Looking for an actioned packed 7 day volunteer adventure? The essential Cambodia program is a perfect balance of cultural activities and project activity! You'll be living in the heart of Siem Reap and helping out at a nearby village school which is either run or supported by the Reach Out Volunteers Charity.
Expect to be welcomed into the community as you work alongside local parents, teachers, children and grandparents – everyone gets stuck into this fantastic project.
This program has plenty of fun / cultural activities included visiting the local markets, language and history lessons, traditional massage, lady boy show, local carnival, guided tour of the World Heritage listed ruins of Angkor Wat and for the really game don't forget to try some fried bugs at the markets. You won't forget your time in Cambodia!
Siem Reap is a beautiful and vibrant small city with so much to occupy you on weekends and at night. You will have a guided tour of Angkor Wat, travel to Tonle Sap, attend the famous Phare circus and we will take you to the local carnival. And if you want a quiet evening you can go out to one of the hundreds of local restaurants and enjoy an exotic meal as you watch the passing parade.
Your team leader will be waiting for you outside the arrivals area of Siem Reap airport. They will be holding an ROV sign and wearing an ROV shirt, so you can’t miss them! If you get in before noon, enjoy a guided walking tour around Siem Reap. Once you are settled into your accommodation, you will have free time.
These are full working days at the local schools. Different tasks include mixing concrete, laying bricks, painting, or sawing and hammering to complete various construction and beautification projects.
Volunteers have free time in the evenings. Your local team leader may schedule a language class, history lesson, outing to the carnival or to the circus on these nights.
All volunteers will have a guided tour of Angkor Wat, beginning at sunrise. After the tour, volunteers will have free time. Many choose to rest after a long day of exploring the temples!
Volunteers who choose to purchase the Tonle Sap Add-On will visit the floating villages after the Angkor Wat tour.
Volunteers will spend their final day finishing their outlined projects. After work, there will be a goodbye ceremony with the children and teachers where people are welcome to say a few words, hand out donations, or just play and relax with the children after a long week of hard work!
Saturday is departure day. We will take you back to the airport in time for your flight.
In Siem Reap: You will be staying at a hotel in the center of Siem Reap city, which is close to restaurants, markets and shops. All linen, pillows, towels provided. Rooms have own private bathrooms, and doors with locks. Hotel comes with unlimited drinking water and snacks. Venue also has 24 hour security and wifi availability.
In addition to marine conservation, our volunteers help with teaching and building projects in the community.
Arrival Airport: Siem Reap International Airport (REP), Cambodia
Departure Airport: Siem Reap International Airport (REP), Cambodia
Arrival Day: Is the first day of your program
Departure Day: is the final day of your program.
Airport Collection Times: 8am -12pm (Midnight) on arrival & departure day.
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. It is recommended to purchase travel insurance as soon as you've been accepted for your program or at least by the time you pay your Progress Payment or book your flights. When you volunteer abroad it is important to ensure that your policy includes emergency medical evacuation as well as program and flight cancellation.
We suggest that you check the policy you intend to purchase and make sure it has at least the following benefits;
It is ultimately your responsibility to organize a visa for your program, and the information below serves as a guide only.
A Cambodian Tourist Visa is required for everyone when entering Cambodia. The Visa is approximately $35USD and can be purchased when you land. There are some restrictions on certain nationalities, so please confirm information with the embassy / consulate of the country you will be visiting prior to departure.
If you need to arrange a tourist visa prior to travelling, we can assist you with documentation. Please send our admin team and email at email@example.com.
Organising your Tourist Visa into Cambodia is a really simple process, and you will need the following:
You then take the above to the visa counter for processing which generally takes ten minutes. They will then give you back your passport with the tourist visa in it, and you then collect your bags, clear customs, and make your way to meet your Team Leader.
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* Cheaper flights with alternative airlines may be available. However, sometimes you may end up paying much more with hidden costs and extras :( we avoid this and help to make the travel element of your ROV experience hassle free :)
Do it! It's one of the most rewarding and worthwhile things you could ever do. You get to see the tourist sites as well as a part of the country you never normally would and you get to give back to wherever you're going.Shivani, New Zealand.