Institutional Program

Volunteer Development

Although largely a public service extension program, Pahinungod recognizes that it is part of a teaching-learning environment. Thus, its main niche is to complement instruction by enhancing leadership character and civic values of its constituents. Through community engagement, it hopes to provide a living curriculum that will enhance UP constituents’ classroom experiences and develop better awareness of and sensitivity to concrete realities.

Skills Trainings

Volunteers are the heart of Pahinungod so we make it a point to continuously develop their knowledge, attitudes and skills through post-fieldwork processing of experiences and by providing in-house capacity-building training in basic facilitation skills, community integration strategies, project management, conflict resolution and tools for analysis. It also provides workshops on writing, audio-visual material preparations, photography and other technical subjects identified by volunteers.

Socialization and Recognition

Pahinungod also conducts team-building workshops, send-off rituals, recognition programs, volunteer assemblies, and other psycho-social activities as part of its thrusts to enhance volunteer well-being. As a culmination of their Pahinungod experience, volunteers are awarded a Pahinungod pin of recognition during their respective college’s graduation testimonial activities which is considered an honor in UPLB.


As part of its volunteer development activities, Pahinungod conducts 1-2 weeks basic community exposure where students integrate with selected partner rural communities so that they may experience day-to-day community life in marginal areas.


As part of the UPLB community, Pahinungod also provides services to University offices and units. These activities include assistance in the conduct of NSTP I classes, pre-field team-building and community integration workshops to NSTP 2 and other field supervised courses where volunteers serve as workshop facilitators.