Coming to Cambodia with a Purpose

We’re delighted you’re thinking about joining us in Cambodia to support our work. There are some important things for you to know before you book your trip.

Whether you are a teacher, an individual, or team member of a larger corporate group, the information provided in this page is designed to help you make an informed decision about your trip to Cambodia, guide you through the application process and help you to prepare for the trip of a lifetime.

We look forward to seeing you in Cambodia soon!

General Information

Volunteer Information Pack All the information you will need to plan your trip, covering everything from the programs you may be involved in, to the practicalities of your visit and in-country information. 

Orientation Guide Information on the realities of volunteering in Cambodia and some of the challenges you may face. Please read this document carefully.

We regularly assess risks faced by our staff and volunteers in Cambodia. For an up to date risk assessment checklist please contact [email protected].

How to Apply

Note: if you are a member of a corporate team, your company will handle your initial application, and therefore you do not need to complete an Expression of Interest form.  Please read from ‘Participation Agreement’ onwards.

Apply to join a SeeBeyondBorders Teaching or Project Team Volunteer Program by downloading and completing an Expression of Interest (EOI) form and returning it to [email protected].  

Expression of Interest form (teaching team)

EOI form (projects team)

Participation Agreement

After reviewing your EOI form, we will email a Participation Agreement and relevant itinerary to you. Please read the Participation Agreement, complete and sign where indicated, and return a scanned copy to us at [email protected]  In conjunction with completing the Participation Agreement, you are required to read the SeeBeyondBorders Code of Conduct and SeeBeyondBorders Child and Vulnerable People Protection Policy.

Working with Children/DBS Check

All participants joining SeeBeyondBorders in Cambodia are required to complete a Working with Children Check (Australia) or a DBS check (UK).  For instructions on completing the Working with Children and/or DBS checks, please see page 4 in the Orientation Guide.

Confirmation of Place

Your place will be confirmed in writing after your Participation Agreement and Working with Children Check or DBS check have been reviewed.  You can now book your flights and start fundraising!

Fundraising

We gladly welcome support from those who are keen to host events or complete sponsored challenges to raise vital funds for our work. Whether you are an individual, a family, a community group, a school or a business we’d love you to get behind our work and help raise funds as well as awareness of what we do here in Cambodia. 

To start, there are three easy steps:

  1. Get an idea – Make a plan of how you are going to raise funds and make sure you build in the fun factor! It could be a sponsored personal challenge, a fundraising sale, donating the profits of an event, or requesting donations in lieu of gifts for a personal celebration - birthdays ,anniversaries etc.
  2. Get in touch – Whatever your fundraising idea is, we want to hear about it! Before confirming your plans, fill out the Proposal to Fundraise form and send it to [email protected] so we can help you with the rules and regulations that may apply to what you are planning. We have put together a Fundraising Toolkit which we hope you will find helpful. It will walk you through the process of formulating an idea, developing a plan, and putting the plan into action to help maximise your fundraising potential!
  3. Get to it – Once your plan is approved it’s now time to get out there, put your plan into action and raise funds. Social media platforms are a great, free way of sharing your fundraising progress and spreading awareness. Remember to be interactive with donors; share photos, updates and thank them for their donation. Online fundraising pages are an easy way for family, friends and colleagues to make a donation towards your event or challenge with your fundraising progress tracked on the page.

We appreciate the time and effort put into fundraising. Thank you for recognising the importance of our work and choosing to support us. 

Inspiration

See our recent blog posts to read about the experiences of past volunteers.

Or watch some of our films below. You can view more videos here