program Volunteer Cambodia: Village Immersion Program
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Volunteer Over 40s Program

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This is a program for like minded people with years of life experience to come together and have a dramatic impact on the lives of villagers in rural Cambodian communities.

Mature volunteers bring experience, drive, and persistence to volunteering programs. They are always first on site in the morning and their well honed social skills bring stability and purpose to the work teams.

The program includes quality accommodation and nights at top restaurants. .It also has much more cultural interactions such as a two day guided tour of Angkor Wat, a visit to Tonli Sap, the Mount Kulan waterfall, the Phare circus, a tuk-tuk tour of Siem Reap, the night carnival and much more.

This is volunteering for the experienced traveller. You will be part of a high impact building program at the local village school and work as a volunteer in the Cambodian jungle at the elephant sanctuary. You will be working with elephants that have been rescued from horrible conditions in the illegal logging industry.

There is no more joyous way to wake up, in your bungalow and hear elephants trumpeting in the morning. You walk and bathe them, harvest their food, prepare it and feed them. You will also have the chance to do volunteer work with the local anti-logging patrol and the temple monks. The monks will bless orange cloth for you to tie around the trees. The cloth is sacred and the loggers are reluctant to cut trees that have been blessed by the monks.

Your international volunteer experience does not have to end there. There are other animals such as monkeys, gibbons, and homeless dogs that you will also be caring for. In the afternoon you can relax in the hammocks or play volleyball with the locals living on the sanctuary.

During the first week, you are in a Cambodian village where you work with the locals, building and repairing houses and classrooms. This is not like a tourist holiday in Cambodia. You will be working with and getting to know the locals. You’ll visit a local carnival with Ferris wheel and roller coaster, if you’re brave! You will prepare lunch in village homes, and eat it with the community, work at the village school, play sport and help improve the children’s vital English skills.

Your nights are spent in local restaurants, enjoying a well-earned massage or even watching a “lady boy” show! You will enjoy language classes and a history lesson on the Khmer people, watch Aspara dancing and discover the joy of Cambodian “happy” pants and the unquenchable friendliness of the Cambodian people.

Your time in Cambodia wouldn’t be complete without exploring the ancient complex of Angkor Wat and surrounding temples and having the option to be blessed by a Cambodian monk.

Working alongside parents, teachers, kids, grandparents, welcomed with open arms in the local community you will find more happiness than you ever imagined.

International volunteering in Cambodia, it's an experience like no other!

Arrival Day Departure Day Status
30-April-17 13-May-17 Vacancies
12-Nov-17 25-Nov-17 Vacancies

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.

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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 prior to making any bookings.


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;

  • Overseas medical costs
  • Emergency medical transport and repatriation
  • Cancellation costs
  • Trip interruption costs
Flights and Insurance
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