Volunteer on Animal Rescue in Cambodia – Wildlife Volunteering

Volunteer on Animal Rescue in Cambodia
Volunteer with a dog

Get involevd with animal rescue in Cambodia as a wildlife volunteer, in its vibrating capital Phnom Penh. Since the developing country still faces problems as poor education and poverty, locals are often unable to care properly for their animals. So, as a volunteer, you can care for these poor abandoned cats and dogs of the community!

Rescue abandoned animals as an animal rescue volunteer in the streets of Phnom Penh

Poor nutrition for these animals often causes diseases, and sometimes people are selling the animals to the cruel and barbaric meat trade. Therefore, your help as a animal conservation volunteer is crucial for the survival of these pets.

Pets in Need of Food and Care

We see that some owners do not care much about their own pets and sometimes they leave them outside from home without any food or care. Some dogs and cats get sick without any medicine that can get more serious without treatment and they end up dyeing.

  • Animal Rescue Team in the Streets of Phnom Penh

The animal rescue program plays a very important role in order to help poor dogs and cats to get more security and safety in Phnom Penh. It also provides a good opportunity for the volunteers who are passionate animals’ lovers to get the chance to treat and give love to poor dogs and cats.

Meet buddhist Monks while working as a wildlife volunteer in Cambodia

While the Volunteers work together with the local staffs and other foreigners, they will sometimes even meet Buddhist Monks and local people in the community.

On the Working Schedule of Volunteers and Vets who join the Animal Rescue Team

Volunteers can help poor animals feeding them every day; we give them 3 meals per day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast, we start to feed cats and dogs at 7:00 am. Besides feeding the cats and dogs, volunteers also can help to clean the room of animals that needs to be cleaned every day.

They also have to go to the vets in the case that the animal gets sick.

Volunteers usually stay with cats and dogs and sometime will go to the poor area and pagodas in order to find any other animals that we can help.

Help of Vets needed for treatment and surgery of street animals

We often need help from veterinarians to treat, neuter and operate street animals, but also to mentor our Cambodian veterinary trainees.
Note: it would be good if volunteers get vaccinated because normally volunteers need to stay with the dogs and cats that get sick.

Schedule for Animal Rescue in Cambodia

DAY 1—ARRIVAL DAY (Sunday)

Our team will collect you from the airport and help you check you into your accommodation at the guesthouse or host family. You will then have the rest of the day to relax and enjoy the hospitality of Cambodia.

DAY 2—ORIENTATION & WELCOME (Monday)

In the morning you will formally meet your coordinators and fellow group members. At orientation you will learn more about Cambodia and your programme. Later the tour will take you on a journey through Phnom Penh.

DAYS 3-6 – ANIMAL RESCUE CAMBODIA (Tuesday – Friday)

Volunteers can help poor animals feeding them every day; we give them 3 meals per day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast, we start to feed cats and dogs at 7:00 am. Besides feeding the cats and dogs, volunteers also can help to clean the room of animals that needs to be cleaned every day.

They also have to go to the vets in the case that the animal gets sick.

Volunteers usually stay with cats and dogs and sometime will go to the poor area and pagodas in order to find any other animals that we can help.
We often need help from veterinarians to treat, neuter and operate street animals, but also to mentor our Cambodian veterinary trainees.
Note: it would be good if volunteers get vaccinated because normally volunteers need to stay with the dogs and cats that get sick.
Full details will be provided during orientation. Work plan will be formatted together with the animal rescue centre.

DAY 7—FREE DAY (Saturday)

Today is free for you to relax and explore.
ADDITIONAL WEEKS: Placements longer than 1 week follow the same format. You’ll be at project Monday to Friday, Saturdays and Sundays are free for exploring.

 

Start Dates of the Animal Rescue Project

Projects with the animal rescue in Cambodia start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. Volunteers should arrive on Sundays.

You can choose to volunteer from 2 to 24 weeks.

Orientation

Orientation for volunteers in Cambodia takes place on Monday after the arrival date and includes a city tour.

Duration

Minimum: 4 weeks
Maximum: 24 weeks

Working Time

Working time from: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Break for lunch from: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Working Days: 5 days (Monday to Friday)

Daily Distances

Project and accommodation: 1.5 km
Time required (one way): 10 min
How to get there (bus/walk): Tuk Tuk , Bicycle Costs per day for travel to the project: 10000 Riels (in local currency)

 

 

 

Fees: What’s included with the Animal Rescue Volunteering

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the projects incur a registration fee of  U$ 199.00 on top of the program fee.

Cambodia Volunteer Program Fees

What is included in the Childcare volunteer in Cambodia program fee?

  • Airport Pickup
  • Cultural welcome dinner
  • Orientation plus city tour
  • Accommodation for all projects
  • 3 meals 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. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.

Participants in our Cambodia volunteer programs normally find US$ 50 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.

The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date.

 

Accommodation in Phnom Penh

All volunteers that work in Phnom Penh will stay at the volunteer house. The house has just renovated to be the most comfortable and convenient for volunteers to feel like their home.

  • Volunteer House - Lobby
    Volunteer House - Lobby

The house is located very close to the Russian Market and volunteers can walk just only around 5min. The volunteer house has electricity, cool & hot water and Wi-Fi access. The bathroom is inside all rooms. Bedrooms are comprised of single beds and bunk beds with bedding provided. The house also has a dining area downstairs, a living room with TV & books. Volunteers can expect to share a room with one or two other volunteers.

Meals

You will be provided with three meals per day: breakfast, lunch and dinner at each of our guesthouses. Khmer cuisine shares many commonalities with the food of neighbouring Thailand and Vietnam and commonly contains rice, vegetables, or noodles.

The kitchens are open from 6:00AM to 9:00PM and there are no restrictions on which selections can be chosen. Breakfast typically includes coffee, tea, and juice with bread or eggs. Lunch and dinner meals typically consist of rice, noodles, soup, vegetables, beef, fish, pork and fruit. If your workplace is not close to the house you also can ask the cook to pack a lunch for you.

 

Requirements

Requirements

CV and proof of education
Flexibility to participate in many different tasks.
Having obtained training in some areas or has some work experience in the related Animal, Vet, medical at University level is also helpful.
Has at least an intermediate level of English.

Daily Working Time

Daily working time from: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Break for lunch from: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Working Days: 5 days (Monday to Friday)

 

 

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More Volunteer Opportunities in Cambodia

Learn more about all the projects to volunteer in Cambodia here.

You may choose, whether to teach English at school, or care for children as a child care volunteer at a daycare.

For medical students, we offer a medical internship at the Pediatric Clinic in Phnom Penh.

Finally, you can do valuable work as a volunteer on NGO Support, in order to help developing the country.