• Cambodia
    • Phnom Penh
    • Siem Reap
2 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Year Round
Guesthouse Hostel
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30)


Starting Price
Price Details
Program fee includes Airport pickup, cultural welcome dinner, accommodation, 3 meals per day, orientation plus city tour, placement, support from the local staff, program supervision, 24×7 emergency support.

Registration fee is only $149 and covers marketing costs, pre and post-placement support from our staff, a complete country information guide, volunteer training booklet, fundraising guides and tips, administration costs, travel to run inspection visits in all locations, communication costs, and office staff.

Participants in our volunteer in Cambodia programs find US$ 50 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Dec 11, 2019
Aug 11, 2017
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About Program

Iko Poran offers the most affordable volunteer programs in one of the most exciting countries in Asia. You can choose to volunteer from 2 to 24 weeks in a variety of programs, such as: Childcare, Teaching, Community Development, Special Needs Care, Medical and NGO Development.

- Available all year round, arrival dates: 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month
- You can choose to volunteer from 2 to 24 weeks
- Weekends off to relax and explore around
- Program fee includes airport pickup, accommodation, 3 meals per day, 24x7 support
- Most Affordable Registration fee and Program fee, starting from 350 for 2 weeks
- No extra transfer fees on top
- Volunteers pay their program fee directly to the local organization. You know where your money is going
- Volunteers have a unique experience of by actively participating in developing communities for a fairer world
- Experience Cambodia from a local perspective

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Program Highlights

  • Volunteerism should not be expensive for those want to lend a hand.
  • Only international volunteer organization based in a developing country, Other providers are profit-oriented traveling companies based in First World nations.
  • Volunteers receive a cultural orientation and tour upon arrival
  • All money charged is used to further achieve our mission and contribute to our local programs;
  • Most affordable registration fee, only $ 149! Program fees starting at $350 for 2 weeks

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Yes, I recommend this program

A two-weeks program in à day care center

I spent two weeks ( I know, definitely too short) in a day care center in Phnom Penh in Cambodia thanks to Iko Poran association. And it was such a wonderful experience !
I took care of a class of 7 children (5-6years Old) from 9:00a.m to 4 p.m, from Monday to Friday. Sometimes I picked them up in their shanty towns at 8 a.m with the staff. It was very hard and sad to see where they live and in such poor conditions, but it was part of the experience and I simply loved their face, their excitation when the association bus ( that we used to pick them up at Home) arrived in front of their living place ( we cant call it "a house").
When they arrive at the day Care center around 9 a.m, they sing and pray with a Kmer teacher. This was so cute to see them so happy to be there and to take pleasure to sing and pray ( even if they lost sometimes their concentration rapidly when they saw the volunteers next to them and they guessed that they will play games after ahah).
After that, it was "shower time" for all children. So we had to make them take a shower, put soap on their body, shampoo on their haïr, and dress them up with the association "uniform" ( too cute).
Then, I taught them english until lunch time (around 11 à.m). As school facilities, I had a board, some books, pens, and thats it. I regretted not to have brought with me school support for the class when I see how much they were happy to learn. Some days, when they were very excited, I had time to do some games ( often drawings) after the lesson and before the lunch time. When they ate, I helped to clean the dishes, and other little tasks to help the staff. From noon to 2p.m, it was rest time for children, so we could take our lunch break and even also take a nap ahah. When they woke up, we make them take a new shower, before starting the afternoon games. I was completely free to choose wich games I wanted to do with them. They loved dancing (I learned them how to dance Macarena, it was so funny), but they were satisfied whatever the game was. Sometimes I made them watch some Disney videos on my phone (like Frozen, or Mickey) and they became focused and quiet during a short moment which allowed me to recover from the dancing time !

Sometimes, and this was amazing, they were asking from more homework during the afternoon. They were so proud to have their own little notebook to make their exercices (write letters, numbers, some words) ! They contented themselves with almost nothing, and it was enough to make them glad.
At the end of the day (4 p.m) the bus dropped them at Home.
Finally, the days were extremely short, and I didnt see how fastly the time went by.
This experience was incredible for so many reasons !
First, to take care of children who really need attention, kindness, affection. They were so happy to see that we really paid attention to them, we contragulated them.
Secondly, I loved teaching them English, and see how much they tried to improve and make you proud of them. I will particularly remember one child,because he was extremely smart, fast, and he loved learning.
Then, the staff team was wonderful, always asking you if everything was fine, and they were awsome with the kids.
Finally, its the kind of experience wich makes you feel really useful, and wich makes you aware how much they need support, even if its just to play with them and make them enjoy life.
I definitely Want to Come back next year!
I completely recommend the program, but I advice you to spend at list one month there, two weeks for me was definitely too short.

Thanks to the association, wich organized perfectly the program, and wich was always present when I needed.

Another advice : bring with you games, Books, figurines, balloons ( all ideas you have) as much as possible. I brought some Playmobils one day, one by each, and they were so excited !

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Response from Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad - IKPVA

Hi Albane!
Wow!! What a great review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed testimonial. Full of love and respect for your experience. It's a very inspiring one! We are glad that you felt helpful and had a great time with the kids. You are right when you say that the volunteer presence itself is already a great impact in this kids life. But you went beyond and helped in some many different ways. We wish you all the best in your next volunteer programs.
Please be aware that every volunteer who leaves a review gets 50% discount on future registration fees.

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