Cambodia community volunteering experience, 1 month

“Spend a month volunteering at local schools and on community housing projects in Cambodia alongside Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.”


Camp Beng Mealea | Camp Beng Pae | constructing classrooms | local school projects | re-forestation projects | forest wildlife reserve | Angkor Wat | Siem Reap | Phnom Penh | 5 days volunteering at local school | 6 days volunteering on house repairs |

Description of Cambodia community volunteering experience, 1 month

Volunteer in Cambodia and you’ll quickly discover how genuine the smiling faces of local kids and their families can be, not least of all because these people are proud to show off their beautiful country and truly thankful that you’re on hand to help them make a positive difference.

This month away in Cambodia offers the best possible opportunity to work with local children as you embark on an adventure that finds you constructing classrooms or working in and around the educational centres at Camp Beng Melea and Camp Beng Pae.

The surrounding paddy fields and forest reserves really help to set the scene with reforestation projects helping to preserve rural environments as well as providing local communities with alternative forms of income and chances to grow more sustainable produce.

You may well be getting your hands dirty as you volunteer in Cambodia but with the temple complex of Angkor Wat, the bright lights of Siem Reap and a good choice of things to do all easily accessible you’ll never get bored and might well add to your CV and improve your world view at the same time.

Alongside the fun activities and cultural excursions, Cambodia’s all too recent past is impossible to ignore with the Killing Fields and the S21 prison block, a former school, leaving you in no uncertain terms just how much of a privilege it is to volunteer in Cambodia.

Please note: as with all volunteer in Cambodia trips involving children, this tour has been vetted completely as to Responsible Travel’s code of practice for volunteering with children.

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2018: 13 Mar, 8 Jun, 14 Oct

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Responsible tourism: Cambodia community volunteering experience, 1 month


The health of our oceans, rivers and forests is crucial to our survival and wellbeing, yet unsustainable human activities are putting increasing pressure on our planet.

Cambodia was once rich in wildlife but due to deforestation and hunting, the ecosystem is in real danger. You’ll play an important role in helping to reforest damaged parts of this landscape to encourage some of the world’s most endangered wildlife to return. You’ll also help us build homes for needy families in the village.


All of the camp locations that you stay in during your programme are staffed by members of the surrounding communities. Our projects are ongoing and sustainable, allowing us to commit to permanent employment for locals.

Cambodia remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Seasonal food shortages and lack of employment opportunities leave rural young people very vulnerable to continued and increasing poverty. You’ll help by developing a new classroom at the school to tackle overcrowding, as well as working on a teachers accommodation block.

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