• Cambodia
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Year Round
Apartment Guesthouse Hostel Hotel Lodge
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
Program fees vary from project to project and depend on - duration and accommodation selection. The price is based on the program with the lowest fee.
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Equipment Some Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Some Meals SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Nov 10, 2021
Dec 05, 2018
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About Program

Experience one of the friendliest countries in the world when you embark on a volunteer placement in Cambodia with a trusted UK Charity. Whether you're looking to volunteer with children or animals, Globalteer offers you a unique experience to gain valuable skills while giving back.

Not to mention, our projects are perfectly located for you to explore this beautiful country! Visit the ancient Angkor Temples, delve into Cambodia's history in Phnom Penh or relax on the beautiful island of Koh Rong. Our local team are experts on all things Cambodia & will help you get the most of out your time there.

Volunteer programs include:
-Volunteering with children at an education or sports project
-Volunteer with Elephants
-Help to care for rescued street dogs and cats in Phnom Penh
-Volunteer at a bear rescue sanctuary
-Help provide clean drinking water to rural villages
-Volunteer with an indigenous tribe

You will work directly with experienced project staff and have a clear role

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Program Highlights

  • Meet new like-minded friends from around the world.
  • Opportunities to work with animals, children or community projects
  • Learn and work with experienced local staff
  • Plenty of opportunities to explore this beautiful country
  • Learn about the issues impacting Cambodia and be part of solutions tackling them.

Popular Programs

Volunteer with Children at Education Project in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Help children in Siem Reap at one of our carefully selected education-focused projects! These projects are helping children from some of the poorest communities to break the poverty cycle. Projects focus on education, health, hygiene, nutrition and addressing the most pressing needs of the communities we work with. Volunteers work with local staff, assisting with English, arts & crafts, and sports, and helping teachers to plan lessons.

Heading into the jungle to meet the elephants

Get up close with elephants by volunteering at an ethical Sanctuary in the Cambodian jungle. The project provides sanctuary for rescued, domesticated working elephants closer to their natural living conditions in the forest, taking a hands-off approach to the elephants, as well as focusing on education and welfare improvement. Volunteers work alongside local staff participating in elephant research and care, conservation of protected jungle and upkeep of the sanctuary.

Help children develop through sports

Volunteer to help support children's development through Sports! Our sports project brings sporting opportunities to children who would not usually have access to them. In addition the the fun it brings the children it also provide an alternative method for children to learn and grow outside the traditional education model. Volunteers assist local project staff with physical education & coaching sessions, as well as with planning and designing new games for the children

Rescued bear at Cambodian Sanctuary

The Bear Sanctuary is home to over 100 bears rescued from Bear Bile Farms, the illegal wildlife trade, tourism & entertainment or lives as domestic pets. Where possible the sanctuary rehabilitates the bears and reintroduces them into the wild. Those unable to be released are provided a natural habitat where they can enjoy life in peace and comfort. Volunteers work alongside the dedicated team at the sanctuary to help feed the bears, make toys and enrichment and maintain the bears' enclosures.

Providing Clean Water in Cambodia

The clean water project is helping to prevent illness & diseases, and protect livelihoods by providing clean, safe drinking water to rural villages in Cambodia. The project builds bio-sands filters and delivers and install them in rural villages where communities don't have access to clean water; providing years of clean, safe drinking water and saving lives. Volunteers assist local staff to build and install the filters.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteered in Cambodia

I spent the most amazing few weeks in Cambodia volunteering at Helping Hands. I decided to volunteer while travelling so I could give back and experience the culture from a different perspective than just a tourist.

I have never worked with kids before, so I was a little nervous. The project is so well organised though, they are able to use all the volunteers taking into consideration their skills and abilities. I was quite happy being a teacher assistant, working in the classroom with the kids.

The kids were inspirational, always eager to learn. They have a good understanding of the importance of their education to help them in the future.

Everyone was wonderful at Helping Hands and Globalteer, I felt part of this amazing team in Cambodia!

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Volunteered in Cambodia

This was a great experience for me in Cambodia. It was my first time in Asia, so I was a little nervous. The project was really cool, it exceeded my expectations. It was really rewarding work and I hope I made a difference to the wonderful animals. Cambodia was a truly fantastic experience for me, I definitely want to travel more having experienced such a wonderful country. I would highly recommend this project.

20 people found this review helpful.
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I will return one day...

Volunteering with Globalteer was an experience that will never leave me. The enthusiasm of the kids was infectious, they loved being at the Helping Hands project. I was so lucky to be with an amazing group of other volunteers from all around the world. We had so much fun together, both at the school and socially. Siem Reap is a wonderful little town, my kind of place, lots to do and laid back. I look forward to the day I go back, I know I will one day.

20 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Life changing experience - a must do!

I fully recommend volunteering with Globalteer. I volunteered at 2 projects - teaching at a village school and building/installing water filters. Both projects had a huge impact on the local communities and I not only learned so much but I enjoyed every minute of it. So much so, that I’ve now moved to Siem Reap. The Globalteer staff were all incredibly helpful and welcoming, they will make your stay so easy and fun. I 100% recommend volunteering with them.

What would you improve about this program?
The more volunteers that get involved and bring different skills to the projects, the more the projects can develop and remain sustainable.
21 people found this review helpful.
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Cambodia Elephants

The project is in the jungle and has lots of elephants. The elephants are rescued from bad lives and now live at the sanctuary. i was really impressed with the what they do with the elies, they have so much space to roam and forage. the projects really has the elies best interests at heart. there is no riding the elephants like at other places, in fact, some of the elies are rescued from elephnats trekking camps!

19 people found this review helpful.
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Great project

I went to Siem Reap in Cambodia and had a great time at the Helping Hands project. It is in the countryside where the kids really need the projects help. the kids are given breakfast every day, given clean water, education, sports and lots more stuff. the kids really enjoy the project and you can see that it is a really important part of their lives. Siem reap is a really great place to hang out too, lots to do and I made some great friends volunteering.

21 people found this review helpful.
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Volunteering in Siem Reap

I had an amazing time volunteering with Globalteer in Siem Reap. There are lots of people there to support volunteers and there was plenty of work to do which was great. The project and kids were amazing. I helped the Cambodian teacher in the English classes and also with sports and games.

I would highly recommend this project as I had a great time. Siem Reap is a wonderful town too with lots of stuff to do.

20 people found this review helpful.
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Volunteering in Cambodia

This is a great project having huge impact on the kids (and volunteers!). The volunteers assist local teachers which is great. We got to help in English classes, arts, sports and games.

There was always lots to do and the kids were just fantastic to be around. I met lots of other volunteers and made some great new friends.

For me it was a life changing experience, something I will never forget.

What would you improve about this program?
More variety for breakfast.
18 people found this review helpful.

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