Why Choose ACODO?
Contrary to other charities we do not insist that you commit to volunteering in advance of your visit to Cambodia. Many of the volunteers visit our orphanage, watch our evening show, meet the children and decide to volunteer. Obviously, it helps us plan our activities if you are able to commit ahead of your trip to Cambodia.
We are truly flexible. Unlike many other charities we do not stipulate that our volunteers must work for a minimum period of time. Volunteers typically work full time for one or two weeks. However, some are only able to offer a few hours of their valuable time and others work with us for several months!
As ACODO has only been operating since 2008 we are a relatively young orphanage. Therefore, our volunteers are able to get involved immediately and start making a real difference to the lives of our children.
By joining a small organization you can really feel part of our friendly team from day one of your programme.
We really encourage our volunteers to participate in all aspects of daily life at ACODO. You are welcome to spend as much time as you wish with our children during weekdays and weekends. Many volunteers like to join our home / community visits, away days and fundraising trips. These ad hoc adventures are often a highlight of your time working with us.
As we do not have any corporate sponsors we are not a wealthy charity. You really will be making a meaningful improvement to some of Cambodia’s most needy individuals.
Many volunteers find their experience with us truly rewarding. They leave with many fond memories of our loving children.
The longer you are here the harder you will find it to leave. Many volunteers return year after year or decide, wherever possible, to extend their stay with us. Others continue to support our orphanage by fundraising at home or sponsoring a specific child.