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Medical Volunteering Cambodia!
Do you work in the medical field or study medicine and looking for valuable international medical experience? Do you dream of visiting beautiful Cambodia and give back to the communities in need? Then this Medical Volunteering Opportunity in Cambodia is perfect for you!
Cambodia is an amazing country with lots of fascinating places to visit and see. There are ancient ruins, awe inspiring temples, beautiful beaches and islands and gorgeous scenery.
The people are also friendly and welcoming and will great you with open arms and enthusiastically immerse you in their culture and traditions.
Medical volunteer project in Cambodia will be a sublime experience for you. During the project, you will work alongside the professional doctors and nurses. In the process, you can make a difference in the lives of the needy people and help save lives while gaining invaluable hands-on medical experience.
If you’re interested in a chance to make a difference and enrich your own life, contact Global Crossroad today for more information!
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
Depending on your skills and qualifications, as a volunteer with the medical program in Cambodia you will be involved in a variety of tasks. This includes shadowing/assisting local doctors, promoting disease prevention and health education, providing basic care, recording patient details, assisting with administrative work and more.
Due to regulations, you will not be doing major diagnostic work or surgery, but rather shadow and assist local doctors and learn from them.
Your work will provide incredible relief to both the doctors you work with and the patients you care for. Not only that, you will have a lifechanging experience in an exciting and beautiful country while also greatly enriching yourself through hands-on experience in the medical field.
Skills and Qualifications
In order to volunteer with the medical project in Cambodia you need to have some form of medical qualifications either as a doctor, nurse or medical student. You also need to be a kind and loving person with great passion for helping people in need and a desire to share your love with those less fortunate.
You should also be flexible and patient, as well as willing to tackle new and interesting challenges on a daily basis.
Every day you spend in this medical program in Cambodia will be an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience. Not only that, but your schedule will allow for plenty of time to explore all the greatest sights of Cambodia.
On arrival at the airport, you will bet met by your local coordinator who will transport you to the volunteer house where you’ll have the rest of the day to get settled in and meet your new roommates.
- First Day: On the first day of volunteering in Cambodia in medical program, your local coordinator will bring you to the clinic or hospital and introduce you to the staff. The rest of the day will be spent getting to know the placement and preparing for your upcoming responsibilities.
- Weekdays: Your work in the medical project starts on the second day of the project, and while each day will vary and present exciting new experiences, a standard day looks like this:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: You start the day with a delicious homecooked breakfast at the volunteer house. You can enjoy it together with your new roommates or take it with you to the work placement.
- 7.45 AM: At this time you depart for a fulfilling day of providing healthcare to those in need. You will spend the day at the clinic performing various vital tasks and gaining valuable medical volunteering experience.
- 12.00 PM: Around noon you’ll have a break for lunch, which is a great time to get to know your new colleagues and immerse yourself in their culture and way of life.
- 3.00 PM: Your work at the placement will end at this time, and the rest of the afternoon and evening is your free time to enjoy everything the local area has to offer.
- 6.45 PM: A delicious Cambodian dinner completes your day, and you’ll eat together with your fellow volunteers letting you make new friends and partake in cultural exchange.
Medical Volunteering Cambodia: Program Dates
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.
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.
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:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foo
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
Accommodation and Meal
Global Crossroad arranges your accommodation in a safe and comfortable volunteer house in Phnom Penh. Here you will share a room with fellow volunteers of the same gender, and each room comes with comfortable beds, fans and modern bathroom facilities. Reception is also manned for your convenience and three delicious and authentic Cambodian meals are provided every day. Volunteers working outside of Phnom Penh city will stay with our carefully chosen host families.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
During your Cambodia medical volunteer work, not only will you change the lives of many Cambodians and gain valuable medical experience, you will also have plenty of free time to travel across and explore Cambodia. Your evenings can be spent exploring the local area of Phnom Penh, while your weekends give you plenty of time to travel all over the country.
Safety and In Country Support
Global Crossroad takes the safety of our volunteers in Cambodia medical project very seriously and go to great lengths to ensure that you always feel safe and comfortable during your project. Our facilities and accommodation are carefully vetted and regularly inspected for safety, and your local coordinator and reception staff at the volunteer house are available to assist you.
Medical Volunteering Cambodia: FAQs
Arrival and departure
You must fly into Phnom Penh International Airport in order to work on our medical volunteer opportunity in Cambodia. Arriving in Cambodia one day before the start date of your volunteer project is highly recommended.
Our local representative will be waiting for you at the airport. You will then be transferred safely to your accommodations soon after meeting up with our representative. In case you miss your flight, or the flight gets cancelled, inform us immediately.
However, keep in mind that we do not offer any airport departure services after the completion of our medical Cambodia volunteer program. You are responsible for arranging this yourself.
In order to get entry into Cambodia and work in our medical volunteer projects, you will need to get a tourist visa. You can visit the official embassy of Cambodia or a consulate in your home country and apply for tourist visa. Make sure to bring your original passport and some photos.
There’s also visa on arrival available at the Phnom Penh International Airport. So, if you are citizen of the US, Canada, the UK or Australia, you can apply for visa on arrival. Check out this website if you want to learn in detail about Cambodia’s visa requirements and policies.
For our medical volunteer program in Cambodia, vaccinations for diseases like Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Measles, Hepatitis A, Rabies, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, and Hepatitis B are compulsory.
Be sure to consult with your local doctor before taking these vaccinations. In addition, you can learn more about these vaccinations by clicking this link
Why Medical Volunteering Cambodia?
As a volunteer in this medical project you will have a great opportunity to broaden your medical skills and learn new techniques. You will have to deal with a variety of people and personalities while living and working outside of your comfort zone. This will improve your teamwork, problem-solving, leadership and people skills.
You will help out people in need and the community as a whole
Being a Volunteer in Cambodia at medical project is incredibly rewarding. Every day you will be working closely with patients and their loved ones, helping them through a difficult time in their lives and assisting with whatever they need.
You will increase your confidence and skill level.
As a medical volunteer you will get to learn new skills and improve your current ones, greatly heightening your confidence and skillset while making a difference in the lives of people in need.
You will get a sense of Accomplishment:
There are few things more rewarding than providing sorely needed healthcare to those in need. While participating in this medical volunteer trip in Cambodia you will get a feeling of fulfillment and accomplishment knowing you have made a significant positive impact on their lives.
You will experience a fast paced work environment
In this project, your days will never be tedious or repetitive and every day will bring you new experiences and patients that require help and need to be treated differently. Thus, each day will bring a new set of exciting challenges for you to tackle.
You will gain valuable life lessons and experiences:
Medical volunteering work in Cambodia will teach you valuable life skills, as well as provide you with amazing hands-on experience in the medical field.
Other Volunteer Opportunities in Cambodia
If you want to volunteer in Cambodia but lack the medical credentials for this project, have no fear, for Global Crossroad has you covered. You can participate in a range of projects in the country, such as
work in an orphanage,
raise awareness of HIV/AIDS,
work with a local NGO,
Community Development and much more.
Other Medical Volunteer Programs Worldwide
Sadly, there are many places in the world in desperate need of medical volunteers. Here at Global Crossroad we arrange projects like this in many different countries around the world. Below is a list of some of our most popular medical programs: