program Volunteer Cambodia: Village Immersion Program
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Volunteer 7 Day Village Program

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Warm air and smiling faces, temple incense and robed monks on the evening tuk-tuk ride to your hostel, these will be your first impressions of Siem Reap located beside the alluring temples and World Heritage listed ruins of Angkor Wat. Savor these moments, you will never forget them!

You will be working in a village and living in Siem Reap, building homes for poor families, classrooms for village schools and small infrastructure projects. Expect to be welcomed into the community as you work alongside parents, teachers, children and grandparents. We arrange language classes for basic communication skills.


During this seven days will find yourself more fulfilled and happier than you could ever imagine; this is an experience like no other.

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.

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Arrival and Departure Airport

The program commencement date is the arrival day and the last day of the program is the departure day .You will land and depart at Siem Reap International Airport (REP), Cambodia.

On arrival day you can land any time between 8am – 12am (midnight) and there will be a Team Leader meeting you at the airport.

On departure day you can fly out any time between 8am – 12am (midnight) and you will be returned to the airport to catch your flight.

If you are landing outside this pick time contact us at admin@rovolunteers.com

Participants are responsible for their own transfer and accommodation arrangements if arrival is prior to the program commencement day. Alternate times can be arranged but may incur an additional cost.

If you are landing outside this pick time contact us at admin@rovolunteers.com

For ANY Reach Out Volunteer program extensions either before or after your program, please check ARRIVAL, DEPARTURE and AIRPORT details on that project page and confirm with admin@rovolunteers.com prior to making any bookings.

Insurance

Did you know you can book Travel Insurance by just clicking on the Flights and Insurance button below?

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 (these amounts are listed as a guide only);

  • Overseas medical costs between $1,000,000.00 (For US citizens this level of cover may not be available.)
  • Emergency medical transport and repatriation $500,000.00
  • Cancellation costs $3,500.00
  • Trip interruption costs $2,500.00

Flights and Insurance

Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Sunday - Arrival Day

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.

Optional activities in Siem Reap:

  • Explore the several markets around the city.
  • Relax by the pool.
  • See the pagodas and temples.
  • Enjoy a foot or back massage for as cheap as $5!
  • Experience the excitement of Pub Street.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Days 2-4: Monday to Wednesday - Project Work at the Local Schools

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.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 5: Thursday - Angkor Wat

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.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 6: Friday - Final Day at the Schools

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!

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 7: Saturday - Departure

Saturday is departure day. We will take you back to the airport in time for your flight.

What’s Included:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.
  • All drinking water.
  • All accommodation.
  • All on ground transport.
  • All program activities unless specified as optional.
  • Building project materials.

Accommodation:

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.

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