Volunteer in CambodiaTired of expensive Cambodia Volunteer programs?
- The best price, guaranteed; starts $400
- Pay fees directly to your host families and projects
- Safe and meaningful volunteer experience
- It will change you forever……………
When you volunteer in Cambodia, you will experience astounding grandeur side-by-side with overwhelming need. This is the Cambodia of today.
It is impossible not to be impressed by the intricate and ornate temples, dating back as far as the ninth century. But other more modern structures, like the white stone monolith that rises over the Killing Fields and houses 9,000 human skulls, tell another side of the story of this gracious, beautiful country.
Cambodia’s people have literally lived through hell in the last 50 years. Their economy is rebounding, their government is stable and tourism is on the rise – always a sign of positive change in a nation. But the gap between rich and poor increases. Orphanages abound. Health care and development projects are desperately needed.
You can help. Contact Global Crossroad today for information about becoming a volunteer in Cambodia. Be forewarned – Cambodia will steal your heart, and you will be forever changed by the plight of its gentle people.
Volunteer in Cambodia Projects
Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteer abroad programs at a very affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low so that our volunteers benefit from the lowered program prices. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's application/registration fee: US $299. The application fee covers our cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, volunteers are required to pay weekly program fee. You pay your weekly fee directly to your host families and projects .This way, the fees you pay will benefit those who deserve it (not for company profit).
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- Mandatory Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day
Cambodia Volunteer Program: Accommodations/Meals/Field Support
While volunteering in Cambodia, Global Crossroad’s weekly fees include management of volunteers’ meal plans and accommodations throughout projects. Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided and consist of local ingredients and feature traditional cuisine choices for Cambodia. Generally, volunteers have breakfast at a local restaurant or at their accommodations or project. Dinners tend to be at accommodations and lunch is sometimes offered by the project. Food and drinks outside of meal times are the volunteer’s responsibility. In most cases, there are restaurants and markets nearby the places in which our volunteers stay.
During your volunteer work in Cambodia, we normally place our volunteers in a guesthouse or with a host family depending on project location. The main guesthouse we place in is located in the center of Phnom Penh City near the Olympic Stadium and the Orussey Market. It is very comfortable and has a large roof terrace with hammocks, a TV, internet access and many amenities nearby. Staff members for our accommodations are chosen carefully and most have experience in the realm of hosting international travelers. Occasionally, volunteers receive rural placements in the provincial capitals and stay with a host family.
A unique and important part of Global Crossroad’s successful volunteer in Cambodia programs is our volunteer support in-country. We put safety and comfort first as we deliver enriching and consistent experiences for our international travelers. Our support is multi-faceted while volunteers are in Cambodia and our staff is in contact with our volunteers on a regular basis either with face-to-face visits or via phone/email. Key support comes from our country coordinator and in-country field staff. These individuals are employed by our company and committed to ensuring your experience the best it can be. Your chosen project and accommodation staff offer support as well, and they are familiar with working with international volunteers and accustomed to answering questions and providing guidance. Volunteers also have access to our country coordinator’s mobile number for emergencies. With longer assignments, our field staff visits regularly (every 2-4 weeks) to ensure the experience is meeting your expectations. Sometimes an assignment may be too far to visit physically, so staff members will touch-base via phone/email. You are also welcome to stop in the offices at any time. You are never alone.
Specific details regarding accommodations, food and contact details for our local coordinator will be provided in personalized volunteer placement documentation prior to arrival.
Frequently asked questions - Cambodia
Application Process/ Visa
- When should I apply for a volunteer in Cambodia programs?
- What happens once I submit my documents and application to volunteer in Cambodia?
- How long does it take to process my application to volunteer in Cambodia?
- What documents do I need to submit with my application to volunteer in Cambodia?
- Are there any necessary requirements to participate in volunteer in Cambodia projects?
- Who manages the volunteer in Cambodia projects?
- What are the daily schedules while volunteering in Cambodia?
- Where are volunteer opportunities in Cambodia located?
- What is the language spoken in Cambodia?
- When are volunteer in Cambodia projects available?
- How long can I volunteer in Cambodia?
Arrival and Departure Information
- Who will arrange my flight to Cambodia?
- At which airport should I arrive?
- If my assignment begins on Monday, when should I arrive in Cambodia?
- Will someone pick me from the airport? If so, how will I know who they are and where they are?
- What should I do if my flight is delayed?
- How can I get to my accommodations from the airport, if I did not connect with Global Crossroad's local representative in the airport?
- What do I need prior to departure from my home country?
- If I want to arrive earlier than when my assignment begins, where do I stay and who will organize the accommodations?
- When should I depart from Cambodia?
- From which airport shall I depart?
- Who will bring me to the airport for my departure?
Living Accomodation / Meal Information
- Who will arrange my accommodations and what are they?
- Are single rooms available?
- If I arrive with my friend, or girlfriend/boyfriend, can we stay together?
- Will there be other foreign volunteers/interns at my placement?
- What are the bathroom facilities like?
- What are the laundry arrangements?
- Can I use appliances if I bring them from my home country?
- Who manages my meals?
- Can you accommodate special diets?
- Is the running tap water safe for drink?
- Are there hot and cold-water facilities available?
- Will bottled water be provided?
Health and Safety
- How safe is Cambodia?
- What are the principle health risks in Cambodia?
- Is the food safe if I buy it from a street vendor?
- What are the sanitary conditions in Cambodia?
- Are ATMs easily available?
- If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
- Where should I exchange my money?
- How much money should I bring with me?
- Is it safe to carry cash with me?
- How do I contact with Global Crossroad's local coordinator?
- How do I contact my family and friends once I arrive in Cambodia?
- How can my family members contact me?
- Can I bring my telephone from my home country?
Culture and Custom
- Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in Cambodia?
- What should I know about religious conduct in Cambodia?
- How do I respect the people of Cambodia?
More Information about Cambodia
- What is weather like in Cambodia?
- Official Cambodian Holidays
- What about tipping in Cambodia?
- Materials to Bring
NOTE: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is generic information and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly. Participants should consult Global Crossroad or travel advisors to verify this information.