Volunteer in Cambodia – Most Affordable Volunteer Programs in Cambodia!
Volunteering in Cambodia At a Glance:
Location: Phnom Penh or Siem Reap
Available all year round
Start dates: 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month
3 different projects to choose from:
Accommodation: Guesthouse or home-stay
Volunteer Program fee includes: airport pickup, orientation, accommodation, 3 meals per day, placement and program coordination, local administration costs, 24×7 emergency support, and donation to local projects
Program fees starting at only $350 for 2 weeks
Cheap volunteer programs in Cambodia to match all skills & interests
Volunteering in Cambodia – Overview
Rice paddies, sugar palms, beautiful beaches, and a rich cultural heritage make the country unique.
So, it takes no wonder, why Cambodia has become one of the most popular destinations to volunteer abroad in the world.
Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia, neighboring Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.
Volunteer Vacations: Get in Touch with Cambodia’s Culture and Traditions
As a volunteer in Cambodia, you will have the opportunity to learn and understand the traditions and behaviors of this fascinating country. And, getting in touch with this distant culture will make your experience very special and unique.
Discover the Remains of the Khmer Empire, the Temples of Angkor Wat, and the capital Phnom Penh
During your volunteer program in Cambodia, you can visit the remains of the once so powerful Khmer Empire, which you can find all over the country. Explore the temples of Angkor Wat. Enjoy life at the hippy beachside in Sihanoukville and have a trip to the capital, Phnom Penh, with all its beauty and commotion.
Also, the countryside has much more to offer as well. You might explore daily life staying with the locals, and learning the language, as this will make things far easier.
The locals will always react to your Khmer language skills with a smile.
Khmer is the official Language in Cambodia, however, English is widely Spoken
Every year, Cambodia attracts millions of tourists who come to enjoy the country’s breath-taking sights and enter the walls of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat – one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The official language spoken by the Cambodians is Khmer, although English is rapidly becoming their second language.
The infrastructure on land is very poor. However, because Cambodia has almost 2,000 km of rivers, the boat is an easy mean of transportation.
Join our cheap volunteer programs in Cambodia for the experience of your lifetime!
Highly Affordable Fees for Volunteering in Cambodia
- The program fee is paid directly to the local organization.
- All of the projects incur a registration fee of U$ 199.00 – only U$ 100 for payments before March 31st – on top of the program fee
What is included in the program fee?
- Airport Pickup
- Cultural welcome dinner
- Orientation plus city tour
- Accommodation for all projects
- 3 meals of local dishes per day
- Support from local staff & Program supervision
- In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
- In-country administration costs
- Donation to support the local project
There are no hidden costs. These projects are the most affordable to volunteer in Cambodia.
IKPVA is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. One of our goals is to offer cheap volunteer programs in Cambodia so that more people can help to do really important work.
Participants in our Cambodia programs normally find US$ 50 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.
The program fee should be paid to the local organization and it is due 30 days before the project start date.
Volunteering in Cambodia – Program details
As a volunteer in Cambodia, you will experience the vibrant, bustling capital of Cambodia!
The beautiful city is situated at the confluence of three rivers.
The charming city with its historic buildings is a veritable oasis compared to the modernity of other Asian capitals. It exudes a kind of provincial charm with French colonial mansions and tree-lined boulevards amidst monumental Angkorian architecture.
Siem Reap has reinvented itself as the epicenter of chic Cambodia, with everything from backpacker party pads to hip hotels, world-class wining and dining across a range of cuisines, sumptuous spas, great shopping, local tours to suit both foodies and adventurers, and a creative cultural scene that includes Cambodia’s leading circus.
Accommodations & Meals for Volunteers in Cambodia
AVN Volunteer House has just been renovated to be the most comfortable and convenient for the volunteers to feel like they are home.
The house is located very close to the Russian Market, only 5 minutes walking distance.
The volunteer house has electricity, cool & hot water and Wi-Fi access.
The bathrooms are inside all rooms. Bedrooms are comprised of single beds and bunk beds with bedding provided.
As a volunteer in Cambodia, you can expect to share a room with one or two other volunteers.
You will have your own room (most likely) or share a room with one other volunteer in Cambodia.
The rooms are usually quite simple, the same way your host family lives: a bed and sheets, a fan and maybe a small cupboard to store your clothes. Some rooms might have a private bathroom while others share a bathroom.
While volunteering in Cambodia, you will appreciate that Cambodians are very conscious about cleanliness.
The host family will provide you with three meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you prefer to have lunch at work, it might be possible to ask your host family to prepare a lunchbox for you.
The Smiley Guesthouse has 27 rooms, all fully furnished with modern conveniences to make sure your stay with us is enjoyable and as easy as possible.
The entire building is decorated in a colorful and modern way with a splash of Khmer artistry and style thrown in to make an eye-pleasing environment, add to the fact the place is kept immaculately clean at all times.
The owners are also very conscious about your security and have sought to make a safe and secure lodging for your peace of mind while you volunteer in Cambodia.
The Smiley Guesthouse is a family enterprise run by local Khmer who has built the guesthouse up to incorporate everything a customer expects and more.
And it is located in a good place, only 10 minutes walking to downtown; the villa is tranquil and serene enough to enjoy a peaceful moment before heading out for a lively evening just around the corner.
Guesthouses in both locations will provide you with 3 meals a day.
Start & Duration
Volunteer Programs in Cambodia start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. Volunteers should arrive on Sundays.
You can choose to volunteer in Cambodia from 2 to 24 weeks.
Orientation for you as a volunteer in Cambodia takes place on Monday after the arrival date and also includes a city tour.
Requirements to Volunteer in Cambodia
You must be at least 18 years old at the start of your volunteer placement in Cambodia.
All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance and are required to provide credentials depending on the chosen program.
Language Skills Required for Volunteering in Cambodia
Knowledge of intermediate English is a pre-requisite.
During your stay, you will have a competent support and advice from the local team and project leaders. So, someone will always be available in the case of an emergency.
Please keep in mind that you are in a different country and should take some precautions to avoid exposing yourself to certain risks.
The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience.
Still in doubt? Read testimonies of our volunteers in Cambodia.