Women's Empowerment & Gender Equality

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Coordinator | Bella
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High­lights

Contribute to sustainable women’s empowerment initiatives
Visit iconic landmarks like the Royal Palace or the National Museum of Cambodia,
Make a serious and sustainable difference in the lives of girls and women in the local community
Experience Cambodia and live like the locals do
In your free time you can travel north to explore the grand Angor Wat temple, the largest religious monument in the world!
Contribute to sustainable and long-term gender equality initiatives in Siem Reap, a charming riverside town in Cambodia. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Contribute to sustainable and long-term gender equality initiatives in Siem Reap, a bustling city in Cambodia. Our program aims to sustainably equip these women with the necessary skills and tools to help eradicate poverty and increase education levels throughout the country in the long term.

Teach English lessons and life-skills workshops to help the women develop personally and professionally. Your contribution will play a significant role in increasing the local women’s access to education while improving their employment opportunities and quality of life. This program is aligned with a number of UN Sustainable Development Goals, with Goal #5 – Gender Equality being the main objective.

Siem Reap itself is a tranquil town with many attractions to offer including great views of the Mekong River and wide boulevards lined by restaurants, cafe’s and colourful colonial buildings. You can also visit the local freshwater seafood market which boasts all types of delicacies from juicy snails to fresh fish and shrimp.

Increasing Employability: Pre Departure Program Training:

Our programs are not only life-changing experiences but are also designed to help participants increase their employability. We have developed a curriculum to be completed prior to arrival in the country in order to ensure that more time is dedicated to program work once you commence your volunteer program. 


Eight weeks prior to your start date, you will complete the following online courses in preparation for your in-country program:

  • PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION (1 hour)
  • PROGRAM SPECIFIC TRAINING (1 - 5 hours)
  • OPTIONAL: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COURSE (10 - 15 hours)

In order to obtain a certificate for the Community Development course which is endorsed by the University of Richmond and UNC Charlotte, you will need to complete quizzes & assignments and will be given 4 weeks post program to submit your work. 


If you are looking to travel in less than 8 weeks from now, you will still complete the course however this will be done in country and all content will need to be downloaded before arrival. 

Health & Hygiene:

The work we contribute to across the globe remains important and new measures allow our participants to continue to join our programs and continue impacting positively on their world and the communities we work with. Changes to our existing protocols have been made by our health and hygiene team to strengthen our health and hygiene protocols and ensure that international standard safeguards are in place to protect our participants, staff and host communities. Please inquire for more information on the protocols. 

Typical day

From Monday to Friday volunteers will be teaching one of our mixed English classes for the local community.  Depending on which classes you teach, you may work with children from local villages, young adults hoping to better their employment through learning English, our local monk students or local businesses hoping to improve the skills of their staff members. 

As part of this programme, volunteers will also be responsible for planning and leading workshops, training or classes all geared towards improving gender inequality.

Volunteers will be guaranteed training in women's empowerment as well as at least one workshop which you will lead that focuses on this topic. The rest of your day will be spent providing capacity to our other classes. Volunteers will have a busy day and will undertake a variety of tasks so must remain flexible.

As a volunteer you will be able to introduce the topic of women's empowerment to many of our students who will not have discussed such a concept before. You will receive training based on research by past participants on women and their position in Cambodia. 
Volunteers will also be able to work with a whole host of women: from all backgrounds and ages providing a truly diverse experience.

Free-time activities

Spend your evenings cycling along the magnificent Mekong river and round the neighboring islands of Koh Penh and Koh Thmey or pick up freshly made coconut pancakes along the bustling riverside promenade. On weekends practice the art of getting lost in the splendor of Kampong Cham’s rural beauty with its many medieval temples and stunning mosques.

If you can travel further afield visit the capital city of Phnom Penh to enjoy the electric atmosphere of the bustling riverside, visit the sprawling markets or immerse yourself in the history of the Khmer Rouge with its sights and museums. Travel south down to the many spectacular islands off the Southern tip of Cambodia where you can spend the weekend island hoping to enjoy the stunning beaches, trek through uninhabited jungle or practice your snorkeling and explore the underwater world. Travel north and you will find the 12th century temple ruins from the Khmer Empire, the famous Angkor Wat.
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
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 (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Medical Form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Advanced English Skills required
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by GVI

What's Included: 

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff provided online 8 weeks prior to start: 
    • PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION (1 hour)
    • PROGRAM SPECIFIC TRAINING (1 - 5 hours)
    • OPTIONAL: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COURSE (10 - 15 hours)
  • Certification and summary of training and experience received
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting
What's Not Included:
  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs (where necessary)

Airport Pickup at Siem Reap International Airport
There are many international flights to Siem Reap International Airport (REP). We are located in the city of Siem Reap, which is roughly a 20-minute drive from the airport. Airport pick-ups can be arranged from 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM on your project start date, please request this from your support coordinator. Volunteers will meet on the evening of their project start date at our guesthouse where you will be staying.  Departure: Saturday morning you will be transferred back to Siem Reap International Airport.
Accommodation
Accommodation is in shared rooms (usually same sex unless otherwise requested) with shared bathroom facilities. We will provide bedding (sheets, pillows, pillowcases) and towels. There is running water available for showers and flush toilets are available.
Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
Both western and Khmer food is available at our guesthouse restaurant and vegetarians can be accommodated. For breakfast you can expect a choice of eggs, bread, fruit and cereal. For lunch and dinner khmer dishes consisting of noodles, rice, and curries are available as well as western dishes such as sandwiches, burgers and pasta. There are many cafes and restaurants in the local area and you are free to go out for additional meals at your own expense.
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 Siem Reap International Airport (REP) in Siem Reap. 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

Due to the current situation you have the flexibility of changing the destination and start dates for this program at no extra cost.

2021
09 Jan 2021
23 Jan 2021
06 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021
06 Mar 2021
20 Mar 2021
03 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021
01 May 2021
15 May 2021
29 May 2021
12 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021
10 Jul 2021
24 Jul 2021
07 Aug 2021
21 Aug 2021
04 Sep 2021
18 Sep 2021
02 Oct 2021
16 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021
13 Nov 2021
27 Nov 2021
11 Dec 2021
25 Dec 2021

This program is paused due to COVID-19 and reopens July 2021. Apply Now!

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$1,869
2 weeks
$2,106
4 weeks
$2,594
6 weeks
$3,069
8 weeks
$3,544
10 weeks
$4,019
12 weeks (max. stay)
$4,494
Average fees
$1,122 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. GVI 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 GVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Women's Empowerment & Gender Equality

Contribute to sustainable and long-term gender equality initiatives in Siem Reap, a charming riverside town in Cambodia.

$897/week

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