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Cambodia Volunteer with HIV Project!
Are you a compassionate and loving person looking for a safe way to visit Cambodia while also making a difference? Are you interested in bringing new hope in the lives of people suffering from a horrible HIV/ AIDS disease?
Then you should read on and consider becoming a volunteer with the HIV/AIDS project in Cambodia with Global Crossroad.
Cambodia is an amazing country filled with friendly people, gorgeous nature and rich culture and history.
There is much to see here such as soaring temples like Angkor Wat, beautiful beaches like Koh Rong and Otres and vast and beautiful lakes like Tonle Sap.
Sadly, HIV/AIDS is a significant problem faced by many Cambodians. Many have lost family members and countless children are forced to grow up and live without their parents. While there has been made significant strides in recent years, the disease still ravages poor and rural communities that lack the proper education and awareness to protect themselves. Additionally, victims of the disease are often ostracized and discriminated against without anyone helping or taking care of them.
Through volunteering with the HIV/AIDS project in Cambodia, you can both raise awareness and provide education about the disease to limit its spread in the future, and also help provide vital love, care, and attention to those already suffering. This will have the double benefit of reducing the rate of the disease and also giving victims hope for the future and the will to fight on.
Are you looking for a chance to share your love and passion for those suffering from a terrible disease while experiencing an amazing country and culture? Then contact Global Crossroad today for more information about this great opportunity.
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
During HIV/AIDS volunteer work in Cambodia you will perform a range of different tasks depending on the exact needs of the project while you’re there.
This will include educating locals about how to prevent the disease, providing counselling and care to victims, assisting families, taking part in support groups, treating minor symptoms, assisting with administrative tasks, performing first aid, promoting health and nutrition and more.
Through this work you will provide much needed care and love to those suffering from the disease who are often mistreated and neglected by society. Your work in education and raising awareness will also contribute greatly to eradicating the disease in Cambodia and stopping the epidemic ravaging through poor parts of the country.
Skills and Qualifications
There are no specific skills or experience required to join in this Cambodia HIV volunteer program, but you need to be a kind and patient person with love in your heart for those suffering from disease and a passion for helping them and teaching others about how to stay healthy.
You should also be flexible and enthusiastic, and any medical experience or credentials is a significant bonus, but in no way mandatory.
Volunteers must be between 18 to 70 years old
HIV volunteering in Cambodia is an incredibly rewarding experience. The victims you care for will love you for your efforts, and you will be able to feel their relief that someone finally cares about their suffering. Not only is it rewarding, but you’ll also have the time of your life immersing yourself in a wonderful country and culture.
On arrival in the country, you will be met at the airport and driven to your accommodation and given the day to get settled in.
- First Day: For the first day of your HIV volunteering in Cambodia, you will be escorted to your placement and given the day to get introduced to the staff and familiarized with your responsibilities, the facilities and procedures of the project.
- Weekdays: Your volunteer work begins on the second day, and while each day will be different, a standard day looks as such:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: Start the day bright and early with a delicious Cambodian breakfast together with your fellow volunteers.
- 7.45 AM: Set out for a rewarding and fulfilling day of raising awareness and providing much needed care to victims.
- 12.00 PM: Around noon you will be given a break to have lunch, which is a great chance to get to know your local colleagues and immerse yourself in their culture and traditions.
- 3.00 PM: Work will generally end around this time, and the rest of the day is completely open to spend relaxing, socializing, shopping or sightseeing.
- 6.45 PM: Rounding out the day you will receive another delicious Cambodian meal for dinner, which is a great time to make new friends at the volunteer house.
Cambodia Volunteer with HIV Project: Program Dates
Cambodia programs start on Mondays in the first week and third week of the month.
Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality Cambodia volunteer trips. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Cambodia application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.
Program fees cover:
- Accommodation (volunteer house or host family)
- Food (local food 3 times a day)
- Airport pick up and transfer
- 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 foo
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
Accommodation and Meal
Global Crossroad arranges your accommodation, meals and supervision during your project. You will stay in our safe and comfortable volunteer house in Phnom Penh where you will share a bedroom equipped with comfy beds and modern bathroom facilities with volunteers of the same gender. You will also be provided with three delicious and authentic Cambodian meals each day. Volunteers working outside of Phnom Penh city will stay with our carefully chosen host families.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
While volunteering in Cambodia HIV program, you will also be on a life changing and exciting adventure. You will have plenty of free time during your project, both in the evenings and weekend, to experience everything the beautiful country of Cambodia has to offer.
Safety and In Country Support
Global Crossroad has a long track record of keeping volunteers safe and secure during their project. We regularly inspect and carefully vet all our facilities and project placements for safety. Additionally, the reception at our volunteer house is always manned, and your personal coordinator will be available at all times to assist you if anything should happen or if you feel uncomfortable in any way.
Cambodia Volunteer with HIV Project: FAQs
Arrival and departure
You have to fly into Phnom Penh International Airport. We advise you to come to Cambodia one day earlier for preparations.
You must always maintain a direct level of contact with our local country coordinator and inform them about thing such as flight delays and missed flights as soon as possible. Doing so will give us time to re-arrange the airport pick up time for our volunteers.
Global Crossroad provides airport pick-up service for you on arrival for your HIV AIDS Awareness volunteer project in Cambodia. However, we do not offer any type of airport transfer services after the completion of our volunteer projects.
A tourist visa is a must for anyone planning to visit Cambodia. You can obtain a tourist visa by visiting the official embassy or consulate of Cambodia in your home country. You will need to bring your original passport and a couple of recent photos for submission.
On arrival visa is also available in the Phnom Penh International Airport. Citizens of countries like the US, UK, Canada, and Australia can apply for on arrival visa and get 30 days to work in our HIV AIDS Awareness volunteer program in Cambodia. Please visit this link for more information.
Rabies, Routine vaccines, Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Malaria, Measles, and Yellow Fever are the vaccinations recommended to those planning to volunteer in Cambodia.
However, you must visit your local doctor and ask them for proper advice before actually taking all of these vaccinations. You can learn more about vaccinations for Cambodia here
Why Volunteer in HIV Project in Cambodia?
Volunteering in this project is a lifechanging experience that is simultaneously rewarding and exciting. The good you do will be obvious as the eyes of those you care for light up, and you can consider yourself a vital part of stopping the epidemic in the country. Furthermore, exploring a country in such an in-depth way allows you to immerse yourself in the culture and truly get to know the people living there.
Create awareness of HIV/AIDS and help change the lives of victims.
Through raising awareness and providing preventative education, you will greatly reduce the risk of infection for a great number of people throughout the country as your lessons are spread by those you teach.
Provide support for HIV/aids victims in their struggle for survival
In this Cambodia volunteer project you will get to reach out to people going through the hardest time of their life and provide vital support to ensure that their struggle is made easier.
Providing a safe and secure environment for victims
HIV/AIDS victims in Cambodia are sadly neglected and ostracized, and your efforts will be a life changing opportunity to create a safe and welcoming environment for these people who are often entirely neglected by their communities and society.
Improve entire communities
One of the benefits of volunteering in HIV/AIDS Cambodia project is that not only does it help the victims, but entire communities as you help reduce the rate of infection and help take care of those already suffering.
Form meaningful and enduring relationships with local people
Those suffering from HIV need attention, care and guidance in order to lead a healthier and happier life in the future. You will get to make them feel part of society and this will form a bond that neither you nor those you help will forget.
Other Volunteer Opportunities in Cambodia
If you’re looking to volunteer in Cambodia but don’t think this project is right for you, then have no fear, as Global Crossroad arranges many different projects in Cambodia. You can
work in an orphanage,
work with a local NGO,
do medical work and much more.
No matter the project you choose you will be providing significant benefit to the local population.
Other HIV Projects Worldwide
HIV is sadly a global problem, and Global Crossroad addresses this by arranging projects battling this awful disease in a long list of countries all around the world. Take a look at the list below for some of our most popular HIV/AIDS projects.