Placement dates (excluding travel time): 13 Aug 2020 - 10 Sep 2020
£2,100.00 ($2,729.87 approx)
Application deadline: 24 Apr 2020
Pre-departure training: 16 May 2020 - 17 May 2020 Kent - TN25 4AJ (GB)


Work alongside Cambodian Hope Organisation (CHO), one of Tearfund’s long-term partners, engaging with communities in and around Poipet, an area well known for human trafficking and gambling.

CHO work alongside the local church, using Bible-based tools to empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty. All of their projects work towards trafficking prevention by building strong, hope-filled communities where people’s physical, spiritual and psychological needs are met. CHO do this by raising awareness of the risks of trafficking amongst local people and teaching them how to spot the signs of trafficking.

They also facilitate sustainable change, equipping local people with quality education and livelihoods opportunities, which make them less vulnerable to trafficking because they have knowledge and resources to care for themselves and their families.

From creating jobs in Destiny café and providing education at the stunning Safe Haven School, to assisting farmers and running anti-trafficking workshops in the surrounding villages, the impact CHO are having feels refreshingly immediate. I found nothing but joy, which had risen from unimaginable suffering, because of the incredible work CHO do.

Hudson, CHO volunteer

On this one month placement you will develop lasting relationships with Christians in Cambodia who are committed to serving Jesus and reducing poverty. No matter what your life experience is so far, you’ll bring encouragement, prayer and practical assistance to our partners and will build capacity in every area of their work.

What will you be doing?

  • Assisting with workshops and researching ideas for the development and expansion of CHO’s businesses, e.g. Destiny Cafe.
  • Helping local children have access to good quality education through teaching lessons and developing resources for the Safe Haven School and School on a Mat.
  • Facilitating the Smart Youth Leadership Programme which empowers young people to be leaders in their local communities. You’ll encourage them to participate in church-led community development initiatives.
  • Capacity building at CHO’s offices including helping with administration, writing newsletters or developing content for CHO’s social media channels.
  • Participating in the life of the local church by supporting the Sunday School and teaching or sharing your testimony as the opportunity arises.

What can you bring?

We’re looking for people who are passionate about ending poverty and committed to supporting the work of CHO in Cambodia. You’ll be flexible and adaptable, willing to learn more about poverty and development, and eager to work as part of a team of volunteers.

*Please note…

The cost mentioned above includes pre-departure training, insurance, debrief, a medical package, administrative costs and in-country travel, accommodation and food.

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