FUTURE OF KHMER CHILDREN ORGANIZATION WELCOMES VOLUNTEERS AND GUESTS
Now that Covid-19 is decreasing FKC would like to invite volunteers and guests to visit Siem Reap Province and FKC organization to vacation in the beauty of Siem Reap Province’s ancient history and natural beauty and also to invest your time, skills and life experiences into the many programs of FKC.
We can help match your skills, educational background, experiences in life and desires to make a difference with the programs of FKC. We can also arrange a balanced schedule for you to sight-see, relax and enjoy beautiful Siem Reap Province as well as spend time at our schools.
The FKC programs include:
Educating in English more than 400 children in two schools. You can visit, help teach, clean, repair, decorate and just show love to the children.
Educating in administrative computer (Microsoft Products and Typing). You can teach, assist or befriend the students in these classes, as well as clean, repair and decorate.
Architectural Design Class (Auto-CAD). If you have skills in this area you can teach, assist or simply befriend or encourage the youth, as well as clean, repair and decorate.
Young Girls and Women’s Program. Teaching young girls and woman about female and family issues, as well as general life skills and self-esteem. You may assist, teach or simply befriend the women and girls in these classes.
Sewing Program. If you have skills in sewing you can assist or teach or as in the other programs, simply help organize, clean, decorate or befriend.
The Arts Program. You can help teach dance, handicrafts or singing to the children in these programs, or simply be a big sister or aunt or uncle.
We welcome you to complete an application to visit us as an individual or a team. FKC can take responsibility for all of your in-Cambodia travel, meal, a tour arrangements as well as organize a unique experience where you can enjoy Siem Reap Province and really make a difference in the lives of Cambodian children and youth.
FKC can make arrangements for your hotels, transportation and a host to guide you and be with you every step of the way as well as translate for you.
Our goal is to help you have a wonderful vacation in Siem Reap and see our beautiful sites and also use your skills, life experiences and education to help the various projects of FKC. In order to do that, please take the following steps:
- Please complete an Application to Volunteer with FKC. This will include your personal details, verification of insurance and helping us understand your educational background, life and volunteer experiences, and skills so we can create a unique experience for you in Siem Reap with FCK.
- Make sure you have everything you need to come – proper 30-day visa, any Covid verification, any medication you need, including diarrhea medicine, extra passport photos, credit cards or bank cars, and proper clothing.
- Please read and sign and return to us our Child Protection Policies document
- Please read below about Financial Considerations
- Please look at the sample budget so you can prepare
- Please watch the following videos which will help you prepare:
- Social relationships and culture in Cambodia.
- Proper clothing in Cambodia.
- Banking and money in Cambodia
- Current focus for FKC and how you can help (videos to be uploaded to our YouTube shortly)
It’s likely it is less expensive for you to live in Cambodia, however, there are some financial matters for you to plan for.
You can stay at a simple guest house for $15 per night or in more comfortable places for $25, $50, $100 per night. We recommend you insure you have hot water, laundry access and air conditioning.
It depends on how you want to eat. If you are not accustomed to living or visiting a developing country like Cambodia we recommend you be cautious about eating food from stalls on the street – they may not be hygienic. Your meals can be as cheap as $2 for breakfast or $5 for lunch but probably not more than $10 for an evening meal. We have every kind of food in Siem Reap!
You will need transportation. Hiring a “tuk tuk” or “PassApp every day for multiple trips can bet expensive – sometimes $5 per trip. We recommend hiring a tuk tuk driver who can take you wherever you want to go and whenever you want to do.
You will not speak Khmer and a general rule of thumb is to don’t think the person translating for you or two whom you are speaking understands English.
FKC would like to help you:
We can arrange for all your accommodations, meals, transportation and translator. If you prefer to make your own lodging arrangements of course you are free to do that, but it’s possible through our contacts we can get you a discount. We highly recommend that you allow us to assign a “host” for you. A host is a Cambodia staff or FKC partner who will be your guide, protector, translator and transportation connection. We can’t stress how important this is for you. Our goal is your comfort, safety, health and enjoyment.
Please contact us if you have more questions and for an application. We believe you can have a VACATION WITH A PURPOSE IN SIEM REAP with FUTURE OF KHMER CHILDREN ORGANIZATION!