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Duration: 15 Days (21 with extension trip)
Location: Cambodia
Total Cost: $2,050 (book with a $250 deposit)

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The health system in Cambodia is severely under-resourced and under-staffed. There are only approximately 0.014 physicians for every 1000 patients across the country! Combined with a lack of community knowledge about basic hygiene and sanitation, preventing waterborne illness, food safety and sexual/reproductive health we see staggering statistics like maternal mortality rates being above 16% and life expectancy only 65.

 

How you can help

As a health volunteer in Cambodia, you will be involved hands-on in our health education program. Working primarily with children in local primary and secondary schools you will be designing and delivering important health workshops that cover topics like:

  • Hygiene

  • Water and sanitation

  • Food safety

  • Disease transmission and prevention

  • Female hygiene and menstruation

  • Habits for a healthy lifestyle

These workshops will help impact children and their families in Battambang to live healthier and longer lives.

 

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program structure

When you arrive in Cambodia you’ll be met by our team at the airport. Over the next few days you’ll have a thorough induction and orientation where you’ll learn about Khmer culture and history, get your bearings around town, meet community partners, visit local health centres and gain a better understanding of the context of the projects you’re working on.

 

Over two weeks, you’ll volunteer Monday – Friday with the weekend free to do your own travel and exploring. Your day will usually be structured with a morning session (approx. 3 hours) after breakfast and then a session of the same length after lunch. Your afternoons and evenings will be free for you to relax and explore Battambang or do any required preparation for the next day.

On the last day, you’ll either be transported back to the airport in Siem Reap or you can join our extension trip overland tour of Cambodia!

 

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extend your volunteer program

After your volunteering you can join our optional extension trip for $900, 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 trek across stunning Cambodian scenery and spend the night in a homestay at a local hill tribe village. Finally you'll head to Kratie for a Mekong river boat trip and a chance to see Irrawaddy dolphins!

 

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CHALLENGE DATES

Program Date: 28th Nov - 12th Dec 2020
Extension Trip: 12 Dec 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
Program Date: 2nd Jan - 16th Jan 2021
Extension Trip: 16 Jan 2021 - 22 Jan 2021
Program Date: 16th Jan - 30th Jan 2021
Extension Trip: 30 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021
Program Date: 30th Jan - 13th Feb 2021
Extension Trip: 13 Feb 2021 - 19 Feb 2021
Program Date: 26th Jun - 10th Jul 2021
Extension Trip: 10 Jul 2021 - 16 Jul 2021
Program Date: 3rd Jul - 17th Jul 2021
Extension Trip: 17 Jul 2021 - 23 Jul 2021
Program Date: 27th Nov - 11th Dec 2021
Extension Trip: 11 Dec 2021 - 17 Dec 2021

*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!

What’s Included?

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • All accommodation
  • 3 meals a day (Monday – Friday)
  • In-country transport
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Pre-departure support, including full program briefing
  • An incredible volunteer experience!

What’s NOT Included?

  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

Your Impact

In Cambodia, we are working towards the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). By addressing essential health and wellbeing issues, your volunteering program will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: