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VOLUNTEERING PHILOSOPHY

Our Volunteer program is guided by the following core understandings and objectives: 

  • Fostering opportunities for impactful and sustainable volunteer practices that are mutually beneficial to volunteers and to our team, students, and teachers
  • Striving to educate others on the detriments of voluntourism,  encouraging critical thought about the value of volunteeringand promoting dignity
  • Putting our students’ interests first by upholding child safe volunteering practices at all times
  • Adaptability. Cambodia carries with it a degree of unpredictability but also tremendous possibility – flexibility and a readiness to “jump right in” are a must! 

For a full overview of our program details, please read our Volunteer Orientation Guide.

volunteer arts & crafts hats knarAVAILABLE DATES:

 

Our schedule is open and first-come, first-served except for the following dates: 

April (Khmer New Year), Mid-October – Mid-November (Opening Day and School Uniforms and Supplies Distributions).

 

PROGRAM COSTS:

There is no fee associated with our volunteer program.  The costs to you are those necessary for basic living needs while in Siem Reap (accommodation, meals, etc), transportation to/from school, and traveler’s insurance. We require all volunteers to have traveler’s insurance that includes medical evacuation while volunteering with PLF. 

Please read more about volunteer costs here.

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • 2 week minimum commitment
  • to prepare for your daily classroom activities prior to arriving
  • to be at least 18 years old (or accompanied by an adult)
  • to agree to our:

Contract with Visitors and Volunteers

Child Protection Policy

Background Check: Required for all volunteers from your respective country of nationality or residency. Pending the acceptance of your application, a member of staff will contact you to advise you on how to fulfill with this requirement. 

 

 

Please review our Current Volunteer Opportunities for more details, or email volunteer@theplf.org to share your volunteering ideas.

Not enough time to volunteer? Check out our Help for a Day program!

 

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