Volunteer in Cambodia

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Teaching and Assisting in Schools

Location: Phnom Penh

                                

For young Cambodians, English language and basic computer skills are essential prerequisites for entry into many jobs but the opportunity to learn these is not available to everybody, principally due to cost.

By volunteering to teach in Cambodia, you give vital assistance to youngsters towards attaining better future employment.

Volunteers, who must 18 or older assist local teachers, or take classes themselves and are encouraged to bring with them games, songs or teaching materials bring those along - fresh ideas are always welcome!

Depending on the volunteer’s skill areas, activities tend to include: delivering lessons in basic computer skills, mathematics, economics, teaching languages such as Spanish, Japanese, German as well as English, music, arts, basketball, drama, geography, health etc.; there will also be a component of producing lesson plans; preparing and evaluating tests and helping with clerical and translation duties.

NOTE: This program has a 4 week minimum commitment and all volunteers are required to submit a recent CV/Resume and police background check prior to arrival.

For a list of fees for this program click here. 

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Working with Children

Location: Phnom Penh

                                

With 30% of Cambodians subsisting on less than $1.50 US a day and HIV presenting a sizeable problem, orphan numbers are high. Not all the children housed in orphanages are technically orphans; in some cases, their parents cannot manage to support them. Others have been victims of abuse and as such require a sensitive approach.

Volunteers, depending on the level of their skills, might lend their assistance by teaching English, mathematics, basic IT, geography or arts, by helping with homework and with personal hygiene, by organizing games and trips, and by carrying out general maintenance and upkeep of the buildings.

Volunteers are desperately needed for this amazing project. This is a truly rewarding program, and we are extremely proud to support it.

NOTE: As this program involves working closely with orphaned and at risk children a three week minimum commitment is required to participate. It is also required that all volunteers submit a recent CV/Resume and police background check prior to arrival.

For a list of fees for this program click here.

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Healthcare and Medical

Location: Phnom Penh

                                

There is a high demand for volunteer nurses, doctors and health specialists in Cambodia. Placements are for volunteers aged 19 and over in hospitals, health centres, on health education programs (in Schools, Communities and Universities), and in orphanages.

A medical qualification is not an essential requirement but involvement will be based on experience and training. Depending on the placement and the volunteer’s prior skill, duties can include giving basic health care; counseling patients; researching and putting together health documents (e.g. on HIV/AIDS); helping ill and HIV infected patients (with feeding, dressing, teaching, playing games) and organizing educational workshops.

Volunteers will be placed with a local Doctor and/or Nurse who will guide them in different tasks and activities at the placement. It is important to note that as a volunteer, you will not be allowed to partake in serious procedures and will be job ‘shadowing’. However, depending on the volunteer’s level of experience, they may observe operations, provide assistance in basic procedures and visit patients, before and after surgery.

Depending on current needs, interns may be able to choose which department they work in. Please specify 3 preferred departments when you apply.

  • Pediatrics
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Maternity
  • Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Psychiatric out patient
  • Emergency
  • Dentistry
  • Neurology

Note: It is required that all volunteers submit a recent CV/Resume and police background check prior to arrival.

For a list of fees for this program click here.

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Community Development

Location: Phnom Penh

                                

Volunteers aged 18 and over with a desire to support communities facing poverty, land conflicts, discrimination among other social problems, can take on Community Development responsibilities, working closely with needy target groups.

The role can involve: helping to monitor the human rights situation and investigating violations; protecting the rights of children and women; teaching English and human rights in local schools, helping to develop new teaching methods; visiting the relevant communities and participating in organizing events and training sessions designed to improve the situation in the community.

Please note that Community Development placements are mainly in rural areas, where accommodation is traditional and therefore very basic. There are also less volunteers in these areas, therefore the level of cultural immersion is high.

NOTE: Attendance for a minimum of five weeks is mandatory, and some relevant experience is preferred. It is required that all volunteers submit a recent CV/Resume and police background check prior to arrival. Volunteers are also required to bring with their own laptop.

For a list of fees for this program click here.

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Law and Human Rights in Cambodia

Location: Phnom Penh

                            

Volunteering for a Cambodian Human Rights NGO enables you to support people who face discrimination and human rights violations, including families forcefully evicted from their homes, and women and children who have suffered domestic violence.

Volunteers on Human Rights placements in Cambodia – who must be 19 years of age or older – help monitor the human rights situation and provide support to local NGO's. They might assist in arranging public forums and workshops, in implementing new Human Rights Projects, writing reports and case studies, research projects, teaching English to staff members and developing ideas new initiatives.

Initially volunteers will work alongside local staff members, while they tailor tasks to suit past experience and training. Preferably 2+ years of relevant experience in the Law and Human Rights field is required for participants on this program.

NOTE: Attendance for a minimum of five weeks is mandatory on this program. It is required that all volunteers submit a recent CV/Resume and police background check prior to arrival. Volunteers are also required to bring their own laptop.

For a list of fees for this program click here.

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Construction and Community Development

Location: Siem Reap

                                

This is a truly unique opportunity for volunteers who want to give back and change the lives of families living in the poorest areas of Siem Reap. Projects focus on improving the living conditions of the local community.  Volunteers might have the opportunity to be involved in building, restoring or maintaining homes, schools, library, sanitary facilities or working on water filtration projects.

You don’t need to be a DIY expert;  whatever your skills are (even if you have no experience in this area!) our local team will find a project for you that will be productive, safe, challenging, fun, and most importantly will drastically improve the lives of impoverished families. Get your hands dirty, paint, hammer, saw, clean, build, demolish – it’s all there waiting for you to help!

On this awesome project volunteers will be part of something very unique. Our team on the ground will have everything organized for you – all you need to do is show up with your passion, enthusiasm, energy and your empathy. The local team will be with you all day to ensure that you understand everything that needs to be done, that your work is manageable and safe and that you have all of the tools and materials required. Easy!

Program Highlights:

  • Spending time helping families from one of the poorest areas of Siem Reap
  • The families and the entire community are genuinely thankful of all of the support our volunteers can give them
  • Giving these families one of the basic necessities of life
  • Meeting and sharing this experience with other volunteers from all over the world
  • 24/7 support and advice from our dedicated team at the school
  • Free weekends to explore, relax or travel

This project allows the volunteer to have an incredible impact on the lives of families and entire communities. Be a part of something very unique and give back in record time!

Volunteers on this wonderful project are accommodated in our own very well equipped Volunteer House, which has been rented from the local community. Like a home away from home, you’ll be able to relax here in comfort, meet and socialize with your fellow volunteers, check your emails or take the 10-minute stroll in to the center of Siem Reap. Volunteers are provided lunch at their placement, but must cater for their own breakfast and dinner. Cooking facilities are available at the volunteer accommodation.  All transport to and from the project location is included.

NOTE:  This program runs year round with arrival any Sunday for a 1 or 2 week placement.

For a list of fees for this program click here. 

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Teaching English in Siem Reap - NEW!

Location: Siem Reap

                                

While it is true that in any country where English isn’t the native language having the ability to understand it, speak it, read it and even write it is often a blessing in itself, to have this ability in a developing country is nothing short of life-changing! In fact, just a basic understanding of the English language can open so many more doors to children and young adults born into a life of poverty, which can in turn help them to escape this vicious cycle.

Education is key to breaking this seemingly endless cycle, yet sadly, having access to native English speaking teachers is more often than not a luxury only available to children of wealthy parents. Government schools in Cambodia are notoriously corrupt, teachers are paid a meagre salaries and children simply give up.

In conjunction with our local partner, and with the help of international volunteers, we’re aiming to change that by giving free access to English speaking teachers and classroom assistants at NGO operated schools in Siem Reap. On this project volunteers have the opportunity to work across two locations, reaching over 1,000 children aged between 6 and 12 years old. Ultimately it is hoped that through this project we can help these children achieve the first step toward a life free of poverty!

Volunteers on this wonderful project are accommodated in our own very well equipped Volunteer House, which has been rented from the local community. Like a home away from home, you’ll be able to relax here in comfort, meet and socialize with your fellow volunteers, check your emails or take the 10-minute stroll in to the center of Siem Reap. Volunteers are provided lunch at their placement, but must cater for their own breakfast and dinner. Cooking facilities are available at the volunteer accomodation. 

The working week lasts from Monday to Friday with the number of hours per day varying between five and eight. All transport to and from the project locations are included throughout your chosen placement. The evenings and weekends are free time for volunteer and provide an opportunity for socializing and getting immersed in the culture. There are lots of fascinating cultural experiences to be had in Siem Reap, including the Apsara dances, the incredible circus, a visit to the floating communities of Tonle Sap lake! Awesome! 

NOTE: This project has a 2-week minimum, and volunteers must arrive into Siem Reap on any Saturday or Sunday throughout the month. 

This program is closed from December 23rd until January 5th 2017. The last available start date in 2016 is December 12th with a maximum stay of 2 weeks.

For a list of fees for this program click here.