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Volunteer Opportunities in Cambodia with HIV Project!
Do you want to travel to Cambodia and experience deep cultural immersion in a positive and affordable way? Are you passionate about preventing the spread of this horrible disease? Then consider becoming aVolunteer in Cambodia in the HIV/AIDS Project and contribute to ending HIV/AIDS while having the experience of your lifetime.
Cambodia is a country famous for its amazing architecture like Angkor Wat and its’ people’s amazing openness and kindness to all who visit. There’s also stunning islands and beaches along its beautiful coast, ideal spots for a relaxing weekend in the sun.
Sadly, Cambodians still face poverty and adversity, and this has led to HIV/AIDS becoming widespread, with some of the highest prevalence rates in all of Asia. While government efforts have made significant strides in fighting the disease, there are still large amounts of Cambodians living in poor or rural areas without adequate education about HIV/AIDS and lacking in access to care and treatment.
Volunteers are badly needed to help raise awareness of the disease in these areas and teach the local population preventative tips to carry with them. This will help alleviate the local workers doing this critical work, allowing them to reach even more people in the future. You will also help provide care and support to victims of the disease, who in these areas are often overlooked and neglected.
If you’re a kind and loving person looking to make a difference in the world while also having the time of your life in an exciting and beautiful place, contact IFRE today for more information!
Volunteers’ Responsibilities & Impact
As a volunteer in the HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention Project in Cambodia you will raise awareness and help educate the local population about HIV/AIDS and provide care to those already infected. Typical tasks include counseling victims, educating locals, assisting medical staff, assisting with outreach programs and voluntary HIV counseling/testing, organizing educational seminars, fundraising and assisting with administrative tasks.
Your participation will be critical in reaching out to a number of Cambodians unaware of the risks of HIV. With your help, a greater number of people can be taught how best to avoid the disease. Additionally, the care and attention you provide to those already victims of HIV/AIDS will be priceless in terms of the joy it brings.
Skills and Qualifications:
You do not need any specific education or experience to participate in this program, and IFRE encourages anyone who’s a kind and loving person with a large amount of patience and passion for helping people to apply. You should be dedicated to improving the lives of others and take joy in helping them lead healthier lives.
Volunteers must be between 18 to 70 years old
Working in this volunteer project will be a fun-filled and exciting time. By caring for and providing attention to overlooked segments of society you will form lifelong connections as you make a huge positive impact in the lives of people suffering.
First Day: On your first day of volunteering in Cambodia program, you will be picked up at your accommodation and taken to your placement by your local coordinator. You will spend the day getting to know the staff and your responsibilities during the project.
Weekdays: Your volunteer work starts properly on the second day of the project, and while your duties will be new and exciting every day at the HIV project, a rough outline of your days looks like this:
7.00 to 7.30 AM: Start the day with a delicious Cambodian breakfast together with your fellow guests and hosts.
7.45 AM: You set out for a fulfilling day of raising awareness and providing care for those in need.
12.00 PM: Around this time, you’ll get a break for lunch together with your local colleagues, a great chance to learn more about them and about Cambodia.
3.00 PM: Your volunteer work will generally end around this time, and the rest of the day is free to do with as you wish.
Volunteer Opportunities in Cambodia with HIV Project: Program Dates and Fees
Cambodia programs start on Mondays in the first week and third week of the month.
Since 2006, IFRE has been the most trusted and respected volunteer abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to volunteer internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
We believe in 100% transparency. Rest assured; we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly fee is paid in the host country directly to your host family and project (via country coordinator), and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.
Volunteer Program Fee (US$)
Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day »
Program Fees Cover:
- Accommodation (host family)
- Food (only breakfast and dinnery)
- Program Orientation
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program Fees Exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
Accommodation and Meal
IFRE provides you with safe, secure and comfortable accommodation during your stay in Cambodia. You’ll either be staying in our volunteer house in Phnom Penh or with a respected and welcoming local host family. You will be provided with three delicious meals a day and plenty of opportunity for cultural exchange and immersion.
Read more about our accommodation and meals offered in Cambodia.
Free Time and Weekends:
You’ll have plenty of time to explore Cambodia during your volunteering project. First, during your weekdays your late afternoons and evenings will be your free time to do anything you want in the local area. Second, you’ll have two full days every weekend to go on longer tours and trips around Cambodia.
Learn more about some of the great places to visit while volunteering in Cambodia.
Safety and In Country Support
Safety is usually the primary concern of prospective volunteers, and we take this incredibly seriously. Our accommodation is designed specifically to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you, and we go a long way to ensure that you are adequately prepared for your project. We also support you throughout the duration of your stay, with your local coordinator being available to assist you at all times.
Volunteer Opportunities in Cambodia with HIV Project: FAQs
Arrival and departure
If you are planning to volunteer in Cambodia, you need to fly into Phnom Penh International Airport. There our local representative will be waiting for you at the arrival pointof the airport for your transfer to your accommodation.
We do not offer airport departure services, but your coordinator or host family will be happy to help you book this.
You need to obtain a Cambodian tourist visa in order to work in our Cambodia volunteer program. There are two options;you can either visit the local Embassy of Cambodia in your country or obtain a Cambodian visa at the airport on arrival. You will also have the option of using the e-visa system.
Vaccinations are necessary for anyone planning to visit Cambodia for ourHIV AIDS volunteer program in Cambodia.The CDC recommends vaccines for typhoid, Hepatitis A, influenza, hepatitis B, cholera, meningitis, chickenpox, Japanese encephalitis, polio, tetanus, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), shingles, pneumonia, Rabies vaccine and Yellow fever (YF) vaccine.
You should consult with a medical doctor prior to vaccinating and leaving.
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Any important information you want to share about this project.
Please arrive in Cambodia with an open mind. You are expected to be flexible, humble and patient. You have to be ready to help the people infected with the HIV virus, andalways communicate slowly as the people may notunderstand English perfectly. You also need to respect Cambodian cultures and customs.
Why Volunteer in HIV Project in Cambodia?
Volunteering with this HIV project in Cambodia is a greatly rewarding and exciting experience that will broaden your horizons and leave you with a warm feeling as you see the positive impact you’re making in the lives of others.
Raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and help change the lives of victims.
You will help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS by actively taking part in an educational program ensuring that locals are well informed of the disease. You will also get to conduct educational seminars yourself, further preventing people from catching the disease.
Provide support for HIV/AIDS victims in their fight for survival
Taking part in ourCambodia volunteer projects gives you the chance to assist local organizations in their struggle to reach out to a greater number of HIV victims. You will get to lend crucial comfort and support to victims suffering from the disease and provide them with ways to deal with the disease.
Providea safe and secure environment for HIV victims
You will greatly help in providing a safe and secure environment for those already infected with HIV. This will make a huge difference in their quality of life and better enable them to fight and overcome the disease.
Make the community a better place
Not only will your time spentvolunteering in HIV/AIDS Cambodia projectimprove the lives of victims, but also greatly benefit the entire community. Both your efforts in caring for victims and raising awareness will have a noticeable positive impact on the community.
Create long lasting relationships with HIV victims
Those suffering from HIV and AIDS require attention, care and guidance to lead a healthier and happy life. Your efforts in providing this will be greatly appreciated, and you are sure to make lifelong friendships with those you care for.
Give HIV/AIDS victims a sense ofcommunity, hope and happiness
Volunteer work in Cambodia with HIV/AIDS programs greatly aids those who are neglected and overlooked by society. Through your care and love you will give them a new outlook on life and a sense of community, hope and happiness.
Other Volunteer Opportunities in Cambodia
There are many IFRE programs in Cambodia you can join to make a difference. You can
Teach English to disadvantaged kids
Help with community development
Contact IFRE today for more information!
HIV/AIDS Awareness Program in Other Countries
HIV/AIDS is sadly a global problem, and IFRE arranges projects to raise awareness and care for victims all across the globe. See the list below for some of our most popular projects in this vein: