Volunteer in Cambodia

About the program in Cambodia

Joining our volunteer program in Cambodia provides a unique and worthwhile experience. Help children & communities in Cambodia while experiencing the culture and beauty of this fascinating country. You can join for a short term 1 week program up to 12 weeks.

In Cambodia we have several volunteering projects available including teaching English, construction, medical, temple conservation, culture week and sports coaching. You can combine different projects easily with us without any extra costs!

Join this program from only £355, US$450 or €375 with discounts available for when you book with someone else or if you are one of our many returning customers!

Cambodia Program Summary

Location: Siem Reap & Samraong, Cambodia
Start Dates
: Start every Monday throughout the year
Arrival: Siem Reap Airport on Sunday
Duration: 1-12 weeks
Accommodation: Volunteer house
Age: Join from 18 years old
Price: From only £355, US$450 or €375

Why Join with GapXperience ?

  • Experienced and Trusted Organization – Established over 14 years ago, we have grown to become one of the world’s leaders for Gap Year & Volunteer Abroad Programs with over 200 programs in over 30 countries around the world, having placed thousands of participants abroad.
  • Most Affordable Prices – Our fees are the some of the most affordable for quality volunteer travel that you will find with just one low fixed fee without additional registration or application fees.
  • Responsible Projects – Our volunteer projects are run responsibly and have a positive impact on local needs.
  • Great Support – Before you go and throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our team and the local partner’s team who will provide you with assistance. Checkout our reviews to see the wonderful feedback we have received from our participants.
  • Participant Safety – Safety is a top priority for us, with trustworthy projects, partners and coordinators that have been fully trained to deal with safety issues.
  • Make Friends – Meet up with the friendly locals and like-minded travelers during your program.
  • Explore on Weekends – You have the weekends free to explore and travel and create great travel experiences.
  • Self Development – We see volunteering as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in building on life and work related skills.
Program Info & Location

There are projects in Siem Reap, Samraong, Kampot and Koh Sen. Most projects are based in Samraong, near the Thai border about 2 hours from Siem Reap. Samraong is the capital of Oddar Meanchey province. You will be located in a small, rural village located in the outskirts of town. This remote location will give you an authentic experience of what rural Cambodia looks and feels like, while at the same time allowing you to explore some of Cambodia’s highlights such as Angkor Wat in Siem Reap only about two hours away.

Culture Week

You have the option to start with the Culture Week, this will ensure that you get the most out of your stay by learning about the local culture and customs. This week is not compulsory but highly recommended.


There are several projects available and you can build your own schedule from 1 week up to 12 weeks and choose which project(s) you want to join and you can also combine different projects!

* The project & accommodation details are subject to change according to local circumstances, also the projects are not available on local holidays

Arrival Details
You need to arrive on the Sunday before the start date of the program at Siem Reap Airport between 06:00 – 16:00. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation.

For the Kampot and Koh Sen projects arrival is at Phnom Penh International Airport on Sunday between 06:00 – 16:00.

Departure day is on Saturday of your last week.

Accommodation and Meals
There are three meals included from Monday to Friday and two meals during the weekend.

Accommodation in Siem Reap (first 3 nights if you join the Culture Week) – The first 3 nights you will stay in Siem Reap. The accommodation is shared based on single gender rooms .

Accommodation in Samraong – The volunteer accommodation in Samraong is based on single gender rooms. There is a fan in the room, cold shower and free wifi internet in communal areas.

Requirements to Join
  • Participants need to be minimum 18 years to join
  • Participants need to be in good physical and mental health
  • You need to have your own travel insurance
  • Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details

Reviews cambodia

“I had an amazing time in Cambodia with GapXperience. I was happy with the whole experience and would love to go back there in the future.” Jennifer Stroud

“I had such an amazing time volunteering in Cambodia. This was truly a life changing experience, which I cannot wait to do again. Thank you!” Ben Mattress

This program is organized in cooperation & partnership with The Green Lion, our trusted partner for over 14 years
Click here to check out their Blog for wonderful feedback & reviews

Projects in Cambodia

You have the option to start with the Culture Week, it is up to you to do this week or not. This week is designed to ease participants into the lifestyle and pace of Cambodia. The aim is to offer participants a deeper understanding of the local culture as well as an overview of general Cambodian culture. Its objective is a transfer of knowledge, understanding and Cambodian lifestyle.

There are different volunteering projects available which can be combined. You can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which project(s) you want to join and build your own program in Cambodia!

For most projects you can start every week, except for the experience/travel programs, see details in the brochures below.

Also check out these blog posts about this program : Blog post 1 | Blog post 2

For the holidays in Cambodia : Cambodia Holidays

About the accommodations :

For info on the accommodation in Samraong, click here.
For info on the accommodation in Kampot, click here.
For info on the accommodation info in Banteay Chhmar, click here.
For info on the accommodation during the Road Trip, click here.

Here are all the projects in Cambodia :

Culture Week in Siem Reap & Samraong

This action-packed week will get you sightseeing, learning about Buddhism, interacting with the local people, enjoying Cambodian culture and more. Explore the lively Siem Reap, a backpacker’s hotspot in the North of Cambodia with lots to do, a world famous temple close by and a vibrant night life. Then, dive into the untouched Samraong in the quaint Cambodian countryside. This is your chance to experience Cambodia from a local perspective, while you see and feel how most of the population live.
Click here for full details and brochure

Construction Effort in Samraong

Get your hands dirty, as you help underdeveloped communities in Cambodia, with some construction and renovation work. The main construction site for this project is located in a local school which is allocated to the poor, however, you can also expect to help elsewhere, in areas where construction assistance is needed. You can gain a valuable experience, as well as have a great cultural exchange with the local Cambodian people!
Click here for full details and brochure

Greenway School in Samraong

Teach English to students who attend our school in remote Cambodia. The Greenway School in the Pul village of Samraong teaches English to children from poorer backgrounds. Our local teachers will help you with preparing lessons and taking charge of your class, following our structured curriculum and weekly testing cycles. You might teach alone or alongside other internationals, like yourself, as a team.
Click here for full details and brochure

Sports Coaching in Samraong

Become a sports coach in Cambodia and introduce new activities that promote a healthy lifestyle to local school students. During this program, you will coach children between the ages of 10-13 years in order to help them develop their social, physical and mental skills. The children will learn valuable team building skills and a sense of discipline, that will assist them greatly throughout their lives.
Click here for full details and brochure

Medical Outreach Project in Samraong

Work in schools across rural Cambodia to encourage health education by teaching about hygiene, sexually transmitted diseases and more. This program is aimed at those with a background in medicine and looking to gain work experience abroad. Your role will be based on your level of experience. The program is set in rural Cambodia, where access to good health centers is limited.
Click here for full details and brochure

Temple Conservation in Banteay Chhmar

Assist a local team with the conservation of one of Cambodia’s best kept secrets, the temples surrounding Banteay Chhmar. The focus of this project is to assist a local team charged with the task of preserving and conserving the temples around Banteay Chhmar, some of which have been hidden and covered by the forest, causing them to remain mostly undiscovered.
Click here for full details and brochure

Mangrove Conservation in Kampot

Dedicate your time to planting new mangroves in order to reverse the severe deforestation that has occurred in recent years. Our project focuses on conservation of the Mangrove plantation, a vital ingredient for the eco-system of today, as well as future generations. Secondly, you will contribute towards the sustained development of the local community. This will be in the form of teaching English, as well as several other community-based projects.
Click here for full details and brochure

Road Trip Cambodia

Explore the best of Cambodia by going on an adventurous road trip taking you to floating villages, snorkeling, learning about Buddhism and more. Enjoy amazing activities, social programs, a stay in authentic rural village, learn about Buddhism, visit Angkor Wat, learn Khmer Rouge history in Phnom Penh, enjoy the beautiful beaches and the floating villages of Sihanoukville, snorkeling and more. This unique 30-day adventure will give you an experience of a lifetime!
Click here for full details and brochure

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.

Are the program fees subject to change?

When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.

What is the average age of participants?

We have participants of different ages. Most are between 18 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older (up to 55 years). The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.

What is the support like overseas?

We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.

Can I also join my friend or family member?

Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.

Can I participate for a short period?

Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.

How well should my English be?

Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.

Is travel insurance mandatory?

Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.

Will I be picked up from the airport?

Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.

Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?

Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.

Are your programs suitable for an internship?

yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.

Can I combine different countries?

Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.

Can I still travel around after the program?

Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.

Will other volunteers be present on the project?

The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.

Do I have to reserve my flight myself?

Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.

What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?

In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.

When can I register?

The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.

Prices of the Program in Cambodia

Prices in Pounds
1 week :  355 Pounds
2 weeks : 495 Pounds
3 weeks : 635 Pounds
4 weeks : 785 Pounds
+1 week : 165 Pounds

Prices in US$
1 week :  450 US$
2 weeks : 625 US$
3 weeks : 810 US$
4 weeks : 985 US$
+1 week : 215 US$

Prices in Euro
1 week :  375 Euro
2 weeks : 525 Euro
3 weeks : 675 Euro
4 weeks : 825 Euro
+1 week : 175 Euro

There is an extra cost for these projects :
£35/US$55/€40 per week for construction project
£75/US$95/€80 per week for culture week
£175/US$220/€185 per week for temple, mangrove, medical, road trip

What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support
Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses, 4% international banking fee

Why book with GapXperience

Lowest & Affordable Prices

Our prices are some of the lowest of similar programs without reducing the quality, support and services.

Book Together with Friend

Book together with one or more persons and you all get a discount of £35/US$45/€40.

Combine Countries

Combine programs in different locations/countries and get 5% discount from the second location/country.

Returning Customers

Many of our customers join us again and they get a discount on their program of £35/US$45/€40.

How to Book your Program

Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. You can apply up to 1 month before your start date. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!

Application Form
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.

Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £145, US$175 or €150.

Remaining Fees
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.

Any Questions? Contact Us