Participate in ethical volunteering projects to support sustainable development in a variety of focus areas, such as; community, health, youth, and women’s empowerment. GVI measures its impact against the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, and sets short, mid, and long-term objectives for each program.
Visit some of Cambodia’s most affluently built golden temples in Phnom Penh, or wonder at the age-old temple complex of Angkor Wat with a history spanning over 900 years. This is an opportunity to live and work among local communities, and learn about the culture and heritage. You could join traditional cooking classes in your spare time with local community leaders, or travel across the Mekong River with fellow volunteers from around the world. This is an immersive and ethical volunteer experience that works through collaboration, respect, and empowerment.
- Volunteer ethically to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals of a project.
- Travel to one of Cambodia’s most monumental UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Angkor Wat.
- Improve your practical skills through teaching, healthcare workshops, environmental awareness classes, economic empowerment initiatives, and youth development.
- Meet people from around the world, while also better understanding the culture of the local community.
- Become a global citizen as you expand your awareness on leading global issues, and actively engage in different cultural practices.
GVI has a Community Development Internship in Thailand!
This is an opportunity to learn more about Chiang Mai's local Karen hill tribe culture, gaining intercultural communication skills and valuable teaching experience.
Contribute to the education of Buddhist monks and local youth in Kampong Cham. By learning English, students have increased opportunities for future skilled employment. It’s also an opportunity to contribute directly to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education. You will be gaining practical teaching experience, leadership and facilitation skills, and can travel around Cambodia while learning about the culture and making friends from other parts of the world.
Join health and wellbeing workshops in the local community of Kampong Cham, expanding your knowledge and skills as a teacher, ambassador, and sanitation practitioner for UN Sustainable Goal 3: Good Health And Wellbeing. Topics range from hygiene, emergency aid, awareness on communicable and non-communicable diseases, and lifestyle practices for general wellness.
Teach English, environmental awareness, arts and crafts, and health and exercise to children in Kampong Cham. Your efforts assist in the social and basic-skill development of community youth. Improve your own teaching skills while experiencing a new environment and culture and meeting people both locally and from different international backgrounds.
Support the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality in this women’s empowerment initiative. Work alongside GVI’s partner Phnom Srey Organization for Development to support sustainable health and life-skills classes, English lessons, and economic education. This contributes towards the long-term goals for community employment and quality of life.
Actively promote and contribute towards environmental awareness workshops in Kampong Cham, a village situated along one of the worlds longest rivers, the Mekong. You’ll be collaborating to provide training on a range of topics, such as, waste management, plastic reduction, and climate change awareness.