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Help For A Day

Not enough time for volunteering? There are still things you can do~!

But first here’s some background on why we do things the way we do:

We believe in sustainable volunteering practices and seek to prevent the schools and students we support from becoming tourist attractions by educating tourists about the best ways to be involved without exploiting children.

To keep from putting our students and schools in this situation, we provide the following structured, and minimally disruptive options for visitors to see our projects first-hand and perform very meaningful activities at the schools for the day.  Before exploring the options, please click here to make sure you are willing to abide by our Volunteer & Visitor Philosophy. You will be required to sign this when you arrive in Siem Reap.

Here are the options:

Please click on the program title for our field guide including a schedule, costs, and what to expect for each program.

Angkor Wat Field Trip$430Many children who live within immediate proximity of the temples have not had the opportunity to visit them and are not yet aware of the richness of their own culture and heritage. You, 20 primary school students, their teacher, and one licensed tour guide (giving the tour in Khmer) will have the opportunity to tour Angkor Wat Temple with a lunch stop in Siem Reap City - a day full of "firsts" for these students.
School Backpack Distribution$245The humble backpack is a common, everyday item but one that shouldn’t be underestimated. You will not only be providing a moment of excitement for students as you hand them their new backpacks, you will also be making their ability to obtain an education a little bit easier. We endeavour to support the local economy by buying from local suppliers (plus, saving
additional shipping expenses).
Cooking Lunch at Rural Primary School$450Travel two hours north west of Siem Reap to one of our remotest, and most in need primary schools. Work alongside students to prepare the whole schools lunch and then join then for morning break playing or doing classroom activities. After the students have eaten and are heading home, you will also have the option of walking home with them through their village.
Cambodian Crafts Excursion$270Take the students on a journey to discover how silk and pottery goods are handcrafted by Cambodian artisans. You will tour The Cambodian Silk Farm to learn how silk is produced and watch the craftsman at work as well as visit Angkor Pottery Centre, where everyone will get the opportunity to make their own clay pottery.


Our fundraising toolkit has ideas for you on how to raise some monetary support for your event.

Contact us with any questions or to book your excursion at: volunteer@theplf.org

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