My name is Vin Puthealy, one of the new member of VolCam Volunteer Envoys (VVEs). Today, I will share my experience of my first day as a member of VVEs. On Wednesday 15th November 2017, five of us – new VVEs – were invited to the training prepared by VolCam members UNV and VSO. The purpose … Continue reading VVEs Training- My First Day as a Member of VolCam Volunteer Envoys
Helping people with disabilities was always important for UN Volunteer Eoin Ryan. Eoin now works for UNDP in Cambodia on the design of a national programme aiming to improve the rights of persons with disabilities. “When I was a teenager my parents were very involved in our community and I started working with a community … Continue reading Disability Should not Be a Barrier
„Volunteerism is a two way street. Even as volunteers help generate positive change for others, their own lives are often transformed by the act of volunteering itself,“ said UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in his message on the occasion of International Volunteer Day. On 5th of December, the volunteer community in Cambodia … Continue reading Celebrating volunteer role models
Dear Volunteers: THANK YOU! We want to recognize you! No volunteer should stay anonymous. Join Recognize me! and let us know why you volunteer and how you contribute to your community and country’s development! By sharing your story, you have the opportunity to inspire other people. Inspire them to take action, to do something for … Continue reading Recognize Me! Don’t hide your face!
The population of Cambodia is approximately 13, 4 million people. 70% of the population is under the age of 30 and 52% under the age of 18. The demographic dividend of the large group of young people can be beneficial for the development of Cambodia only if the youth is able to obtain appropriate … Continue reading How to develop active volunteers?
Phnom Pehn: On Thursday June 17th Youthstar Cambodia recognized volunteers, who spent between 12 and 18 months working in rural communities. Youthstar volunteers received Certificates of Good citizenship, which reflect on the enduring change they have brought into the communities in which they served. Over 300 guests including 60 former volunteers attended the ceremony, which … Continue reading Certificate of good citizenship for great volunteers
Phnom Penh: On Monday 17 June, the nine days of Loy9 Big Challenge came to the end with a great success – 1048 people donated blood all over Cambodia. The campaign reached above the Big Challenge target of 999 donors which demonstrates how important the issue of blood donation is in the country. All events held … Continue reading Big Challenge continues in everyday life
Manith Chhoeng is working as an Organisational Development Adviser - Disability NGO with Battambang Disabled People's Organization (BDPO) as part of AusAID’s Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program. AVID volunteer Communications and Documentary Adviser Felix Hude interviewed Mannith about his work, his life and changing attitudes to disability in Cambodia. Manith Chhoeng was born … Continue reading The Elephant in the Room: Working with the Disabled in Cambodia
Phnom Penh: Over sixty young Cambodians from different youth organizations, various provinces, ethnics and minorities met on Tuesday April 23rd to discuss future of their country. Youth consultation are part of a larger effort to gather the priorities of people from every corner of the world and help build a collective vision that will be used … Continue reading Giving Cambodian Youth a Voice
Over 500 people attended celebrations of volunteerism in Cambodia in 2012. VolCam members mobilize together with governmental institutions and development partners such as United Nations and AusAID organized 2nd National Forum on Volunteerism on 4th December 2012 and a celebratory fair for International Volunteer Day (5th December 2012). The overall aim of both events was … Continue reading Be a volunteer – make a difference for you and your community
Youth Resource Development Programme, member of VolCam, educates students to question the world around them and through its programs and activities it provides them with the confidence and tools they need to create a culture of peace, justice, and sustainable development in Cambodia for generations to come. YRDP has a special Khmer Rouge Training (KRT) … Continue reading Young Cambodians learning about their country’s past
Welcome to VolCam – a network of international and local volunteer service agencies and volunteer involving organisations active in Cambodia. Our purpose is to promote the concept of volunteerism throughout Cambodia, encompassing international and local volunteer programs. We celebrate the advancements that volunteers can contribute to the development of Cambodia by mobilising communities, providing critical … Continue reading Welcome to VolCam
“At my university, it is hard for students to find opportunities to volunteer,” notes Ms. Socheata Tao, a graduate of the Department of Tourism at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP). “That is why I wanted to create such opportunities that would be available to university students.” According to her, there are limited volunteer … Continue reading Building a better community: How CAC university volunteers inspired primary school students to safeguard the environment
“From what I have observed, women do the majority of housework in my community,” notes Mr. Ley Men, a graduate from the Sen Sok Sub Secondary school in Siem Reap. “As a young man, I want to take action to break down the traditional gender stereotypes in rural areas.” According to him, women and girls … Continue reading Breaking gender stereotypes: Why a CAC male volunteer is fighting for women’s rights
“What is your future dream?” volunteers asked high school students. “To be a teacher!” answered one student. “Who else wants to be a teacher?” volunteers asked. Surprisingly, most students in the classroom raised their hands. Only a few students answered with other occupations. “Why do so many of you want to be teachers?” asked a … Continue reading Discovering the future: How CAC volunteers encouraged students to keep following their dreams
“Many women, especially those in rural areas, experience a gynecological health problem, but they tend to ignore it, considering it a problem that adult women normally face,” notes Ms. Monalisa Khun, one of the CAC volunteers who initiated a project to tackle gynecological health for women in rural areas. “Even though some of them know … Continue reading Protecting women’s health: How CAC volunteers equipped 50 female villagers with solutions to gynecological issues
Deep in the forest is a small school decorated with a large Cambodian flag on its outer wall. Upon approaching the mural, newcomers are always surprised to realize that it is made entirely of plastic waste. The school’s director wanted to show the children how valuable trash can be if used creatively. The Coconut Kirirom … Continue reading CAC Book Charity: How 100 unwanted books were donated to help children in a remote area
“When I was a child, I was very poor. I had no parents, living with my grandmother. Since then, my dream has been to support poor children like me because I do not want other children experience the same situation. I believe that by doing volunteering, I will be able to achieve my dream someday.” … Continue reading The CAC recycling revolution: how plastic bottles are used to prevent from littering
In a villager’s house, I heard loud voice of children repeating Khmer numbers after a teacher. One little boy was asked to say numbers in front of all, but he remained silent, just pointing out a number written on a board. Someone told me, “He cannot speak by nature.” I did not know what would … Continue reading See how CAC volunteers helped improve literacy of 68 children at Track primary school
នៅថ្វៃទី ១០ ខែតុលា ឆ្នាំ ២០១៧ ក្រុមយុវជនដែលត្រូវបានជ្រើសរើសជាស្ថាពរក្នុងការប្រណាំងប្រជែងសកម្មភាពសហគមន៏ឆ្នាំ២០១៧ បានទទួលនូវការបណ្តុះបណ្តាលពីវិធីសាស្រ្តនៃការអនុវត្តគម្រោងរបស់ខ្លួន។ វត្ថុបំណងនៃការបណ្តុះបណ្តាលគឺផ្តោតសំខាន់លើការ អនុវត្តគម្រោង ការត្រៀមខ្លួនសម្រាប់ការធ្វើបទបង្ហាញពីគម្រោងរបស់ខ្លួនក្នុងថ្ងៃទិវារអ្នកស្ម័គ្រចិត្តអន្តរជាតិឆ្នាំ២០១៧ និងការរៀចំរបាយការលទ្ធផលនៃគម្រោង។ យុវជនដែលតំណាងក្រុមនីមួយបានធ្វើការជជែកពិភាក្សា ការសួរសំនួរ និងរិះរកនូវគំនិត ការឆ្នៃប្រឌិតផ្សេងៗដើម្បីធ្វើឧ្យគម្រោងរបស់ខ្លួនទទួលបានលទ្ធផលខ្ពស់។ In 2017 VolCam network has decided to encourage people in Cambodia to seek the problems in their communities, design the solution and apply for our Community Action Challenge 2017 grant. We have received many great ideas, but only some could … Continue reading CAC training camp – first step to successful implementation of the Community Action Challenge 2017 projects
France Volontaires is very pleased to invite you the French Volunteering Day 2017 (5th Edition), which will take place on the 7th October 2017 at the famous Chaktomouk Theater in Phnom Penh. This event is open to everybody, and its main objective is to promote the work of the international volunteers, and the impact of … Continue reading Come to celebrate French Volunteering Day 2017 on 7th October at the Chaktomouk Theater!