https://wwf.org.ph

    Waves for Water

    Waves for Water (W4W) is an international NGO started by a small group of surfers, when its members discovered that clean drinking water is not always attainable. The group distributes water filtration systems in different areas of the country, especially those who are affected by natural calamities.

    W4W encourage travelers to carry water filtration systems with them. If you want to be part of water filtration distribution, visit their website at http://www.wavesforwater.org/couriers.

    Email: info@wavesforwater.org
    Website: http://www.wavesforwater.org/


    Written by Christine Andes

               
               
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