Programme: Short Term Community Development Internship Cambodia This is an excellent opportunity to authentically experience the unique culture of Cambodia, as well as gaining valuable community development experience. Get involved in teaching English, run women’s empowerment workshops or assist with construction projects. Our internship is rooted in contributing to a selection of UN Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal #2 - Zero Hunger, Goal #4 - Quality Education, Goal #6 - Clean Water and Sanitation and Goal #10 – Reduced Inequalities.
You will work alongside other like-minded participants and learn about the day to day running of the project and receive teacher and community training from staff and older interns. Your days will be split between various community projects, the specific projects depend on the needs of the community at the time. We have partnered with local partner organisations to assist us in addressing existing issues within this community.
Programme: Volunteer Teaching Cambodia Visit Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh, and teach children or adults from the local community. Get involved in dedicated one-on-one sessions, improving the community’s educational abilities and confidence. Join us in contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal #4 – Quality Education, and help students grow and discover their full potential. Experience everything this magical country in South East Asia has to offer.
In preparation for the teaching program, you will receive a comprehensive orientation session covering our health and safety guidelines and the necessary training you need to participate in our projects. As part of the orientation process you can look forward to a basic Khmer language lesson, a tour of the area you will be working in, and meeting our local partners.
Programme: Girls' & Women’s Empowerment Cambodia Travel to the ancient city of Phnom Penh and contribute to sustainable women’s empowerment efforts in the local community. Teach English lessons and life-skills workshops to help the women develop personally and professionally. Your contribution will play a significant role in increasing the local females’ access to education, while improving their employment opportunities and quality of life. This program is aligned with a number of UN Sustainable Development Goals, with Goal #5 – Gender Equality being the main objective.
From Monday to Friday you will be working at your women’s empowerment volunteer placement in the local community of Phnom Penh. Volunteers can expect to be involved in numerous facets of our program depending on the needs of the community at that given time and as such, should be prepared to be flexible and adapt to changes in the field. You can except to be involved in one-on-one educational lessons for girls and women, running alternative income or health workshops around the community, or working in local educational centres.
Room & Board (any housing, food, and transportation included). Accommodation is basic but comfortable, centrally located with electricity and shared rooms and bathrooms. You will enjoy daily communal meals with the other participants.
Overview of the tasks and time commitment needed from the participant. Cambodia is a country in South East Asia and is famed for its untouched tropical beaches and a rich spiritual history of Hinduism and Buddhism. Teach English in this idyllic setting, at the meeting of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers.
We join efforts with local partner organisations to assess the needs within the community before setting up any of our projects. All our teaching programs aim to sustainably enhance the educational facilities and literacy levels of the community of Phnom Penh.
Join us in Cambodia to make a lasting difference in the local community and gain valuable life skills and hands-on teaching experience to improve your employability.
In our programs we address the needs of the local community, as determined by our partner organisations that we work alongside. As the needs change, we tailor our program objectives accordingly.
Mondays to Fridays will be spent working at your volunteer teaching placement in the local community of Phnom Penh. A typical day could include anything from one-on-one educational lessons, conducting educational workshops or teaching a literacy or numeracy class.
Inclusions/things to do (trips or extra features). Phnom Penh and the surrounding area offers you amazing attractions to explore over the weekend. If you need some down time over the weekend you can stay at the base and hang out with other like minded GVI volunteers, interns and staff members.
Costs (detailed list of what’s included/not included and per diem estimate). What's Included:
24-hour emergency phone
24-hour in-country support
Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
All necessary project equipment and materials
All necessary project training by experienced staff
Long term experienced staff
Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
What's NOT Included:
Additional drinks and gratuities
Extra local excursions
International and domestic airport taxes
Medical and travel insurance
Police or background check (where necessary)
Logistics. All of our programs have short, mid and long-term objectives that fit with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This enables us to report on our collaborative impact across the world in a streamlined manner, measuring which UN SDGs we are making a substantial contribution to. Furthermore, this will help our local partners and communities measure and visualize their contribution to the UN SDGs.
Upon arrival to base, you will be educated about the history of the UN SDGs. You will learn about the specific goals of your location, the long-, mid- and short-term objectives, and also clarification of how your personal, shorter-term involvement contributes to these goals on a global level.
Our aim is to educate you on local and global issues, so that you continue to act as active global citizens after your program, helping to fulfil our mission of building a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference.