New School Construction & Other Creative Projects

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The Exchange

We need 10-12 volunteers to help with the construction of classrooms and dormitories at our new site, located about 6km from our main school. We have professional team leaders that will instruct you, so prior skills are not necessary. We also have other creative initiatives at our main school involving upcyling, creative gardening, art projects and building furniture and other things out of bamboo.


Title

25 hours of help per week

Arts: Professional painting, sculpting or drawing.

Painting & Decorating: Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs.

Gardening: Help to grow and cultivate plants.


What you get

2 days off per week

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Accommodation: Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Bikes at your disposal: Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


Requirements

Intermediate English

Over 18 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

We are an innovative family-run NGO based in rural Battambang and transforming the lives of local youths through practical education and sustainable growth initiatives. Everyday we teach about 140 of the sweetest and most well-behaved students, that attend the school for daily English and IT classes, as well as other motivational and character building programs. We also provide the older students with opportunities for career development through teacher training, mentorship and a new initiative in tourism and hospitality.


Activities & Shift

Our main school is in Kounklong Village, about 20 minutes drive from Battambang City Centre on the National 5 Road. The village has a local restaurant and bar with a few shops and a pharmacy nearby, but other than that it's mostly just rice fields and rice farmers! On the weekends we usually organise motorbike trips around Battambang and nearby provinces to explore some of Cambodia's hidden gems and best kept secrets. We have recently opened a new centre at Kampong Chhnang, about 1 hour drive from Phnom Penh, so it's also possible to volunteer there if you want to be part of setting up a new school from scratch.


Rules

We provide traditional Cambodian accommodation at the school with mattresses, bed sheets and fans and mosquito nets if needed. The accommodation is basic but quite comfortable and spacious with a western style toilet and kitchen facilities for volunteers. Rooms are single sex and shared with a maximum of 3 other volunteers, although you will most likely be sharing with 1 other person.
We provide free lunch and dinner everyday, including a variety of delicious Cambodian dishes accompanied by Battambang's signature homegrown rice. Most meals contain meat and a wide range of organic fruit and vegetables that are also grown on site. The school also has a small shop that sells a variety of snacks, bread and cold drinks.
We also provide: access to our IT centre; sound system and projector (for watching movies); Internet via hotspot (wi-fi soon!); bicycles; Hammocks; Yoga mats & space.