Volunteer Opportunities in Cambodia | GivingWay

Volunteer Opportunities in Cambodia

With its diverse landscape and culture seeped in religion and tradition, Cambodia is a colorful, vibrant and mystical land filled with friendly and humble people – no wonder why many travellers 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 an incredibly rewarding contribution. Welcome to the Land of Smiles!

Volunteer Abroad with Local Organizations

Featured Organizations

Volunteer in Agriculture Work

Kep Gardens Association

Kep Gardens Association is a vocational training center in rural Cambodia teaching various skills to help the local village youth gain employment.

Build Your Future Today Center

Our vision is built upon two principles: • Knowledge is Hope • Peace is Development. Our main aim is to empower the Cambodian people with the right intellectual and economic tools to attain self-sufficiency.

Volunteer in Childcare

Volunteer Development Children’s Association

VDCA is an officially registered Cambodian NGO, offering free education and community programs to underprivileged children and families in Siem Reap and rural areas.

EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR CAMBODIAN CHILDREN

Education and childcare for poorest Cambodian children based in the south of Phnom Penh

Volunteer in Conservation Work

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

Our City Organization

We are working to fulfill the gap on urban/cities environmental, social and economical issues in Cambodia

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

Botumsakor Community Development Organization (BCDO)

We are a non-profit organization running an English school in rural Cambodia

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.

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.