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Volunteer Spotlight: Tim

"I would highly recommend my time with Globalteer and would come back in the future."

Tim is from the UK and volunteered in September at the Cambodia Community project for 6 weeks. 

My Story 
In the summer of 2016 I undertook a 6-week placement in Siem Reap, with Globalteer’s Cambodia community Project. I was placed with one of Globalteer’s local NGO partner school, where I worked 5 days a week for the duration of my placement. I had an absolutely fantastic time at the project, helping the teachers out in any way I could.

My main work load was working on English pronunciation and some basic and not so basic grammar rules. I absolutely loved my time there; I really enjoyed working on my project and the experience it gave me, being a teacher in a foreign country. I also really liked the country and the people and places of Siem Reap.
 
During my time in Siem Reap I met other Globalteer volunteers and we all had a great time exploring. We ventured down to the capital, Phnom Penh, where I learnt about the country’s troubled past which was a very moving but worthwhile experience.
 
My time with the staff in-country was also really good and they definitely helped me out during my stay. I really enjoyed my project work with Globalteer, as well as Cambodia itself. I would highly recommend my time with Globalteer and would come back in the future.
 “Now I work full time at the project and my responsibilities range from working in the office, handling emails and creating the school’s newsletter, marketing and some fundraising for the school. I also arrange and give tours of the school to prospective donors and work closely with the volunteers. But, most importantly, I get to interact with the children! Seeing their happy faces every day makes everything so much more worthwhile for me! I’m so happy to be back in Cambodia helping these wonderful children and can see myself being here for the foreseeable future.”

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