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Volunteer in Phnom Penh - Cambodia

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Programme Summary

  • Volunteer programme
  • Accommodation in volunteer house, full board
  • Ages 18+
  • Minimum 1 week stay
  • Learn the local language and give back to the community!
  • Easy Languages sponsors the organisation

Programme

Projects

If you're looking make a difference in a humanitarian project as a volunteer, then our volunteer programme in Cambodia is definitely for you!

Managed by a local NGO, the project welcomes people who are willing to contribute to Cambodian society and the lives of the local inhabitants.

The programme is available for a period of 12 weeks throughout the entire year, and can be combined with language lessons (2 hours per day). This is the ideal programme for self-sufficient and independent individuals aged 18+ who like working with children, but also for those who wish to make a special contribution to Cambodian society - for example medical professionals, teachers, retired individuals, engineers...

A longer volunteer project (up to 1 year) is also possible in an administrative or educational support role, depending on your profile, age and skills. A good level of English is required for a longer stay.

Your role within the NGO

Different positions are available and generally involve working with underprivileged children in a day centre near the school, in addition to different roles in local communities:

  • Childcare
  • Medical care to children suffering from HIV/AIDS
  • Dental care and treatment
  • English or French lessons for children
  • IT training courses (basic skills for children)
  • Plastic arts lessons
  • Cultural exchange activities
  • Sports

Your timetable varies depending on your tasks and the area you are placed in. Your hours are generally between 08:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:00.

The local co-ordinator speaks both French and English.

Easy Languages is committed too!

We like to help people, even from afar! Easy Languages has decided to finance one day of meals per month for the children in Phnom Penh. A simple gesture, but a huge boost for the association!

Destination

Discover Cambodia

Cambodia is located in the heart of South East Asia. It evokes images of a mysterious, glorious and rich past of cultural heritage. The beautiful temple sites of Angkor Wat, known throughout the world, attract more and more tourists from all over the world with each coming year.

Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city in the country, and home to more than two million inhabitants. Also known as the "Pearl of Asia", it's renowned for its beautiful architecture, monuments and historical attractions. You'll find numerous bistros and small hotels along the banks of the river Mekong, as well as luxury shops and small art galleries dotted along the side streets. With a budding art scene and an exhilarating night life from dusk to dawn, the city is buzzing with activity!

With a mixture of the Cambodian hospitality, Asian exoticism and the Indochinese charm, Phnom Penh warmly welcomes its many visitors. You will fall for the locals' undeniable charm and natural kindness.

The cost of living is very low compared to what you are used to. A sim card with 80GB of data comes to about $8 (in November 2017), and the average meal costs around $3-$6, or even cheaper if you eat like the locals.

The organisation

The association was established to feed underprivileged children who do not have access to meals, either because their families do not have the means or because they no longer have a family. The primary objective is to distribute one meal per day to starving, begging and underprivileged children.

This organisation provides more than just food to these children, however. The association has the facilities to allow them to bathe themselves, and to provide moral, civic, and sanitary education as much as they possibly can. The association also helps the children make their way back to school, and their attitude towards education.

Since its opening, this organisation has given underprivileged children more than 56,800 meals. The association welcomes a staggering 200 - 250 children every day. Each child's meal costs around €0.80. Babies are given milk and older children receive the most balanced meals as possible.

Accommodation

Students stay in a shared volunteer house with full board and in an international environment.

A welcome dinner is arranged for new arrivals and you will also have the opportunity to explore Phnom Penh and its historical sites for a couple of days.

Dates & Prices 2019

Dates 2019

The project is on-going throughout the year and it is possible to start on any day.

Prices 2019

Booking prices -

Includes all taxes and enrolment fees

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Volunteering in Phnom Penh
Accommodation: single room and full board, airport welcome
DurationPrice
1 week$695
2 weeks$895
3 weeks$995
4 weeks$1,195
6 weeks$1,595
8 weeks$1,995
12 weeks$2,795
Extra week $190

Prices include:

  • Placement fees for the volunteer project
  • Shared volunteer house accommodation, full board
  • Welcome dinner
  • 1 or 2 days' guided tour in Phnom Penh with visits of historical sites
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • All administration costs
  • French-speaking assistance in the local community
  • Recommendation letter at the end of the programme

Prices do not include:

  • Local transport
  • Flights to/from Cambodia
  • Excursions and personal expenditures
  • Accommodation and meals outside of the centre

Practical Information

Documents to be provided

When booking, please provide your CV as well as a covering letter explaining your background, motivation and expectations regarding the volunteering project. Please also state your 3 preferred volunteering fields.

Transportation

  • Arrival airport: Phnom Penh Airport (PNH)
  • A free transfer from the airport to the accommodation is offered

If you prefer, Easy Languages can book the flights for you. Please make sure you mention this on your enrolment form.

For stays lasting up to one month, you can obtain a visa on your arrival ($35). You can extend your stay for up to a year without having to leave the country.

Visa

Do you need a Visa for this programme? For more information please consult our page Visa Information.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information regarding this volunteer programme or visa procedures.

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