program Volunteer Cambodia: Village Immersion Program
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Volunteer Cambodia: Village Immersion Program

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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It’s a very special feeling working in the same village for two or more weeks, building homes for poor families, classrooms for impoverished schools and teaching and playing sport with the children. Your international volunteer experience will leave you deeply moved by how close you become to the warm hearted and generous villagers. At some point in the middle of the second week you may find yourself gazing out over sun drenched fields of rice, working alongside parents, teachers, kids, grandparents and happier than you ever imagined; its an experience like no other.

Siem Reap is home to one of the wonders of the world; Angkor Wat. You will explore the temples, take lessons on Khmer history, language and even participate in cooking classes on Khmer food! But, this is not just a holiday in Cambodia. Your international volunteer work will have you working with and getting to know the local villagers in a way that tourists never get a chance to.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg; you’ll visit a local carnival with Ferris wheel and roller coaster, if you’re brave! Enjoy the local painting and clothing market stalls, or try some of the delicious local food. You might even be lucky enough to find some stir-fried crickets or fried Tarantula, which is a specialty of Cambodia! Would you be up for the challenge?

To really immerse yourself you can organise walks and bike rides or visit the great lake of Tonlé Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South- east Asia. It is an ecological hot spot designated as a UNESCO biosphere in 1997 and is home to a vibrant mix of floating villages, inhabited by Khmer, Vietnamese and Cham ethnic groups.

Volunteer in Cambodia and help those that need it most. It may even change your life!

Arrival Day Departure Day Status
07-May-17 20-May-17 Vacancies
21-May-17 03-Jun-17 Vacancies
04-Jun-17 17-Jun-17 Vacancies
18-Jun-17 01-Jul-17 FULL
02-Jul-17 15-Jul-17 Vacancies
16-Jul-17 29-Jul-17 Vacancies
30-Jul-17 12-Aug-17 FULL
19-Nov-17 02-Dec-17 Vacancies
26-Nov-17 09-Dec-17 Vacancies
03-Dec-17 16-Dec-17 Vacancies
10-Dec-17 23-Dec-17 Vacancies
17-Dec-17 30-Dec-17 Vacancies
24-Dec-17 06-Jan-17 Vacancies
31-Dec-17 13-Jan-18 Vacancies
07-Jan-18 20-Jan-18 Vacancies
14-Jan-18 27-Jan-18 Vacancies
28-Jan-18 10-Feb-18 FULL

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.

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
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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!

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 - Free Day

Saturday is a free day for volunteers. The following add-on is available for Saturday but not mandatory:

  • Kulan Mountain – Swim under a massive waterfall in the middle of the Cambodian jungle

Volunteers who do not choose to buy an add-on may stay in Siem Reap and enjoy free time.

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

Day 8: Sunday - Cooking Class

After breakfast, enjoy a cooking class where you’ll learn how to cook traditional Cambodian cuisine!

After the cooking class, volunteers will have free time. A new group of volunteers will be coming in this day so it’s a good opportunity to meet them and show them your favorite parts of Siem Reap!

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

Days 9-11: Monday-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 12: Thursday - Tonle Sap

All Village Immersion volunteers will go to Tonle Sap to see the floating villages on Thursday. After the tour, volunteers will have free time.

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

Day 13: 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 14: Saturday - Departure Day

You will be dropped off at the airport with ample time before your flight. Please be ready and waiting in the lobby with your luggage at the time allocated by your team leader.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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:

Week’s one and two: You will be staying at a hotel in the center of Siem Reap city, which is close to restaurants, markets and shops. Volunteers will be separated in rooms by gender, in twin or triple share rooms. 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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