Filipino Relationship Volunteer

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Children of the Dump are looking for a Filipino Relationship Volunteer  for building and maintaining relations with Filipino communities in the UK is a key part of the fundraising strategy for Children of the Dump. It is estimated that over 200,000 Filipinos live in the UK and the NHS recruitment of staff from the Philippines has probably increased that number.

Volunteering can be an immensely rewarding activity, especially when you witness the incredible life transformation the charity offers some of the most impoverished children around Manila.

Children of the Dump is seeking one or more individuals who have a passion for the mission of the charity and want to make a difference for the children in Manila.

The Filipino relationship volunteer(s) role will

  • Identify organisations and individuals in the UK Filipino community
  • Search for opportunities to introduce the work of Children of the Dump. Trustees are available to make presentations at such opportunities.
  • Identify with networks in the UK Filipino organisations and communities, the fundraising strategies which may interest their members.
  • Develop with help from the Board an appropriate fundraising programme for Filipino groups.
  • Maintain regular communication with the Filipino groups and seek to build the relationship with them including engaging in Children of the Dump appeals.

The following groups have been identified as potential contacts

  • Filipino community associations,
  • Filipino student clubs
  • Churches with Filipino congregations
  • Filipino owned small businesses
  • Philippine UK trade associations
  • UK branches of large Filipino companies.

What we are looking for:


  • A commitment to the cause of the charity and to learning about its work.
  • Of Filipino heritage
  • Familiar with digital marketing and social media


  • Well established in Filipino UK networks.

The volunteer(s) would be supported by two existing Filipino Board members of the charity

About the charity

Children of the Dump is a UK based Children’s Charity, registered as Asian Students Christian Trust. It will offer you the chance to help provide education for some of the most deprived and vulnerable children in the Philippines. Through our Filipino partner organisation; The Asian Students Christian Foundation (ASCF), we deliver family support and loving care to deprived children living in extreme poverty around the Payatas and San Isidro rubbish dumps in Manila, Philippines. We expect to raise about 230 thousand pounds a year and have one part time employee in the UK.

Since 1975 the supporters of Children of The Dump, along with colleagues in ASCF, have been giving young lives the chance to escape the cycle of poverty through education. The charity established itself as a CIO from July 2022 transferring all assets from its predecessor organisation and retaining the same mission, values and objectives. Today we help care for over 300 children in different ways, some of whom have been neglected, abused or even abandoned. We retain a liberal Christian ethos and welcome Trustees and volunteers irrespective of beliefs.

Our services in Manila are:

Cashew Tree Early Years School which gives children a free quality educational start, graduates become students in demand in the public system rather than automatic failures. There are two sites, one serving the Payatas community and the other in the heart of the San Isidro dumpsite where there is no electricity, running water or sewage system. From the new school year, we have 200 places available for students.

Grapevine scholarship programme: the most needy students who show academic potential are identified at Cashew and put forward for the financial and social support of this programme. Children live with their family who must be supportive of their education. Students are assisted to thrive in their education in public school with additional Saturday School and feeding days at our Mango Tree House and regular social worker visits at home and school. Support continues until the student completes their education at whatever level. From this school year we will be supporting 125 students.

Mango Tree House: a residential children’s home where 25 children who have nowhere safe to live are loved and nurtured in this family environment to enable them to make the most of the educational opportunities afforded to them. Where possible, children are re-integrated into safe family environments and supported through an enhanced Grapevine scheme.

To apply for this volunteer post email a letter of application and a short CV to


Children sorting rubbish on the dumpsite Manila

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