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:

Raffael Wendlinger (2018/19)My name is Raffael Wendlinger and I was born and raised in Graz. After attending 4 years to a middle school i found my passion to tinker and switched to a higher technical college with the focus on mechanical engineering. After my 13 years of school education I wanted a change of scenery and applied for a position in the children’s village Tani. I am mainly responsible for the English and computer lessons but will also help our children’s village director wherever I can. I am looking forward to an exciting year filled with new experiences! Raffael Wendlinger

Lisa Windbacher (2019)

Before I, Lisa Windbacher, travelled from my home in 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 to become a graduate social pedagogue. To accompany the kids in everyday situations with a lot of love, joy and enthusiasm is therefore a personal and professional concern of mine. In particular, I will take care of the English lessons, the sponsorship work and public relations. With my artistic and creative streak, my cosmopolitan personality, my practical know-how as well as my previous knowledge in sports, I would like to be involved in leisure and project activities and am looking forward to the challenges and experiences associated with them.

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.