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Volunteer Opportunities in Cambodia

Volunteer Opportunities in Cambodia

With its diverse landscape and culture seeped in religion and tradition, Cambodia is a colorful and vibrant country – no wonder so many travelers make it their #1 destination for volunteering abroad! The history of Cambodia is highlighted by both its strong religious influences and past political turmoil. With the country still in the midst of rebuilding itself, there are numerous opportunities for volunteers to experience Cambodia's ancient culture and friendly communities while making a real contribution and impact on the local communities. Volunteer opportunities include teaching English, healthcare, marketing and social media work, fundraising, and more. Welcome to the Land of Smiles!

Volunteer Abroad with Local Non-Profits

Volunteer in Agriculture Work

Anjali House

Anjali is a community learning center in Siem Reap, Cambodia, that serves over 200 students and their families through our Young Explorers, Future Leaders, and Active Communities programs.

3 Reviews

Dolphin school of English

Nonprofit school in Kratie province, Cambodia. We are looking for short and long term volunteers to teach English to help underprivileged children, and youth, and work at designing projects for NGO.

Volunteer in Childcare

CAHCC Happyland

Our Charity Association provides a safe and supportive environment where young people can play, learn, create and just be themselves.

13 Reviews

SHE Rescue Home

In Cambodia, the SHE Rescue Home exists as a safe-haven for girls normally aged 5 to 16 who have been trafficked, raped, prostituted or at-risk of any of these.

Volunteer in Conservation Work

Free the Bears - Cambodia Bear Sanctuary

Our mission is to Protect, Preserve and Enrich the lives of bears throughout the world.

3 Reviews

Cambodia Bird Guide Association

We are a Cambodian registered wildlife conservation NGO that works with rural communities and the royal government of Cambodia to preserve the wildlife and natural resources of this country and mainly in the Northern Plains and Tonle Sap Floodplains under MoU with Ministry of Environment of Cambodia

2 Reviews

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

Kep Gardens Association

Kep Gardens Association is a training center for children and youth aged from 2 to 20 in rural Cambodia committed to teaching various skills to help the local village youth gain employment.

15 Reviews

Khmer New Generation Organization

KNGO provides free English, computer skills and supplementary Khmer literacy and mathematics classes to the children of Bospo Village and surrounding areas.

4 Reviews

How to Volunteer in Cambodia

How to find volunteer opportunities in Cambodia

Although a small country, Cambodia has much to offer in terms of volunteering opportunities. While planning your trip abroad, you may want to consider the kind of places you would like to explore. In cities such as Phnom Penh (the bustling capital) and Siem Reap (the gateway to Angkor Wat), you can teach English to various communities, mostly to underprivileged children but also to high school students and young women. If you prefer the roads less travelled, you can empower the populations in rural Cambodia by teaching English, sports or computer skills, as well as by taking part in agriculture projects. You may even decide to experience life in both the city and the countryside! In any case, no matter where you choose to go, as a volunteer you will always be greeted with a warm welcome in Cambodia.

Best time to volunteer in Cambodia

Volunteering in Cambodia is a great idea, no matter what time of the year; however you might find that certain months are more ideal for you than others. For instance, between the months of April and June, the climate gets warm and humid but this also means fewer tourists and less likelihood of rainy weather. Often this is also the best time to find low cost airfare. In April, the Khmer New Year is celebrated and this is the biggest holiday in Cambodia so it’s certainly one you would be lucky to be a part of!

Essential information about Cambodia

Before registering for any volunteer trip to Cambodia, make sure to have the appropriate travel documents which include a valid passport as well as an E-visa ("E" stands for employment, whether it is paid or not) which can be purchased online. As for the cost of living, it is extremely low in comparison to Western standards and it is not unreasonable to be able to live quite comfortably on around $20 a day. Many volunteers stay with host families while volunteering which gives them a chance to experience the true local ways and also learn a little Khmer, the official language of Cambodia. However long you stay, a volunteering experience in Cambodia will be eye-opening and may even inspire a second visit.