Volunteer with Community Development in Cambodia

Would you like to utilize some of your specialized skills and interests in a team effort to help improve a community in Cambodia and change the lives of those residing there? Global Crossroad’s volunteer with community development program in Cambodia is looking for someone like you!

  • Starting at $400, travel and volunteer abroad with community development in Cambodia
  • Work with likeminded individuals on projects that personally interests you
  • Improve the lives and communities of those who are living in impoverished areas
  • Safety, security, and satisfaction are our top priorities

Cambodians are working to improve their country. Although it is one of the most beautiful and exciting countries in Asia, Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the world. Extreme poverty lingers on from the time of civil war and Khmer Rouge regime to the current political corruption, weak democracy, poor educational standards, and the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and other serious health issues that fuel the fires of poverty. Today, 36% of the Cambodian population lives below the poverty line.

During the last 10 years, committed Cambodians have established many Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to aid the reconstruction of their country, especially the communities in 23 Cambodian provinces. The organizations focus on issues like community organization, income generation, micro-credit programs, land reform, agriculture, animal raising, and gender empowerment. The volunteer with community development opportunity in Cambodia focuses on these issues.

The CBOs generally have limited (if any) financial resources and struggle to facilitate programs and often raise funds from international donors. Many staff members volunteer with no salary. Often the organizations are optimistic, yet lack developed skills and resources to become powerful players at the local level. Your specialized skills, interests, passions, and compassion toward the volunteering overseas with community development in Cambodia can make a world of a difference in the lives of Cambodians and their communities.

The volunteer with community development program in Cambodia urgently need support with fundraising and proposal writing, organizational development, administration and community development.

Role of Volunteer

International volunteers in Cambodia exchange cultural ideas and work experience to contribute new impulses and out-of-the-box ideas to community development. All placements in the volunteer abroad with community development in Cambodia program are custom designed and the volunteer's activities will be arranged in advance based on experience and skills. Examples of possible projects are:

  • A law student supports a community by researching/sharing land right information.
  • A volunteer with skills in development work guides an organization with writing reports and fundraising proposals.
  • A volunteer might organize income-generating programs for the poor or develop a savings program for the community.
  • A planning and zoning student could assist a CBO as they establish land and fishery communities in a province.
  • To be involved in these volunteering work with community development in Cambodia projects, a minimum stay of 4 weeks is required. At the beginning, the volunteer will get an overview of the organizations and its activities and thus get necessary information to start his/her activities.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

To join the volunteering with community development in Cambodia program applicants must have some experience of international volunteering, or experience of developmental work in developing country, or must have studied international development or something related to it. You will also need to submit your resume when applying for the program. You must also volunteer for minimum of 4 weeks.

Dates: Volunteer in Cambodia

All volunteer programs in Cambodia start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.

Prices: Volunteer in Cambodia

Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality Cambodia volunteer trips. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Cambodia application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

    Duration All Other Projects Medical project
  1 Week   N/A   N/A
  2 Weeks   $350   N/A
  3 Weeks   $444   N/A
  4 Weeks   $550   $750
  5 Weeks   $635   $935
  6 Weeks   $720   $1,020
  7 Weeks   $830   $1,130
  8 Weeks   $940   $1,240
  9 Weeks   $1,035   $1,435
  10 Weeks   $1,130   $1,530
  11 Weeks   $1,205   $1,605
  12 Weeks   $1,280   $1,680
Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (volunteer house or host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • Airport pick up (arrival)
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses, soft drinks and snack/extra food
  • Daily transportation expenses
  • Airport return transfer

How your fee is allocated?

MAJOR FAQS –Volunteer in Community Development