Cambodian Youth Action (CYA) was initiated by a group of motivated Cambodians who were variously experiencing in social work and fully founded by Mr. SORN SOPHAT in October 10, 2010 as a non-governmental organization and registered legally in Ministry of Interior of Royal Government of Cambodia in November 11, 2014. CYA is a volunteer-based organization where all of the staff are working voluntarily toward our vision and missions.

Cambodian Youth Action (CYA) is also known as the first International Voluntary Service (IVS) Workcamp organization in Cambodia among IVS network in the world (NVDA, CCIVS, ALLIANCE of European voluntary service). CYA became a full member of the Network for Voluntary Development in Asia (NVDA) and Coordinating Committee of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS). CYA is also a partnership with Service Civil International (SCI) since 2012 and in a guest status of ALLIANCE of European Voluntary Service for two years, 2015 – 2016. From a volunteer participated in the IVS program in the international platform, CYA has been initiated to be one of the International Voluntary Service organization in Cambodia with its global cooperation partners from all over the world. CYA has made the distribution of the volunteering projects in 4 different provinces within Cambodia which is one in Battambang Province, two projects in Kampot Province, one project in Kampong Speu Province, and two projects in Siem Reap province.