HelpAge Cambodia

Battambang, Cambodia, South East Asia
HelpAge Cambodia is a local nongovernmental organization that works with older people to fulfill their potential to lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives.HelpAge Cambodia envisions A society in which all older people can lead dignified, active, healthy, and secure lives.

Volunteering Activities

Agriculture Work
Social Work
Web Work
Women Empowerment

What We Need

HelpAge Camobodia oversees and implements numerous projects that empower and assist older people. We are looking for volunteers to help strengthen program operations and develop the capacity of local staff. The ideal volunteer will have tertiary qualifications and demonstrated ability to mentor staff; design and evaluate programs; and work in a community development context. Extensive work experience in one or more of the following fields would also be greatly appreciated:
* effective grant proposal writing
* fundraising, donor engagement, financial sustainability
* research to influence policy
* microfinance and social enterprise projects
* institutional strengthening and NGO governance
* media and marketing
* project-specific fields e.g. health, livelihoods, climate change

If you would like to contribute to a leading, innovative organisation, please send your CV, highlighting the areas of best fit and your availability in a cover letter.

New graduates and applicants without tertiary qualifications are welcome to apply. All applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

When & Who

Volunteers are invited to apply at any time of year.

The rainy season occurs between June and November and is considered the 'low' tourist season. Operations continue as usual during this time.

Volunteers with business skills should be aware that the financial year runs January to December in Cambodia, and April to June has many public holiday in Cambodia.
Volunteers are invited to stay minimum 3 months.

Our Fees

No fees

- own accommodation and meals
- transportation cost to and from Battambang
- own laptop and devices

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Contact Person

House No. 305, Group 5, Rumchek 4 village, Rattanak commune, Battambang district, Battambang province, Cambodia, Battambang, Cambodia.

Other Ways to support us

- Photocopier and scanner
- Untied mobile phone or tablet
- Used vehicle in good condition

For further information, please contact us.

Additional Info about Us

10 to 20 people

Cambodia currently has about 1 million citizens aged 60 or older, and that number will quadruple in the coming decades. Yet in terms of both their needs and their contributions, older people are a largely forgotten group in development and democracy debates, presumed to be under the care of their families– not only through their local leadership and economic production but also, for instance, in freeing other family members to pursue employment by looking after children of migrant parents or caring for those with HIV/AIDS.

HelpAge’s work highlights that the “incredible productivity and contributions of those aged 60 and over, as caregivers, voters, volunteers, entrepreneurs and more” can be tapped through social mobilization.

HelpAge Cambodia is an affiliate of the HelpAge International global network, a unique worldwide alliance standing up for the right of older people to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives. Established in December 2012 to continue and sustain initiatives which HelpAge had launched and carried out in Cambodia since the early 1990s, HelpAge Cambodia is a not-for-profit organisation and one of the youngest members of Helpage’s global network.
HelpAge works closely and in cooperate with the Royal Government of Cambodia, including several central ministries and provincial departments such as Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation; Health; Women’s Affairs; Rural Development; Committee on Disaster Management; and Environment to support to the older people and promote the inclusion of ageing into the development programming and policy efforts in Cambodia.