Volunteer with Sala Monkey Primary School

Sala Monkey Primary School

Sala Monkey Primary School is redefining rural education.

Sala Monkey Primary School is a donor supported rural primary school offering free, innovative and modern education. We support Cambodian children living in rural poverty by offering high quality education.

Our curriculum is based on the Singapore Ministry of Education's "Nurturing Early Learners" syllabus and taught in English. Our students also receive additional instruction in their mother tongue language - Khmer.

We've recently opened our Kindergarten - Primary 1 program here at Sala Monkey and we have a current goal of opening the entire primary program by the beginning of 2017.

We currently have 62 students enrolled in the afternoon kindergarten program and over 300 students on our waiting list ready to enroll in the core primary program.

We serve the children from within our village along with the surrounding villages here in Kep.

We're changing the face and the standards of rural education, proving that a school educating children living in rural poverty can have the same resources, quality teachers, and modern facilities as private education.

Our Activities

What We Need

We are currently looking for volunteers to join our staff for the 2017 school year beginning in January. Our volunteers are considered valued members of the Sala Monkey team during their service with us and as a volunteer, you will help to manage and create age appropriate games, art, music, sport and other activities. Additionally, we're looking for volunteers to join us in 2017 who can help teach basic conversation in Spanish as a part of our academic program.

Monday - Friday
Weekends off with the occasional exception of a special event.
Working hours: Either mornings (7-11 am) or afternoons (12-4:30 pm). **Hours subject to change.
We ask that volunteers give a minimum time commitment of three months.

What We Provide


Meals during school hours.
Tuk Tuk transportation to/from school within the local Kep area.
A bicycle for exploring.
Accommodation will be available in early 2017 for long-term volunteers (3+months).
Small stipend.
A rewarding opportunity to work in a positive environment and make a meaningful difference during your stay in Cambodia.

Important Info

Suitable For


Minimum Stay

Any period of time

Staff Size

Up to 5 people


Responsible for travel, visa costs, motorized transportation and meal outside of school hours, and accommodation.

Note: We hope to have our long -term volunteer housing completed by early 2017. Presently, volunteers will need to source accommodation on their own.

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Your Contact Person

Tracy Stettler
Phnom Phrus Commune, Kep, Cambodia.

What are you waiting for?

We at Sala Monkey Primary School would love to hear from you!