Florian’s Story

Please let me explain in a few sentences why I chose to become a short-term conservation volunteer.

I am an Environmental Engineer and I was working for a small hydropower consultancy in the UK for the last 4 years. I want to go back to my home country, Austria, but before settling down there I decided to travel around Southeast Asia for a few months.

I started off in Ho Chi Minh City, where I volunteered for 2 weeks helping in a food outreach programme for the poor. After that I went to Cambodia and did a diving course on Koh Rong Samloem. Based on this course I was able to do 2 weeks of volunteering with a marine conservation NGO there. My activities included lookinf after the coral nursery and cleaning beaches and reefs from rubbish. Since then I have been travelling around Cambodia and I really like this country.

Today I have visited the Mondulkiri Elephant Sanctuary: I was amazed by the elephants and by what LEAF does for the environment and the local community: I was speaking to the volunteers there and decided to join as a short-term volunteer for several days.

I enjoy gardening, care for the environment (I often pick up litter) and as a hydropower engineer I am obviously interested in the micro-hydro schemes at the sanctuary.

I’m looking forward to working with you. Please find a few photos of me attached.

Best regards,

Florian

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Histoire de Delphine:

Delphine, 31 ans, tapissiere d’ameublement, France

Je passe un mois au Cambodge pour visiter le pays.
Je souhaite favoriser l’ecotourisme, et apres avoir visituer le sanctuaire, j’ai envie apporter mon aide durant quelques jours, a votre projet.
J’espere que cette premiere experience de volontariat, m’incitera a m investir plus longtemps dans de tels projets.
Le probleme de la deforestation me touche particulierement et je serai ravie de participer au programme de replantation d’arbres.

Delphine

Volunteer for the modolkiri orphenage’s elephants

Hello,

My name is Julie, I’m 29 years old and I come from France. In France I’m working as a nurse.

I’m visited Cambodia for 4 weeks, and during this time, I would be happy to spent time not only for visiting some touristics sites, but I would enjoy to give time to be usefull for charity like yours.

I’m very concerned about environnement, and the animal’s destiny, I’m vegetarian, and with willingness, I’m sure that humanity could prove that they can do better than they did.

I’m very sad about deforestation and the progress disappearing of monkeys and elephants.

For all of these reasons, I find myself making sens to participate for few days to your association. Not more unfortunately because my travel is too short, but may be for an other trip !

Volunteer for the modolkiri orphenage’s elephants

Hello,

My name is Julie, I’m 29 years old and I come from France. In France I’m working as a nurse.

I’m visited Cambodia for 4 weeks, and during this time, I would be happy to spent time not only for visiting some touristics sites, but I would enjoy to give time to be usefull for charity like yours.

I’m very concerned about environnement, and the animal’s destiny, I’m vegetarian, and with willingness, I’m sure that humanity could prove that they can do better than they did.

I’m very sad about deforestation and the progress disappearing of monkeys and elephants.

For all of these reasons, I find myself making sens to participate for few days to your association. Not more unfortunately because my travel is too short, but may be for an other trip !17269737_10154510255642831_1342619635_o

Information for the volunteering blog

Hello!

My name is Claudia. I am from Germany. I work in the area of environmental protection. As I was a kid I had dreamed of living in the jungle one time. Today I am still fascinated about the jungle. So I did the trekking tour with L.E.A.F.

During the jungle trekking tour I have seen, not just the beauty, but also the alarming level of deforeststation. It does mean a loss of habitat and food – animals can become vulnerable.

L.E.A.F. is taking care of the nature and wildlife in a way I like to support. That is the reason I have just started to volunteer for them. I want to help with the house garden and the environmental education work.

Now while I am staying at the sancutary I  am surrounded of jungle- a dream becomes true, and also I am working with a great team of friendly careing people. Thanks a lot 🙂