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Volunteering in Cambodia with Projects Abroad

Overview
  • Placement location: Phnom Penh, Koh Sdach 
  • Project lengths: From 1 week
  • Accommodation: Shared volunteer apartments and a limited amount of host families, shared volunteer bungalows at Conservation Project
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  • Top places to travel: Angkor Wat Temples, Sihanoukville, Rabbit Island

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Map of Cambodia An old Cambodian temple"

Cambodia is now one of the must-visit destinations in South East Asia and is an excellent place to volunteer abroad. Projects are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world; whether you are on a gap year, a summer placement, or a career break.

There are numerous projects to choose from. You could join a Care project and work with disadvantaged children - helping to give young Cambodians a brighter future. We also offer volunteer opportunities for teaching English and/or French within the classrooms of the schools that we work with.

Our Medical placements are suitable for students who have completed at least one year of medical studies. Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy volunteers are also needed to work in rehabilitation centres with children who have a variety of disabilities and landmine victims.

If you want to explore the culture, language and history of Cambodia, then you should consider joining the Khmer Project which immerses you in the Khmer culture, past and present.

Our Conservation project is great for adventurous volunteers interested in learning to scuba dive and taking part in a variety of conservation activities in and out of the water.

Where we are Based in Cambodia

Projects Abroad is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia's spirited and charming capital city.

We do have a small number of host families located in Kompong Speu, where our Public Health volunteers occasionally stay. But most volunteers live together in shared apartments, in the Russy Keo district of Phnom Penh - a short tuk-tuk ride from all major areas within the city. 

Phnom Penh is located in close proximity to many beautiful beaches, and the world-famous temples at Angkor Wat. 

Our pioneering Conservation Project is based on a small tropical island in a remote and quiet area of Cambodia. 

General Information on Cambodia

With its pristine beaches, ancient temples and exotic jungle, it's easy to see why Cambodia’s turbulent history is now becoming an increasingly distant memory. This beautiful country is at peace, and Cambodians are focused on building a positive future. Many areas of Phnom Penh are booming; the city has an elegant riverfront and lively nightlife, and its people are friendly, dignified and optimistic. But it remains hard to escape the poverty and the fact that many Cambodians are still struggling to survive.

Sea view at a part of Koh Sdach – Cambodia conservation placement

At about two-thirds the size of the UK, but one of the least-populated Asian countries, Cambodia is bordered by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. With a coastline on the tropical Gulf of Thailand, Cambodia occupies the heart of South-East Asia and this area was previously home to the mighty Khmer empire.

Much of Cambodia is dissected by the impressive Mekong River, and it is a fertile country, with forests and gemstone mines that will help to build the framework for future growth. If you're interested in overseas voluntary work in an unspoilt, beautiful country, now's certainly the time to see Cambodia.

Travel and Tourism in Cambodia

Explore Cambodia and you will be amazed by the juxtaposition of vibrant cities, achingly beautiful scenery and famous historical landmarks like Angkor Wat. At weekends and during travel time Cambodia offers a huge number of activities. The world-famous gathering of temples near Siem Reap is a must for all visitors - climbing over huge tree roots to the entrance of partly hidden doorways is guaranteed to bring out the Indiana Jones in anyone!

However, Cambodia offers far more than ancient temples. Go trekking in the jungles, try snorkelling and dolphin-spotting in the seas surrounding Sihanoukville, or take in the sunset with a bottle of Angkor beer at a local beach bar.

Travelling to the neighbouring countries is easy. You can follow the well-trodden tourist trail into Thailand, but border crossings are also accessible into Laos and Vietnam; two more unspoilt countries that are crying out to be visited before the tourist masses discover their charms.

Projects available in Cambodia

High School Specials for 15 to 18 year olds available in Cambodia

19+ Specials available in Cambodia

Grown-up Specials for 50+ in Cambodia

Projects for professionals available in Cambodia

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