Volunteering at BFT
Before you start volunteering think about what you want to achieve during your time in Cambodia.
What do you have to offer, what do you want to learn and what do you want to achieve?
Previous volunteers have been working in the following fields;
- Nurses and doctors, during field visits they teach the villagers lessons on hygiene, basic healthcare and sexuality they also treat villagers that suffer from diseases and take care of wounds. Practicing in these villages is a real challenge and rewarding experience as conditions are really basic.
- English teachers, our English teachers prepare lessons which include writing and speaking exercises and games. They teach in our centre or out in a village. Pupils are mostly aged between 4 and 16 and very eager to learn.
- Administrative tasks, volunteers are welcome to volunteer at the office too. There is lots to do in the office volunteers can work on marketing plans, funding proposals, project planning etc.
- Supervising Children’s group activities; Administrative work; IT support; Activity planning; Social work and Consulting, Marketing and Public Relations; Maintenance and repairs; Gardening
All year round for different projects
At least 2 weeks
We are a small local NGO with highly committed and dedicated our work to help the impoverished people in the remote rural areas. We would like to advise our volunteers to raise enough funds not only to support all their own cost for accommodation, food and entertainment, but we would also like to encourage them to commit their voluntary contribution or whatsoever to support us to achieve our goals. Their minimum contribution of US$150 will go to support them during their services with BFT for their transportation, translation with the local people and lunches during their field work with the local team of BFT.
Why is it called Build Your Future Today? - Because Cambodian people need to start building their future TODAY and not wait for tomorrow. If they don’t start today, they will not have a future that gives them personal sustainability and self esteem. And their children will go on to repeat a pattern of poor quality of life and poor self esteem.
Our vision is built upon two principles:
• Knowledge is Hope
• Peace is Development
Our main aim is to empower the Cambodian people with the right intellectual and economic tools to attain self-sufficiency. We believe that education is key to developing economic stability and personal well-being along with peace for the individual family, and hence the whole of Cambodian society. We are highly committed to providing the opportunity for people, especially children who have been living through hardship and poverty, with effective solutions to improve their lives.
We would like to see a day when Cambodian people are not dependent on foreign aid, and have the power to change their & their family’s life for a brighter future.
The volunteer can ask us before their arrival.