This Club appreciates humanitarians that realize the only way to enable Cambodian children to climb out of the dark depths of poverty, sickness, malnutrition, suffering and exploitation, is by supporting Education.

A day in the life of a Volunteer

Education Program / School Meals Volunteer

8am School assembly

This is a fun start to the morning and a lovely way for the children to greet the day, sing songs and skip off to class. Volunteers are introduced during this time and interaction with the sing song is encouraged – the children love it

8.15am – School lessons

Help your Khmer teacher hand out weekly lesson sheets to each student; English, math, song, worksheets and colouring. As a volunteer you can assist with pronouncing words and lyrics of songs correctly to students. Help organize interactive games on the whiteboard with students. Help individual students learn to hold pencils or decipher worksheet puzzles etc.

Assist your teacher collect the appropriate resources from our stock.

Kinder class involves more varied playtime including building blocks, puzzles, songs, and crowd control.

* Always be aware of our student's appearance - If you notice children who have scratches, sores, fungal skin infections, head lice or look generally unwell, bring them into office for assessment and treatment. We have limited treatments that students may take home.

9.15am - School Meals

Help the cook distribute meals to each student in your classroom. Many students will come back for seconds or thirds. Naturally our students get very excited with receiving their meal. In many cases, this is the only proper meal they will eat in the day

9.30am – Play time

Distribute balls, skipping ropes, elastics for girls jumping etc to children and play games with children. There is a lot of energy during this time

9.45am – Back to class to complete lessons

* Our school teachers will often bring a child who is dressed in ripped, ragged or dirty clothing or with no shoes to our attention. We have our own Feeding Dreams 'Boutique' which is stocked with donated, second hand clothes (we always need more) from visitors, volunteers and sponsors. Choose outfits, shoes and other items of clothing accordingly. Always have a Feeding Dreams staff member present for assistance.

10.30am – Time to go home

LUNCH

2.00pm – School Assembly for afternoon students

Assembly and sing songs kick off a fun afternoon. Interaction from volunteers is again encouraged as this stimulates energy and motivation for the students.

2.15pm – School lessons

Repeat of 8.15am activities and assistance.

3.00pm – School Meals

Help our cook distribute meals to each student in your classroom.

3.15pm – Play time

Interact and play games with the children.

3.30pm – Back to class

Assist the Khmer teacher in the classroom with pronunciation, blackboard activities and resources.

4.00pm – Younger students leave for home

4.00pm – Young teens arrive for 1 hour of English lesson

35.00pm – Older teens arrive for 1 hour of English lesson

6.00pm – Time to go home

*There are also additional daily activities scheduled, including exciting soccer matches every Friday, morning and afternoon.

Community Support Volunteer

8am – School assembly

This is a fun start to the morning and a lovely way for the children to greet the day, sing songs and skip off to class. Volunteers are introduced during this time and interaction with the sing song is encouraged – the children love it

8.15am – Discussion time / planning

Discuss and plan the upcoming days work and which families of our poor students need to be visited.

From then on, 'Always expect the unexpected'…

During the day you would likely accompany our Community Outreach Manager or our Social Worker to visit to a particular student's family in the village who is in a dire situation. Interviews and photographs must be taken for future assessment.

Return to Feeding Dreams for discussion and decision on what plan of action to take to address the family situation.

10.30am – Time to go home.

LUNCH

* Our school teachers will often bring a child who is dressed in ripped, ragged or dirty clothing or with no shoes to our attention. We have our own Feeding Dreams 'Boutique' which is stocked with donated, second hand clothes (we always need more) from visitors, volunteers and sponsors. Choose outfits, shoes and other items of clothing accordingly. Always have a Feeding Dreams staff member present for assistance.

2.00pm – School Assembly for afternoon students.

Help our Community staff write the necessary child's and their family's profile, edit profiles, photographs and any necessary documents with accurate English and grammar.

You may also be involved in regular check-ups on some families, where there is the need for us to constantly monitor the general health of the children, food and financial situation, shelter and safety aspects of their environment.

6.00pm – Time to go home.

*Fridays – Join our Children's exciting soccer matches every Friday, morning and afternoon.