We just wrote that our friends at Projects Abroad looking for a Volunteer Coordinator. Since they need a volunteer coordinator, they obviously also need volunteers and are looking for 16-19 year old adventurers, who would like to live and work in Cambodia for a couple of weeks. The volunteers will be able to get SCUBA certified and help out with local conservation and community projects. What an awesome opportunity!

Here is all the info you from their website.

2 Week Summer Program

  • Sunday June 21st 2015 - Saturday July 4th 2015
  • Sunday July 12th 2015 - Saturday July 25th 2015
  • Sunday August 2nd 2015 - Saturday August 15th 2015

2 Week Winter Program
  • Sunday December 6th 2015 - Saturday December 19th 2015
  • Placement location: Koh Sdach
  • Types of placement: Diving and Conservation
  • Accommodation: Shared Dorms
  • Age Requirements: 16-19 years old

Volunteers joining our Conservation & Community project in Cambodia will travel to the tropical island of Koh Sdach where you will live in a house over the water, in the local village. The facilities are basic, but you will become part of this tiny island community, learn to dive and take part in conservation and community projects.

Conservation & Community in Cambodia

During your stay you will complete an internationally recognised PADI Open Water course to qualify you to dive. In the initial stages when you're in shallow water, you will learn how to breathe, clear your mask and equalise pressure. You will also become familiar with the buddy system and underwater sign language.
Once you have qualified, you will take part in clean-up salvage dives and seahorse search dives. You will also take part in a jungle trek and help with a beach clean-up. You will also join a practical community project, which may be clearing land and building a children's playground, helping to build an incinerator or an aquaculture pond.
During the two weeks you may also have chance to join a village fun day - playing games and running fun water-based activities with the village children.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

For more information, click here, to apply, click here

Projects Abroad is an awesome organization that is helping people and the environment around the world. I have had the pleasure of working alongside them in Fiji and can attest to the fact, that the work feels more like an adventure than working. Here is your opportunity to have an adventure and the knowledge that you made a difference.

I hope you'll get to help them out and have an awesome time!

Martin Graf
CEO Shark Diver

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