This is How We Build A Life of Purpose

For many people, myself included, we are often inclined to treat volunteering as an extracurricular activity. It’s a productive use of free time, a chance to give depth to an otherwise ordinary day.

Love At First Meeting

By: Pia Jingco A child named Dado captured my heart recently. Last week I signed up for a volunteer opportunity that would involve tutoring kids, through the iVolunteerwebsite. I must admit I was a bit apprehensive on my way to the venue as I had not done this for quite a long time.

Ang Hamon Kong Tinanggap

Noong nakaraang buwan, sumali ako sa Bayani Challenge ng Gawad Kalinga sa Padre Garcia, Batangas. Nasubukan ko na ang pag-volunteer, pero yung sa mga relief operations na pa-isa-isang araw at dito lang sa siyudad. First time kong mag-volunteer na sa probinsya na, limang sunud-sunod na araw pa! Hindi ko alam kung anong nasa isip ko…

Students with Huge Hearts

On my third day at the Batangas Bayani Challenge, I found myself grouped with six new faces. They told me that they were students from Batangas State University (and in my head, I immediately dubbed them the “BSU Crew” because that sounds so badass). I remember them telling me that they were actually in the middle of…

What a Simple Volunteer Activity Taught Me About Teaching

“I [salute] all the teachers out there, it is indeed a noble profession. It takes a long rope of patience and dedication to not simply teach but to mould each person to become what she/he wants to be.” Before, I was always wondering, how does it feel to become a teacher? Well the quote that…