HOVV Bohol Kinnara 2010

March 23, 2010 at 2:27 am 3 comments

Hands On Manila Foundation

Hands On Volunteer Vacations

Bohol project

Call for Volunteers!!!

Do a volunteer vacations in Bohol that will contribute to community development and ecological protection. This volunteer work is highly technical in nature but volunteers will be briefed and trained within the 12-day duration.

Volunteers needed: 8 to 10 persons only

Volunteer schedule:     Every 1st to 12th of the month

Every 16th to 27th of the month

*Confirmation of participation should be two weeks before the volunteer schedule.

Location: Baclayon town, Bohol province, Philippines

HOVV joining fee: $40

Project fee: $1,000, which includes:

°         Rationed food;

°         Stay on the boat, fuel;

°         Project materials;

°         Volunteer packets;

Volunteers will:

°         Pledge to the project for 12 days. Volunteers will stay for most of the duration of the project on boat with a few days of briefing, training and compilation on land;

°         Assist scientists in identifying the biology of whales and dolphins;

°         Gather data for dolphin stranding response and rescue;

°         Work with local partners for community development and ecological protection.

Volunteers should bring:

°         Camera

°         Binoculars

°         Sleeping bags

The following will be provided but volunteers may bring their own:

°         Biscuits, extra food (as long as they are within the weight limit per person on the boat);

°         Life vest;

°         Drinking water (bring chlorine tabs as a preventative measure)

Imagine 12 days of fun, adventure, and good cause as you interact with the local community, the scientists, and the marine life!

For more details, contact Claire Algarme at claire.algarme@handsonmanila.org and handsonvolunteervacations@gmail.com or call (632) 386-6521 or (632) 473-7458.

For stories and announcements on HOVV, visit our blog site https://hovv.wordpress.com.  Visit www.handsonmanila.org for more details.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jayesh  |  April 15, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Do you know the solution for either to avoid stranding or save stranded mammals and big fish? You can submit your solution and win US$1000. Currently 55 solvers are solving this challenge at http://blog.ideaken.com/2010/01/seeker-is-looking-for-solution-to-save.html
    Just 9 days left for the challenge to close. Closes on 24th April 2010.
    You can also write to contact@ideaken.com if you would like to review the received solutions

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  • 2. Tina  |  May 10, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Can you share the experience you had on the May 1-12 trip to Bohol? If you have testimonials or photos, that would be great.

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  • 3. Olay  |  June 18, 2010 at 4:26 am

    I hope you can scale down the project price for young professionals and students to encourage participation – I don’t think your average Filipino, though willing to volunteer, can afford the project fee of 1,000 USD for a 12 day “vacation”.

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