Siem Reap, Cambodia
Dec. 12-22, 2019: Help build safe, affordable housing while discovering a new culture.
Trip cost: US$1,734
Join this trip to Cambodia and work alongside the locals to build affordable housing while learning about the local community!
It’s estimated that about two million homes are in need of critical improvements throughout Cambodia. With research projecting an additional 1.1 million homes needing to be built by 2030, the demand for safe, affordable housing in Cambodia is increasing. Habitat for Humanity Cambodia partners with future homeowners to improve their quality of life and health by providing them with better housing, water and sanitation options.
You’ll be staying in double-occupancy rooms at a nearby hotel where breakfast and dinner will be provided. Lunches will be served on the build site. Work site tasks typically include mixing mortar, carrying materials or laying foundations, bricks and flooring. Off the build site, you’ll have the opportunity to visit historical temples, explore local villages and interact with the community.
- Thursday-Friday: Travel. Grab your packed bags and head towards Cambodia!
- Saturday: Welcome. Land in Siem Reap where Habitat staff will greet you when you arrive and take you to meet your team. You’ll enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow volunteers.
- Sunday: Learn. You’ll learn more about Habitat’s innovative work in the region and details about the week’s project.
- Monday-Thursday: Build. Serve on the build site and enjoy free time, reflection and team activities in the evenings.
- Friday: Celebrate. Spend part of the day on the build site and enjoy a farewell ceremony to celebrate the week’s accomplishments and close out the week.
- Saturday: Explore. Continue to deepen your knowledge of the history and culture of Cambodia with visits to local sights. End the day with a farewell dinner with your team.
- Sunday: Goodbyes. Your journey in Cambodia may continue independently, or you may depart for home.
Leading this team
Sully has led 26 Global Village builds. Her leadership style shows her ability to be aware and present in knowing what is needed or planned but executing this strength without the signs of being too authoritative. Sully covers the main components of organizing her team with the other coordinators and understanding what is relative information to pass along to team members. As a team leader, she handles situations and team leader duties behind the scenes and blends in with the other volunteers during other tasks. When needed, she steps in.
Putting herself in other volunteer’s shoes and knowing what experiences are important to new and returning volunteers; Sully shows she wants the best trip for all on the team. She includes volunteers by asking them for their input when she needs to make decisions about the team. Sully is very good at organizing and understanding what needs to be done to have a smooth trip for her volunteers. She sets the stage and plans ahead of time with the help of her coordinators so her team members can enjoy their experience without worrying about issues that arise. After leading a trip to Siem Reap in December 2017, she fell in love with the people, country and exceptional Habitat staff that made her team’s experience have such a positive outcome.