Through the work of our volunteers in Cambodia we have helped deliver national policy changes, transformed education for two thirds of all primary students and increased income and food security for thousands of Cambodia's poorest people.
Volunteering in Cambodia
VSO has a proud history in Cambodia. Our volunteers have supported a range of vital projects that have improved the lives of many in the country.
Since 1991, almost 900 long term volunteers have been placed in Cambodia, working with 200 partners.
Cambodia is one of the best performing countries in poverty reduction worldwide. The poverty rate more than halved between 2004 and 2011. But the majority of families who escaped poverty in the past decade were able to do so only by a small margin. One in five Cambodians still live on less than $1.25 and millions more are vulnerable to even the slightest change in circumstances.
It is easy to make Cambodia your home. It's a warm a friendly place to live and work and most importantly - you are needed.
Volunteering opportunities for young people in Cambodia
Youth volunteers, through International Citizen Service (ICS), support both education, food and income initiatives. Projects are based in Stung Treng, Modulkiri and Battambang regions.
Under the direction of team leaders, staff and professional volunteers, ICS teams work to establish youth agricultural cooperatives. This is building interest in agriculture and increasing relevant skills.
In education, ICS volunteers are helping develop resources that support peer education, school councils, and infrastructure. Volunteers help to create child-friendly environments and encourage parents to get more involved with decisions related to schools.
Volunteer stories from Cambodia
Volunteer Giovanni is working to support farmers turn their enterprises into robust businesses. Here he talks about the experience as a whole, and the impact he sees.
In Cambodia, rice farmers are struggling with growing costs and stagnant markets. They are taking out loans to cope in the difficult months and when they cannot repay them they're forced to migrate towards cities or overseas in search of work, leaving behind children and aged parents to care for the rice fields.
Volunteer roles in Cambodia
Below is a list of all our current volunteer opportunities in Cambodia. Some of these volunteer jobs may only be available to Cambodian nationals. Others are available for international volunteers from anywhere in the world.