Teaching English in Cambodia as a Volunteer Teacher: Most Affordable Volunteer Programs with IKPVA

If you choose to teach English in Cambodia as an educational volunteer, you will inspire teaching young minds and see them grow. This can be one of the most exciting things a person can ever do. IKPVA – Cambodia makes a range of volunteering programs available which will allow you to make a great experience and use your skills to help children in Cambodia.

Educational Volunteer teaching Children in Cambodia

Teaching English in Cambodia
Volunteer Teaching English in Cambodia with some children from the Teaching program

Educational volunteers work together with local teachers or, in some cases, on their own. At preschool, the volunteer work includes teaching basic English skills, and as well carrying out some basic childcare duties. At primary and secondary school, you will volunteer teaching core subjects like English, mathematics, science, and may initiate extra-curricular activities after school such as art, music, theater, sports or gardening.

Volunteers may also tutor small and manageable community groups or individual tutoring outside the class room for adults. In some schools, you will prepare tests and exams and even correct exams. The longer you stay the more responsibilities you will receive.

Teaching English in Cambodia as an Volunteer Teacher: a Rewarding Experience

Went to Cambodia to teach English and it was a rewarding experience. I will remember the people that I have met and interacted with for a long time to come. – Ong Wee Kiat

Join Our Volunteer Program: Teaching in Cambodia is a Rewarding Experience!

If you choose to volunteer teaching English in Cambodia, be aware that you cannot always count on teaching resources being available. Be creative! Also, classes may have large numbers of students. So, your teaching work sometimes may be challenging, but on the other hand, highly rewarding!

No Specific Qualifications Required for our Teaching Project in Cambodia

You can also take part in the English project without specific qualifications or relevant professional experience. Just bring the desire to teach and your creativity with you!

Start Dates & Duration

Projects to teach English in Cambodia start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. Educational volunteers should arrive on Sundays.

You can choose to volunteer from 2 to 24 weeks.


Orientation takes place on Monday after the arrival date and includes a city tour.



Fees and what is included with the volunteer program

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the projects incur a registration fee of  U$ 149.00 on top of the program fee.

Cambodia Volunteer Program Fees

What is included in the 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 & Meals



AVN Volunteer House has just renovated to be the most comfortable and convenience for the volunteer to stay where it just feel like their home. The house is located very close to the Russian Market and volunteer 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, and a roof terrace to relax at free time. Volunteers can expect to share a room with one or two other volunteers.

Host Family:

You will have your own room (most likely) or share a room with one other volunteer. 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.

Generally, 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 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 colourful 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 security conscious and have sought to make a safe and secure lodging for your peace of mind.

The Smiley Guesthouse is a family enterprise run by local Khmer who have built the guesthouse up to incorporate everything a customer expects and more. Located in a good place just 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.



Requirements for volunteers in Cambodia

No specific skill or qualification is required while volunteering in Cambodia teaching English.



Went to Cambodia to teach English and it was a rewarding experience. I will remember the people that I have met and interacted with for a long time to come. – Ong Wee Kiat


More Volunteer Programs in Cambodia

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

You may also 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. Whether you are a vetinary student or just love animals, join our animal rescue project, to save poor dogs and cats in the streets.

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

Opportunities to teach English in more countries

Visit our page with all the volunteer programs to teach English.