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NGO Volunteer Cambodia!

Are you looking for a chance to invest your time and energy in helping an NGO do amazing work in Cambodia?

Are you interested in making a real meaningful difference through a life changing adventure in this fascinating country? Then keep reading to learn more about Global Crossroad’s volunteer with an NGO in Cambodia program.

Cambodia is a country filled with places to go and things to see. From magnificent ancient temples and ruins to beautiful scenery,

wildlife and beaches, Cambodia has much to offer. Its people are also amazingly welcoming, eager to show visitors a side of their country that isn’t defined by its dark past.

Despite this, this tragic past sadly still affects many Cambodians in their daily life. Poverty is rampant and communities are still scarred by this brutal experience in their past. Due to a lack of resources the government has been unable to help these people living in poor or rural districts, and NGO’s are needed to bridge the gap. Since these organizations lack funding and manpower, your help is sorely needed.

By joining this NGO volunteering opportunity in Cambodia, you will get to dedicate your time and efforts to improving the lives of people and entire communities, enabling them to pull themselves out of poverty and creating a better life for their children and future generations.

If you’re interested in an exciting and lifechanging adventure that allows you to leave an incredibly positive impact in the country you visit, then contact Global Crossroad today for more information!

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

We work with several NGO’s that specialize in various areas like teaching, democracy, sustainable development and human rights. Your volunteer work with an NGO in Cambodia will depend on your specific skills and background.

For example, writers and people with development work experience can write reports and fundraising proposals, law students can assist with land rights claims or you can assist locals in setting up commercial enterprises.

No matter what you end up doing, you can rest assured that you will be providing significant benefit to the communities you work with, and the amazing experience you gain while working at the NGO will benefit you greatly in the future as well.

Skills and Qualifications

Our program is designed to accommodate volunteers regardless of experience, education and skillset. All you need is a great love and passion for working with deprived communities and changing their lives for the better. You should be flexible, kind and patient as well as willing to go outside your comfort zone.

Previous experience with international volunteering or developmental work will be an advantage for a volunteer with an NGO in Cambodia but is in no way a requirement.

Volunteers must be between 18 to 70 years old

Working in an NGO in Cambodia will be a worthwhile and varied experience. Every day will be a new adventure filled with fun and achievement and you will get to immerse yourself deeply in the culture and traditions of the country.

On arrival at Phnom Penh airport, our local staff will meet you and take you to the volunteer house to get settled in.

  • First Day: On day one of volunteering in Cambodia with an NGO, your local coordinator will take you to the office of the NGO and give you the day to get introduced to the staff and prepare for the upcoming project.
  • Weekdays: Your work at the NGO starts in earnest on the second day, and while every day will be a new experience with unique challenges, a standard day looks like this:
  • 7.00 to 7.30 AM: Enjoy a delicious Cambodian breakfast together with your fellow volunteers at the volunteer house, a good opportunity to get to know them better.
  • 7.45 AM: You leave the volunteer house and set out for a rewarding day of NGO volunteer work in Cambodia.
  • 12.00 PM: Lunchtime, which gives you an excellent chance to learn more about your coworkers and Cambodian culture in general.
  • 3.00 PM: Around this time your work for the day will be over, and you can return to the volunteer house or explore everything the capital of Cambodia has to offer.
  • 6.45 PM: As your day winds down, you can return to the volunteer house for a delicious Cambodian dinner.

NGO Volunteer Cambodia: Dates and Fees


Cambodia programs start on Mondays in the first week and third week of the month.


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.

Weeks Orphanage
  2 Weeks   N/A
  3 Weeks   N/A
  4 Weeks   $720
  5 Weeks   $820
  6 Weeks   $890
  7 Weeks   $1040
  8 Weeks   $1,110
  9 Weeks   $1245
  10 Weeks   $1,380
  11 Weeks   $1,515
  12 Weeks   $1,650

Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day ( below 28 years) and $4.49/day ( above 28 years) »
How your fee is allocated?

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (volunteer house or host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • Airport pick up and transfer
  • 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 on soft drinks and foo
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

Accommodation and Meal

Global Crossroad arranges your accommodation and meal plan while volunteering in Cambodia. You will stay in our safe and comfortable volunteer house in the capital in a room shared with other volunteers of the same gender that comes equipped with comfy beds, fans and modern bathroom facilities. You will also get three delicious and authentic Cambodian meals per day. Volunteers working outside of Phnom Penh city will stay with our carefully chosen host families.

Read more about our accommodation and meals in Cambodia.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

While working on an NGO volunteering opportunity in Cambodia, you will also have plenty of time and opportunity to experience everything Cambodia has to offer. In the evenings after your work is finished you can enjoy Phnom Penh and the surrounding areas, while on the weekends you will have time to travel all across the small country.

Read more about your free time and weekend exploration while in Cambodia.

Safety and In Country Support

You can rest assured that you will always be safe and comfortable while volunteering with Global Crossroad. We thoroughly vet all our projects and regularly inspect them. At our volunteer house the reception will always be manned, and your local coordinator will be available at all times to help you if need be.

Read more about our safety and in-country support.

NGO Volunteer Cambodia: FAQs

Arrival and departure

Phnom Penh International Airport is the designated point of arrival for all of our volunteers who want to work in our NGO volunteer program in Cambodia. We advise you to send your correct flight details to our local country coordinator before boarding your flight.

You are better off coming to Cambodia one day before the start date of our volunteer programs. In case of flight delays and cancelation, it is your responsibility to inform us as quickly as possible so that we can adjust the pickup schedule.

Global Crossroad arranges airport pick up for you, but we do not offer any kind of airport drop off service once the project is completed.


Obtaining a tourist visa is a must for anyone planning to visit Cambodia. Immigration officials at the airport will demand to see your visa before allowing you entry in Cambodia for volunteering activities.
You can apply for a visa at the local embassy of Cambodia in your home country. Visa on arrival is also offered to volunteers in Cambodia at the Phnom Penh International Airport. Citizens of countries such as the US, UK, Canada, and Australia can apply for visa on arrival. Check out this website if you want to learn in detail about Cambodia’s visa requirements and policies.


Vaccinations for Japanese Encephalitis, Routine vaccines, Hepatitis B, Measles, Hepatitis A, Malaria, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, and Rabies are the required. Consult with your doctor at home before taking any vaccinations. You can learn more about these vaccinations here.

Is this an office job or will I be travelling around?

The NGO volunteering in Cambodia project largely takes place in the office of the NGO, but you may get to do fieldwork if necessary.

Will I be working alone or with someone to support me?

Depending on your skills and experience level, you may be assigned your own project. However, usually volunteers work by assisting the local staff with ongoing projects.

Why volunteer in Cambodia Local NGO project?

Volunteering in an NGO in Cambodia is a life changing experience that allows you to make a huge impact on the lives of disadvantaged people while experiencing a fascinating country on an amazing adventure with like-minded people.

You will help enrich the life of people in need:

Volunteering in Cambodia with an NGO will allow you to dedicate your time and efforts to enriching the lives of people and indeed entire communities by rendering essential assistance to the organization and people you work with.

You learn teamwork and get to share your talents with others

By collaborating closely with other people you will greatly improve your teamworking skills and broaden your horizons as you work and live with people from a wide range of different backgrounds and cultures.

You will get the chance to work in an unfamiliar and exciting new setting

Joining Cambodia volunteer opportunity with NGO is a great way of transporting yourself to an entirely new setting and environment where you will get to work for a greater cause.

You will be able to travel and explore Cambodia:

Not only will you be doing important work, you will also get to travel and explore an amazing country filled with friendly people and awe-inspiring places to visit.

Other Volunteering Projects in Cambodia

If you want to volunteer in Cambodia but are unsure whether your skillset will be of use in community development, there are plenty of other volunteering opportunities in the country for you to consider. You can
work in an orphanage,
teach English,
raise awareness of HIV/AIDS,
Community Development,
do medical work and much more.

Other NGO Volunteer Programs

Global Crossroad arranges community development programs in a large number of countries all across the world. If you’re interested in this kind of work, have a look at the list below for some of our most popular programs in this genre: