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Gubat Sorsogon Surfriders Association (GSSA) serves as an after school surf-mentorship program. They focus on developing the child’s academic aptitude, surfing abilities, and environmental awareness. We try to expand their world by traveling for surf competitions. This is especially unique since most of the local children have no financial capacity to leave the province and
see the rest of the country.  The organization tries to provide academic scholarship for surfers in need if possible. GSSA also maintain and manage the Buenavista Surf Camp. This is a community development project where they help the Barangay Buenavista develop livelihood systems that are connected with the surf camp such as cottage rentals, food offerings and event hosting. They teach the community to care for the area with regular beach clean-ups and
caring for our coastal waters.

Role: Volunteer Teacher and Programs Assistant

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the days when the surf camp is busiest and when the kids are available. It is also important that the volunteer can spend time with the children for tutoring between 3pm-6pm. Suggested day off can be within Monday to Thursday or also one weekend and one weekday provided that these are not Friday or Saturday.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Teaching
    • Volunteering
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
    Individual

What's included in your experience

  • Housing
  • Host Family Placement
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Meals
  • Global Competence Certificate
  • Continuous Support
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Medical Insurance
  • Community Service Placement

What you are responsible for

  • Airfare
  • Domestic Transport
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Cultural Tours