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    Volunteering in Cambodia

    Has anyone done any volunteer teaching or any other volunteering in Cambodia? I'd be interested in hearing your experience.

    I already have my eye on an organization that takes in volunteer teachers for three month stints, and I would be paying mostly just for accomodation and food. The money that the students and adults pay to study English with a volunteer, goes towards rural projects such as save the dolphins, orphanages, and saving the forests. Sounds like a good project to me.

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    Re: Volunteering in Cambodia

    mate you'd be better off posting this at: khmer440.com
    i'm certain someone over there could enlighten you.

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    Re: Volunteering in Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound
    Has anyone done any volunteer teaching or any other volunteering in Cambodia? I'd be interested in hearing your experience.
    I did some volunteer English teaching for the Church of Christ in Phnom Penh. There are many organizations that accept volunteers. Try one of the guesthouses on the riverfront or just ask around when you get there at the guesthouses.

    I don't like to blow my own horn when I do volunteer work as I'm reminded of a Bible verse...goes something like this..."Do not tell others of your good works, for if you do tell them, your reward will be on Earth and not with me. But if you keep it secret, I who reward in secret will reward you greatly in the Afterlife."

    Now, I'm not saying you have to believe this and I'm not pushing anything nor saying that I do myself. Sometimes setting the example on here is a good thing to stimulate others though, I believe.

    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound
    I already have my eye on an organization that takes in volunteer teachers for three month stints, and I would be paying mostly just for accomodation and food. The money that the students and adults pay to study English with a volunteer, goes towards rural projects such as save the dolphins, orphanages, and saving the forests. Sounds like a good project to me.

    Cheers
    More power to ya'! By the way, I have a contact e-mail address and phone number or two of some religious people if you want to go in that direction in Phnom Penh.
    Illegal aliens will make you pay...legal aliens can get you paid.

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    Re: Volunteering in Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Rider
    mate you'd be better off posting this at: khmer440.com
    i'm certain someone over there could enlighten you.
    That's the site I was trying to think of!!!!!!

    Yup phuketbound, Easy Rider is right about this.

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    Re: Volunteering in Cambodia

    ^ I already linked PB to it a few weeks ago mate!


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    Re: Volunteering in Cambodia

    KK's stealing your thunder again Easy Rider!


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    Re: Volunteering in Cambodia

    Nah...helping him mate, helping!!!

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    Re: Volunteering in Cambodia



    What did you think to that Israeli babes site by the way?

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    Re: Volunteering in Cambodia

    I like!!!

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    Re: Volunteering in Cambodia

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    Now, I'm not saying you have to believe this and I'm not pushing anything nor saying that I do myself. Sometimes setting the example on here is a good thing to stimulate others though, I believe.
    Well I'm not really tooting my own horn. I am just excited about this, and wanted to hear from others that may have volunteered there as well.

    More power to ya'! By the way, I have a contact e-mail address and phone number or two of some religious people if you want to go in that direction in Phnom Penh.
    Thanks, I may take you up on that. I already have a place that I am going to volunteer at, but always up for making other contacts. Cheers.

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    Thanks to all that replied. I know about the Khmer site, and it is informative.

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    Re: Volunteering in Cambodia

    PB let us know how you get on mate? would be really interested to hear whats out there in the way of volunteer opportunities
    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." George Orwell

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    Re: Volunteering in Cambodia

    I would be interested in hearing from you too PB. Keep posting on here.

    There are plenty of paid opps for NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations) with the right qualifications. These are usually paid, however, and require specific backgrounds.

    If you do end up wanting the contact info on my Cambodian friends there (and I do know of a philanthropic company I did some nearly volunteer work for as well in Phnom Penh), PM me. Anything I can do to help is my pleasure. The company I volunteered for was not an NGO but rather a company that helped the disadvantaged get training in computer skills. It was set up entirely by philanthropists from Great Britain.
    Last edited by Piece Train; 19th October 2007 at 18:32. Reason: Need to Add Something

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    Re: Volunteering in Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by Piece Train
    There are plenty of paid opps for NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations) with the right qualifications. These are usually paid, however, and require specific backgrounds.

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    Sounds great but I dont have a masters which rules me out of most

    Thanks for the offer BTW I may well contact you about that in time

    Just out of interest, those christian projects, they dont discriminiate againist non Cristians do they?

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    Re: Volunteering in Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by Piece Train

    There are plenty of paid opps for NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations) with the right qualifications. These are usually paid, however, and require specific backgrounds.
    Absolutely. Don't count on getting a job with any of these orgs unless you have what Piece Train says.

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    Re: Volunteering in Cambodia

    do you want to clarify that a bit?

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