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Community Construction Volunteering in Cambodia, with Travelers Worldwide

CAMBODIA

CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEERING IN THE COMMUNITY IN CAMBODIA

This is a wonderful, hands-on opportunity to help a poorer community in Cambodia with its construction projects. The main construction site is a local school allocated to the poor, but construction help can also take place on another 'site' in the area where development assistance is needed.

This school has mostly been constructed by volunteers and includes additional facilities like the children's vegetable gardens - food grown by them is also used by them.

While assisting the local community with their developments you will gain valuable experiences and cultural exchanges together with the Cambodian people.

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SUMMARY FACTFILE
Price Full Price List
Duration From 1 week to 12 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements
Start Dates All year round - you choose your start and finish dates.
Requirements No qualifications or experience required, just lots of enthusiasm.
What's included Arranging your Programme,
Full pre-departure support and assistance,
Payment Protection insurance
Accommodation

Food
Meeting you at the nearest airport
Transfer to your accommodation
Transport to and from your project
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support.
Certificate of Completion
What's not included Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.
Who can do this Project? This project is open to all nationalities and all ages over 17.
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in construction, DIY, building, gardening, general maintenance or constructive community development overseas while doing voluntary work, projects abroad or study abroad.
Also available as a summer placement or a short break in Cambodia or South East Asia.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:

  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Asia and the Cambodian culture

  • The enormous satisfaction of helping the local community and the local school and knowing you made a difference to them.

  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.

  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market.

  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEERING IN CAMBODIA

CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEERING IN CAMBODIA

WORK CONTENT
This projects aims to improve the quality of live for under-privileged people in Samrong, and this construction project, with volunteer help, greatly improves the environment of poverty-stricken people.

In particular, much of the local school has been built with the help of previous volunteers and local tradesman and you'll be able to continue to assist in the construction of a new pathway, toilets as well as building walls and renovation of the nearby area.

We are also set to work on some "educational art", so if you also have some artistic talent, your skills would be gratefully received! The objective is to have several walls on which to display images and sketches of volunteers' home countries.

Your programme will start with an introduction week where you’ll visit cultural sites in Siem Reap and learn about language and rich culture of Cambodia. It’s a great way to get to the town and everything required to make your stay more comfortable. After Siem Reap you will move on to the location of your programme where the introduction week continues. If your programme is 2 weeks or less you can choose to do a few days or opt out of the introduction week and go straight to your project. Please let your Project Coordinator aware of this upon booking.

Schedule:

Monday-Friday
On your arrival, you'll have a meeting with the Coordinator to discussing what will be required during your stay at the project.

There is a focus on light construction work and you will be expected to help with some or all of the following activities:

  • paint the school buildings,

  • work in the vegetable garden, and the flower garden,

  • make tables and chairs,

  • build various elements in the playground,

  • help to construct pathways,

  • build toilets,

  • repair the school wall, and

  • help build the new classrooms

Construction and renovation work is available where required. Tools and equipment, as well as instructions will be provided.

Weekends: are always free after each project. You can relax at your Home stay accommodation, take a bicycle into town, or expand your sightseeing and visit the many more sites in the Oddar Meanchey Province. You could also take a taxi into Siem Reap for the weekend and visit the amazing Angkor Wat Temple. Friendly staff are always there to make your choice easier with advice.

 

CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEERING IN CAMBODIA

CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEERING IN CAMBODIA

CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEERING IN CAMBODIA

ACCOMMODATION:

You will be housed with local home-stay families, at the volunteer house or in a guest house where this is not feasible (for example in the case of larger groups).

There are limited laundry facilities so expect to wash your clothes by hands at the volunteer house or at the home stay, but there are some places that you can do laundry in the town too. You will be encouraged to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity.

Transportation
In Samraong you can easily get a motorcycle to go anywhere, or you can borrow a bike at the centre. The roads in and to Samraong are very good now. It takes much less time to go somewhere compared to few years ago.

Money issues
In Samraong you can exchange money and traveler’s checks at the bank. The nearest ATM is in Siem Reap, so please make sure you have enough money with you before leaving to go the town. However, you will probably not need much money there!

Weekends:
are always free after each project. Relax at your Home stay accommodation, take a bicycle into town, or expand your sightseeing and visit the many more sites in the Oddar Meanchey Province or take a taxi to Siem Reap for the weekend. Friendly staff are always there to make your choice easier with advice.

FOOD:
All food is included during your stay. The meals will be typical Cambodian fare, including plenty of rice dishes.

A little about Cambodian food:
Cambodian food has generally been influenced by Chinese and French cuisine, and also shares many common dishes with Thai food, although not as spicy. The staple food for Cambodians is rice. Almost every meal includes a bowl of rice, although noodles are also popular. A wide range of curries, soups and stir fried are served with rice. Typically, Cambodians eat their meals with at least three or four separate dishes. A meal will usually include a soup, or samlor, served alongside the main courses. Each individual dish will be either sweet, sour, salty or bitter. Chilli is usually left up to the individual to add themselves.

Khmer cuisine also uses many vegetables, some of which are very unusual, such as different and unusual local varieties of melon, beans and squash. Fish is the most common form of meat in Khmer cuisine, including dried salted fish known as trei ngeat. Getting to taste and know local cooking is one of the many delights of living in a foreign country.

CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEERING IN CAMBODIA

Volunteer to help children in Cambodia

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Got any questions? Please email us: info@travelersworldwide.org

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT:
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in mind.    Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity!    

On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country: When you arrive you will be welcomed by a member of our representative staff who will take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone. During your first few days you'll be given an induction so that you can learn about the country and its culture, as well as other useful information, like how to use the transport system, banks, safety issues, tipping, and lots more.

  

Sihanoukville Photo Gallery
Koh Rong Samloem Island Gallery
Phnom-Penh Photo Gallery

CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEERING IN CAMBODIA

OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:

While on your placements, you can also book some Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.

Coming soon.

 

This project can also be combined with any of our other projects, or you could even do a second project in a different country in the region, thus doubling your adventure and enjoyment!

Teach Disadvantaged Children nearSiem Reap in Cambodia

LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:

ANGKOR WAT: Surrounded by beautiful rice fields, lakes and jungles Truly one of mankind’s most incredible achievements, this ancient city of temples will take your breath away and leave you traipsing through a mystical magnificent past. Built between 800 - 1200 AD by the Khmer Empire, more than 200 temples have been restored, to some extent enabling you an insight into life from this time. There are more than 1,000 ancient sites of Angkor although several are now almost entirely gone. Angkor Wat is a symbol of Cambodia and is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

SIEM REAP: is a lively stop off destination on the South Asia tourist trail! With the flat plane jungle ruins catapulted to fame via Lara Croft just over the outskirts, the town is geared up for travellers and this is no more evident than in ‘Pub Street’ a place to drink beer and make new friends. Siem Reap was a fashionable destination for the 1960’s elite pack wanderers and, according to the Lonely Planet, is once again one of the most popular spots on the planet today having reinvented itself as the heart of Cambodia, scattered with guesthouses, superb food and a steady flow of tourists from near and far.

Although developing fast, Siem Reap retains its charm with colonial, Chinese and old-style French architecture, shady boulevards and a river amidst the upsurge of hotels and new resorts. In the city, you’ll find traditional dance, craft shops, silk farms, rice-paddy countryside, fishing villages and markets of all kinds! Other local attractions include Angkor National Museum and the Cambodian Cultural Village.

This is a great time to be here. Siem Reap is a place you can get stuck, in the best possible way. The temples of Angkor are to be savoured leisurely and the city to be discovered and enjoyed at any pace you desire!

Although the second main city of Cambodia, the city itself is fairly small and feels more like a town than a city. Most people in this area are farmers. Despite the tourism industry, the people are generally extremely poor, even by South East Asian standards. Silk farming is particularly popular. The local population is 171,800 with Buddhism the major religion and Khmer the local language, although most people speak English and also some French.

There is an International Airport in Siem Reap and a very good bus service connecting to Phnom Penh.

TRAVEL:
To read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you arrive in your new country, please click here.

Support & Backup: To read about the excellent Support & Backup we provide before you leave and during your programme, please click here.




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