February 2014
Derek Green
Position : Foreign Language School volunteer required
Overall Rating:
LHA is a wonderful organisation that is working at the heart of the problem in a country with so much poverty and so many disadvantaged people. I am implementing LHA's communication strategy including our website content, social media use and e-news campaigns. I am also the first point of contact for all volunteer enquiries.
Did you feel like you made a difference?:
Volunteering has shown me that you don't have to be rich or brilliant, you just have to 'do' something. I just wanted to make a difference in a country where people have fewer opportunities than they do in Australia, which I have and every volunteer that comes here can also do.
Organization and communication:
Working with Buddhist Monks requires patience, but is ultimately rewarding.
Accommodation:
N/A
Safety:
Siem Reap is a safe town.
The vision and values of LHA resonated with me and I saw how I could help them achieve their goals. Its been a great experience and I'm excited to be involved. Looking back, I can't believe it took me so long to do something like this.