Support to volunteers is one of the commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard. This is in recognition of your contribution to the huge responsibility of delivering help to those in need. It presents how you should look after your safety, security and wellness and how your host organisation should support you.

This is the third course under the Philippine Volunteer Essentials (PVE) pathway that also comes with courses on disaster risk and volunteerism, humanitarian system , principles and standards. 

Haven't taken the other courses yet? 

Take our first PVE course, The Nation Needs You - Philippine Volunteer Essentials, or the second course, The Well-Equipped Filipino Volunteer - Philippine Volunteer Essentials.


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Is this course for me?
This course is designed with Filipino volunteers in mind—students, youth, professionals, retirees, residents—who wish to help out their fellowmen who were affected by disasters. Organizations will also find the course useful in ensuring that the volunteers they are recruiting are ready, able and well-equipped for their task or deployment.
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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will:
  • have a good understanding of basic disaster risk reduction concepts and the Philippine disaster risk profile and its connection to the need for volunteers
  • have an appreciation of the role of volunteers in delivering aid to affected communities
  • have knowledge on the benefits of volunteering 
  • have knowledge on how to encourage others to take part in volunteer work
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How long will it take?

The course will take  30 minutes to complete. 

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free.

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes! You will be able to download a certificate after you have completed all the modules and the feedback form.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Click the       Join        button on this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.