Youthlinc is launching a different type of Service Year trip to Cambodia this summer. It has a focus on elephant and ecological conversation, mixed in with our traditional committee work in community health, education, & cultural exchange.  

The team will fly to Phnom Penh and transfer to Sen Monorom up in the highlands and work for 4 days with Elephant Valley Project, which works to protect natural habitat, advocate and provide a safe space for rescued and wild elephants to live, and to support the livelihoods of the local ethnic Bunong people. The team will work with elephants, do planting projects, and stay right in the retreat in the middle of the jungle.

Then we will go back to Phnom Penh and visit the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng to learn about some of the fascinating, yet devastating history in Cambodia when there was a genocide in the 1970’s and how that still affect humanitarian, wildlife, and ecological issues still today.

Next we will transfer to Pursat where we will work with our partner of 11 years, Sustainable Cambodia, on projects relating to community health, ecological health of the area, do home visits and cultural exchange activities, and interact with their local Youth Club.

We will finish in Siem Reap, touring beautiful Angkor Wat before we head back home. 

There are a couple of spots left on this team. If you are interested, call the office at 801-467-4417 or email

New International Humanitarian Trip: Elephant & Ecological
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