Every June/July dates for the following year are published. From time to time, a Call for Volunteers is published on our social media. Dates for 2019 placements are already published and bookings are being taken.
It is advisable that you book your placement as soon as you know your dates. Placements are booked on a first come first serve basis.
Two weeks is the minimum placement.
Ideally you send an email to Ms. Charlene Grima on firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure which dates are available. Then, the following documents are needed when applying:
- The ORIGINAL police conduct
- Reference letter (describing yourself and your abilities – can be written by a friend)
- SCANNED copy of your passport
- € 250.00 deposit for booking placement
All documents should be sent by post to: Reaching Cambodia, 42, Triq Orlando Żabbar, Xgħajra XJR 1404. Kindly state the Group number you would like to join. Deposit can be sent via cheque; addressed to Reaching Cambodia Foundation or by bank transfer (details found in website)
Vaccines suggested for Cambodia are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, typhoid, diphtheria, tetanus. Lately, Meningitis vaccine is also being recommended. The vaccines can be taken free of charge (except Meningitis vaccine) through Floriana Health Centre following the necessary paperwork on our end two months before your departure. The permission for free vaccines is given during the first group meeting.
Clean & comfortable Western rooms, sleeping between 2 to 4 people with private bathrooms. Rooms include Wi-Fi and AC.
Since price varies according to time of travel, for a better guidance send an email to Ms. Charlene Grima on email@example.com for information.
Besides the flight cost which varies accordingly and is purchased directly from a travel agent we work with, a total of €500 is needed for the lodging, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), airport transfer & city tour of Phnom Penh which give you a better introduction to Cambodia and administration charge.
Cambodia is a Buddhist country with no terrorist attacks so far. Given it is a country where poverty prevails one needs to exert extra caution when carrying backpacks etc. due to pickpocketing. Good hospitals are available nearby in cases of emergency.
Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh in a governmental acknowledged orphanage.
We work Monday to Friday from 8am – 4pm. From 8am to 8:45am volunteers are requested to give English lessons to youths at XEMX tailoring programme. The volunteers then travel to the orphanage to work from 9am – 4pm, stopping for lunch time. The weekend is off.
The day following your arrival, you will be taken on a city tour of Phnom Penh which includes a visit to S21, Royal Palace and the Killing fields. Since your weekend will be off, you are free to spend it as you wish. A suggestion would be to visit Siem Reap, known for the temples of Angkor Wat. More details will be given during first group meeting.
Not all volunteer groups have a Maltese team member present with them, however, a Cambodian person is responsible of the volunteers during their placement and Reaching Cambodia team is always present through Whatsapp, Viber, Skype, Facebook for the group.
Yes there are. Both private and governmental hospitals are available in the capital city. Volunteers are usually referred to a specific private hospital where one would be required to pay for healthcare. Such hospital is a clean, well equipped hospital.
Reference letter can be prepared by anyone that knows you personally and does not have to be a professional person.
Volunteers stay at the volunteers headquarters located in Phnom Phen. These are only 20 minutes tuk tuk ride away from SFODA orphanage.
Most of the Children at Sfoda orphanage understand basic English and can communicate back. On the other hand, older generations in Cambodia in general find it hard to communicate in English.
In Cambodia it's summer all year. October to March are the best times of travel, where days are more likely to be sunny and hot, occasional showers are possible. April to September the weather is mostly hot and humid with more chances of heavy short termed rainfall throughout the day.
The organisation supports projects in Cambodia; this includes food, healthcare, infrasturcture, education and much more. This is possible from donations coming mainly from fundraising events.
Every volunteers is required to fundraise. Fundraising helps to support the children and youths volunteers work with. A minimum amount is required per volunteer of which details are given prior to signage of contract.