Volunteer rights and responsibilities
Pahinungod naturally acknowledges and uphold the rights of volunteers and sees to it that they:
Receive sufficient and accurate orientation on the volunteer program and the agency
Have a continuing training, either within the agency or elsewhere, to whatever extent is necessary to maintain continuing competence
Promotion to more responsible jobs within the agency’s volunteer program, if desired
Request a certificate of service for satisfactory work and a detailed recommendation when applying for a job elsewhere
Be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses required by their work, and indirect benefits such as a day care when these are available to agency employees
Be safe in the job and be covered by insurance
Have choices and feel comfortable about saying “no”
Periodically assess the relevance and impact of the program both on oneself and on people in the area of involvement
Be consulted on matters which directly or indirectly affect you and your work, and be involved in decision-making
Clear grievances and conflict resolution procedures
Call for quarterly evaluation and consultation of the partner agency and community
Be informed of the organization’s policy
Receive feedback and recognition
Be trusted with the information relevant to the performance of the volunteer work
Have “team planning” before deployment between the partner agency, the organization and the volunteer
Receive a clearly defined job description
Have a regular communication and sharing with the Pahinungod staff
Be safe and protected from any form of harassment
Confidentially on personal information
Are protected against untoward incidences and hazardous work environment
Volunteering with Pahinungod is open to all UP students, staff and alumni. The range of our programs allow for different modalities of involvement depending on the volunteers’ time, interest and preferences.
There are no grade, gender or age requirement for volunteering as long as interested individuals are officially affiliated (e.g. enrolled, employed, graduated) with UP. However, volunteers will be subject to medical tests and necessary consents prior to fieldwork.
Volunteers will choose their program of liking. We have programs on education, environment, arts, health, women empowerment, agribusiness, agricultural, natural resource management, communication to allow volunteers a rich array of choices depending on their advocacy and passion.
Depending on the program selected, volunteer can also select their tasks. We accommodate different roles for volunteers ranging from soft skills development trainors, technical subject resource persons, learning tutors, workshop facilitators, module writers and other project support functions.
Our programs have diverse schedules with weekly, monthly, semestral and intermittent activities to suit the timetables of interested individuals. Volunteers can choose their activity and involvement depending on their availability and convenience.
Just drop by the office or contact any Pahinungod staff. Interested individuals will be asked to fill up a sign sheet after which you will be personally briefed on Pahinungod schedule and activities. Normally, new volunteers are asked to attend the Volunteer Camp prior to deployment. The camp is a basic orientation and training on facilitation, conflict and project management given to new volunteers. It is conducted at the start of every semester.
Former Director, UPLB Diliman Pahinungod
Former Chair, Kaibigan ng Pahiinungod Foundation