Volunteering Projects in Cambodia


The Global Volunteer Network currently has opportunities to teach conversational English through our partner organization in Cambodia. This will allow you to help students improve their English skills while at the same time immersing yourself in urban Cambodian life.

Program Location

The program is located in Cambodia\’s capital of Phnom Penh. The language centres, where volunteers teach, is approximately a 15 minute walk from the accommodation. Volunteers are accommodated together in a rented house. This house has running water (not hot) and electricity. Three meals per days are provided by a cook.

Cambodia Program

Volunteers will be working as language teachers in a school project which provides affordable conversational English language courses for students. The aim of this project is to raise money for a local NGO working to improve livelihoods in rural communities in Cambodia.

Students pay a small fee to attend the classes. In the past, the money raised by the language centre has been used to improve water and sanitation, for small livestock and agriculture production, and for community environmental awareness in rural Cambodia.

Volunteers teach conversational English classes which have around 10 students in each class. All students and teachers have books, from which to learn and teach. There is scope for volunteers to include their own exercises/games into each class. Most volunteers work up to 5 hours per day. Lesson plans and materials will be provided by the school to make preparation and teaching easier.


Program Requirements

As a volunteer teacher in Cambodia you must:

  • be a native speaker of English (fluent)
  • be at least 18 years old
  • have no health problems
  • be enthusiastic
  • have cultural sensitivity and respect

No formal qualifications or teaching experience is required, although Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) qualifications are an advantage. TEFL qualifications can be gained at any number of institutions, many of which offer online courses.

If you are interested in joining this project and would like further information, please click here

To view other Global Volunteer Network projects, please visit their website http://www.globalvolunteernetwork.org/