Volunteer in Cambodia in 2019 with volunteers from across Ireland to support Habitat's work; improving the living conditions of families in Battambang.
Cambodia is home to 15 million people; more than a quarter live below the poverty line. The country is emerging from decades of conflict and inequalities still persist.
Too many families live in poorly built homes without access to secure tenure or basic facilities, such as proper toilets and clean water.
Since 2003, Habitat Cambodia has been working to develop sustainable communities, serving more than 90,000 people.
Funds raised in Northern Ireland support Habitat Cambodia’s home repair and water and sanitation work in rural areas, transforming lives of people like Chen Phon and his neighbours:
Volunteer in Cambodia next summer with volunteers from across Ireland to support this life-changing work. This is a unique opportunity to experience grassroots development and the warmth of the Cambodian people. Volunteers will:
SEE the shocking reality of poverty housing
SERVE families in need
SPEAK out for the cause of safe, decent housing when they return home
Habitat co-ordinates everything for a safe and rewarding experience. You don’t need special skills to take part.
Day 1-2 Depart Northern Ireland, arrive in Cambodia & orientation
Day 3-9 Build and closing celebration with the community
Day 10-12 Cultural Activities & Depart
Dates & itinerary dependent on flight availability.
Supporting Habitat's Work
The budget to take part is £2,400p/p (this includes a non-refundable deposit, travel, in-country expenses, a debrief and a minimum £700 donation towards Habitat’s work). Of the £2,400 volunteers make a minimum personal contribution of £500 towards logistics costs. If you are unable to make this contribution, get in touch.
There are lots of ideas and resources to support fundraising. Volunteers must be clear about what the funds raised will support.
Need to Know
Where will I stay?
Accommodation will be clean and safe; usually a modest hotel or guest house. Local Habitat staff will organise transport to and from the work site.
What will I eat?
You will have the opportunity to try local food but in most cases you will have access to food you will be familiar with too! Bottled water will be provided to keep you hydrated. Include allergies or specific requirements in your application form.
What age do I have to be to take part?
You must be 16 and over to join the team. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or can join a Youth Build. If you are older than 75, get in touch to discuss insurance.
For more information call 028 92 635 635, email email@example.com or click on the link below to apply.
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