Volunteer in Cambodia (Battambang) October 2019

Date: 5- 13 Oct. 2019

Cost: £1650 (click for breakdown)

Project: home construction

Working with low income families in Battambang – Cambodia to help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Make Your Impact

This is your unique opportunity to help families build their homes by raising vital funds and directly contributing to our work on the ground. Your days on the construction site, building side by side with the community, will make a real difference for families who need of a safe place to call home. Join a team of volunteers who share your passion for travel with a purpose and see what you can achieve.

Why build in Cambodia

Following decades of war under the Khmer rouge, Cambodia has seen its level of poverty decline but huge inequalities persist. The food and economic crises in 2008 and 2009 led to an exodus, mostly fleeing rural poverty for the cities. This has resulted in concentrated poverty in both rural and urban areas.

We work to promote responsive and effective community-based participation building safer homes in the urban area located about 2km south-east of Battambang city centre.

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Be A Part of Something Bigger

Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity is the ultimate team building experience. Break down the barriers and build up the bonds while challenging yourself to abandon your daily routine. From pouring concrete, to digging foundations, laying bricks, or painting a wall – experience first-hand how team work can make the dream work.

Nicola Barclay Homes for Scotland
I was humbled by what I witnessed in Mumbai and the surrounding rural area and can only stress to others considering taking part in future builds just how fulfilling an opportunity it really is. Nicola Barclay, Women Build volunteer 2017
Chris Endsor
It was an emotional roller coaster - building relationships with all of the families and children was wonderful, as they were all so welcoming and friendly. Chris Endsor, dedicated volunteer
Jonathan Reckford Habitat CEO
I believe that all of our faiths have shared values around serving in the community and serving people in need. Out of that shared value, we can build relationships and build community. Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International

Provisional Itinerary

  • 5 Oct. – Arrive in Siem Reap
  • 6 Oct. – Transfer to Battambang
  • 7-10 Oct. – Build on Site
  • 11 Oct. – Half Day build, closing ceremony and farewell dinner
  • 12 Oct. – Transfer to Siem Reap
  • 13 Oct. Depart for UK or onward travel

 

Accommodation

You will stay at a hotel near the construction site (this allows us to boost local jobs too!) Everyone will stay in twin rooms, sharing it with another team member.All the meals are included. Typically breakfast is at the hotel, lunch is on-site or nearby, and dinner is at the hotel or a nearby restaurant.

Travel

Flights are not included in the trip cost, you need to organise them yourself. You can arrange to travel with other team members if you wish to - we let everyone organise their flights according to their own preferences. We can meet you at the airport or hotel.

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Medical

We are not medical professionals, so before you travel please consult your GP or a travel clinic about the risks associated with your destination and what jabs you will need. The Fit for Travel website is a great starting point for identifying common risks such as malaria, zika, and other diseases.

Friends & Family

Yes - you can come with a friend or as a group - the more the merrier! You must be aged 18 to take part in the build on your own. If you are aged 16 or 17 you can sign up but, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Insurance

All volunteers will be covered for emergency medical care in country through our insurance policy with Chubb. The coverage period is for the build dates only and cannot be extended for personal travel. Please note that this is emergency medical and evacuation insurance only and does not cover personal items or flights, therefore it is worth considering supplemental travel insurance.

Meet the team

Manuela Head of Supporter Services

Manuela Campbell

GB Head of Strategy and Operations
Jemma r

Jemma Reid

GB Volunteering Coordinator
Andy Clark - Brazil team Leader

Andy Clark

Trip Team Leader

Begin your adventure

Are you ready to sign up? Have you spoken to the Team Leader and reviewed our Terms and Conditions (PDF) and Payment Policy (PDF)?

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with many resources to help you fundraise. The Team Leader and our GV staff are here to support you throughout the process, don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or concerns – contact the team leader here.

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

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