Volunteer in an Orphanage in Cambodia

Do you have a soft spot in your heart for disadvantaged children? Global Crossroad’s volunteer in an orphanage program in Cambodia needs kind and compassionate volunteers like you to join this valiant project.

  • Cost efficient way to explore a new country while helping children in need
  • Volunteer abroad in an orphanage in Cambodia project starts at $400
  • Always feel safe and supported by our in country coordinator
  • Thousands of satisfied and fulfilled volunteers since 2003

Securing a safe and prosperous future for Cambodia's children has become an issue of great concern. UNICEF estimates there are currently more than 100,000 orphans in Cambodia and due to extreme poverty, more and more families are opting to send their children into orphanages. This current trend is escalating the number of orphans in the country. Many NGOs are involved in establishing orphanage centers in the capital city of Phnom Penh and in other provinces to accommodate the ever-growing number of orphans and give them a safe and secure haven.

When you commit to the volunteer abroad in an orphanage in Cambodia program, you can make a great difference in the lives of these needy and destitute children of all ages. You can help them to learn and improve their English skills and assist them with their homework. You can organize and participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities to help with their intellectual and emotional growth. There is also a need for support in most administration departments of the orphanages.

There is a great need for loving, caring and enthusiastic volunteers who simply want to share their time, love and empathy with children and team up with this noble volunteer opportunity in an orphanage in Cambodia program.

Role of Volunteer

When you decide to join this volunteering in an orphanage in Cambodia program, you will have the grand opportunity to help children build confidence, develop life skills, and reinstate their hope in life. Volunteers will be assigned to specific activities dependent upon their skills and interests:

  • Teach English either in the morning or in the afternoon for 3-4 hours a day
  • Help with homework and make sure it's completed completely and accurately
  • Sing and teach songs
  • Help the children to learn the traditional Khmer dance or teach a dance from your own country
  • Draw pictures and play games
  • Play music and instruments
  • Help the children with personal hygiene
  • Reinforce life skills: teach them to clean their rooms and prepare daily meals
  • Teach children to plant and care for fruits and vegetables in the garden
  • Orphanage operational and administrative support is also highly appreciated with:
  • Improving the center facilities and building (painting, renovating, etc.)
  • Developing fruit and vegetable cultivation
  • Improving hygiene and basic medical care
  • Strengthening the center organizational capacity and fundraising skills

Skills and Qualifications Needed

No specific qualifications are needed in order to take part in the volunteer overseas in an orphanage in Cambodia project. However, experience with teaching, nursing, construction, gardening or organizational skills are all highly appreciated. Volunteers should be at least 20 years of age.

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?

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