program Volunteer Cambodia: Village Immersion Program
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Volunteer: International Teaching Programs

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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  • Flights
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On this volunteer program you will have the opportunity to run educational classes alongside local teachers. Volunteers will observe classes being taught by qualified teachers, assist in the teaching of English, mathematics, hygiene and sport.

This program is a 28 day, hands-on field placement in an international educational setting. The focus will be on teaching English to predominantly, but not only, primary school students. As the primary language of students is not English, classes in English will have to be developed with an ESL focus.

At present only one location is currently available – Cambodia mainland.

Arrival Day Departure Day Status
21-May-17 17-Jun-17 Vacancies
02-Jul-17 29-Jul-17 Vacancies
19-Nov-17 16-Dec-17 Vacancies
31-Dec-17 27-Jan-18 Vacancies

Arrival and Departure Airport

The program commencement date is the arrival day and the last day of the program is the departure day .

If you are teaching in Siem Reap;
You will arrive at: Siem Reap International Airport (REP), Cambodia.
You will depart from : Siem Reap International Airport (REP).

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

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 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, minimum cover $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 - Teaching at the Local Schools

These will be full days at the local schools. Teachers will have the opportunity to work alongside the local teachers to create lesson plans, grade homework, tutor individual students, and assist in the teaching of English, mathematics, hygiene, and sport.

In the evenings, volunteers have free time.

Your team leader will also organize short language classes and history lessons, tours of the local markets, a Lady boy show, massages, and a trip to the carnival throughout this week.

  • 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!

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

Day 6: Friday - Teaching at the Local Schools

These will be full days at the local schools. Teachers will have the opportunity to work alongside the local teachers to create lesson plans, grade homework, tutor individual students, and assist in the teaching of English, mathematics, hygiene, and sport.

In the evenings, volunteers have free time.

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

Day 7: Saturday - Free Day

This is a free day. Volunteers have the option of purchasing our Kulan Mountain add-on or staying in Siem Reap and relaxing by the pool or exploring the city. In the evening, your team leader will take you to an acrobatic circus show.

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

Day 8: Sunday - Cooking Class and Free Time

After breakfast, volunteers will receive a complimentary cooking class where they’ll learn how to cook traditional Khmer food. After the cooking class, volunteers will have free time for the rest of the day.

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

Days 9-13: Monday-Friday - Teaching at the Local Schools

These will be full days at the local schools. Teachers will have the opportunity to work alongside the local teachers to create lesson plans, grade homework, tutor individual students, and assist in the teaching of English, mathematics, hygiene, and sport.

In the evenings, volunteers have free time.

Your team leader will also organize short language classes and history lessons, tours of the local markets, a Ladyboy show, massages, and a trip to the carnival throughout this week.

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

Day 14: Saturday - Free Day

This is a free day. Volunteers have the option of purchasing our Kulan Mountain add-on or staying in Siem Reap and relaxing by the pool or exploring the city.

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

Day 15: Sunday - Beach Day and Free Time

Volunteers will spend this day relaxing on the beach. Swing in a hammock, read a good book, enjoy the water, and eat traditional Khmer food. This is a great chance to immerse yourself in the culture as this beach is not usually frequented by tourists.

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

Days 16-20: Monday-Friday - Teaching at the Local Schools

These will be full days at the local schools. Teachers will have the opportunity to work alongside the local teachers to create lesson plans, grade homework, tutor individual students, and assist in the teaching of English, mathematics, hygiene, and sport.

In the evenings, volunteers have free time.

Your team leader will also organize short language classes and history lessons, tours of the local markets, a Lady boy show, massages, and a trip to the carnival throughout this week.

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

Day 21: Saturday - Free Day

This is a free day. Volunteers have the option of purchasing our Kulan Mountain add-on or staying in Siem Reap and relaxing by the pool or exploring the city. In the evening, your team leader will take you to an acrobatic circus show.

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

Day 22: Sunday - Cooking Class and Free Time

After breakfast, volunteers will receive a complimentary cooking class where they’ll learn how to cook traditional Khmer food. After the cooking class, volunteers will have free time for the rest of the day.

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

Days 23-25: Monday-Wednesday - Teaching at the Local Schools

These will be full days at the local schools. Teachers will have the opportunity to work alongside the local teachers to create lesson plans, grade homework, tutor individual students, and assist in the teaching of English, mathematics, hygiene, and sport.

In the evenings, volunteers have free time.

Your team leader will also organize short language classes and history lessons, tours of the local markets, a Lady boy show, massages, and a trip to the carnival throughout this week.

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

Day 26: Thursday - Tonle Sap

After breakfast, all teaching volunteers will have a guided tour of Tonle Sap, the floating villages.

After the tour, volunteers will have free time.

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

Day 27: Friday - Final Day at the Schools

Volunteers will spend their final day finishing their outlined teaching 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 28: 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.

Accommodation:

Weeks one to four: 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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