Cambodia Care and Community
- Who?Groups of at least 5
- When?Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
- Where?Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A group trip to work on the Care and Community project in Cambodia is an immensely rewarding opportunity. Not only are you coming to one of the must-see countries in South East Asia, but as a group, you will really able to make a difference while you are here.
In the mornings volunteers will start by revitalizing the centres by painting the walls of the rooms. These centres can be quite tired and your efforts will really brighten the place up and make for a much nicer environment for the children.
After your help with the painting, groups will then spend time with the children firstly helping with lunch. Following this, you will spend the afternoon organizing various activities for the children. This may include teaching them English, sports activities, art, and general play. You will also spend some time supporting the teacher in the classroom by working one-to-one with the children.
Throughout your stay you will stay in a shared apartment or house in Phnom Penh. You will have the chance to see many of the important historic sites through organized group excursions, and may also include a trip to Siem Reap. Cambodia is an exceptional country still recovering from its recent turbulent history, but filled with positivity and hope, and will be a place you will keep in your heart forever.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
First week (Click for details)
Day No. Weekday Time Activity 1 Sunday Pick up from the airport and introduction to our volunteer apartment 2 Monday 8:00am Leave apartment to Projects Abroad Office 8:20-10:00am Introduction to the Projects Abroad office and staff. Explain painting plan to volunteers 10:00-11:30am Orientation around Phnom Penh City 12:00pm-13:30pm Lunch at apartment and rest 14:00pm-16:00pm Introduction to the placement, HOH 16:00pm-17:00pm Leave placement to apartment 17:00pm-18:00pm Rest and prepare for welcome dinner at local restaurant 18:30pm-19:00pm Leave apartment to restaurant 19:00pm-21:00pm Welcome dinner 3 Tuesday 8:00am Leave apartment to HOH 9:00am Arrive HOH 9:00am-11:45am Start Painting at HOH and Feed the children in Centre 12:00pm-13:00pm Lunch at HOH and take a rest 13:00pm-15:30pm Play with the children, Sport, Coloring with the children 15:45pm-16:45pm Leave to apartment 17:00pm Arrive apartment 17:00pm-18:30pm Rest at apartment or go Internet Cafe 19:00pm Dinner at apartment 4 Wed 8:00am Leave apartment to HOH 9:00am Arrive HOH 9:00am-11:45am Continue Painting Work, Feed the children, Message to disable children and help to clean the center 12:00pm-13:00pm Lunch at HOH 13:00pm-15:45pm Observe the class and sit next to the children
Origami with the children
15:45pm-16:45pm Leave to apartment 17:00pm Arrive Apartment 19:00pm Dinner at apartment 5 Thurs 8:00am Leave apartment to royal palace and national museum 8:20am-10:00am Visit Royal Palace 10:00am-11:30am Visit National Museum 12:00pm-13:00pm Lunch at apartment and rest 13:30pm Leave apartment to HOH 14:30pm Arrive HOH 14:30pm-15:30pm Continue painting and cleaning around center 15:45pm-16:45pm Leave to apartment 17:00pm Arrive apartment 19:00pm Dinner at apartment 6 Fri 8:00am Leave apartment to HOH 9:00am Arrive HOH 9:00am-11:45am Finish painting work and cleaning, and help to feed the children or cook for the children or playing with them 12:00pm-13:00pm Lunch at HOH and Rest 13:00pm-16:30pm Option to go shopping at Central Market or Russian Market 17:00pm Arrive apartment 17:00pm-18:00pm Rest and prepare for dinner 18:20pm-19:00pm Dinner at apartment 19:00pm-19:20pm Leave apartment to Sovanna Phum Art centre 19:20pm-20:30pm Watching the show at Sovanna Phum 21:00pm Arrive apartment and prepare to sleep and prepare to travel to Siem Reap tomorrow morning 7 Sat 7:00am Breakfast at apartment and preparing to leave from apartment 7:20am Leave apartment to bus station 8:00am Take a bus leave from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap 12:00pm – 13:00pm Lunch at local restaurant on the way to Siem Reap 13:OOpm – 16:00pm Arrival to Siem Reap and check in guesthouse 16:20pm – 17:00pm Visit Vat Bo pagoda 17:00pm – 19:00pm Get pass ticket and see sunset at Bakheng Mountain temple 19:00pm-20:30pm Dinner and Go to Night Market for shopping or message 22:30pm Go back to guest house and take rest
Second week (Click for details)
Day No. Weekday Time Activity 8 Sunday 8:00am – 8:20am Breakfast and prepare to visit the temples 8:20am – 12:00pm Visit temples 12:00pm – 13:30pm Lunch and take rest at the restaurant around temple area 13:30pm – 17:00pm Visit temples 17:00pm – 18:30pm Rest 18:30pm-20:00pm Dinner with shows at temple restaurant 20:00pm-22:00pm Visit New Angkor night market 22:00pm Rest and Relax prepare stuff for leave to PP 9 Monday 7:00am Breakfast 7:20am Take tuk tuk to bus station 8:00am Leave Siem Reap to Phnom Penh 12:00pm-13:00pm Lunch on the way back to Phnom Penh 16:00pm Arrive Phnom Penh 16:30pm Arrive apartment 16:30pm-1845:00pm Rest 19:00pm-20:00pm Dinner at Phnom Penh apartment 20:00pm-22:00pm Volunteers can enjoy movie time together in the living room of apartment or preparing the Kid song to sing with the children tomorrow 10 Tuesday 8:00am Leave apartment to HOH 9:00am-10:00am Give writing book, pen and pencil for the community children, Sing a song with the children 10:00am-10:30am Feed the children 10:30am-11:00am Clean the center and clean the dinning room for the children 11:00am-11:45am Play or do some message to the children of the center 12:00pm-13:00pm Lunch at HOH and Rest 13:00pm-14:30pm Sit next to the children and help them to learn English while the teacher are teaching them 14:30pm-15:30pm Sport activity (Play ball with the children, Jumping rope game). Option to visit the HOH village with Brother Barnabas 15:30pm-16:30pm Leave HOH to Apartment 16:30pm Arrive apartment 16:30pm-18:00pm Internet Café or go to KFC nearby apartment 18:00pm-19:00pm Rest or watch movie in apartment 19:00pm-20:00pm Dinner at apartment 11 Wed 8:00am Leave apartment to Genocide museum 8:20am-9:30am Visit Genocide museum (S-21 Prison) 9:30am-10:30am Visit Wat Phnom 10:30am-11:00am Return to apartment 11:00am-12:00pm Lunch at apartment 12:00pm-13:00pm Rest at apartment 13:30pm-14:30pm Leave apartment to HOH 14:30pm-16:00pm Play with the childrenDrawing and coloring with the childrenSinging and dancing with the children 16:00pm-17:00pm Leave HOH to apartment 17:00pm Arrive apartment 17:00pm-18:30pm Ice-Cream shop or Internet café or do Laundry at apartment 19:00pm Dinner at apartment 12 Thurs 8:00am-9:00am Leave apartment to HOH 9:00am-11:00am Visiting poor family in the villages and offer a pack of rice to each family 11:00am-12:30pm (Lunch at HOH and Rest) 12:30pm-13:00pm Leave HOH to Killing Field 13:30pm-15:30pm Visit Killing Field and Rest Over there 15:30pm-17:00pm Leave Killing Field to Apartment 17:00pm-18:30pm Rest at apartment or go to Mini-mart nearby apartment to buy some snacks, Internet Café 19:00pm-20:00pm Dinner at apartment 20:00pm-22:30pm Watch movie at apartment or make plan for Fare-well party with the children tomorrow (Prepare music player and speaker for party tomorrow)If any one have gift or something to give to the children also can bring for tomorrow as well 13 Friday 8:00am-9:00am Leave apartment to HOH 9:00am-10:00am Farewell party for disability children in the center(Give them biscuit, candy, balloon, and bubbles) Should bring music player and song for the children 10:00am-10:30am Feed the children in the center 10:30am-11:30am Clean the eating place and help the children to wash their hand and dishes. 11:30am-12:30pm Lunch at HOH and Rest. 12:30pm-13:00pm Blow the balloon, prepare music player and prepare the snacks for party with the community children. 13:00pm-15:30pm Farewell party with community children at HOH(Give them biscuit, candy, balloon, and bubbles) Should bring music player and song for the children. 15:30pm-16:30pm Leave HOH to Apartment. 16:30pm-18:30pm Rest, packing and prepare for farewell dinner tonight. 18:30pm-19:00pm Leave apartment to the restaurant. 19:00pm-20:30pm Farewell dinner. 21:00pm-22:30pm Prepare and pack for leaving tomorrow. 14 Sat Departure.