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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Trailblazer Foundation. Volunteers make up a crucial part of our day-to-day operations. Our dedicated volunteers work with us on important projects that make a real impact in the communities of Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.
We ask that volunteers be able to commit to a minimum of two (2) weeks - this allows our team and the volunteer to build good rapport, as well as ensure the consistency and quality of our work. Our expert local staff provides the training and guidance for new volunteers, which takes time away from their normal work schedule. Exceptions can be considered on a case-by-case basis, especially if a volunteer has a particular skill or experience (more details on skills below). If you are unable to volunteer for the minimum of two (2) weeks, we ask that you gift $10 USD per day.
We understand you are volunteering, for free, but due to the nature and scheduling of our project activities we do expect our volunteers to be punctual, or to inform us if they cannot volunteer on a given day. Showing up on time reduces miscommunications that may otherwise occur or delays on days when volunteers would participate in field work. We appreciate your cooperation that aids in a positive and productive experience for all parties.
Volunteers would be working with our field staff at our field site headquarters, and participating in project activities in the field based on their interest and physical aptitude. Volunteers will receive relevant information prior to arrival, a brief orientation upon arrival, and assistance as needed during their volunteer experience. Trailblazer can manage up to a maximum of ten (10) volunteers per day per week.
During your volunteer experience you may make observations and have ideas regarding our operations. We welcome your comments in writing and encourage you to be mindful of our staff’s responsibilities in their job. We appreciate constructive assistance that does not have a negative impact on Trailblazer operations or our staff’s job.
Volunteers with skills and interests outside manual labor are welcome to inquire if there are perhaps other tasks during their volunteer experience with which they could assist, i.e. creative writing for social media uses, photography/videography, grant research, etc.