Thailand, Laos + Vietnam
Thailand, Laos + Vietnam
Population = 16 Million People
Currency = Cambodian Riel
Language = Khmer
Despite Cambodia’s amazing scenery, stunning beaches and charming local culture, its troubled and violent history during the Khmer Rouge regime has created many social and economic challenges that the country is still working to overcome. Even with recent progress, many marginalised groups don’t receive the support they need, living on the poverty line and lacking access to income generation opportunities, quality education and healthcare, which is why we need you to help us make a change!
We’re based in the picturesque riverside city Battambang, just three hours from tourist favourite Siem Reap. Here we work hand-in-hand with the local community to ensure that our programs are meeting current needs and volunteers like you can make a long-term, positive impact.
We have a range of volunteer programs available including animal welfare, environmental conservation, teaching, healthcare, internships and community development - there's something for everyone! When you join one of these volunteer Challenges in Cambodia, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with local communities, while also seeing the best that Cambodia has to offer in a once in a lifetime adventure.
Scroll down to see all our volunteer opportunities in Cambodia.
To say my trip was an amazing experience would be a serious understatement. I learnt so much about the world and about myself through my time in Cambodia and I will never forget the generosity and spirit of the people I met along the way.Celine Chong - University of Queensland
Definitely the hardest and most rewarding 3 weeks of my life. I've learnt to be grateful for everything that we have in Australia, because there are kids that don't have the educational opportunities we all take for granted. Massive thank you to all the people of Cambodia for being so kind, the friends I've made along this trip and to Challenges Abroad for making this experience possible.Andrew Mudgway - Victoria University
The month we spent in Cambodia was beyond amazing both personally and as a group. The time spent in the community working was by far the most rewarding and humbling experience of my life. I can't wait to come back to Cambodia to see the amazing people, and hopefully help further develop areas of their lives such as medical care and education.Georgia Harrison - University of Wollongong
It is quite daunting going on a trip with people you haven’t met to a foreign country. But at the same time, it’s just amazing that you get to connect with them and make new friends. You’ll learn so much, both from teaching the kids and working with your mates. It’s also wonderful how you could use your own knowledge and capabilities to help a community in need.Long Nguyen - University of Melbourne
I enjoyed my group and made the most amazing memories with them. I literally could not fault my experience with all the amazing people and all the different groups that we got to make our impact with. I loved it. I have changed as a person and would highly encourage any person regardless of their career background to get involved and spread the help that is needed!Jordan Shawyer - Federation University
Cambodia has been such an incredible experience! I am forever grateful to have been part of a team who was able to support the Khmer locals and be part of a greater good. This trip has enabled me to become more grateful for everything.Dounya Abdullatif - Deakin University