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Rappler's latest stories on volunteerism


[OPINION] Your volunteerism might inspire others to help during this pandemic

Apr 23, 2020 - 10:55 AM

'Our efforts are just one among millions happening all over the country...But the sum of our combined efforts amounts to something truly wonderful. Each of us can contribute something for the greater good.'

UPLB students win award for promoting agriculture

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Promoting agriculture, students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) bag the 2018 Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Award

LAKBIOTEKNOLOHIYA. UP GRAINS representative Albert Caraan receives Lenovo Tech Visionary Award during TAYO Awarding Ceremonies on Thursday, February 22 at AG New World Manila Bay Hotel. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

10 civic actions in 2017 that can move PH in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:40 PM

MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, hopes that the social impact of these efforts it initiated or supported in 2017 will fuel sustained action that will transform courage into action in 2018

A day in the life: Youth volunteers

Dec 28, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Volunteering can seem like a thankless job, but for these two millennials, it’s a priceless experience. Watch these 360 videos to learn what motivates them

Quiz: What should be next on your bucket list?

Dec 01, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Learn how you can pursue passion and purpose at the same time with this quiz!

Millennial heroes: stories of service

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:16 AM

Sometimes we’re guilty of living inside bubbles. Minding our own problems can seem enough of a cross to carry. But we need to take several steps back to realize that the universe is bigger than us. The following millennials have made it their mission to help others. What can you do to make your stay in this world worthwhile?

Philippine Red Cross first aiders, ambulances ready for Undas

Oct 31, 2017 - 6:27 PM

In case of emergency, contact Red Cross hotline 143 or the operations center: 790-23-00 loc. 199-204 or 0917-806-8513

ALL GEARED UP. The Philippine Red Cross has prepared 130 staff and volunteers to ensure security and provide medical help to the public this coming Undas. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Red Cross

#WhatsNext: Turning passion into action

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Our aim is to help more people – especially the youth – live out their dreams with purpose and impact

Filipino millennials helping farmers cope with climate change

Sep 03, 2017 - 11:52 AM

RiceUp Filipino Farmers is a social enterprise that helps local farmers become resilient and self sustaining even when the odds are not in their favor

SOCIAL GOOD. Students from Hawaii started RiceUp to help Filipino farmers cope with climate change. Photos by Roy Joseph Roberto

Singapore's Tony Tay: More than a decade of food giving and volunteerism

Aug 31, 2017 - 7:25 PM

2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Tony Tay is the founder of Willing Hearts a charity run by volunteers who prepare and cook meals daily for Singapore s needy

'FOOD UNITES.' 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Tony Tay says food is the most important thing and it keeps families together. Screenshot by Rappler

WATCH: How to join Brigada Eskwela 2017

May 12, 2017 - 10:12 PM

The Education Department is calling on volunteers companies and civic groups to help fix up schools and donate school supplies and other equipment

IN PHOTOS: Cooking up strength for Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:07 PM

This is the story of the dedication behind each bite for the athletes of Region IX

SLICES OF ENERGY. Chunks of locally grown vegetables are tossed into a wok to make up a delicious, stir-fried dish suited for competing athletes.

WATCH: Tapping youth volunteerism for public service

Mar 24, 2017 - 11:42 PM

Candon Youth Movement engages Ilocos Sur youth for projects on public health agriculture and education

VOLUNTEERISM. One of Candon Youth Movement's projects is to give slippers to urban poor children. Photo courtesy of CYM

Motorcycle rider saves patient in ambulance from heavy traffic

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Thanks to the heroism of Chrisangel Montebon an ambulance got to the Quezon City General Hospital in time and saved a patient s life


Indigenous leader, educator receive national awards for social work

Jan 03, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Two community volunteers are cited as 2016 National Outstanding Volunteers by the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency

Indigenous leader Marcelo Gusanan and educator Ryan Homan are recognized as 2016 National Outstanding Volunteers by the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency. Photo by DSWD

Motorcycle riders play key role in #Pagyanig

Jun 23, 2016 - 4:21 PM

During the nationwide earthquake drill the Unified Rizal Riders Club transport Department of Health officials to Camp Aguinaldo to provide situational reports amid unpassable roads

Go Volunteer Expo: Sparking the fire for service

Feb 17, 2016 - 9:17 AM

Ever thought about volunteering for a cause? You ll want to check this out

Image courtesy of iVolunteer

Teach for the Philippines: A passion for educating the next generation

Aug 31, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Teach for the Philippines is looking for a new cohort of Teacher Fellows committed to sharing their passion for education

PASSION FOR LEARNING. Teacher Danna dela Cruz introduces a new book at Malaban Elementary School. Photo from TFP

Young nurse chooses to serve Mindanao tribes

Jul 25, 2015 - 5:41 PM

Here s an inspiring story about a young man who dedicates his time and efforts to Lumad children who want to continue going to school

BPI honors employees for their community projects

Jun 12, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Under the BPI Bayanihan Para sa Inang Bayan program employee volunteers are given the opportunity to implement a project of their choice every year

HARNESSING VOLUNTEERISM. BPI awards excellent employee-volunteers in its annual awards. Photo by: Justin Hernandez

Senate OKs youth representation in disaster council

Jun 10, 2015 - 4:52 PM

Commissioner Dingdong Dantes challenges the youth to gear up and get involved in disaster preparedness response and recovery

YOUTH IN DRR. Commissioner Dingdong Dantes, National Youth Commission (NYC)   environment committee head, lobbies Senate on May 12, to involve youth in disaster risk reduction and mitigation policy-making. Photo by NYC

Dingdong Dantes, NYC seek youth rep in disaster council

May 18, 2015 - 11:39 AM

We can no longer ignore the importance of disaster preparedness and we do not want to risk more lives that is why we are making this urgent call to provide for youth representation in disaster risk reduction and management councils

YOUTH IN DRR. Commissioner Dingdong Dantes, National Youth Commission (NYC)   environment committee head, lobbies Senate on May 12, to involve youth in disaster risk reduction and mitigation policy-making. Photo by NYC

Volunteerism lies at the heart of every CSR project

Feb 25, 2015 - 3:00 PM

One of the challenges a volunteer can face is this nagging question: Why am I doing this?

Volunteerism: Changing the world one child at a time

Feb 08, 2015 - 7:00 AM

On weekdays Te Candano works at a bank processing remittances from seafarers On weekends she serves as a volunteer helping put a smile on kids faces

For the elderly, the best gift we can give is time

Dec 24, 2014 - 10:00 AM

What can we give the elderly this Christmas if not our compassionate time and care?

Skype for literacy

Dec 14, 2014 - 6:00 AM

The Right To Learn project is looking for volunteers who could conduct one on one reading sessions with less fortunate children via Skype

Police officer protects, serves through DSWD program

Dec 13, 2014 - 8:32 PM

SPO1 Edward Mandalunes believes that being a public servant means he should devote his time and energy to community development

MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN. SPO1 Mandalunes gets self-fulfillment for volunteering in his community. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

#ReliefPH: Metro Manila volunteers pitch in

Dec 09, 2014 - 6:43 PM

Volunteers at the DSWD national resource operation center work round the clock to help those affected by Ruby

Aline Adita: Jual nama demi amal bersama Rumah Pandai

Nov 17, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Jargon Rumah Pandai adalah One Movement and Action for a Better Indonesia

Aline Adita (kiri), bersama kawannya Kanaya Tabitha (tengah) dan Nadya Mulya (kanan) mendirikan Rumah Pandai untuk membantu mereka yang kurang mampu. Foto oleh rumahpandai.org

#AfterYolanda: Red Cross volunteers still helping

Nov 04, 2014 - 7:46 PM

A year after Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan some 8 000 Red Cross volunteers and personnel are still doing humanitarian work in affected areas

REBUILDING. Red Cross gives GI sheets to Yolanda survivors so they can rebuild their homes. Photo from PRC

What tutoring public school kids has taught me

Aug 12, 2014 - 6:51 PM

My unreasonable fear of children was overshadowed by the sobering need to help

Volunteering is not a vacation: A call for social involvement

May 17, 2014 - 2:34 PM

A youth volunteer shares his experience in trying to make a lasting difference by volunteering through the International Citizen Service ICS program

Giving the gift of light to typhoon-struck Malapascua

May 13, 2014 - 11:14 AM

In Malapascua Cebu donated solar lamps are helping a community affected by Typhoon Haiyan recover

30 years and counting: The life of a volunteer village health worker

May 11, 2014 - 12:36 AM

Although classified as volunteers barangay health workers deserve more support in exchange for all the services they selflessly provide their local communities

Lending a hand to the charcoal children of Tondo

May 04, 2014 - 3:08 PM

It s hard to imagine that while children in privileged parts of the world are enjoying their youth the children of Ulingan Tondo are literally playing with fire

Photo by Kim Pauig

PH Red Cross celebrates 67 years of volunteerism

Apr 16, 2014 - 11:17 AM

The Philippine institutions lauds its volunteers and supporters who selflessly volunteered after Typhoon Yolanda devastated the country

Fighting corruption: Who are the greater fools?

Apr 10, 2014 - 4:50 PM

Volunteerism is alive in the fight against corruption

GK Bayani challenge 2014: Walang iwanan

Mar 23, 2014 - 10:11 PM

Gathering one million volunteers the Bayani Challenge 2014 aims to be the most massive showcase of volunteerism the Philippines has ever seen

Be a part of the MovePH Community!

Feb 20, 2014 - 2:13 PM

MovePH is looking for people who want to change the world

Join the MovePH Community

Feb 06, 2014 - 4:46 PM

MovePH is looking for people who can change the world

Hip hop for social change: Q-York speaks on the pork barrel

Nov 02, 2013 - 7:12 PM

When hip hop started it was about making positive change

Preparedness key to disaster risk reduction

Sep 22, 2013 - 6:36 PM

When it comes to disasters preparedness is always better than response

Helping out: Disaster response and volunteerism

Sep 22, 2013 - 12:39 AM

The Social Good Summit s afternoon panels discuss disaster readinesss and response and the power of volunteerism

HELPING OTHERS. Ros Juan talks to the crowd about #RescuePH and volunteerism.

Champions of service: When volunteering is a profession

Jul 05, 2013 - 12:07 AM

Volunteerism suggests it s something done on the side But what if volunteering becomes the profession itself?

Summer bayanihan at brigada eskwela

May 21, 2013 - 10:00 AM

A group of student volunteers from Xavier University High School Ateneo de Cagayan participates in the annual Brigada Eskwela program

Starbucks talks active citizenship

Mar 03, 2013 - 8:16 PM

UPHOLDING VOLUNTEERISM. Four speakers will lead discussions on active citizenship at the VSO Volunteer Fair on March 5

Volunteer army keeping London Games moving

Jul 26, 2012 - 2:25 PM

A 70 000 strong volunteer army from across the globe is helping to put on the 2012 Olympics

How CSR is evolving in the Philippines

Apr 06, 2012 - 6:03 PM

Newsbreak research on CSR practices shows volunteerism is high and use of social media low