Volunteer in Teaching English in Cambodia

Do you have a passion or interest in teaching and traveling abroad? Check out Global Crossroad’s volunteering overseas teaching English in local schools in Cambodia program!

  • Teach and travel in Cambodia starting at $400
  • Teach and travel in Cambodia starting at $400
  • Help improve the present and future lives of students from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Always feel safe and secure with reliable in country support
  • Trusted volunteer teaching English in local schools program in Cambodia since 2003

The demand for English language skills is very high in Cambodia and English fluency is often related to employment success. As a result, many rural Cambodians are left jobless. Poorer Cambodians cannot send their children to expensive boarding schools; thus, the children are deprived of vital English skills

When you commit to volunteering teaching English in local schools in Cambodia, you will have several options as to where and whom you teach.

  • State and community schools receive very little government funding, so when you volunteer abroad teaching English in local schools in Cambodia, you are immediately deemed very precious and always welcome. Usually the volunteers work alongside the local English teachers, yet may sometimes lead classes with pronunciation and conversational skill practice.
  • At the university, volunteers will prepare students for leadership positions within the business community. The Pursat University of Management and Economics program is designed to help students develop a wide range of skills. The acquisition of English knowledge is vital to fulfill managerial and administrative responsibilities in the contemporary business environment.

Role of Volunteer

Most Cambodian people and organizations find it a great honor to host a foreign volunteer and the volunteer is warmly welcomed and included in all daily activities. Volunteering teaching English in local schools in Cambodia is beneficial for both the volunteer and the students, and generally proves to be an unforgettable experience for all involved.

When you join this volunteer teaching English in local schools program in Cambodia, you will be giving the Cambodian students a chance to study English, which would not usually be accessible for them.

Placements for the volunteering overseas teaching in local schools in Cambodia program are available in four different fields of work, depending on skills/interests:

  • Teaching children at their orphanage
  • Teaching students at a public school
  • Teaching university students
  • Supporting teachers at local schools and organizations

There are also hundreds of NGOs (non-government organizations) working in Cambodia and most of them need the support and language skills of English teachers.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

There are no specific qualifications needed to join our volunteer teaching English in local schools program in Cambodia beyond a fluency in English. Volunteer teachers should have strong written and verbal English fluency, yet no previous teaching experience is required. Volunteers should have a love for teaching, English, and conversation. Volunteers should be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient, and be positive role models for students.

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 an Orphanage in Cambodia