Volunteering in the children’s village „Tani – Perspectives for children in Cambodia“

In Austria, as they turn 18, every male adolescent has to either serve in the army for six months or do an alternative service in the community, called civil service („Zivildienst“) for nine months. It is also possible to do the latter abroad, which takes three months longer. There are humanitarian projects all over the world that young Austrians can apply for. Many adolescents decide to work abroad because they want to gather new experiences, get to know other countries and cultures and broaden their horizon. The children’s village „Tani – Perspectives for children in Cambodia“ offers places for Austrian civil servants each year. Also young women and volunteers with work experience are very welcome in Tani. The organization sending the volunteers is the Internationale Freiwilligeneinsätze CÖ gGmbH. Additional information can be found here: www.internationalerfreiwilligeneinsatz.at

If you are interested please send your application to Johannes Thurnher info@tani.at

Current volunteers:

Philipp Baumung (2020)

My name is Philipp Baumung, I am 43 years old and live in Vienna. After many years in the catering trade, I have changed my career and have now been a teacher at a Viennese NMS for three years. Then suddenly the opportunity arose to do a volunteer assignment. I did not have to think about it for long. And so, after a six-month trip to South-East Asia, I landed at the Tani Children’s Village on the first of February, where I will stay until the end of July. I will get involved wherever there is a need. Above all, however, I will be responsible for teaching English to the children and for the sponsorship work. Of course I am also looking forward to various leisure activities with the children and young people, which will give everyone the opportunity to get to know each other better.

Philipp Baumung
Volontär in Kambodscha

Lisa Windbacher (2019 / 2020)

Before I, Lisa Windbacher, travelled from my native Lower Austria to the lovely Cambodian children’s village, I completed the lower level of a sports high school and then a vocational secondary school for the training as a certified social pedagogue. To accompany the kids in everyday situations with much love, joy and enthusiasm is therefore a personal and professional concern for me. In particular I will take care of the English lessons, the sponsorship and public relations. With my artistic-creative vein, my cosmopolitan personality, my practical know-how as well as my previous knowledge in sports I would like to contribute to the leisure and project organization and I am looking forward to the challenges and experiences connected with it.

Lisa Windbacher
Volontärin in Kambodscha

Aaron Meier (2019 / 2020)

My name is Aaron Meier, I come from Vorarlberg and I am 22 years old. After secondary school, I was drawn to the agricultural school where I gained insights into almost every trade, both practical and theoretical. As I was most fascinated by forestry there, I stumbled around in the forest for 1.5 years afterwards and successfully completed the forest craftsman course. As I still hadn’t had enough, I then started an apprenticeship as a carpenter. Now, 4 years later, I am sitting in Cambodia, more precisely in Tani, in the children’s village as a civilian servant and would like to contribute my knowledge of the trade as much as possible. My motivation to come to Tani was to get out of Vorarlberg and make many new life experiences.

Aaron Meier
Volontär in Kambodscha


Hermann Gmeiner


„Ich weiß nichts Besseres, einem Kind zu helfen, als ihm eine Mutter zu geben, Geschwister zu geben, ein Haus, ein Dorf zu geben“


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Ziel des Projekts „Tani – Perspektiven für Kinder in Kambodscha“ ist es Waisen- und bedürftigen Kindern ein Leben in einem sicheren Zuhause, Zugang zu Bildung und ein kindergerechtes Aufwachsen zu ermöglichen.