Phnom penh

Phnom Penh is slowly modernizing whilst still retaining some of the beauty that made it a Paris of the East before 1970. The city's few French colonial buildings are beautiful: thus a handful of its streetscapes make for a pleasant walk. There are some picturesque boulevards, and a park-like riverfront with cafés and restaurants aplenty. The standard tourist sights are few but as a place to relax, watch the streetlife and absorb local color, Phnom Penh is a worthwhile destination.[1]




Sewing class at a CCPCR shelter.

Focus: CCPCR works towards a world in which children and youth have equal rights in society and are free from all forms of violence and exploitation. CCPCR collaborates with partner organizations to eliminate all forms of violence against children and youth in Cambodia, including child labor, trafficking, sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation through intervention, rehabilitation and reintegration programs.

Skills: Generalist and specific (English teaching, teaching life skills, vocational training, building maintenance/upgrade, hygiene and health, office work). Knowledge of Khmer language an advantage.

Intake status: Open (1-6 months, preferably 2 months minimum).

Costs: [Info pending]

Accommodation: Own arrangements.

Locality: Shelters in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Svay Rieng,and Siem Reap (Lotus House - see Senhoa listing). Head office is in Phnom Penh.

Contact: Email: ; Tel:23 99 2019 ; 012 729 895.

Office address: #9C2, St. 289L516, Sangkat Beung Kak 1, Khan Toul Kok, Phnom Penh



Volunteer and students at NFO.

Focus: New Futures Organization runs an orphanage in Takeo (2.5 hours south of Phnom Penh) which cares for more than 50 children whose parents have either died or are unable to care for them. In addition, New Futures' education centre aims to teach these children and others from the local area a range of skills which they can use to improve their future employment and career prospects. They also run a network of free schools and education projects in nearby villages.

Skills: Generalist. Details

Intake status: Open

Costs: Nil

Accommodation: At NFO Volunteer Centre in Takeo ($5 single, $7 double, $9 triple per room) or own arrangements at local guesthouses.

Locality: Orphanage is 5-10 minute walk from the Volunteer Centre.

Contact: Tel: (855) 12 231 910 ; Email: