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...
Jhenica Tongco

Jhenica Tongco

Meet Jhenica Tongco…   Jhenica is a volunteer from Canada who worked with Anjali House, an educational centre in Siem Reap that provides support to local children and young adults. As a graphic designer and communications officer, Jhenica helped Anjali...
Cycling in Siem Reap

Cycling in Siem Reap

  Cycling is one of the best means of transportation in Siem Reap. It’s a great way of exploring the city while keeping your budget under control, not to mention it allows you to stay fit at the same time!   Reasons for using a bicycle The city centre...
How to Ace Your Volunteer Placement Interview

How to Ace Your Volunteer Placement Interview

  After you apply for an overseas volunteer project, you may receive a request for an interview, which is an excellent sign of your placement agency or host organisation being ethical and legit. It shows that the organisation wants to evaluate your compatibility...
Ashleigh Walker

Ashleigh Walker

Meet Ashleigh Walker…   Ashleigh, a volunteer from Australia, worked with PEPY Empowering Youth on marketing, communications and fundraising. Having had opportunities to apply her communication skills in various industries, Ashleigh was looking to further...
Charlie Caraher

Charlie Caraher

Meet Charlie Caraher…   Hailing from the United States, Charlie has a background in graphic design and had always wanted the opportunity to travel outside of the States. She saw the opportunity to do so via a volunteer position at the Kingdom of Wow (KOW)...
What Kind Of Volunteer Are You?

What Kind Of Volunteer Are You?

When you first decide to volunteer for a non-profit, you probably start with focusing all your time and energy on choosing the perfect cause, the type of volunteer project or your favourite location. However, volunteering—particularly skilled volunteering where you...
Rabies in Cambodia—Inform and Protect Yourself

Rabies in Cambodia—Inform and Protect Yourself

Rabies is a serious disease that kills thousands of people around the world every year, with the main culprit being dog bites. Because of the considerable number of dogs in Cambodia (one dog for every three humans), people in Cambodia are particularly susceptible to...
Joelle Millery

Joelle Millery

Meet Joelle Millery…   Joelle is a seasoned professional with a business background who has completed her volunteer term with Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC). Here she tells us about her time volunteering in Cambodia.   Hello, Joelle! What’s...
Is Cambodia a Safe Country?

Is Cambodia a Safe Country?

Cambodia, The Kingdom of Wonder, is a safe place to live, work and volunteer as long as you follow sensible precautions and stay alert. “How safe is Cambodia?” is a question often asked by visitors, travellers and international volunteers. Most expats like us, who...
Learn About Cambodia, Before Travelling to Cambodia

Learn About Cambodia, Before Travelling to Cambodia

Volunteering or travelling in Cambodia is about seeing wonderful places and getting immersed in a different culture with its own unique history. We recommend all visitors and volunteers to take some time to learn about the country before visiting it. It will help you...
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...
Adriana Nguyen

Adriana Nguyen

Meet Adriana Nguyen…   Adriana was volunteering for Manava, a startup that works with female artisans from the Kroh Bei Riel village near Siem Reap to create artisanal rattan products. With a background in business development and international procurement...