The capital of Leyte province, Tacloban City is in the eastern Visayas over 350 miles from Manila.  The city is located on the Cancabato Bay, which divides the island of Leyte and Samar.

The climate is consistently hot and wet throughout the year, and on average May is the warmest month.   This area is known for its historical significance to the Second World War, as well as for natural ecological beauty.

This is a primarily Waray speaking city with a large population of Roman Catholics.

Because of the growing economy Tacloban has a relatively low poverty rate compared to other parts of the country. However there is a lot of disparage between the classes.  Many people, mostly children live in constant hunger, with limited resources and need assistance from the projects our volunteer support. 


  • Project length: From 1 week to 8 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: Tacloban (Code: TAC)
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8 hours per day
  • Requirements:Tourist Visa
  • Age Limits: Minimum 17yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 16 yrs if traveling with parent


  • Accommodation: Host Families
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff
  • Orientation: Project Overview and Orientation
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights.  Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.