An alternative schoolies for Year 12 school graduates.
Celebrate your milestone with a heart-warming week in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
If you have an adventurous spirit and a desire to make a difference then Help Out is for you! Spend your mornings exploring the unique attractions of Siem Reap and your afternoons volunteering as a supply teacher at a grass roots community school.
Magnificent temples, bustling markets and charming villages are some of the many sites to explore and discover. Previous travellers will tell you however, what stays with you most is the beautiful people. Their welcoming smiles and genuine happiness make Cambodia the perfect destination for Help Out.
Volunteer as an assistant teacher or work on a building project at Feeding Dreams School
Visit the famous Angkor Wat Archaeological Park
Journey along the Tonle Sap Lake and see the floating villages
Help the community by distributing meals to local families
Gain an insight into Cambodia’s fascinating history at the Outdoor War Museum
The adventure departs Brisbane and Melbourne, making our way to Siem Reap, Cambodia. The journey of flights is all about getting to know your family of Help Out travellers, fellow Schoolies and yLead mentors.
First things first: It’s time to discover our home for the week. With a Tuk Tuk tour of the city we gain an insight into the ways of the locals and learn about the country’s fascinating past at the War Museum. Our afternoon will be spent aboard the Angkor Zipline – the longest (and scariest!) zipline in Asia. We will soar across the majestic rainforests in the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park
It is time to meet the students, welcomed by a morning assembly of song and dance at Feeding Dreams. You will step into the classroom for your first day as a volunteer teacher aide. The afternoon is spent in a majestic way, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage listed Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm Temples in the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park.
Today is all about helping out! After a morning spent teaching classes we spread the love by distributing new clothes to the students in need and preparing 15kg bags of rice to deliver to the families supported by Feeding Dreams. Community support officer, Sophorn Ngin accompanies us on this journey to relay our wishes and heartfelt messages to the families we visit.
Our last day at the Feeding Dreams is celebrated with the annual yLead Soccer match! The energy of the grandstand is just as vibrant as the field while you barrack for your team to take the win! After participating in a life-changing program and making an impact on the future of Cambodia, tonight we celebrate alongside the teaching staff at Feeding Dreams over a traditional Khmer BBQ dinner.
In the morning, we take an adventure out to the countryside; past rice fields and farming land, we arrive at Tonle Sap Lake. A longboat ride takes us on a journey along the largest inland lake in Southeast Asia, visiting the floating villages. Upon return to the city of Siem Reap you can spend the afternoon doing some last-minute souvenir shopping or relax by the pool. Our second last evening is spent experiencing a taste of traditional Khmer culture, enjoying dinner and Apsara dance show.
Finally, a sleep in after such a busy week! A slow morning packing bags and preparing for the trip home. Our last day in Cambodia is shared with your Help Out family in a unique way; the yLead leadership team plan a special celebration evening just for us!
It’s time to say goodbye to Cambodia and head for home. This morning we have one last chance to shop the local markets before catching our flight back to Australia.
We believe in making our experiences as inclusive as possible and being completely upfront with any associated costs so you can plan for your big adventure. Your adventure fee includes:
International flights (departing from Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne)
Private transfers from airport to our accommodation
All activities as listed in itinerary
Comprehensive Covermore travel insurance
We recommend bringing an additional $200USD as spending money for any little extras you’d like to purchase including a couple of meals when we are out exploring in town. You will also need to purchase a Cambodian entry visa at ~$25USD.
How do I book my trip?
If you’ve already decided you want to join us on one of our travel adventures simply complete the registration form and you will receive an information and instructions about how to pay your deposit. You can always contact our team if you need any assistance with this process.
Who will be looking after me while I’m there?
Our tour leadership team provide the greatest guarantee of participant safety and well-being. Our carefully selected Australian leaders have vast experience with both travel and working with young people.
Who else will be travelling with me?
Joining you on your adventure will be a group of positive, like-minded school graduates and an experienced yLead tour leadership team from all over Australia.
Is the trip completely drug and alcohol free?
Yes, absolutely, even for the leaders. yLead has a zero tolerance policy on drugs and alcohol. We sincerely believe in the quality of the young people that choose to join us on this trip and therefore don’t expect there to be any problems. It is important however to know that we are committed to our zero tolerance policy and any breach, regardless of its nature, will jeopardise your participation in the remainder of the trip.
What if I can’t meet the payment schedule deadlines?
We absolutely believe in the value of these trips and would hate for money to be a barrier for you joining us. In the circumstance that you are unable to meet the payment deadlines, please contact us. We can arrange a payment plan that suits your monetary requirements and ours. We will do what we can to help make it possible for you!
Can I talk to people who have done it?
Yes. Just contact us and we will connect you with some of our previous travellers who love to share their experience.
If you have any other questions, simply complete the enquiry form and we will email you an information kit.
There wasn’t a single moment that I didn’t enjoy while in Cambodia! From racing through Siem Reap in a tuk tuk to almost being trampled by children rushing up to hug you, Cambodia was truly unforgettable. By the end of it, Cambodia felt like home.Cartiah (Participant), Gympie QLD
My Help Out experience was life changing, I have the greatest gratitude towards yLead for giving me this opportunity. My eyes have been opened to the beauty, and troubles, of the world, which in turn has made me committed to helping others wherever I can.Lachlan (Mentor), Melbourne VIC
From all accounts, Help Out was extraordinary! My daughter said she didn’t have the words to describe her experience other than to say it was the most amazing and life changing experience of her life. It was an eye-opening experience filled with cultural diversity, charity and fun.Leisa (Parent), QLD
My experience was enlightening, fulfilling and eye-opening. I not only learned about the beautiful country and its culture but I also learned about myself and my world with an amazing group of like-minded people!Jessica (Participant), Sydney NSW