With several disasters affecting the Philippines each year, volunteers are the buffer that fulfills the need of organizations, especially local ones, for support and personnel. The Nation Needs You presents the connection between the country's risk situation and the constant call for volunteers in emergency response, looking into cultural and social factors that influence volunteerism.

This is the first course under the Philippine Volunteer Essentials (PVE) pathway. PVE has other sets of modules that cover volunteerism in relation to current humanitarian system and standards as well as volunteer safety, security and wellness. 


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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 20-30 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.