Volunteering in Cambodia: What’s it really like?

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Volunteering in Cambodia

Volunteering in Cambodia - What's it really like? No matter how much you read the online forums and trusty old guide books, there’s nothing like hearing it first hand from someone just like you to get a real feel of what somewhere is actually going to be like when you get there.

So here are a couple of the Cambodia Children’s Project volunteer stories to give you a taster of what you can expect. And to help you make that decision to fill in your application and start packing!

And just to prove that contrary to earlier reports, we do actually get plenty of male volunteers. First up is 22 year-old Aussie Alex Findlay who volunteered with us for a month in April. Alex already does his fair share of volunteering back home in Melbourne. You’d think that coming here to work on a Globalteer project would be a bit of a busman’s holiday. Wrong!

Read about how much Alex enjoyed volunteering with us. How he rates his experience, and what a long-lasting impact volunteering in Cambodia has had on him.

Buffaloes in the Road & Tarantulas for Lunch

The second new volunteer story is from Helen Jacobs, also from Australia. Helen is a Public Relations Executive in her 20’s, who had never been to Asia before. For Helen volunteering in one of the world’s poorest countries was always going to be an eye-opening experience.

But was it a total nightmare, or did it turn out to be a dream that she would have been happy to never wake up from?  

In Helen’s amusing account you can read about buffaloes on the highway, scooter based altercations and deep fried tarantulas as well as how she got on teaching the Cambodian kids.

Alex and Helen’s experiences are recounted in full on our Cambodia Community project volunteer stories page. Everything you need to know about Volunteering in Cambodia can be found on the Cambodia children's project page of the Globalteer website.