Tuesday, January 1, 2030

VolunTutoring Schedules

We have more schedules for you to join!  We are reaching out and helping more children and getting them off the streets!  Isn't that wonderful!


9 AM to 11 AM 
4 volunteers needed
2 PM to 4 PM
10 volunteers needed



1 PM to 3 PM
25 volunteers needed


Sign up here! 
*Pick the schedule/s on this site.  Join us as many times as you like!  Please make an account with iVolunteer Philippines once to be able to signup any time. 

Oh!  And many of you are asking what you should bring... snacks help BIG TIME!  If you are volunteering for the weekdays, there will be around 10 children.  On Saturdays there will be around 30 to 40 children.

For group reservations, contact Cathy at

MAP to He Cares

Thank you so very much!

Friday, February 23, 2018

First Time to Tutor

The activity was a successful one as the main goal of it was to be able to teach something new to the children - which can help and improve their knowledge on different subjects. 

The children we taught had fun and were motivated to learn, as they were truly engaged in what was being discussed.  The facilitators made sure to oversee the activity and that all the children had their designated instructors (considering there was a restriction in the time allotted).

It was a memorable experience not only for the children but also for us instructors because it was our first time to tutor children and it took a lot of courage for us to step up and lead the discussion.

by Joshua Padron-Uy (volunteered January 20, 2018)

Valentine VolunTutor

Being a volunTutor was one of the things I looked forward to, and surprisingly, I did it on Valentine's Day which made me a "ValenTutor".  

I can say that, this was the most memorable Valentine's Day I have experienced, because I believe the sharing of knowledge is the sharing of love.  

My first experience at He Cares was beyond my expectations.  First, the other tutors were very friendly and approachable.  Second, the place was interactive, and lastly, of course, the tutoring experience was fulfilling. 

For the tutoring part, it wasn't hard at all.  Renz, the kid I tutored was smart.  He was open (which I liked), because it somehow helped me to know more about him, and because tutoring must start with getting comfortable with the tutor and the student. 

But with the whole experience, my favorite part was when I helped Renz finished his valentine's card.  He was going to give it to a longtime tutor at the foundation.   Looking forward to do this again. 

by Laila Burgos

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Volunteering Motivated Me

Signing up to VolunTutor made me feel motivated, and not just in tutoring and children's education but also on other things.  In a weird way, it's the equivalent of watching a very inspiring movie but it's a lot more effective.  Most people have something that they wanted to do but somehow also have a lot of reason to procrastinate doing it.  I'm also the same.  I procrastinate a lot of my plans in life (e.g. projects, plans, journey, etc). 

Many motivational speakers or life advisers would say to just start it.  It makes sense since the hardest part of doing something is starting it.  I'm grateful that I decided to start this VolunTutor activity since I was personally able test that advice.  It made me realize that once you take the step to start, the next steps suddenly becomes clear in your mind, as I've been wanting to teach kids for a long time now. 

Once I started your Voluntutor, even on my first try, I already gathered some insights about teaching, and I wouldn't get that if I stayed in my comfort zone and keep telling myself to start teaching kids only when I know more about it.  (Aren't most people like that?  You'll hear things like "l'll do this/that when bla bla bla", but isn't it, on most occasions, the best time to do something is now).  So, since I started, I usually, whether intentional or not, gather new insights about teaching and use that to refine my skill, for next time.  Isn't that what I wanted in the first place, but I was too scared to try because of the feeling that I'm not good enough.  Of course, I wouldn't be good. Being good comes from trying.

I also wanted to mention the huge surge of fulfillment afterward, in which I can only explain as "You exerted an effort, then your brain rewards you".  We experience that phenomenon every single day from scrolling on social media to taking a big business venture, but the difference is that, activities that requires little effort, gives little fulfilment as well (i.e. You take one second of scroll on Social Media, then you'll get a rewarding feeling lasting for a second as well). I digress but I just wanted to say that the fulfilment that you get from this kind of activity is a lot more different than most rewarding feelings that we get in our day to day life.  In my earlier example about low effort activity, there is a 1-to-1 ratio of effort and reward, but in this case, whenever I partake on VolunTutor, I always gain a feeling of fulfillment, the reward, that lasts for more times longer than the effort I exerted.  In short, based on my last few experiences,  I took 2 hours of my week partaking in Voluntutor and I felt rewarded for a whole week.   (Note: Just a little info, sorry to burst this overly positive essay, that feeling of fulfilment and motivation suddenly turns into dread and anxiousness in the morning of the day I have to do VolunTutor.  My mind wouldn't stop thinking "Should I go?",  "Are there even people in there right now?", "I could be doing other things right now", and it wouldn't stop until I'm literally at your gate, but once I sit to tutor, all is well again HA -- an endless cycle). 

I think it's worth it. For something more concrete reason for doing it, I'm delighted that I have something to do that I wouldn't normally do in my daily life, especially as I have the type of busy lifestyle that most people have nowadays.

Chrismarie Velasco

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Work of Heart

Inviting you to spend some time with the He Cares kids! Sharing is caring! You don't have to be a teacher! We teach grades 1 to 7 and the children need a lot of practice speaking in English and basic Math. Sign up today!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Start the year right by helping others!

Join us this January 6, Saturday at 1-3 pm at the He Cares Mission bldg. 9 Mines St. Proj. 6 QC.

When we teach, we learn! The children need you! Let's build a better nation! We don't have to be tutors to help the struggling students of He Cares foundation. All we need is basic English and math (grade school level).

Wanna join the fun? Text Joey at 09332333020

You can also sign up via iVolunteer at https://ivolunteer.com.ph/organizations/22/events/2543

For more information on He Cares Foundation and our tutoring program visithttp://tiny.cc/voluntutor or hecaresmission.com

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Joy of Tutoring

I wasn’t Dado’s tutor for very long – two months, to be exact – but my experience proved that you don’t have to know a person too long for him to make an impact worth a lifetime. 

I learned about the Tutoring Program at He Cares Mission through the iVolunteer Instagram account. I was a full-time MBA student looking for meaningful ways to fill some spare time during the week. I signed up on iVolunteer’s website for a 9AM tutoring session on Wednesday. Since it was my first time being a tutor, I browsed through the site looking for things to expect and was pleasantly surprised to find several videos offering advice and tips to first-time volunteers like myself.

The following Wednesday was my first session. As soon as I got to the Foundation Center, Cathy Evangelista, the overall manager for the tutoring program, met me with a warm welcome. After a brief orientation, she informed me I would be paired with Dado. Dado had joined the He Cares Mission earlier in the year. Smiling quietly, Cathy told me that he was 14 years old, but because he couldn’t go to school regularly, he was still in the fourth grade.

Dado was a delight to tutor. On our first day, he shared to me that English (even if he wasn’t the strongest in his class) was his favorite because he knew that mastery of the subject matter would lead to greater opportunities in the future. I was taken aback and thoroughly impressed. From then on, I made it my personal mission to help him take baby steps towards meeting this goal.

I eventually became Dado’s regular tutor every Wednesday morning. Every so often in the middle of our sessions, I would discover a thing or two about Dado before he joined the He Cares House. It tugged at my heart strings when I found out that he didn’t know where his parents were. He didn’t even particularly remember when he entered the House; whether it was one or two years ago – all he cared about was that he wanted to study back at school – and study well.

Time didn’t permit me to spend more than two months as Dado’s tutor. But I’ll always treasure the experience I had at He Cares Mission. The satisfaction of sharing the knowledge I have and guide him through his weekly homework – and more importantly, seeing his progress little by little gave me a sense of mission that went well beyond myself. The reality is, there are many cases like Dado’s. And I’ve personally felt an overwhelming feeling of helplessness thinking of where to even start and help address this massive problem. But the answer is simple – you start little by little, with a single student who might need a little help in sentence structure or multiplication of fractions. The He Cares Mission invites all of us to share in this mission. Giving a little bit of your time can go a long way, and it won’t just change your student’s life; I guarantee it will change yours, too. I know it changed mine. 

- by Sarah Brillantes Alli