Volunteers work in the center with the local staff to help care for children.
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.
Swimming, sport, Concert, bar, museum, diving...every volunteers will get weekend off. Volunteers can also travel to provinces such as to Siem Reap to see the famous temples and to Sihanouk Vill and Kampot to see the beautifully beaches in Cambodia.
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 guest 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.
The guesthouse is located in the center of and are within minutes of many of the major tourist attractions. The guest houses 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.
You will be provided with three meals a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner at each of our guest houses. 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.