Location: Kampot, Cambodia
Duration: Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 6 months commitment
Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday
Cost: €550 Euros per week – see Costs tab for further details
Includes: all food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities
Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations
- Reverse the devastating effects of mangrove deforestation through active participation in planting initiatives, nurturing the regrowth of these vital ecosystems.
- Engage in educating younger generations about the paramount significance of conserving these environments, cultivating community awareness and fostering a sense of responsibility for our natural heritage.
- Gain invaluable and practical teaching experience as you actively contribute to educating local communities, empowering them with knowledge and fostering a deeper connection to environmental preservation.
- Extend a helping hand to the dedicated community project staff, providing valuable assistance and support to their impactful work on the ground. Together, we can make a tangible difference in protecting and revitalizing mangrove ecosystems.
Experience the transformative power of dedicating your time to planting new mangroves and reversing the severe deforestation that has plagued our environment in recent years.
Our project is driven by a profound commitment to the conservation of mangrove plantations, recognizing their invaluable role in today’s ecosystem and the legacy we leave for future generations. By joining our efforts, you will actively contribute to the sustainable development of local communities, fostering growth and empowerment through initiatives such as English language teaching and various community-based projects.
Join us in a meaningful initiative dedicated to combating the severe deforestation that has occurred in recent years by planting new mangroves. Our project focuses on the conservation of vital mangrove plantations, which play a crucial role in the ecosystem’s health and the well-being of future generations.
By dedicating your time to this important cause, you will contribute not only to environmental preservation but also to the sustainable development of the local community. Your involvement will extend beyond conservation efforts as you actively engage in activities such as teaching English and participating in community-based projects, fostering a sense of empowerment and support.
Together, we can make a tangible impact by planting and nurturing mangroves, working towards revitalizing the ecosystem and creating a more resilient future. This journey is an opportunity to embrace environmental preservation and empower communities, bringing positive change to both nature and the lives of local residents.
We invite you to join us on this meaningful adventure, where your dedication and compassion will help restore balance to our ecosystems and contribute to a brighter and more sustainable world for generations to come.
Travel & Accommodation
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by a project representative and taken to the project HQ.
The accommodation in Kampot is in traditional Khmer buildings close to the riverside. There are no laundry facilities, so expect to wash your clothes by hand. However, there are some places that you can do laundry in the town for a small cost.
There are bikes available, which you can use to explore the area during your free time!
For participants desiring more comfort and/or privacy, families, couples, and more mature participants, we recommend upgrading to a comfort room. These rooms have more amenities and may be in a different location than the standard rooms, which means that it may be noticeably quieter.
- Minimum age 18.
- Passion and enthusiasm for working in conservation, lots of energy and creativity – and not scared to get your hands dirty!
- No previous skills are necessary, however you will need to speak English at a native or near-native level.
- CRB Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
- Minimum 2 weeks commitment – 30+ hours a week
- Necessary vaccinations, flight & visas.
- Full travel & medical insurance. Please see our info pages for more information and to get a quote.
Those looking to get off the beaten track should read our Top 5 Things to do in Cambodia. Sandwiched between the more touristy Thailand and Vietnam, Cambodia is a traveler’s hidden treasure. Explore ancient Buddhist temples and bustling outdoor markets, or simply relax with an all inclusive yoga retreat. Cambodia is waiting for you.
Some people only go to Cambodia to see the amazing temples scattered around the country. Step into these holy places and experience where the ancient monks once lived. Or explore modern ones where they still live today! The most famous one is Angkor Wat, which is close to Siem Reap. Angkor Wat ruins are approximately 900 years old, and are part of an entire park that you could get lost in for hours. Two more beautiful temples that we recommend in Siem Reap are Angkor Thom and Ba Yon Temple. There you will see colossal carvings of Bodhisattva’s, elephants and intricate demons and gods. Just make sure that you don’t walk into the wrong room with shoes on!
Visit The Killing Fields
You might not want to bring the kids here, but if you want to dive into Cambodia’s past you must see the Killing Fields. This memorial in Phnom Penh commemorates a very dark part of Cambodia’s history. These unfortunate mass graves were a product of the Cambodian Genocide in the 70’s. This happened during the reign of Khmer Rouge, who murdered close to two million people. The grave is a sight that you will never forget. This is a terribly tragic, yet intriguing, window to the Cambodian culture that tourists should pay homage to.
Go to a Cambodian Market
Asian outdoor markets are often quite the eye-opener to Western visitors. Fresh vegetables, living fish and souvenirs all in one bustling place. Shop like a local but still get souvenirs, and finish the experience with some homemade noodles. We recommend The Central Market and the Night Market in Phnom Penh. Any of the markets near Angkor Wat in Siem Reap are great. You can even sometimes find tours to take you to all of them if you can’t decide on only one!
Phnom Penh Royal Palace
This entire compound is a feast for the eyes. The stunning architecture replicates the Buddhist temples you’ll see all around Asia. With glimmering golden towers contrasting white walls and expansive courtyards and walkways, you are sure to be in awe. Here you will get a full understanding of the grandeur of the royal Cambodian ancestors.
Do a Yoga Retreat
When your feet are tired from temple-hopping, finish your stay in with a relaxing yoga retreat. Cambodia has hundreds of affordable, secluded and spiritually gratifying yoga experiences. Wake up to the sound of gongs, chant your heart out and truly relax and experience real yoga. You can stay anywhere from a few days to a few months, and all yogi levels can find the right retreat for their needs.
€550 Euros per week
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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit
Project Fee includes food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.
Private rooms are available for an additional €100 per week.
What’s not included:
Flights, insurance, visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.
Premium Support Upgrade
We understand there’s a great deal to plan and organise for your trip. When booking a Placement, many of our participants choose to purchase our Premium Support Upgrade to benefit from the expertise, knowledge and experience of our Project Coordinators.
We can provide the personal advice you need to ensure your trip is organised with excellence and planned with efficiency; ensuring the very best experience possible. Read more about how we can help you.
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