Your Meaningful Vacation : Volunteer in Cambodia
Author: Emma Brown
Cambodia is one of the rising countries in Asia after many difficult years in the past. The country has so much to offer and the world is discovering it as travelers are heading for this wonderful country. Travelers are also getting more and more interested in getting to know Cambodia in a more meaningful way. And so the idea of volunteering in Cambodia is becoming more and more popular and is a great way for a meaningful trip to this great country.
There is lots of poverty in Cambodia and with lots of help needed. As the country is rebuilding there is so much that needs to be done and most people are still very poor. As a volunteer you will be able to make your personal contribution to a child life and to the country in general.
To volunteer in Cambodia means to help out and work with local charities, shelters for street children, community projects, schools, orphanages, projects for disabled children and other projects. This is a great way to create a worthwhile vacation and give back to the local people.
Volunteering whilst on your vacation is the ultimate meaningful travel experience. You will be able to give back to the ones in need and you will also be able to get to know Cambodia and its people in a much more worthwhile way. And what you will hear again and again from volunteers after their experience is that they had the time of their life and learned so much about themselves. Talk about a life changing experience!
You can do your volunteering in Cambodia from one week up to a few months which makes this wonderful opportunity available for people on a short term or long term basis. Even on a short term basis you can make a great impact on the lives of the local children.
A great destination for your volunteer vacation in Cambodia is Siem Reap. Siem Reap which is the gateway town to the world famous heritage of the Angkor temples. The Angkor temples are world famous and for a good reason as they are wonderful. Also the countryside around Siem Reap is so beautiful that is worth exploring. Siem Reap is easily reached with direct flights from Bangkok for example.
There are many great projects available in Cambodia for your volunteering with many orphanages, shelters for street children, projects for children with disabilities, soup kitchens and community projects available. There are so many projects available that you are easily able to work at a project that suits you best.
Here are some volunteer opportunities in Cambodia.
Teaching English in Cambodia: teach English as a volunteer during your volunteering holiday in Cambodia and teach English to children at orphanages, schools or shelters for street children.
Street Shelters in Cambodia: do volunteer work at shelters for street children is a great way to contribute to the development and education of children in need. It is so important for these children to see a good role model so they can break out of the cycle of poverty and become a success story themselves.
Projects for Children with Disabilities in Cambodia: work at projects for disabled children and teach English to the children, interact with them and help in their rehabilitation.
These are some of the more popular volunteering opportunities available in Cambodia. Have a great trip to Cambodia!
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