to our survey, modern university students are anxious to get involved in society and
develop their country but with the majority studying six days a week and many
at two universities to broaden their job prospects, there is little time for
long-term volunteer commitments to enhance their knowledge, skills and
involvement in community. Even still,
Cambodia has approximately 3,000 local and
international NGO’s, but very few available volunteer opportunities for
Cambodians that, especially, take into consideration busy study and work
schedules. An additional stumbling block is the lack of culture and
encouragement for community service with the older generation due to the
tragedies experienced during and after the civil war and the psychological
damage left behind.
Cambodia Cares aims
to bridge the gap between lack of time and encouragement to do volunteer work
and the amount of quality projects available to a variety of schedules and
interests. By providing capacity building for civil societies and organizations
and managing the volunteer process, a strategic need will be filled to further
assist Cambodians to take responsibility for developing their country, helping their fellow citizens and further developing themselves.
We are a locally registered NGO and a member of the world-wide network, HandsOn.