It’s said that the most important thing you can give to a child is your time. That’s especially true for underprivileged children. Volunteer teaching in Cambodia is one of the best ways to experience local culture and make a significant impact in a short time. Even if you’ve never taught before, this project provides the perfect opportunity to help improve a child’s life and education.
Volunteer Teaching in Cambodia
Volunteer teaching in Cambodia is fairly straightforward, following lesson plans in the course books and volunteers often share classes. The school’s director of education has a wealth of experience and provides an in-depth orientation to ensure volunteers are properly prepared. Most volunteers find after a day or two they are settled in well after watching other volunteers and are ready to get going. Most of the approach is the repetition of new words and phrases followed by writing or drawing. Some of the children have been learning English for a while and progressing to more complex sentences and grammar rules.
Volunteers also have the opportunity to help teach additional lessons a few times a week at a local orphanage.
One look at the smiles on the students’ faces and you’ll immediately feel the impact of volunteers working on this project. Volunteers have the ability to directly influence students’ progress through additional attention and support. Teaching a single student or an entire class subjects that they have not yet been exposed to can create a lasting impression and motivation to continue learning.
To date, the school has impacted the lives of over 1,500 students. More than 400 students, ages 3 to 21 are currently enrolled across two campuses. There are plans to extend to a third school facility in the near future. The project makes an impact not just on the children’s lives, but also on the local community. It has improved the village economy through new housing, farmyards, and more.
You can make an even greater impact at your teaching project by donating school supplies (pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.) or fundraising to help finance the building of the new school. Visit the Contact Us page to inquire for more details on how best to do so!
Room & Board
Your project fee for projects in Cambodia covers your room and full board in the NGO’s volunteer house.
- Shared, same-sex dorms
- 2 meals per day, buffet breakfast and dinner provided
- Weekend trips to Phnom Penh, Otres Beach, Siem Reap (Angkor Wat), and more (additional costs may apply)
- No WiFi available, local SIM cards (4G) are recommended
As with all GOAT Volunteer projects, there are 2 primary fees associated with volunteering: the application fee paid to GOAT and the project fee paid directly to the NGO after they accept your application.
|Additional Weeks (each)||£20|
Included: Airport arrival & return transport • Pre-departure information & support • Shared room in a same-sex dorm • 2 meals per day (buffet breakfast & dinner) and filtered water • 24/7 volunteer on-site support • Project donation
NOT Included: Flights • Vaccinations • Visas • Travel insurance • Local transport • Personal expenses • Bank/wire transfer fees
Additional weeks billed at a flat rate of £20 each
This project incurs a discounted $150 application fee. Please see the The Fine Print page for more information.
Special Considerations | Volunteer Teaching in Cambodia
For special considerations regarding all projects in Cambodia, please visit the Cambodia page.
Criminal Record Check
GOAT Volunteers requires a criminal record (background) check for all projects working with children. Inquire with your local police department to see if they offer this service (many do for free or a small fee). U.S. citizens can visit the U.S. Department of State website for additional information.
The criminal record check must be submitted to GOAT Volunteers after the prospective volunteer’s application is accepted and at least 30 days prior to the project start date.