Non-governmental and non-profit Organization, aiming to build a viable and sustained community where people embrace trust, solidarity, and respect.
Cambodian Volunteers for Community Development (CVCD) was established on the 25th of December 1992 by a group of local Khmer students, who were at the time studying English behind the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Mr. Peter Pond and his foster Khmer-American son, Mr. Arn Chorn-Pond, supported these local youth to establish an organization that would educate and empower poor people, while encouraging them to become active volunteers in their communities. The youth named the organization “Cambodian Volunteers for Community Development”. CVCD was acknowledged on September 22, 1993 by His Majesty Norodom Sihanouk, Former King of the Kingdom of Cambodia and was registered with the Ministry of Interior on May 17, 1996.
You will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and will liaise with and support the various programmes of the organisation. During your time as a communications volunteer, here are some of the things you will be involved with:
- Supporting various programmes and gaining an understanding for what each one does
- Writing and proofreading emails
- Report writing
- Assisting in creating organisational strategies
- Assisting in monitoring and evaluating programmes
- Supporting the marketing and fundraising team
- Creating and editing website content
- Social media
- Creating and updating promotional materials which explain our work
- Support the team to recruit volunteer, staff to the programs and organization
- Possible interaction with local press and other organizations
- Participating in and representing CVCD at local events
- A host of other activities which the team may need your support or lead on
- Valuable experience of working with an NGO overseas
- Work as part of a friendly team which is mainly comprised of Cambodians. Please note that English proficiency of staff is vary and if you would like to learn a little Khmer that would be appreciated
- Training and mentoring when you arrive and throughout your time here
- Letter of confirmation of your volunteer services
- You can use CVCD as a professional reference in the future
- Visit the rural communities which we support with members of the program team giving you first hand experience of life in these communities and how we are working together to improve their lives
- Gain broad experience and transferable skills as you will be working across different programmes
- Invaluable work experience, especially if you would like to continue to work in the NGO world
- Spend time living in the fascinating and exciting capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. At the weekends you will free to visit other parts of Cambodia, including world-famous Angkor Wat and other places of interest.
Please note that there is no requirement to make any payment to CVCD for this volunteer position.