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Cambodia Volunteer Quests
Volunteer in Cambodia
What makes a United Planet Short-term Quest unique?
United Planet’s Volunteer Abroad Programs are 100% cultural immersion experiences. United Planet programs run year-round and are available to individuals and groups of all ages, skill levels and nationalities. We have no doubt it will be life-changing and provide lasting memories. Read on for more detailed information about volunteer opportunities in Cambodia.
All Quests include:
- Flexible start dates and lengths of stay (1-12 weeks)
- Personalized attention from Coordinators
- Local home stays or on-site lodging options
- Exciting excursions, cultural activities and/or language lessons
While a turbulent dictatorship and devastating genocide cast a long shadow over Cambodia’s history, the country has recently begun to heal and overcome its dark past. Now that peace has been restored, Cambodia is emerging as a tranquil tourist destination full of stunning landscapes, rich culture, and delicious cuisine. However, Cambodia is still one of the poorest countries in Asia, with around 80% of the population employed in subsistence farming and some of the highest infant mortality rates in the region. A poor healthcare system also results in a growing orphan population and higher death rates from diseases such as AIDS.
Yet Cambodia has much to offer the visitor, with an ancient and fascinating culture, religion and history, the remains of which are visible today! These remains includes the famous Angkor Wat Temple complex near Siem Reap, built between 800-1100 AD. Siem Reap itself is now considered a world famous spiritual retreat where visitors come to rest up and indulge in its fine hotels, boutiques and restaurants, away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Cambodia.
Volunteer Opportunities in Cambodia: 4 - 12 weeks
United Planet currently offers a volunteer program in Cambodia in partnership with local organizations in and around Siem Reap.
What's Included and Program Details
- Guesthouse accommodations with English speaking staff (breakfast included)
- Khmer language lessons
- Exciting cultural activities and excursions including an elephant ride to the Bayon Temple, a park pass to the Angkor Wat UNESCO world heritage site temple complex, and more
Quest Program Briefs
Minimum Stay: 4 weeks
Volunteers Needed: Year Round
Requirements: At least 18 years old
Volunteers in Cambodia are needed to teach English and interacting with children through playing games, music or sports at schools in the Siem Reap area. Children in this region are less privileged so the local organizations are trying to provide education and experiences not normally available to these children. Exact teaching locations vary and volunteers will be assigned based on community need and availability at the time of their Quest. To volunteer for this social project, volunteers must be fluent in English and at least 18 years old. No formal qualifications or teaching experience is required, although teaching experience in general is helpful.
Three Easy Steps to Apply
Questions about applying?
Call one of our friendly regional Quest coordinators today. We will walk you step-by-step through the application process and answer any questions you may have.
Step 1: Choose your Quest. Contact us at any time for help! We'd love to talk to you. Email or call 1-800-292-2316.
Step 2: Enroll online. Please fill in the enrollment form. Then reserve your spot with a deposit (which will be credited toward your program fee).
Step 3: Meet your Quest coordinator and iron out the details. Once you've applied, your United Planet coordinator will contact you, and arrange a phone session to talk about your Quest of interest. THANKS!
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