With the threat of the Covid-19 virus spreading in Cambodia, and around the world, we here at Trailblazer wish all of our staff, visitors and volunteers remain safe and healthy during this period of contagion. The spread of this virus is a concern to be taken seriously, and we hope everyone is heeding preventative measures to keep themselves safe.
Although we have stepped up hygiene efforts to keep our staff safe at the work site, we want all of you to know that Trailblazer is following the advice of the Ministry of Health, and therefore, we are asking people to postpone any plans to volunteer or visit the Trailblazer office in Siem Reap until further notice.
Any Trailblazer staff who should exhibit Covid-19 symptoms are being asked to stay home until they are cleared of the illness before they can return to work, or to go to the hospital, without loss of salary. Additionally, any Trailblazer staff who should contract the virus will be prohibited from going into the villages we work in order to prevent the spread of the virus to our village partners.
We appreciate our supporters' understanding and cooperation as we work together to do our part in helping stem the spread of Covid-19. Thank you and take care.
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Board of Directors
Executive Director, Chris Coats, covers what volunteers do and how vital they are to Trailblazer Foundation. Chris shares the opportunities volunteers may have in seeing the countryside, meeting the people and see the impact being made through our four programs: Health, Food Security, Education and Economic Development.
As a smaller organization that is committed to doing more with less, interns, volunteers and fundraisers are vital to Trailblazer Foundation's success. With respect to volunteering, we have three types of needs, and therefore three types of opportunities
Short Term Volunteers who typically commit to 1-2 weeks, and help us with our field work in Cambodia (working with our local staff on water filters). Short Term Volunteer -- click here.
Long Term Volunteers who offer 2-10 hours a week of support from their home, for a more extended period of time, helping us with some aspects(s) of our operations, fundraising, and/or marketing (typically, working with one of our U.S. based staff). Long Term Volunteer -- click here.
OTHER POSSIBLE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
If you have a professional or academic background in any of the fields listed below, or other skills and interests that you’d like to offer, we look forward to talking with you about how we might enlist your help – whether in Cambodia and/or the United States. Please let us know if you want to explore the idea of supporting Trailblazer as a volunteer in one of these areas.
Whether you want to help us in Cambodia or from your home, on a short term basis or for a more substantial amount of time, we expect that your greatest satisfaction will come from knowing you helped any number of rural Cambodian families begin rising up out of subsistence living, toward a place of sustainable living. We look forward to hearing from you, and finding a way to help Trailblazer meet our mission while keeping our costs down. Thanks. We welcome individuals interested in volunteering - the difference being the length of your time with us, the type of support you provide, and where you work.
We trust that your time spent volunteering with us will be rewarding and productive. If you have any additional comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.