Volunteer opportunity posted by: Meas Volunteers
Posted on: February 27, 2013
We would like to invite you to put something special into your travels around Cambodia.
New Futures Organisation is seeking volunteers to help in the Children's home and to teach English in our village schools and community education program.
Relax in the peaceful countryside while helping enrich the lives of the children at New Futures.
Who volunteers at NFO?
Anyone and everyone! NFO's previous volunteers have come from numerous countries and from every continent; from a diverse range of social, economic, cultural and religious backgrounds. They've ranged in age from gap-year A-level students to retired couples, university students on vacation and high-flying professionals taking a career break. We have had couples and singles on a round-the-world trip of a lifetime to whole families on vacation. We've been helped and supported by engineers, teachers, hairdressers, office workers, police officers, sports coaches, lawyers, sales assistants, company directors, carpenters, flight attendants, and even a squadron of US Marines. Regardless of their varying backgrounds, NFO volunteers have one thing in common - a desire to make a difference and help the children of Takeo.
What do volunteers do?
There is always plenty to do here at NFO. There are English classes at the Children's home as well as the village schools and classes for the monks and the police. Some volunteers do a bit of teaching, to help the children improve their vocabulary and reading skills - this is often done through games, songs and play, not just through 'formal' teaching methods!
But teaching is by no means the only thing to do at NFO - volunteers in the past have used their varied skills in many ways to benefit the Children's home and training centre. Previous projects undertaken by volunteers have included digging drains, building a volleyball court and adventure playground;
helping the children design and paint murals on and around the Children's home building, decorating bedrooms, renovating the medical room, constructing a roof over the dining area, working on the construction of the new Vocational Training Centre building, helping out on the farm and building an organic compost heap, to name but a few.
Alternatively, you could help out in the Vocational Training Centre perhaps teaching children to sew or cook, or to email and improve their typing and IT skills - or maybe you'll be roped into joining a game of volleyball or football with the kids. Whatever you do, it will be a great benefit to the children, and you'll have an unforgettable experience.
Contact us at email@example.com and mention Idealist in your application. We can also give you information on accommodation.