Volunteering in Cambodia

Hi my name is Rebekah and in January 2014 I'm planning to travel to Cambodia to participate in an amazing program as a Reach Out Volunteer. During the four weeks I'll be participating in the Village immersion program as well as the Village Development and Elephant Refuge program.

I'll be helping to make the lives of the people and animals in this third world country safer and more enjoyable by:

- building houses (or an orphanage) for the poorest and most desperate community members,
- Giving children the means to reach their full potential with English lessons at a rebuilt school,
- Installing clean water facilities and sanitation to a village,
- And providing care for endangered Asian Elephants.

This sort of work conforms to Reach Out Volunteers aim to"change the world, one village at a time". If you would like more information on these programs or Reach out Volunteers in general, please visit:


However, as I'm a university student, this fantastic opportunity to help others comes with a price tag that I cannot afford without fundraising money. Currently, I'm trying to raise $600 next Friday, the 19th of April, for the deposit. After that, I estimate that the costs will be around $5000 for the program costs, insurance and flights. Any donations received at the moment will cover the "˜program costs', which are $3390. These costs are listed as following on the company's website:

What is included in the cost?
The cost includes
All program accommodation for the duration of the program
3 meals per day. We can cater to vegetarians and for certain types of food allergies
Building materials needed for volunteer projects
Education materials used by volunteers in orphanages and village schools
The hire of local skilled trades people to assist in the volunteer projects
Designated activities while you are there
Reach Out Volunteer gifts and donations to the local community
Admission to activities scheduled in the program
Project materials at wildlife conservation sites
The hire of trained wildlife conservation professionals
Certification (if requested) of completion of the volunteer program. This will look great on your resume!
PADI certification for the Cambodian Island program
Transport from your arrival airport to and from the accommodation, provided you arrive and depart at scheduled pick up and departure times. When necessary transport is also provided to and from the work site and to and from scheduled group activities.
Once I've raised enough money to cover these costs I'll concentrate fundraising for the excluded costs which are:

What is not included in the cost?
The cost does not include:
International airfares
Domestic airfares that connect you to your international flight
Travel insurance
Any visas
Passport costs
Departure taxes
I've estimated that these costs be $1500 minimum!

This is a once in a life time opportunity and I'd love to be able to make a real difference! If you're willing you could help me change these people's lives forever. Please support me by liking and sharing my Facebook page where you can find more information:


If you'd like to make any donations you can do so there for minimum charge through Paypal or stay on this website and incur a 5% fee. If you'd like to make a donation in some other way, feel free to email me. In the event that I don't get enough money to go on this amazing trip or (hopefully) if I manage to raise extra money any excess donations will go towards the Reach Out programs.

I love knowing that with just a little help I can make a real difference and help some of the most impoverished people in the world live happier, safer and healthier lives. You will be able to see a glimpse of this change for yourself during the program as the group I'll be volunteering with will keep a semi-regular blog. =)

If you have any more questions feel free to contact me through my Facebook page or email me at:
[email redacted].au

Thank you so much for helping me to raise money for this incredible cause. You've done so much just by reading this. =)
If you can help further or know someone else who can I'd be extremely grateful. Just remember this isn't for me but for the people I can help.

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