Company Work Volunteering & Sightseeing
Visitors to Cambodia are increasingly seeking richer, more rewarding travel experiences. They are looking for more personal interactions, the chance to connect with locals, and opportunities to give back. Overwhelmingly, the people who use Smart Sinn Travel are big-hearted individuals, passionate about helping others.
Our Building Cambodia package enables visitors to help some of Cambodia’s poorest and most vulnerable people – by providing them with the most basic of needs, a house.
Our group trips are tailored to meet your needs - from team building exercises such as building a house or by helping out in one of the local schools, teaching the children English. We can also arrange a range of fully escorted trips around Cambodia as part of any placement with us.
One-week volunteer-tourism experience
Our Building Cambodia package combines Cambodia’s travel highlights with a volunteer experience in a village near Siem Reap.
This experience works closely with our NGO, Volunteer Building Cambodia, and ensures you will make a positive impact on people who really need it.
Monday to Thursday of week one begins with a house build for a family, desperately needing reliable shelter. You will be physically building the house, with support from the builders and volunteer support team. You are picked up at 7am every morning and you will be on the job site until about 12pm.
On Friday your hard work is rewarded when you join the family for the house blessing ceremony – an important ceremony that takes place before any house is occupied. Food cooked by the villagers is shared with volunteers.
Afterwards you visit Wat Atvea, where you have the chance to take part in a Cambodian cultural experience and receive a blessing from a monk, followed by a water blessing.
The weekend prior to, or following, your volunteer work is devoted to exploring Siem Reap’s famous tourism sites. Be awed wandering around World Heritage-listed temples, including Angkor Wat; See first-hand the great Tonle Sap Lake and floating village and marvel at the dexterity and beauty of traditional Apsara dancers.
About Volunteer Building Cambodia
Smart Sinn Travel owner Sinn Meang founded Volunteer Building Cambodia in 2014, determined to help improve living conditions for rural Cambodians living in poverty. The community-driven NGO provides housing, wells, water pumps and toilets to villages where few other NGOs are located. About 85 per cent of rural Cambodians do not have access to adequate sanitation and many cannot afford to access safe water.
VBC is a small NGO with big ideas. It employs a skeleton staff of workers and is dedicated to being open and accountable and providing opportunities to help Cambodians struggling in poverty. For more information visit Volunteer Building Cambodia.
Smart Sinn Travel donates 10 per cent of profits to VBC.