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.
mate you'd be better off posting this at: khmer440.com
i'm certain someone over there could enlighten you.
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.Originally Posted by phuketbound
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.
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.Originally Posted by phuketbound
That's the site I was trying to think of!!!!!!Originally Posted by Easy Rider
Yup phuketbound, Easy Rider is right about this.
^ I already linked PB to it a few weeks ago mate!
Riddle me this brother can you handle it
Your style to my style you can't hold a candle to it
Equinox symmetry and the balance is right
Smokin' and drinkin' on a Tuesday night
It's not how you play the game it's how you win it
I cheat and steal and sin and I'm a cynic
KK's stealing your thunder again Easy Rider!
Nah...helping him mate, helping!!!
What did you think to that Israeli babes site by the way?
Piece TrainWell 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.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.
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.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 to all that replied. I know about the Khmer site, and it is informative.
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
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
Sounds great but I dont have a masters which rules me out of mostOriginally Posted by Piece Train
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?
Absolutely. Don't count on getting a job with any of these orgs unless you have what Piece Train says.Originally Posted by Piece Train
do you want to clarify that a bit?