The Spirit Houses of Cambodia

The Spirit Houses of Cambodia

  You may have seen these little colourful, pagoda-shaped shrines all over Cambodia.   Spirit houses come from the tradition of keeping spirits housed and happy, whether they are spirits of nature or spirits of ancestors. These miniature temples are often...
Travel Advisory for Cambodia in the Time of COVID-19

Travel Advisory for Cambodia in the Time of COVID-19

  The global spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 has, in a matter of few weeks, changed the Cambodia Global Health Advisory from Level 1 (“Exercise the normal precautions”) to Level 4 (“Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the...
Elodie Rasoloarivony

Elodie Rasoloarivony

Meet Elodie Rasoloarivony…   Elodie was required to do an overseas internship of 4 months as part of her Globalisation and International Trade master’s programme, and she found the perfect opportunity as a digital marketing intern at Ammo Jewellery in...
The National Sport of Khmer Boxing

The National Sport of Khmer Boxing

  While football is gaining popularity in Cambodia, Khmer boxing is the country’s traditional national sport. Due to the cultural cleansing perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s, a lot of information about the tradition of Khmer boxing has been...
Samantha Larose

Samantha Larose

Meet Samantha Larose…   Samantha is a volunteer from Canada who was working with the Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist when the coronavirus became a global pandemic. Samantha was forced to return home in the middle...
Stuart Culshaw

Stuart Culshaw

Meet Stuart Culshaw… Stuart Culshaw is a technical communicator, web designer and content strategist and has been virtually volunteering with Professionals doing good for the past year, helping to improve various aspects of the Pdg website. Originally from...
New to Volunteering from Home?  These Resources Can Help!

New to Volunteering from Home? These Resources Can Help!

  Volunteering from home is a great way of giving back from the comfort of your home with the added advantage of working flexibly in the days and hours of your choice. At the same time, it’s a great opportunity that enables you to learn how to make use of...
Mayssa Benchenaa

Mayssa Benchenaa

Meet Mayssa Benchenaa…   Mayssa was a graphic design volunteer at Free to Shine (FTS), a child protection organisation in Cambodia. Mayssa is now here to tell us about her volunteer experience!   Hi, Mayssa! Do you feel the project makes an impact in...
Riding the Waves of Cambodian Culture

Riding the Waves of Cambodian Culture

  One of the advantages of long-term overseas volunteering is having the opportunity to not only visit a new country, but to be able to explore in-depth the values and habits of the local community. Long-term volunteering abroad as a professional also allows you...
Eleonore Buffet

Eleonore Buffet

Meet Eleonore Buffet…   Eleonore is a volunteer from France who volunteered with Fauna in Focus in a marketing and eco-tourism development position. Eleonore is now here to tell us about her time volunteering in Siem Reap.   Hi, Eleonore! What was the...
How to Find Accommodation in Cambodia

How to Find Accommodation in Cambodia

  When volunteering in Cambodia, finding the right place to sleep is important both for its impact on your finances and for the quality of your private life after volunteering hours. Since many of our volunteer positions take place over a few months, volunteers...
Public and Religious Holidays of Cambodia

Public and Religious Holidays of Cambodia

Cambodia is a country that enjoys an abundance of public and religious holidays with more than 20 scheduled annually. Any time of the year is the perfect time for you to plan for a professional volunteering experience in Cambodia, where you could do good by sharing...
A Glossary of Volunteering

A Glossary of Volunteering

  Are you interested in volunteering but have become confused due to the numerous volunteering terms you’ve come across? Never fear! The following small glossary may be a beacon in providing guidance in the increasingly complex sea of volunteering.  ...
Alizee Bousson

Alizee Bousson

Meet Alizee Bousson… .   Alizee is a volunteer from France who came to Siem Reap for a three-month marketing and sales internship at Naga Earth. She is now here to tell us about her time volunteering in Cambodia.   Hi, Alizee! Tell us about the...
Steps to Take Before Returning Home

Steps to Take Before Returning Home

  When your volunteer term abroad is coming to an end and there are just a few weeks remaining before your return home, it’s natural to be feeling homesick and looking forward to seeing your friends and family again. This is particularly true if...