Full Price List
From 1 week to 12 weeks or longer,
subject to visa requirements
||All year round, subject to school
vacations (see dates below under
Work Content) - you choose your start and
||No qualifications or experience
required, just lots of enthusiasm and a
love of children.
pre-departure support and assistance,
►Meeting you at the nearest
►Transfer to your accommodation
►Transport to and from your
►Local in-country team support
►24-hr emergency support.
►Certificate of Completion
What's not included
Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a
visa is required), Return transfer to
Who can do this Project?
This project is open to all
nationalities and all ages over 17.
Suitable for gap years or those taking a
year out, grown-up gappers, career
breakers, anyone interested in teaching
or working with children overseas while
doing voluntary work, projects abroad or
Also available as a summer placement in
Cambodia or South East Asia, short
breaks or for those wanting to do TEFL
YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Asia
and the Cambodian culture
satisfaction of helping disadvantaged
children and knowing that you made a
difference to them.
New skills, more confidence, a greater
understanding of a different culture,
invaluable personal and professional
An entry on your CV or résumé that will
put you head and shoulders above most others
in the job market.
- And best of all
... an unforgettable experience!
There are two
main objectives at this project. Firstly
education, and consequently, secondly trying to
offer to better future for under-developed
children from poor and remote areas. As well as
simply offering this education, we are also
trying to promote and encourage this among
children who are not currently receiving any
themselves come from the Pul village, as well as
five other surrounding villages. Their ages are
from 6-15 years old. They currently have only a
basic level of English. Classroom sizes are
typically between 25-30 students. The school
consists of six separate classrooms.
The classroom is
equipped with basic teaching resources, such as
a blackboard and flash cards for participants to
use. The students also have pencils and paper.
Teaching time with
the students is divided into two shifts. The
first beginning in the morning from 8am – 11am.
The afternoon shift is from 2pm to 5pm. We
advise you to do one teaching shift, combined
with some construction or gardening each day,
although we also believe that you should work
mostly where you believe your skill set is best
The School also
has an adjourning vegetable garden. Here each
student has been designated with a small plot of
land to farm their own vegetables. Maintaining
this is a challenging job, but has the benefits
of both physical and mental well-being. Helping
the children out with the farming work is
available to you, if you would like to engage in
this. This is an extremely valuable task!
Much of the school
has been built with the help of previous
volunteers and local tradesman, However, the
work here is far from done. Volunteers are able
to continue to assist in the construction of a
new pathway, toilets, as well as building walls
and renovation of the nearby area.
We are also set to
work on some "educational art", so if you have
any artistic talent, your input would be very
gratefully received! We would like several walls
to display images and sketches of participants'
home countries. Examples would be flags and
various other cultural symbols. We feel this
will be a nice way of reflecting the work done
by volunteers of the past six years.
will start with an introduction week where
you’ll visit cultural sites in Siem Reap and
learn about language and rich culture of
Cambodia. It’s a great way to get to the town
and everything required to make your stay more
comfortable. After Siem Reap you will move on to
the location of your programme where the
introduction week continues. If your programme
is 2 weeks or less you can choose to do a few
days or opt out of the introduction week and go
straight to your project. Please let your
Project Coordinator aware of this upon booking.
Monday to Friday:
The core focus of the teaching project will
depend upon the needs of the school at that
time. The main role played by participants will
English on a non-formal basis
activities for the students, including
workshops for cultural exchange
awareness activities (Clean Up the World)
and renovation of school and local community
You don't need any
qualifications for this project and you’ll
experience the best of the region, history and
spirituality that Cambodia has to offer… and
that's saying something!
2017 School Vacations
Teaching is not
available during these dates:
10th – 16th April 2017 Khmer New Year
18th – 24th September 2017 Ancestors Day Holiday
FREE TEACHING GUIDE
We provide you with a Teaching Guide and
suggestions on inexpensive resources to take
with you. Children are always fascinated with
volunteers and want to learn as much as possible
about you. They love to hear stories about you,
your family and where you are from so it is
ideal to take pictures, maps, magazine articles
and photos of your family and friends with you.
You can also use these as excellent resources
for a lesson to promote discussion and interest.
You will be housed with local home-stay
families, at the volunteer house or in a guest
house where this is not feasible (for example in
the case of larger groups).
There are limited
laundry facilities so expect to wash your
clothes by hands at the volunteer house or at
the home stay, but there are some places that
you can do laundry in the town too. You will be
encouraged to be environmentally aware and to
use all resources with restraint, especially
water, paper and electricity.
In Samraong you can easily get a
motorcycle to go anywhere, or you can borrow a
bike at the centre. The roads in and to Samraong
are very good now. It takes much less time to go
somewhere compared to few years ago.
In Samraong you can exchange money and
traveler’s checks at the bank. The nearest ATM
is in Siem Reap, so please make sure you have
enough money with you before leaving to go the
town. However, you will probably not need much
are always free after each project. Relax at
your Home stay accommodation, take a bicycle
into town, or expand your sightseeing and visit
the many more sites in the Oddar Meanchey
Province or take a taxi to Siem Reap for the
weekend. Friendly staff are always there to make
your choice easier with advice.
All food is included during your stay. The meals
will be typical Cambodian fare, including plenty
of rice dishes.
little about Cambodian food:
Cambodian food has generally been influenced by
Chinese and French cuisine, and also shares many
common dishes with Thai food, although not as
spicy. The staple food for Cambodians is rice.
Almost every meal includes a bowl of rice,
although noodles are also popular. A wide range
of curries, soups and stir fried are served with
rice. Typically, Cambodians eat their meals with
at least three or four separate dishes. A meal
will usually include a soup, or samlor, served
alongside the main courses. Each individual dish
will be either sweet, sour, salty or bitter.
Chilli is usually left up to the individual to
Khmer cuisine also
uses many vegetables, some of which are very
unusual, such as different and unusual local
varieties of melon, beans and squash. Fish is
the most common form of meat in Khmer cuisine,
including dried salted fish known as trei ngeat.
Getting to taste and know local cooking is one
of the many delights of living in a foreign
Got any questions? Please email us:
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT:
Once you have applied for a
placement, we'll contact you and send you our
Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details
and password for our Volunteer Extranet where
you'll have access to all the documentation and
information which we've put together to
facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your
Project Co-ordinator for your country will
liaise with you throughout the arrangements
process, as well as while you're on your
placement and on your return home.
you'll have access to also include a Country
Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may
assist you on your particular programme (e.g.
Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment
Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we
can to make your stay one that you'll never
forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and
As with all our
destinations, the culture and heritage is
different to what you're used to ... which,
although one of the most exciting aspects of
travelling, should be borne in mind.
Self-reliance and independence are highly
appreciated in all our destinations and will
help you to make the most of this wonderful
On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country:
When you arrive you
will be welcomed by a member of our
representative staff who will take you to your
accommodation and introduce you to everyone.
During your first few days you'll be given an
induction so that you can learn about the
country and its culture, as well as other useful
information, like how to use the transport
system, banks, safety issues, tipping, and lots
While on your
placements, you can also book some Optional
Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel
This project can also be combined
with any of our other projects, or you could
even do a second project in a different country
in the region, thus doubling your
adventure and enjoyment!
LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:
Surrounded by beautiful rice fields, lakes
and jungles Truly one of mankind’s most
incredible achievements, this ancient city of
temples will take your breath away and leave you
traipsing through a mystical magnificent past.
Built between 800 - 1200 AD by the Khmer Empire,
more than 200 temples have been restored, to
some extent enabling you an insight into life
from this time. There are more than 1,000
ancient sites of Angkor although several are now
almost entirely gone. Angkor Wat is a symbol of
Cambodia and is the country's prime attraction
is a lively stop off destination on the
South Asia tourist trail! With the flat plane
jungle ruins catapulted to fame via Lara
Croft just over the outskirts, the town is
geared up for travellers and this is no more
evident than in ‘Pub Street’ a place to drink
beer and make new friends. Siem Reap was a
fashionable destination for the 1960’s elite
pack wanderers and, according to the Lonely
Planet, is once again one of the most popular
spots on the planet today having reinvented
itself as the heart of Cambodia, scattered with
guesthouses, superb food and a steady flow of
tourists from near and far.
developing fast, Siem Reap retains its charm
with colonial, Chinese and old-style French
architecture, shady boulevards and a river
amidst the upsurge of hotels and new resorts. In
the city, you’ll find traditional dance, craft
shops, silk farms, rice-paddy countryside,
fishing villages and markets of all kinds! Other
local attractions include Angkor National Museum
and the Cambodian Cultural Village.
This is a great
time to be here. Siem Reap is a place you can
get stuck, in the best possible way. The temples
of Angkor are to be savoured leisurely and the
city to be discovered and enjoyed at any pace
second main city of Cambodia, the city itself is
fairly small and feels more like a town than a
city. Most people in this area are farmers.
Despite the tourism industry, the people are
generally extremely poor, even by South East
Asian standards. Silk farming is particularly
popular. The local population is 171,800 with
Buddhism the major religion and Khmer the local
language, although most people speak English and
also some French.
There is an
International Airport in Siem Reap and a very
good bus service connecting to Phnom Penh.
To read about Travel
arrangements and what happens when you arrive in
your new country,
please click here.
Support & Backup:
read about the excellent
& Backup we provide
before you leave and during your programme,