Volunteer with Us

Volunteers have been the backbone of Tuburan since the school began.

Filipino and foreign volunteers who resonate with Tuburan’s advocacy have helped with clearing the access road, planting vegetables, making puppets, creating crafts for school festivals, washing the dishes, marketing, cooking, cleaning-up, fixing the classrooms, holding concerts, managing school orientations and more.

Volunteers don’t even need to go far. They can stay home and turn their birthdays into fundraisers or hold concerts for the benefit of Tuburan – like some have already done.

Kalani, Felix and Nil gather organic matter from around the school to be used for the vegetable plots.

Kalani, Felix and Nil gather organic matter from around the school to be used for the vegetable plots.

In February 2014, five students from the International Youth Initiative Program, stayed for more than a week at Tuburan Institute, Inc. They applied what they learned in YIP about permaculture and built several vegetable plots for Tuburan.

As these pictures show, their work involved foraging for organic matter – leaves, branches, mud, earth – from around the school.

Thank you Kalani, Marion, Felix, Nil, and Lulu! We enjoyed your presence and admire your passion to find your purpose in life!

Nil, Kalani and Felix put the organic matter they gathered on the vegetable plots

Nil, Kalani and Felix put the organic matter they gathered on the vegetable plots

Marion and Lulu take a break from making the vegetable plots.

Marion and Lulu take a break from making the vegetable plots.

The International Youth Initiative Program (YIP) is a holistic educational program that strengthens young people’s capacity to take initiative in the face of current global challenges. 20-40 participants aged 18 to 28, from all over the world, live and learn together for 10 months in Järna, Sweden.

The purpose of the International Youth Initiative Program is to foster in young people a holistic understanding of the current challenges humanity faces and to empower them to use entrepreneurial principles and skills to create initiatives and change within themselves that meet these challenges while practising collaboration and moral integrity.

For more information about YIP, visit http://yip.se

If you’re interested to volunteer for a day or a year, or any length of time, just fill in this Volunteer Application Form.

In return Tuburan will:

  • Help you find a place to stay in Davao City for free or for a discount.
  • Let you join our in-house workshops and training for free or for a discount.
  • Let you join our quarterly Tuburan Conversations for free.

Tuburan is developing A Volunteer Program to accommodate volunteers who want to stay and help out – and learn a new skill, meet new people, have fun, and do something meaningful.

We are looking for volunteers to help:

  • Sell Tuburan products such as milk, honey and granules.
  • Produce Tuburan products such as pili nuts, coconuts and wood.
  • Research, write and design for the Tuburan Newsletter.
  • Make Tuburan toys out of wool, yarn and cloth.
  • Design Tuburan’s posters.
  • Assist the kindergarten class.
  • Grow vegetables.
  • Construct fences.

 

 

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