Global Student Outreach works to support education in Cambodia by constructing and renovating schools, providing English & Computer classes, and supporting the local Cham community through volunteer service projects.
- Held in the village three times every day for an hour
- Can assist local teachers
- Pre-school English classes focus on teaching ABCs and basic vocabulary from 8-10 AM and 1-3 PM every day for kids aged 5-6
- Help renovate schools
- Paint schools
- Make short videos for fundraising projects
- Raise money to furnish classrooms (purchase desks, tables, shelves, whiteboards, etc.)
- Encourage donations of books, toys, puzzles, and games
- Special preference to volunteers with SEO and Social Media experience
Volunteers can live in our traditional lake-side Khmer style home. Depending on how busy we are, volunteers may share a room with other volunteers. It is about five minutes from the school that we provide support.
Home-stay opportunities are available.
3 meals a day
Our volunteer placements are $100 per week (about $15/day).
All fees are used to support the construction and maintenance of our projects. If part of a fee goes unused, it will be donated to the construction of a new elementary school in Chankiek village. Volunteer fees are our primary source of funding for construction projects.
We can assist with airport pickup if needed, or organize pickup from hotels in Phnom Penh.
We strive to organize weekend activities for our volunteers such as visits to water falls, temples, meditation, bicycle tours, boat tours, hiking and other activities.
Outside of class, volunteers are welcome to ride bicycles with the children, go fishing, and spend time learning about village life.
We would be grateful for any assistance that we can receive when dealing with grants and fundraising. We are an extremely small grassroots organization that is managed by working professionals who dedicate their free time to help organize projects and volunteers.
From time to time we are awarded small grants for our projects; however, we do not have a great deal of experience in this area. Moreover, because we only have a small team of dedicated volunteers that run Global Student Outreach in their free time, we do not have a lot of time to do fundraising or grant writing.
We welcome any and all assistance from anyone who would be willing to lend a hand.
We always need donations of toys. However, school supplies and other materials can be purchased locally for very affordable prices.
Global Student Outreach employs zero staff, all work is carried out by volunteers. We strongly believe that charity work should be charitably directing 100% of income to projects.
Our fees are 100% tax deductible for American citizens.
Our mission is to reduce the burdens of poverty and illiteracy on the people of Cambodia by providing access to quality education and community development workshops. We hope to produce sustainable solutions while actively encouraging participation by the local population.
Our organization is a non-denominational not-for-profit that connects community service volunteers with Cambodian youth and families in need of support, encouraging them to work together on cooperative projects throughout the country. The resulting interaction and genuine friendship between volunteers and the community builds long-term relationships and mutual understanding.
Global Student Outreach was founded October 5, 2009, as a grassroots organization in Battambang, Cambodia. It held the simple principle of people helping people. A few short weeks later, we received our first volunteers and began working on projects in and around Battambang, Cambodia. The funding received from volunteer fees alone allowed Global Student Outreach register as a legal NGO in the Kingdom Of Cambodia. In our first year as a non-profit, we were able to provide approximately 720 children with backpacks and school supplies in Battambang province.
Currently, Global Student Outreach is involved in providing educational materials and support to families in Cambodia. All donations and participant fees are used to provide assistance to hundreds of children every year. To date, we have constructed three schools in rural Cambodia. We are also in the process of constructing a new elementary school for children of the Cham minority group.
We look forward to expanding our services in 2018. We will be working to provide English language lessons and school supplies, help maintain and repair school property, and enroll those in need in sponsorship programs donations of food.