In recent years, Cambodia has become one of those places that you just have to see! Cambodia’s blend of rich history, stunning beaches and charming local culture combine to give you an experience you won’t forget. Our volunteering projects give the opportunity to engage with local communities, as well as getting to see the best that the wonderful country of Cambodia has to offer.
Bordered by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam and with a coast on the Gulf of Thailand, Cambodia sits at the very heart of Southeast Asia. Our volunteer house is based in Battambang Province (“the Rice Bowl of Cambodia”), where you can travel on the bamboo train, one of the world’s classic rail journeys, visit traditional Cambodian villages, as well as immersing yourself in some spectacular scenes of natural beauty.
Whilst Phnom Penh is the country’s capital, Siem Reap is the tourist centre of Cambodia, largely due to attraction to the breathtaking Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world! You can also engross yourself in the rich Khmer heritage, with markets, temples and a wide range of traditional restaurants for you to visit. Even though the number of tourists has risen dramatically over the past decade, Cambodia and Siem Reap have managed to maintain Cambodian tradition, and it is a wonderful place to immerse yourself in a completely different way of life. Utilise your free time at weekends to take in some of Cambodia’s amazing sites, as well as soaking up the unique South East Asian culture.
Despite a troubled and violent recent history, the Cambodian people are some of the most friendly and welcoming that you are likely to meet, and the smiles of the communities with which you volunteer will make saying goodbye that bit more difficult at the end of the three weeks. Cambodia is a sensational destination, and has been one of our most popular projects for the past few years. The memories of visiting Cambodia and volunteering there will stay with you for a lifetime, and there is a good chance you will want to return in the future! Check out the opportunities below…