From June to August this year I was in the Mondulkiri Province in Cambodia caring out volunteer work. I got this opportunity through an ad I saw on Facebook. It was the UK government founded program ICS, International Citizen Service that were looking for volunteers who wanted to spend 3 months in a developing country in Asia, SouthAmerica or Africa caring out all sorts of different volunteer work. I went on placement overseas with the organisation VSO, voluntary service overseas, which is the leading organisation in the ICS project.
I wouldn't say that those 3 months caring out volunteer work in Cambodia changed my life but the experience and the people I meet defiantly had an impact on me. I created this blog as a part of my action at home project which is the final step of taking part in the ICS program. I'm going to share a bit of my experience from being a volunteer in a developing country and I will also share 3 interviews with people that were a part of my everyday life throughout our placement. They are from different generations and the questions are focusing on their different life situations and thoughts on opportunities for their own future but also the future for Cambodia.
If you want to take part in the ICS program leading up to going as a volunteer to a developing country in Asia, Africa or South America you can read more and apply here. The only requierments to apply are that you’re a UK resident, a UK, EU or EEA citizen and that you are between 18-25 years old for volunteering position and 23-35 years old for team leader positions.