Volunteer in Cambodia

Education and sustainable development in rural Kampot
Kampot      2 projects of 2 wks in August and September

Volunteer project: This Learning Center in Angkor Chey district, Kampot province was established in 2014 to provide free alternative education for children and teenagers. There are three classrooms and 285 students now study English with their international and local volunteer teachers. The center also provides computer courses for the teenagers and library access for students and children from the community.
The Learning center also works closely with the local people in the community to support their income generation activities. The aim is to develop organic farming and handicrafts, and enable local people to increase their income and improve their livelihoods. There's also a plan to create a weekend market where farm products and handcraft products will be sold.

Volunteers are needed to help implement these projects. All motivated volunteers are welcome to join us in making change in this community, supporting the culture of peace and sustainability, and learning about the life of the community along the way. Help us to bring parents back home to the village, to bring children back to school, and to invigorate a village for hundreds of families.

Aims and activities of the project:
• Work and interaction with local children and teenagers using English language
• Promoting global education among students from the Learning Center
• Teaching English to children at the center in cooperation with the staff
• Organizing cultural exchange activities with the students
• Help with development and construction tasks as needed by the Learning Center
• Learning about Cambodian culture from local people and volunteers
• Visiting a village to explore and experience real life of local families
• Supporting community projects guided by the staff and management of the center

Language: English

Accommodation: The group will be accommodated in a volunteer house which is located about 100 meters from the center. The accommodation is provided with sleeping mattresses, mosquito nets, pillows and blankets.

Location: Angkor Chey district, Kampot province

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 220 USD
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
August 19 - August 31, 2019
September 8 - September 21, 2019

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Mangrove conservation and development of coastal fishing villages
Kampot       2 projects of 2 wks in August and September

Volunteer project: International volunteers will help out in two fishing communities by the sea, about 30 km from Kampot town. The children here face difficulty attending language, computer or other classes in town. The volunteer group will focus on English teaching and providing some other education activities for the children in these communities. In addition, help is needed on the mangrove field. The fishing communities have a long-term plan for mangrove reforestation. Participants in this project will support the development of the local communities while working on environmental issues and exploring the local lifestyle.

The project welcomes individuals who are passionate about the environment and hands-on conservation work. Volunteers will be working as active promoters of environmental and sea life preservation, and enjoying the natural environment at the same time.

Aims and activities of the project:
• Work and interaction with local children and teenagers using English language
• Assist the local community in developing their eco-tourism projects and protecting the mangrove forest and fishing area
• Maintain the mangrove forest along the seashore to prevent future flooding as sea level rises
• Collecting mangrove seeds from the mangrove forest, nursing the mangrove seeds and planting mangrove trees
• Organizing environmental education workshops for kids and teenagers in primary and secondary school
• Continue the construction of a walking path through the mangrove forest
• Learning about Cambodian culture from local people and volunteers
• Explore and experience the real life of people in the villages
• Meeting and socializing with local people and children for multi-cultural learning activities and sharing

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in bungalows. The accommodation is equipped with simple sleeping mattress, blankets, pillows and mosquito nets.

Location: Kampot province

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 220 USD
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
August 19 - August 31, 2019
September 8 - September 21, 2019

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Teaching English and renovating classrooms in Kampong Speu
Kampong Speu       2 projects of 2 wks in August and September

Volunteer project: The project will support a village school in Boset District, Kampong Speu Province. It is a Primary and Secondary school with about 2,000 students who come from the surrounding communities. The classrooms' condition is quite shabby and can be considered unsafe for students and teachers. Therefore, the school needs help in making renovations and improvement.
At the same time, there is no English class running in the school curriculum. The international volunteers are expected to teach English to the students and help them experience intercultural learning, as well as have interprofessional exchange with the teachers.

Aims and activities of the project:
• Work and interaction with local children and teenagers using English language
• Teaching English to children at the school
• Organizing cultural exchange activities and games for the students
• Promoting global education among students
• Help in the renovation, construction and painting of school facilities
• Learning about Cambodian culture from local people and volunteers
• Visiting villages to explore and experience real life of local communities
• Meeting and socializing with local people and children for multi-cultural learning activities and sharing

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers live in a volunteer house with basic facilities provided – mosquito nets, blankets, pillows and mattresses.

Location: Boset District, Kampong Speu Province

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 220 USD
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
August 24 - September 6, 2019
September 15 - September 27, 2019

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Teaching English and construction support for an education center
Siem Reap       2 projects of 2 wks in August and September

Volunteer project: The volunteers will work with a non-profit education center which aims at providing free alternative education for children and teenagers, providing local youth and local people chances to learn languages, computer, and to have access to global education/information through internet and a library and to have their first chance to meet and interact with different people from different cultures and backgrounds from around the world.

There are classes in the afternoon till 7 pm where students who take time off from classes at public school, learn the language with local and international volunteers as their supplementary education.

Volunteers will contribute to interactive language teachings with the children, and handy support in construction projects, enabling the convenience of both teaching and learning. The next step of the development plan for the center is going to be the office for the teachers, a garden, toilets, playgrounds for the children to use in their free time before and after classes.

Aims and activities of the project:
• Meeting and socializing with local people and children for multi-cultural learning activities and sharing
• Visiting a village to explore and experience real life of local families
• Giving hands-on support and ideas for developing the look of the education center
• Teaching English to children at the center
• Supporting community projects guided by the staff and management of the center

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay together at the volunteers' house in the village.

Location: Siem Reap province

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 220 USD
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
August 24 - September 6, 2019
September 15 - September 27, 2019

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Support education and community improvement programs in Siem Reap
Siem Reap       August 24 - September 6, 2019

Volunteer project: The project takes place in a rural area of Siem Reap province, by the Tonle Sap lake which provides water for farmers to grow their crops and rice, and for fishermen to earn a living from fishing. A large portion of the population in the region is poor with limited opportunities for education and work. Students drop out of school when they become older in order to make a living for their families.

The project is organized in cooperation with a local primary and secondary school. The project aims to provide opportunities for children to learn languages, computers and get access to global education and information, to create more job opportunities for villagers, and to help local school by improving facilities and materials for the education programs.

While providing community services, the volunteers will be helping local farmers and sharing their daily life. This can be a great community experience where local and international volunteers take part in social engagement and personal development activities to understand the social context as a reflection of global trends.

Aims and activities of the project:
• Teaching English, music, arts and sports to children
• Organizing public events to promote education
• Organizing workshops for students about hygiene and sanitation
• Organizing cultural exchange activities with the students
• Learning about Cambodian culture from local people and volunteers
• Visiting villages to explore and experience real life of local communities

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers live at a local host family in the village.

Location: Siem Reap province

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 220 USD
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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