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Volunteer to teach children in a school in Samraong, near Siem Reap, in Cambodia with Travellers Worldwide



Teach deserving children at a school with over 300 eager-to-learn children in Samraong. The children from 6 different villages in the area and the school provides free education to those who can't afford it.

This is a very varied placement where you'll not only teach the children English in an informal way, but also help in other creative activities.

You'll have lots of flexibility in your input, and your creativity is positive encouraged. This could be in the form of helping the children with drawing art, singing or other activities. 

You don't need any qualifications, just a passion to help children.

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Duration From 1 week to 12 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements
Start Dates All year round, subject to school vacations (see dates below under Work Content) - you choose your start and finish dates.
Requirements No qualifications or experience required, just lots of enthusiasm and a love of children.
What's included Arranging your Programme,
Full pre-departure support and assistance,
Payment Protection insurance

Meeting you at the nearest airport
Transfer to your accommodation
Transport to and from your project
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support.
Certificate of Completion
What's not included Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.
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 study abroad.
Also available as a summer placement in Cambodia or South East Asia, short breaks or for those wanting to do TEFL teaching.


  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Asia and the Cambodian culture

  • The enormous 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 development.

  • 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!

Teach Children in a School in Cambodia

Teach Children in a School in Cambodia

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 schooling.

The children 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 utilized.

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.

Your programme 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 be:

  • Teaching English on a non-formal basis

  • Creating activities for the students, including workshops for cultural exchange

  •  Art & Handicraft activities

  • Sports after classes

  •  Environmental awareness activities (Clean Up the World)

  • Construction 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

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.


Teach Children in a School in Cambodia

Teach Children in a School in Cambodia


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.

Money issues
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 money there!

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.

A 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 add themselves.

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 country.

Volunteer to help children in Cambodia

Volunteer to help children in Cambodia


Got any questions? Please email us: info@travelersworldwide.org

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.

The documents 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 beautiful country.

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 opportunity!    

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 more.


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ANGKOR WAT: 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 for visitors.

SIEM REAP: 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.

Although 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 you desire!

Although the 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.

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Support & Backup: To read about the excellent Support & Backup we provide before you leave and during your programme, please click here.

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