Call for Volunteers: ‘MAD Camps’ 2023

This year’s MAD Camps mark the return of its full face-to-face community engagements that was hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

I am MAD (Making A Difference) Volunteers Inc. (I am MAD), a nationwide nonprofit, non-governmental organization, announced it is now accepting volunteers to its ‘MAD Camps’ this year, open for all ages, especially to the Filipino youth and young professionals.

Recognized by the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation, ‘MAD Camp,’ the organization’s flagship program is a three-day outreach program where it gathers volunteers to facilitate values formation activities anchored on the Department of Education’s core advocacies.

The group engages school children ages 10-12 with tasks designed to promote positive Filipino traits and inspire them to see themselves as dreamers and future leaders with a volunteer heart. Volunteers usually stay in the beneficiary school to camp. The last day is set aside for local community immersion and exploration. Know more about MAD Camp here

With a minimal contribution and on a first come, first served basis, registration is now open via

“A volunteer’s registration fee to a MAD Camp is not a payment for comfort. It is an investment for a lifetime experience,” said Christian Marx Rivero, I am MAD co-founder and chairman as he emphasized that joining the volunteer work of I am MAD is not for comfort but for the lessons they will gain in making a difference together with each other and the communities it serves.


With the theme ‘Reignite the MADgic: Celebrating 13 Years of Volunteerism,’ the NGO calls on everyone to rekindle their spark in serving, relight their paths forward, reawaken their vision together with the organization, renew their individual passions, and relive the MADgic of volunteerism for the community.

This year’s MAD Camps mark the return of its full face-to-face community engagements that was hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As schools and provinces reopen for face-to-face activities, I am MAD is encouraging everyone to be part of its upcoming full in-person volunteer opportunities get ‘MAD’ in the following areas of the Philippines: Albay (April 28-30), Davao Oriental (April 28-30), Sarangani (May 5-7), North Cotabato ( June 9-11), Davao de Oro (July 21-23), Nueva Ecija (August 26-28), Quezon (September 15-17), Isabela (October 20-22), Negros Occidental (November 10-12), and Bukidnon (November 24-26).

For details and a complete list of the official MAD Camps 2023, visit I am MAD’s Facebook page at Watch I am MAD’s Call for Volunteers music video here:

The volunteer group relies on the goodwill of people through fundraisers and the power of social media. Support I am MAD by donating through For partnership requests and other queries, please email Follow and message I am MAD on Facebook (, Instagram/Twitter/TikTok (@iammad_ph), YouTube ( and listen to the podcast via or

About I am MAD (Making A Difference) Volunteers Inc.

I am MAD (Making A Difference) Volunteers Inc. (I am MAD) is a nationwide, volunteer-powered non-profit organization focused on mobilizing the Filipino citizens, especially the youth, in helping empower our younger generation to discover their dreams and passions, adopt a more values-oriented mindset, and eventually make a meaningful contribution to nation-building.

I am M.A.D. believes that even through our smallest positive habits and simplest acts of volunteerism, we can contribute to the betterment of our society. 

The organization has been twice recognized as one of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO)awardee in 2015 for its main program, I am M.A.D. Camp(under the Culture and Arts, Peace, and Human Development category); and a national finalist in 2018 for its MAD Talks events (under the Culture, Arts, and Heritage category).

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