Cost & Details


Length of Program Program Fee
2 Weeks US $850
3 Weeks US $950
4 Weeks US $1000
5 Weeks US $1085
6 Weeks US $1170
7 Weeks US $1255
8 Weeks US $1340
9 Weeks US $1425
10 Weeks US $1510
11 Weeks US $1595
12 Weeks US $1680

Application Fee: $200
(Please see our application fee refund policy here)

Programs require at least a two week commitment with a 6 month maximum. Every additional 2 weeks costs $170.

Program Includes

*Airport Pickup and Drop-off
*Orientation Upon Arrival
*Volunteer Work Placement
*In-country coordinator available 24/7

Program Does Not Include:

*Round-trip Airfare
*Required Travel and Medical Insurance
*Visa Fees


Volunteers in the Philippines stay with local host families. ELI truly believes that this is the best way to fully immerse in another culture and get the most from an international experience. All families are carefully screened and are well-respected members of the community with at least one family member who speaks English. Participants will have either a private or shared bedroom with secure storage (volunteer must provide own padlock). Bathrooms are shared with the host family. Volunteers will be provided with breakfast and dinner daily.

Start Dates

The start dates for the Philippines programs are very flexible. We ask that participants arriving in December not arrive between December 23 and January 3 in order to allow our coordinator and staff to spend the holidays with their families.

Major Holidays

February 25, 2015, Wednesday – EDSA Revolution anniversary (Special holiday for all schools)
April 2, 2015, Thursday – Maundy Thursday (Regular holiday)
April 3, 2015, Friday – Good Friday (Regular holiday)
April 4, 2015, Saturday – Black Saturday (Special non-working day)
April 5, 2015, Sunday – Easter Sunday
April 9, 2015, Thursday – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular holiday)
May 1, 2015, Friday – Labor Day (Regular holiday)
June 12, 2015, Friday – Independence Day (Regular holiday)
August 21, 2015, Friday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)
August 31, 2015, last Monday of August – National Heroes Day (Regular holiday)
November 1, 2015, Sunday – All Saints Day (Special non-working day)
November 30, 2015, Monday – Bonifacio Day (Regular holiday)
December 24, 2015, Thursday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)
December 25, 2015, Friday – Christmas Day (Regular holiday)
December 30, 2015, Wednesday – Rizal Day (Regular holiday)
December 31, 2015, Thursday – Last day of the year (Special non-working day)

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not included in the program fee. We prefer to let participants decide what kind of coverage they need.

All prices are listed in US Dollars. The program fees reflect the costs ELI faces when setting up a program. We work hard to keep our costs as low as possible. ELI is a registered 501(c)3 non profit. US taxpayers may be able to deduct some or all of the program fees. If you are outside the US and wondering what these costs translate to in your currency, click here for an online conversion tool that will give you the approximate current exchange rate.

Apply Now

After you fill out the Application Form on our website, our Application Advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.


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