Who we are?

Working together for peace & Sustainable Development

CYA inspires, engages, and empowers volunteers to be active global citizens who work for peace and sustainable development.

More than 5000 volunteers invest their time, energy, and talents in community services in Asia-Pacific to make a difference so that we can live our lives better. Volunteers are teachers, peace messengers, community activators, environmental activists, and protectors of local cultural heritages.

Our Partners & Networks

CYA works in collaboration with partners and networks of International Voluntary Services (IVS) across the globe. We have been a full member of the Network for Voluntary Development in Asia (NVDA) since 2012 and the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) since 2014. Additionally, CYA is a partner of Service Civil International (SCI) and ALLIANCE of European Voluntary Service. The map below shows our partners and networks.

Cambodian Youth Action (CYA) founded in October 10, 2010, as a non – governmental and not-for-profit organization that aims to provide opportunities for youth to explore themselves and the world through International Voluntary Service. Cambodian Youth Action (CYA) legally registered with the Ministry of Interior of the Royal government of Cambodia on November 11, 2014, and a full member of the Network for Voluntary Development in Asia (NVDA) since 2012 and Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) since 2014. CYA is also a partner of Service Civil International (SCI) and ALLIANCE of European Voluntary Service.

Vision

Our vision is to be a trusted and reliable International Voluntary Service organization in Cambodia that inspires, engages, and empowers global citizens to take action toward world peace and sustainability.

Mission

CYA’s missions is to Inspire, engage, and empower global citizens to take action toward peace and sustainability through International Voluntary Service

Our Programs

We are a member and a partner of different IVS networks worldwide. CYA program is separated into two: the Incoming Program (ICP) & Outgoing Program (OGP) and it is detailed as follows:

CYA activities
CYA activities
CYA activities

Incoming Program (ICP)

ICP is a hosting part of CYA international voluntary Service program.  CYA host between 300 – 400 national and international volunteers from different part of the world in Cambodia each year both for short-term (1 – 4 weeks) & long-term (1-12months). CYA volunteers, national and international are being hosted in different projects in 3 themes which includes Child Education, Environment, and sustainable Development throughout Cambodia.

Outgoing Program (OGP)

Outgoing Program (OGP) is referring to sending Cambodian volunteers abroad. CYA sends between 50 to 80 Cambodian volunteers about every year to different partner countries/regions such Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, France, Germany, Spain, and more. OGP is also separated into short-term (1 – 4weeks) and long-term (1 – 12months) volunteering program. The project themes are varies from one countries to another therefore volunteers can choose any themes they prefer. 

Our Team

Sorn Sophat

President

Roun Thangdy

Vice-President

Prasob Rachana

ICP officer

Ung Kimteang

OGP officer

Choeung Soklang

CSD Project Manager

Nam Tola

CAME Project Manager

Chanty Sompon

M&C Officer

Phann Paktra

M&C Officer