16 Dec '11, 6pm

Should you or shouldn’t you volunteer at a Cambodian orphanage? from Expat Living via @saundra_s

Should you or shouldn’t you volunteer at a Cambodian orphanage? from Expat Living via @saundra_s

Orphanages with open door volunteer policies may unwittingly expose children to predators. In a recent interview, Scott Neeson, a former Hollywood executive who gave up his career to start the Cambodian Children’s Fund, cited safety as one reason why his organisation requires at least a one-month commitment from all volunteers. “We have to protect the children both emotionally and physically…We require police reports in advance and references. It’s not worth the time for the volunteer or CCF to go through that for a couple of days.”

Full article: http://expatliving.sg/article/life-family/mothers-babies/...

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