As an individual, you are welcome to join us for a meaningful experience as you volunteer and replace your usual touristy run of the mill holidays. Make your next holiday count!

Our team is currently scheduling development activities for 2016 and 2017 and is seeking interest from specific skilled professionals willing to invest in capacity building of the Cambodian people. So, if you are a kindy, primary or secondary school teacher, education specialist, facilitator, graphic artist, nurse, seamstress, tailor, silk screener, administration, builder or trades person, music/arts/craft lover, or have any other skills that you believe would be of benefit to the program. we would love to hear from you!

Email us from the ‘Contact’ page on the this website to request a team/volunteer application form.

‘Here’s what some of our volunteers and supporters had to say’

Adrian “I had been a part of ACC’s first trip to Kampong Thom and it was fantastic to visit two years later. I really wanted to see what was being done in the village and to see the children and how they were thriving. I have to say I was blown away by the progress in the village and the fact that they still remembered us. The village looked amazing and is so much more prosperous and the people are happy. Read More

In my work as a School Chaplain in Perth, I was able to do some fund raising and clothes collection for the children in the village. We are teaching the students at my school to be ‘others centered and not self-centered’ and the response was fantastic with over 100 kgs of good second hand clothes donated.The students also wrote letters and in return received letters and photos of the trip and the kids in Cambodia. A display of the letters and some photos are on show in the school library to illustrate the difference we can make by helping others …

I am praying for you guys as well as the team in the village and of course the amazing children and I truly hope I will again get to visit Cambodia. It has blessed my life, changed my life and been a pleasure to serve with you as part of a team from ACC.”

Adrian,Team Member, Airport City Church, Perth, Western Australia
Ben “I wanted to spend some time helping others less fortunate than myself so looked into organisation with which I could do this. I found (eventually) Empowering Cambodia. When I went to Cambodia I didn’t know what to expect. Fortunately when I arrived I received a warm welcome and nothing but hospitality from both the staff and volunteers at EC and the Cambodian people. Read More
My time with EC was split between two Education Centres and my time spent in both these establishments was highly rewarding and has dramatically influenced my outlook on life. Whilst most of my time was spent teaching and helping with support services out of the Phnom Penh office, I also had the opportunity to go to Siem Reap to see the temples of Angkor Wat and to be a tourist in Vietnam for a few days.During the time I spent teaching I covered science, geography, maths, computing and taught in English so they were also learning there too. When with the students I really felt accepted into their family and was really made to feel like I belonged. In closing I’d like to thank all those who work for and are associated with Empowering Cambodia for the amazing time I had whilst volunteering with them and urge all those considering to do the same not to hesitate.”
Ben, Student, United Kingdom
Rebecca“When I first knew that I wanted to go back to Cambodia, Patrick, Carol and the team were on my heart. I spent 3 months volunteering with Empowering Cambodia, doing different tasks from admin and lesson planning to spending time at the centers and putting the lesson plans into action. Read More
Every day I felt cared for and loved by the amazing organization and the people, whose lives are greatly changed by the work they do. I would do it again.”   
Rebecca, Radio Announcer, Australia

Bernadita“I spent a month in Cambodia and the main idea for going was to be useful, helping Patrick and Carol in all that they needed to do. I enjoyed it very much … teaching English, Bible lessons and craft activities. What I didn’t realise or expect was that I was the one that would receive help. Read More

Going to the centres and living with Patrick and Carol and getting to know them was such a blessing for me. I am now not only touched by the love of God but also changed in my thinking and the way I see life and people.

There is so much to do here and in the whole world. I strongly believe that we can do something and something big and beautiful as they do, beginning with loving and teaching kids.”

Bernardita, Teacher, Chile
Phil and Lissa“The role my wife Lissa and I have in Empowering Cambodia involves both spiritual and financial support for the projects that both Patrick and Carol have been and continue to be involved in.Read More

Having the wonderful opportunity of experiencing this first hand on a visit to Phnom Penh in October 2007, it became very clear that this a ‘calling’ requiring commitment, dedication, resilience of mind and body and God’s strength of spirit which drives His purpose for us and human compassion built on God’s love for all. This calling is not for everyone and highlights how each of us as brothers and sisters in Christ draw on the gifts of the spirit that each of us have.
Deuteronomy 15:10-11 commands, “Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart, then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be open-handed toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.”
We have both been very blessed in our life and we continue to enjoy God’s abundant blessings including the support we are able to provide. Even though we cannot be there on the ground with them, we know this support allows Patrick and Carol to continue this great work Empowering the people of Cambodia to realise a life beyond poverty and God’s great love.”
Phil McGuire, Director, Australia