Volunteer in Cambodia
Is volunteer in Cambodia a verb or a noun? In our case it is both. You can easily become a volunteer in Cambodia by using our 7 step process to create a successful charity project abroad. Or you can volunteer in Cambodia; as in, I want to volunteer for a Cambodian Charity.
4 Precious Gifts you’ll Receive
When You Volunteer in Cambodia
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa.
Truer words have never been spoken. There is perhaps no greater service than spending our lives on alleviating the suffering of the most unfortunate among us. Volunteering, especially abroad, is more than just a typical travel experience. It is one of the most transformative experiences in life. It changes people. It leaves the volunteers with an everlasting impression and a profound sense of perspective about life. For some volunteers, the changes are easily definable, while for others, their experiences lay the foundation for a journey that can easily last with them for life.
Volunteering in a country like Cambodia exposes you to the awesome transformative power and resilience of Cambodians. Cambodia has set itself a target of reducing poverty in the country by half between 2004 and 2015, as part of United Nations Millennium Development Goals. It achieved the target in 2011. You can become the next generations of volunteers and educators to further help these proud people.
Cambodians are writing a new future for themselves. Being a Volunteer in Cambodia helps you become a part of this revolutionary change story.
By sharing this website and visiting our global partners
YOU allow us to create a fish farming co-op producing
1,400,000 fish per annum in Cambodia
How to Contribute| Have a Holiday
Do you want to know how to contribute to our platform to help a Cambodia Charity flourish? We firmly believe in asking for nothing for nothing in return. We are not asking you to send us money (although it would be appreciated). What we want from you is to enjoy the information in our website and find the content useful. AND then visit our advertisers; with absolutely no obligation to purchase anything.
Our commitment to you
We want to ensure that YOU gain something by visiting our platform and using the information we have gained over many years working and travelling overseas.
If there is something we missed ask us some questions and we will do our best to satisfy your need for knowledge and information about volunteering abroad. With our particular emphasis on Cambodian charities we are second to none in sourcing information about the Kingdom. You can take a shortcut to the website content by visiting our frequently asked questions page.
What will a contribution cost you?
To "donate" to us will cost you absolutely zero. WE do not charge fees or commissions of any description to those who want to volunteer abroad or to the charities that appear on the voluntouring website. We fund our missions by allowing advertising (where appropriate) that we believe will be useful to ANYONE planning a trip overseas - for any reason. The prices to anyone using our links are exactly the same as the prices you would pay these brands directly or through 3rd parties. However; when you use our website we will receive a commission which goes to maintaining the voluntouring website or directly to our fish farming charity in Battambang.
We say again: It will cost you Nothing, Zero,
Not a Penny to help us achieve our mission.
Does the purpose of your trip matter?
It matters not a jot if you are travelling for a holiday, visiting Angkor Wat, business or to take part in a charitable project abroad. If it involves travel and accommodation, our charities can benefit from your choice to use our website to complete your travel plans and bookings. Every booking will contribute to a Cambodian charity. Just as an example; a 2 week stay in a hotel could buy 800+ fish fry for our fish farm project - that is 800 family meals. A holiday for a group of 4 would pay for an administrator in Siem Reap or Battambang for 1 month. You book a holiday and we employ someone!
Qatar Airways | A Different Class
Booking a flight to Cambodia or any global destination with Qatar Airways will guarantee you a 5 star service. Qatar Airways always deliver on service second to none. With one of the worlds most modern fleets it offers unrivaled reliability. If you can afford to push the boat out - book a business class ticket. Be amazed.
Etihad Flights |Book flights To Anywhere
Etihad offer great value for money and regular routes with modern aircraft.
Flights | Skyscanner
Our information about flights holds good for most destinations. Almost all flights are operated through a GDS system of one description or another. We suggest Skyscanner; however, as we bring on more advertisers we will give you more options. Our advice is always to book your flight first; there are more hotel rooms available than there are flights.
Accommodation | Online Travel Agents
As someone who worked in the hospitality industry, I believe that you might as well opt for one of the top 3 online travel agents (OTA). Visit our information page on the secrets of how to book a great hotel room. Our information is particularly relevant if you are booking accommodation in Siem Reap. However much of the advice stands good for any location. Unlike the accommodation aggregators you see on the TV, the big 3 OTA's have some influence on the hotels they advertise.
Their tried and trusted model is to book your accommodation today and pay on arrival (or departure). Which is great if you want to guarantee a great room, but do not want to fork out a lump of cash today. They have a sophisticated yet easy to use filter tool to help you get the exact hotel you want. Book TODAY
Their booking model is pay now, which is great if you want to get the expense out of the way and focus on spending money. They have a no nonsense refund guarantee. If you have a problem with a hotel they are quite aggressive in obtaining a refund for you (I know from experience as a hotel manager). They do this by simply paying (or not paying) the hotel once you have checked out at the end of your stay. If you complain during your stay they do not pay the hotel. The hotel is not prepaid - it is kept in escrow. Far safer than paying a hotel in advance. We siggest that you never pay a hotel a deposit unless you know them very well.
Their booking process focuses on the whole shebang; flight, hotel and car hire. Another great way of paying for the biggest expense and focusing on spending money. As with Agoda any payment made to them is held in escrow until you check out. We will donate the commission received to our charitable work in Cambodia
Travel Insurance | World Nomads
We believe that travel insurance is essential. by the by even if you do not use our recommendation; invest in travel insurance. All to often you will hear horror stories of travellers who though it was not really required. Our choice of travel insurance is World Nomad as we believe they understand the independent traveler and those who are on volunteering missions.
Using airport lounges are a great way to start or end a journey. Get yourself and your group away from the hustle bustle of the main airport concourse. Less queues means less hassle. Whilst you are enjoying complimentary drinks and snacks you are actually making a donation to our mission and charity. How cool is it to donate to charity by relaxing. A win/win situation for everyone!
How cool would it be to be met at the airport and be whisked through immigration? Or relax and enjoy First Class service instead of the manic conditions in some airports? YOU DESERVE IT. It is a lot cheaper than you might think.
An awesome way to donate even more!
Really simple and super easy. Copy the URL and send it to your friends, family and colleagues; maybe one of them needs a holiday or wants to volunteer abroad. Visit the Voluntouring Abroad Facebook page and follow us. Now your contacts can donate to our missions by enjoying a much needed holiday abroad or at home. Go on a vacation or enjoy a staycation!
If you can think of a better way to donate to charity please send me an email or call me.
Find Your Heart
In order to experience the full transformative power of volunteering abroad, you must understand something about it. This is your experience. You are doing this because, you owe it to yourself. You desire to connect with humanity in a way that you never have before. Ravaged by poverty, squalor, illiteracy, superstition, war, disease, and suffering, there is at least one soul somewhere waiting to be saved by you. And only you can save him or her in your own way. Why should you? Because, in this vast expanse of nothingness that stretches in every direction called space, we only have each other to save, protect, and love. You need to do this because You Can Love. Volunteering will just amaze you with how much love you have to give others.
Cambodia has a thriving community of volunteers and expats who have found their own ways to contribute to its growth and development. Here, you will find many people who share the same dreams of service as you, but completely different inspirations. Understanding their selflessness and their underlying motivations can help you learn more about yourself and life.
You end up forging friendships with the most considerate and generous people. After all, what more do you need in life than the company of the best that humanity has to offer?
As an added advantage, you will now have an international network of friends in every corner of the world.
Pass on Life Skills as a Volunteer in Cambodia
The old adage goes – give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Many of the skills that we take for granted or are just a hobby to us are treasured in other parts of the world. It can be fluent English language skills, math, agricultural practices, or something else. When you pass on your knowledge, you leave a part of you with them forever. That knowledge will continue even when we leave this world. You leave a lasting legacy.
Who knows? You might even pick up one or two skills yourself while you are teaching them.
Save The World; Save Yourself
You don’t need a superpower to be a superhero. Save one life and you are a superhero in that individual’s life forever. Help save a community and you become a superhero for generations of that community. You might be a doctor, nurse, political activist, advocate of eradication of superstitions, or have found some other way of saving humanity. But, when you save a life, you create immeasurable happiness and touch all the lives that are connected to that one soul.
In your heart, you will also learn a greater truth about life – the world isn’t perfect. Once you come to terms with it, you’ll divert your energies from the pursuit of perfection to changing things for the better. Not perfect, but better.
Development, whether it is uplifting a community from poverty or evolving yourself into a better human being, takes a tremendous amount of work and time. By saving others, you learn the art of becoming better, of saving yourself.
Mahatma Gandhi said it best – “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Volunteering abroad is a transformative experience for everyone – whether you are a youngster, a retiree, a professional taking a sabbatical, students in their gap years, or travelers whose bucket list includes doing something that truly matters. As a volunteer in Cambodia everyone welcomes you with open arms.
Our call to action is simple
Volunteer in Cambodia and transform each others life. After all, each other is all we have on this little blue planet. Start today.
It is easy for anyone with our first 3 steps
- Book a direct flight to Cambodia
- Arrange accommodation in Siem Reap – early bird catches the best room. We have top tips on how to get the most from your hotel booking
- Invest in proper travel insurance for volunteers and tourism