Charlie Caraher

Charlie Caraher

Meet Charlie Caraher…   Hailing from the United States, Charlie has a background in graphic design and had always wanted the opportunity to travel outside of the States. She saw the opportunity to do so via a volunteer position at the Kingdom of Wow (KOW)...
What Kind Of Volunteer Are You?

What Kind Of Volunteer Are You?

When you first decide to volunteer for a non-profit, you probably start with focusing all your time and energy on choosing the perfect cause, the type of volunteer project or your favourite location. However, volunteering—particularly skilled volunteering where you...
Rabies in Cambodia—Inform and Protect Yourself

Rabies in Cambodia—Inform and Protect Yourself

  Rabies is a serious disease that kills thousands of people around the world every year, with the main culprit being dog bites. Because of the considerable number of dogs in Cambodia (one dog for every three humans), people in Cambodia are particularly...
Joelle Millery

Joelle Millery

Meet Joelle Millery…   Joelle is a seasoned professional with a business background who has completed her volunteer term with Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC). Here she tells us about her time volunteering in Cambodia.   Hello, Joelle! What’s...
Is Cambodia a Safe Country?

Is Cambodia a Safe Country?

  Cambodia, The Kingdom of Wonder, is a safe place to live, work and volunteer as long as you follow sensible precautions and stay alert. “How safe is Cambodia?” is a question often asked by visitors, travellers and international volunteers. Most expats like us,...
Learn About Cambodia, Before Travelling to Cambodia

Learn About Cambodia, Before Travelling to Cambodia

  Volunteering or travelling in Cambodia is about seeing wonderful places and getting immersed in a different culture with its own unique history. We recommend all visitors and volunteers to take some time to learn about the country before visiting it. It will...
Public and Religious Holidays of Cambodia

Public and Religious Holidays of Cambodia

Cambodia is a country that enjoys an abundance of public and religious holidays with more than 25 scheduled annually. Any time of the year is the perfect time for you to plan for a professional volunteering experience in Cambodia, where you could do good by sharing...
Adriana Nguyen

Adriana Nguyen

Meet Adriana Nguyen…   Adriana was volunteering for Manava, a startup that works with female artisans from the Kroh Bei Riel village near Siem Reap to create artisanal rattan products. With a background in business development and international procurement...
Expect the unexpected while volunteering

Expect the unexpected while volunteering

Volunteer placements abroad in countries like Cambodia are life-changing and transformative experiences. However, these experiences are not necessarily positive. While many volunteers do find their volunteer experiences to be enriching and gratifying, others find...
How Volunteering Can Aid the Career of a Professional

How Volunteering Can Aid the Career of a Professional

Can volunteering have a positive effect on career progression and lead to employment? The short answer is, “It depends.” Increasingly, corporate organisations are making note of job candidates’ volunteer efforts, and existing employees who do...
Happy Khmer New Year!

Happy Khmer New Year!

In Cambodia, the new year happens to be celebrated three times a year. The international New Year on January 1st is a public holiday in Cambodia when banks, schools, and offices are closed. The day is celebrated by tourists and locals alike with fireworks and music in...
Being in the Know in Cambodia—Facebook is the answer!

Being in the Know in Cambodia—Facebook is the answer!

Cambodia has been becoming more acquainted with the digital sphere for the past 3 years. In particular, Facebook has been one of the most ubiquitous social media platforms amongst the locals. With a population of over 16 million, over 6.8 million are Facebook users,...
Volunteering from Home—Tips and Suggestions

Volunteering from Home—Tips and Suggestions

Virtual volunteering is a great way for you to make an impact while allowing yourself to stay in the comfort of your own home. Professionals doing good has had the fortune of already having had a few volunteers from various parts of the world who were able to donate...
Yeseul Na

Yeseul Na

Meet Yeseul Na… Yeseul Na was a volunteer at New Hope Cambodia who helped reorganise its school breakfast program for children. Yeseul hails from South Korea and has a master’s degree in nutrition. Here she tells us about her volunteer experience in Siem...
Colin Divola

Colin Divola

Meet Colin Divola… Colin was a volunteer for Water for Cambodia (WFC), an organisation that builds and installs biosand water filters that produce clean drinking water for local households. Colin has a background in quality management and product development in...
Traffic and Safe Commuting in Cambodia

Traffic and Safe Commuting in Cambodia

Due to improved economic opportunities, traffic in the streets of Cambodia has increased as more people are able to purchase cars and motorbikes for personal use. The spike in the number of tourists visiting the country has also increased the number of tour buses in...