Be part of Siem Reap’s spectacular Giant Puppet Parade

February 23rd is the date set for the most spectacular community event in Siem Reap’s 2013 calendar, The Giant Puppet Parade. And you could play an integral part in this magical night by volunteering with Globalteer’s Cambodia Community Project.
Now in its sixth year, The Giant Puppet Parade will see 600 children from 14 organisations around Siem Reap displaying their puppet creations for an expected audience of 15,000 people.
Volunteers who are selected to work exclusively on The Puppet Parade will spend the four weeks leading up to the event working with Khmer artists and children from local NGOs designing and building the amazing puppets from scratch. You will also get to spend four days on a puppet-building Masterclass at Phare Ponleu Selpak, the celebrated Battambang Art School.

If you can’t stretch to four weeks, but would still like to work on this amazing event, you can still get involved by volunteering with one of our partner projects, whose children will be taking part in the parade. In the two weeks before the event, teams of children work with puppeteers and artists building their very own giant puppets which they proudly carry through streets of Siem Reap on what is recognised as one of the highlights of the year for visitors and locals alike.

How to get involved
If you have a background, a hidden talent or an unanswered calling in arts and crafts, theatre, construction, or anything that could be put to good use in the creation of these colourful giant puppets, then please apply for your volunteer placement through our Volunteer Cambodia Community Project pages, and make sure you mention the puppet project in your application, giving as much detail as you can about your interest and skills.
If you would like to work exclusively on the puppet project please make sure you tell us in your application, and select Thursday January 31st as your start date, and four weeks as your duration, leaving on Thursday February 28th.
If you would like to work at one of our partner projects taking part in the parade, please make sure that you tell us in your application and ensure that your placement starts no later than 11th February 2013, and don’t forget that the parade itself is on February 23rd.  Places are limited so be sure to apply as early as possible!

For more information about the parade, and to see more fabulous photos of last year's event, go to the Giant Puppet Project Facebook Page.

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