Volunteer Teaching in Cambodia

Volunteer Teach in Cambodia

Cambodia is a beautiful but developing country. Get involved in teaching basic health and lifestyle concepts to local teens and adults. Learn how to plant rice, an important crop in the country. Visit a local school and lead a community art project while volunteer teaching.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Welcome to Cambodia! Upon your arrival today, your local guide will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel or host family home.

The afternoon is yours to explore the area, rest after your long flight, or chat with some locals. Cambodia is an impoverished country but also very beautiful, with friendly and welcoming poeple. The land is covered with green valleys, magical dense forests, and deep flowing rivers..

In the evening, you’ll meet with your group and guide for authentic local cuisine. Your guide will share details of your schedule as well as provide tips about local customs and safety.

Today you will make your way into the city center where you will be teaching your classes. Following a short orientation and training, you will meet the students you will be teaching. Many Cambodians lack knowledge of how to prevent diseases and live a healthy lifestyle. As a volunteer, you will be teaching teens and adults some of these basic principles. Classes will be every morning with free time every afternoon.

After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant, you will get to know the area through a marketplace scavenger hunt.

As you get to know your students, and they get to know you, share stories about your lives — how they are different and how they are the same. 

Following a morning of teaching, you head to a local farm to help plant rice. Learn how the crop is integral to the everyday life of Cambodia. 

After classes today, you will head to Angkor Wat, the largest Buddhist temple in the world. The temple is reportedly the resting place for King Suryavarman II; each structure representing a different phase of his life, death, and life beyond. 

Afterward, you can ride a quad or dirt bike on the red dirt roads of Siem Reap before dinner.

After another fun day of teaching, you will visit the Cambodia Landmine Museum. Nearly 6 million landmines are thought to still be hidden in the fields of Cambodia, remnants of the Vietnam and Khmer Rouge regime. At the Cambodia Landmine Museum, you will learn about the who used these mines, what types of mines they devised, and why they are still a problem.

There are even some active and detonated mines on display. You will learn what is being done to eliminate these hidden dangers.

Today is your final day of teaching. After classes this morning, you will head to the Angkor Center for Conservation of Biodiversity. Learn what is being done to preserve the flora and fauna of Cambodia, including breeding of endangered species, animal rescue and rehabilitation, community education, and conservation research.

Today you have a free day to explore, relax, or shop.

Here are some suggestions for your day: you may choose to join a cooking class to learn how to prepare some of the delicious foods you have tasted in the past week. Or, you may choose to indulge yourself in a massage or manicure at a local spa for an amazingly low price. Or perhaps visit Banteay Srey Butterfly Center. The sanctuary allows you to get up close to butterflies and insects.

Whatever you choose, enjoy your final day in Cambodia!

Hopefully, you have had an educational and fun week. Enjoy a final breakfast with your group and guides while you share your favorite memories and what you have learned. It is time to head to the airport for your departure flight home.

Cambodia is a land of many contrasts. While extremely poor, it is also extremely beautiful. Your visit will focus on activities in and around Siem Reap including the Angkor Wat temple, a local rice farm, the old marketplace, and more. 

On this trip to Cambodia, you will volunteer with the youth and adults of the country to improve their health and lifestyle. You will have lots of opportunities to explore the area as well as to interact with the locals. Leave knowing you have made a difference by volunteer teaching in Cambodia this week!


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