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Volunteer Cambodia Orphanage!

Do you have a soft spot in your heart for disadvantaged children? Do you want to make a difference in their lives while on an exciting adventure in Cambodia?

Then Global Crossroad’s volunteering in Cambodia orphanage project needs kind and compassionate volunteers like you to join this valiant project.

Cambodia is a country filled to the brim with rich culture and history. Magnificent temples, stunning beaches and incredibly friendly people are all things the nation is famous for,

and the contrast between tragic history and kind and welcoming people is an eye opening experience that brings large numbers of travelers here every year.

Sadly, 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.

When you commit to the volunteer in an orphanage in Cambodia program, you can make a great difference in the lives of these needy and destitute children of all ages. The love and attention you provide as well as the knowledge and skills you will teach will give these children a chance at a happy and fruitful adult life.

There is a great need for loving, caring and enthusiastic volunteers who simply want to share their time, love and empathy with children. If this describes you, then contact Global Crossroad today about this great opportunity!

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

When you decide to join this volunteer opportunity in an orphanage in Cambodia, you will have the opportunity to help children build confidence, develop life skills, and give them hope for the future.

Your specific tasks will vary depending on the needs of the orphanage, but you will be involved in teaching English, personal hygiene and life skills, helping with homework, organizing various creative activities, and assisting with various day-to-day administrative work at the orphanage such as fundraising, maintenance, and gardening.

Through this work you will provide love and attention that the orphans desperately need, and thus inspire them to reach their full potential and lead happy and successful lives. You will also provide relief to overworked orphanage workers and free them up to reach even more children in need.

Skills and Qualifications

No specific qualifications are needed in order to take part in the Cambodia orphanage volunteer program. However, you need to be a kind and patient person with a love and passion for working with and helping disadvantaged children thrive and succeed.

Prior experience with teaching, nursing, construction, gardening or organizational skills are all highly appreciated and will allow you to make an even greater impact but are by no means required. Volunteers should be between 28 to 70 years of age and be flexible and open to new experiences and challenges.

Every day of your volunteering experience in Cambodia will be fun and exciting. You will feel fulfilled as every day brings new and exciting experiences and challenges. Your free time will be equally fun filled as you explore and discover this jewel of South East Asia.

First Day: On your first day of volunteering at an orphanage in Cambodia, your local coordinator will give you a briefing and bring you to the project placement where you’ll be introduced to the staff, children and facilities and given the day to learn about your responsibilities in the coming week(s).

  • Weekdays: Every day will be different and bring new and exciting experiences, but a typical workday will look something like this:
  • 7.00 to 7.30 AM: Breakfast is served at the volunteer house, giving you the chance to get to know your fellow volunteers.
  • 7.45 AM: You will leave home and travel to their placements. Your precise duties will depend on the day, but you will spend the next seven hours at the project.
  • 12.00 PM: At noon you break for lunch together with the staff and the orphans.
  • 3.00 PM: Work usually ends around this time, and the rest of the day is free to relax or explore Phnom Penh.
  • 6.45 PM: The day concludes with a delicious Cambodian dinner at our volunteer house, which is a great opportunity for some cultural exchange with your fellow volunteers.

Volunteer Cambodia Orphanage: Program Dates


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   $420
  3 Weeks   $570
  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

When you join volunteer orphanage program in Cambodia, you will be staying in our safe and comfortable volunteer house in the capital of Phnom Penh. Here you will share a room with fellow volunteers of the same gender and be given three authentic Cambodian meals a day. The rooms are comfortable and come with modern bathroom facilities, and reception is manned should you need anything. Volunteers working outside of Phnom Penh city will stay with our carefully chosen host families.

Read more about your accommodation and meal in Cambodia.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

As a volunteer in Cambodia orphanage program, you will have plenty of time to discover and explore Cambodia. During the week you’ll have the evenings to enjoy everything Phnom Penh and its surroundings has to offer, and on the weekends, you can go on longer tours all across the country to visit amazing sights like Angkor Wat, Tonle Sap and Otres Beach.

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

Safety and In Country Support

While volunteering in orphanage project in Cambodia, we make sure that you are always safe and secure. Our projects, accommodation and facilities are carefully vetted and inspected regularly to ensure that they meet our safety standards, and staff is always on hand at the volunteer house to assist you. Additionally, your local coordinator will be available to help you with any problems you may face.

Read more about our safety standards and in-country support.

Volunteer Cambodia Orphanage: FAQs

Arrival and departure

You must fly into Phnom Penh International Airport in order to work in orphanage volunteer program 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. In case you miss your flight, or the flight gets cancelled, please inform us immediately. In addition, keep in mind that we do not offer any airport departure services after the completion of our projects.


In order to get entry into Cambodia and work in our orphanage volunteer project in Cambodia, you will need to get a tourist visa. For that, you need to visit the official embassy of Cambodia in your home country. Make sure to bring your passport and a few photos.

There’s also on-arrival-visa available at the Phnom Penh International Airport. So if you are citizen of the US, Canada, or Australia then you can apply for on arrival visa at the airport. You can also apply for a tourist visa online by clicking here

Check out this website if you want to learn in detail about Cambodia’s visa requirements and policies.


For a volunteer trip to Cambodia, vaccinations for diseases like Malaria, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Typhoid, Measles, Hepatitis A, Rabies, and Routine vaccines are compulsory.

Be sure to consult with your local doctor before taking these vaccinations. Also, you can learn more about these vaccinations by clicking this link

Why Volunteer Cambodia Orphanage?

Volunteering in an orphanage in Cambodia is a lifechanging experience both for the orphans and you as the volunteer. You will learn valuable skills, explore a fascinating country and have the chance to greatly improve the lives of disadvantaged children.

You will help orphanages in their struggle to look after deprived children

Through your participation in Cambodia orphanage volunteer program opportunities, you will provide relief to the care workers at the orphanage and help them reach out to a larger number of orphans. You will provide care and attention to the children enabling them to pursue a normal childhood and promising future.

You will invest your time to providing a safe and secure environment for orphaned kids to live in

With your work at the orphanage, you’ll have the opportunity to ensure a safe and secure childhood for these orphans, leading to long term positive effects in their lives but also changing your own perspectives on the world.

You will dedicate your time for a humanitarian cause

Participating in orphanage volunteer program in Cambodia lets you dedicate yourself and your time to a cause greater than yourself, greatly improving the lives of orphaned children. Your guidance and support will give them a secure space to grow and thrive through healthy and happy conditions.

You will develop long lasting relationships with children

The orphans you will work with are in desperate need of love and attention, and by providing this and giving them a safe environment to grow and learn in, you will become their hero. You are sure to develop long lasting and amazing relationships with these kids, letting you see how your work affects them throughout their lives as you stay in touch.

Other Volunteer Opportunities in Cambodia

If you’d like to volunteer in Cambodia but you’re not sure if an orphanage is the right place for you, this is not a problem! With Global Crossroad you can do a wide range of volunteering projects in Cambodia such as
teach English,
raise awareness of HIV/AIDS,
work with a local NGO,
Community Development,
do medical work and much more.

Other Global Crossroad orphanage programs

Sadly, orphans struggle in many countries around the world, and as such Global Crossroad organizes orphanage volunteer programs in a long list of countries on several continents. No matter where you want to make a difference, Global Crossroad has the perfect orphanage program for you. Take a look at the list below for some of our most popular orphanage programs: