Indochina Starfish Foundation - ISF Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, South East Asia
ISF is an NGO committed to changing the lives of disadvantaged children in Cambodia.

Volunteering Activities

Web Work

What We Need

We are currently recruiting English Teaching Assistants.

ISF is seeking to strengthen its English Language Program for students in our Catch-up Program and students supported by ISF to attend state school. ISF is looking for highly motivated volunteer English assistants. We require a minimum commitment of three months with longer-term posts welcomed.

Duties and Key Responsibilities
• Planning, preparing and delivering lessons and activities in English with a focus on improving pronunciation and conversation.
• Engaging with our English teachers and students in a fun, interactive way that improves their English speaking, reading and writing level, and pronunciation.
• Implementing creative classroom exercises and educational games.
• Meeting with English Teachers as needed.
• Participating in special events such as class parties, International Children’s Day etc.
• Following the ISF Child Protection policy.

Abilities and Skills
• Native English speaker or a proficiency level/fluent non-native English speaker.
• A positive approach to challenges, and a consultative manner.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability and willingness to work as part of a multicultural team.
• Shows great initiative.
• Ability to plan a variety of activities.
• Compassionate, honest and trustworthy.
• Act as a good role model for the children we serve.
• Ability to commit to a minimum of three months.

No experience is required, however, a willingness to learn is vital and experience of developing English conversation and pronunciation is highly desirable. For the right candidate, this is an opportunity to make a profound, individual contribution to the work undertaken by ISF and gain experience in development and education.

Working Hours
A minimum of 3 hours per day during our working hours of 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Fixed hours are to be agreed with the Country Manager. Minimum commitment of three months.

Volunteers will be offered a monthly living allowance of US$250 intended to cover basic living expenses.

Applicant Requirements
All international candidates and graduates are considered. All successful applicants will be required to provide references and a background police check in line with ISF’s Child Protection Policy.

We are happy to help you find information and resources on accommodation, travel and living in Cambodia. However, as a small organisation we do not have the capacity to run a full-scale volunteer program. Candidates are therefore expected to be reasonably independent.

When & Who

As soon as possible
2-3 months

Our Fees

No fees


No Reviews

No reviews yet.

Contact Person

Head Office: #1310, Plov Lum, Chamreunphal Village, Sangkat Boeng Tompon, Khan Mean Chey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Additional Info about Us

More than 50 people

ISF provides education, healthcare and sporting opportunities to disadvantaged children in Cambodia. In addition ISF provides support services to the families of the children in our education programme to enable them to break the cycle of poverty they are currently trapped in.

Through ISF’s Education Programme, which is a community based model, services are provided to children and their families within their communities, thus preventing the children from being unnecessarily institutionalised. This model provides opportunities to the children and their parents to empower them to change their own circumstances. The parents are also involved in the key decision making of ISF which provides them with dignified support that respects them rather than providing hand outs and creating dependency on ISF.

The intended benefits of the programme to every child we work with is that we give the foundations of an education, improve their health and nutrition, give them confidence and give them the opportunity to aspire to a better life. We support the students through to gainful employment.

ISF has grown from providing basic education opportunities to 18 children in 2006 to over 600 in 2017. Our plan is to take an additional 80-100 students into our education programme each year. Through the services provided to the families of the children ISF works with, almost an additional 3,000 people are supported.

ISF, in partnership with the Football Federation of Cambodia, plays a key role in providing grassroots footballing opportunities to some of Cambodia’s most disadvantaged children. This programme has grown from 50 players in 2006 to almost 3,800 in 2016 including deaf, hearing impaired players and players with intellectual and physical disabilities.