Volunteering at the Gobal Child

Dedicate your time. Change lives. Broaden your horizons.

The Global Child believes in engaging hard working, dedicated, and qualified volunteers to assist the core staff of Cambodian educators in enacting its mission. Volunteers are valuable assets to TGC, directly contributing to a wide range of different goals, from hands on teaching in the classroom, to working with local organizations, to developing new projects and extracurricular activities for our students. The experience of working closely with Cambodian students brings ineffable perspective to one’s life. Volunteers leave our program with new insights, broadened horizons, and unique perspectives.

Application Process

All volunteers are reviewed by our Director of Community Outreach, Courtney Opalka, and approved after review from the Board of Directors.

Siem Reap is a safe community by western standards, yet prospective volunteers must remember the cultural divide they are bridging in choosing work in Cambodia. One must arrive with an open mind and remain flexible to the experience. Rigid preconceptions will bring frustration and failure. An open mind and expectations will provide an unforgettable experience.

Volunteering Opportunities at the Global Child

There are various fields and opportunities available for volunteering at the Global Child.

The Education Side

The Global Child relies upon motivated individuals to take on the role of volunteer teachers to provide a comprehensive educational experience to our students. Therefore, individuals who are interested in teaching must be open to taking on a variety of roles and assisting in more than one field. Volunteers are utilized primarily in teaching English classes, but also may be responsible for teaching math or science classes. Along with teaching comes the responsibility of lesson planning, conducting classes, creating exams and other assignments, and committing a level of personal dedication to students’ improvement over time. Throughout the week and weekend there are many opportunities when students have free time, and volunteers are also relied upon to organize and work to create extracurricular opportunities such as art, music, and physical education activities and classes.

The Business Side

In an effort to work towards making our organization self-sustainable, we seek motivated and creative individuals to help with Joe to Go, our restaurant and Beau Fou, our boutique both located in the center of Siem Reap. All proceeds from these businesses go to The Global Child school. We are interested in individuals with creativity and an interest in marketing and public relations to work to improve and promote sales. Involvement in the business side of our organization would entail helping with interior design, product recruitment and promotion, strategic marketing tactics, and an overall dedicated initiative to help with the success of these partnered establishments.

Volunteer Contact

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Courtney Opalka at Courtney@theglobalchild.org

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