On this volunteer challenge you will spend 2 weeks working on a range of health promotion interventions aimed at improving awareness of key health issues in the community. You will be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and think creatively while being part of a long term solution to improving overall community health.
If you have work experience or are studying in a field related to medicine, nursing, public health, biomedicine, allied healthcare or science, our Cambodia Health Promotion Challenge is perfect for you!
You will be volunteering with local community members including school children, teachers and parents to deliver health workshops focusing on important health topics like hygiene and sanitation, human anatomy and bodily function, diet and nutrition, girls and women’s health and non-communicable diseases. These workshops will play a big role in increasing the overall health of the community because families will receive the knowledge they need to keep themselves and their families healthy.
You will also have the opportunity to volunteer at local health clinics, shadowing nurses and doctors during their daily rounds. This is a chance to observe and gain a deeper understanding of the Cambodian healthcare system and the challenges it faces, providing additional insight for your health workshops.
Following an induction and orientation when you arrive, your project days will be Monday-Friday with the weekend free to travel and explore. We recommend heading to Siem Reap to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Wat temple complex, an experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list!
After your volunteering you can join our optional extension trip for $800, where you'll spend a week touring some of Cambodia's most beautiful natural landscapes and important cultural sites! Your journey starts in Phnom Penh where you'll explore Toul Sleng, the Killing Fields and the Royal Palace. Next you'll head to Sen Monorom where you'll be trekking across stunning Cambodian scenery with hill tribe home stays and discovering elephants, waterfalls and much more along the way. Finally you'll head to Kratie for a Mekong river boat trip and a chance to see Irrawaddy dolphins!
An incredible couple of weeks spending time in health centres, teaching basic first aid to local women and teaching health in a local school. What a wonderful opportunity I will always be incredibly grateful for.Hayley Boxall - Federation University
It is quite daunting going on a trip with people you haven’t met to a foreign country. But at the same time, it’s just amazing that you get to connect with them and make new friends. You’ll learn so much, both from teaching the kids and working with your mates. It’s also wonderful how you could use your own knowledge and capabilities to help a community in need.Long Nguyen - University of Melbourne
I enjoyed my group and made the most amazing memories with them. I literally could not fault my experience with all the amazing people and all the different groups that we got to make our impact with. I loved it. I have changed as a person and would highly encourage any person regardless of their career background to get involved and spread the help that is needed!Jordan Shawyer - Federation University
Cambodia has been such an incredible experience! I am forever grateful to have been part of a team who was able to support the Khmer locals and be part of a greater good. This trip has enabled me to become more grateful for everything.Dounya Abdullatif - Deakin University
*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!