Specials Needs Care for Children

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High­lights

Supporting children with disabilities, Give care and attention.
Assiisting the locat staffs with therapeutic activities and rehabilitation
Meet with other volunteers from around the world.
Learn some Khmer language and culture of Cambodia, the richest culture in Southeast Asia.
Have a chance to visit the attractive tourist areas such us Angkor Wat the world heritage sites, beaches, mountains....
Support young children with disabilities, give care, attention and basic activities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

As the health care system in Cambodia is still very basic, disabilities cannot be treated very well yet. It is very hard for families to care for their disabled children at home so large number of disabled children live in care facilities. The center provides appropriate living conditions to the children such as housing, food and nursing. Daily medical care is also available. Recreational activities are created to improve the living environment for the children. Volunteers assist the local staff to help care for the children. 

Volunteers will help in the center wherever it is needed. Volunteers work approximately four to six hours a day. Taking care of children ranging from infants to 6 years old. Most centers expect the volunteers to play with the kids, create activities for them to do and also to help with other tasks like feeding, moving and cleaning up. Volunteers may also help them during their rehabilitation and therapy exercises (if experienced).

Educational facilities are available for children such as a kindergarten classroom from 4 to 6 years old and special education classrooms for disabled children. Children over six years are sent to the primary school. Discrimination against those kids is a huge problem as well: Cambodia is a Buddhist country and people therefore believe in reincarnation. If a baby is born handicapped, the disability is often seen a sign for something that happened in a former life of the child.

Typical day

You will work from Monday to Friday and working hours from 9am-5pm.

Free-time activities

Volunteers will get the weekend off. There are many places volunteers can visit at the weekend including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, National Museum, Killing Field... Volunteers can also travel by bus to visit many provinces at weekend or during national holiday such as to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat, the famous historical place or Sihahouk Vill and Kampot to see beaches. Phnom Penh is a very international city, you will find a lot of western bars, supermarkets offer western articles, and especially the riverside is the spot for diplomats, travelers and international NGO-workers. But of course, you will also find the Cambodian Culture everywhere in the city. Walk around the different markets, try the food of the food stalls at the street or just walk around the streets, there is really always something to explore. Phnom Penh is a good base for trips through the country as it is very central.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers must be open-minded towards all tasks that are given to them and proactive to see where they can help.

Previous experiences with children are helpful.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Asia Volunteer Network

What's Included
• Volunteer placement within one of our partner organizations
• Airport pick up
• Welcome package, which includes a volunteer guide and maps and dinner at a traditional Khmer restaurant
• Food and accommodations (3 meals a day)
• 24 hour emergency contact
• One day orientation plus city tour
• Onsite Coordinator

What's Not Included
• Flights to/from Home
• Local transportation to and from project site
• International Medical Insurance
• Cambodia visa costs

Airport Pickup at Phnom Penh International Airport

Our staff will come to pick all volunteers from the airport. We will wait you at the arrival area. Please look for someone with a sign written down your name. We will bring you to our volunteer house and usually it take around 30 minute from the airport. On the way our team will explain you about safety and what prepare for tomorrow orientation.

Accommodation

The Volunteer House is located in the center of and are within minutes of many of the major tourist attractions. The house feature large roof decks for lounging, restaurants servicing local and western cuisine, Wi-Fi, computers, bicycles, and laundry service. Most volunteers share room with other volunteers, however, private rooms can be booked for those that desire.

Food & Beverages

You will be provided with three meals a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner at each of our volunteer house. Khmer cuisine shares many commonalities with the food of neighboring Thailand and Vietnam and commonly contains rice, vegetables, or noodles. The kitchens are open from 6:00AM to 9:00PM and there are no restrictions on which selections can be chosen.If your workplace is not close to guesthouse you also can ask the guesthouse to pack a lunch for you.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH) in Phnom Penh. We assist you to find cheap flights to Cambodia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Cambodia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Cambodia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Cambodia.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The program start every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month and we run the program throughout the year. Volunteers should arrive Cambodia at the weekend before Monday. However, we are still possible to arrange the program for you if you want to come at a different start date.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$670
5 weeks
$780
6 weeks
$890
7 weeks
$1,000
9 weeks
$1,220
11 weeks
$1,440
24 weeks (max. stay)
$2,870
Average fees
$144 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Asia Volunteer Network will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Asia Volunteer Network during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Specials Needs Care for Children

Support young children with disabilities, give care, attention and basic activities.

$144/week

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