What is the Construction in rural Cambodia all about?
The project supports a local rural Cambodian school attended by over 300 students. Our local partner has built a school with the help of volunteers and local tradesmen in order to provide an education centre for the kids from the surrounding poor villages. As the school grows, it is in continuous need of new buildings, pathways, toilets, etc.
This is a great project to work with the local community providing a pleasant environment for the villagers’ children and even working at local people’s houses if a renovation job arises.
Why choose this Construction project in rural Cambodia?
- Improve the quality of life for underprivileged citizens in and around Samraong
- Assist the locals with construction and renovation efforts in an organized team
- Create cultural exchange opportunities through our efforts with the locals
- Gain practical experience in light renovation work
Role of the Community volunteer
During your placement, you will learn about light construction work such as painting, cleaning or renovating playgrounds, building houses and sanitation facilities amongst others. You can expect to engage in construction work 4-5 hours a day.
What skills do I need to be a construction volunteer in Cambodia?
This project does not need any specific construction skills, as you will learn on-the-go.
For those of you with artistic talent, you will have the opportunity to help decorate walls with murals.
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
Broaden your knowledge of Cambodia’s customs, history and culture
Make new friends
Learn new skills while having fun!
Where will I work in Cambodia?
About the Location
You will be based Samraong, located in northwestern Cambodia, close to the border with Thailand. You will be located in a small, rural village located on the outskirts of town. This remote location will give you a taste of what rural Cambodia looks and feels like, while at the same time allowing you to explore some of Cambodia’s highlights, as Siem Reap is located only two hours away.
The accommodation is simple and natural for sharing your room with 2-3 other volunteers. You will have access to a communal area where you can eat, relax, meet fellow participants or use the free Wifi.
What to do in your Spare Time
In Samraong, there are bikes available for you to borrow and go explore your local surroundings. There is a nearby park where you can relax or play volleyball with the locals during your free time.
With Siem Reap only two hours away from the accommodation, participants often opt to head there during the weekends to explore. Everything in Siem Reap is within a 10-minute bike ride away. Moreover, Angkor Wat and its adjacent temples are only a 20-minute ride away. Phare Circus is another particularly popular attraction, showcasing juggling, acrobatics, aerial arts, theatre and dance performances!
Details & Costs
- Duration: 2+ weeks
- Cost: £828 / $1293 for 2 weeks
£235 / $366 for each additional weeks.
- Requirements: Age 16+
- Location: Samraong, Cambodia
- Working hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 13:00
- Project availability: All year round
- Arrival day: Sunday
What is included
- Accommodation: Shared room in the volunteer house
- Food: 3 meals on weekdays, 2 on weekends
- Scheduled airport pick up from REP (Siem Reap International Airport)
- Training: Pre-departure information pack, learning reflection guide, on-site orientation, cultural tour and project induction provided
- Support: 24-hour support from the on-site coordinator
- Assistance with planning your weekend excursions from local staff
- Fundraising Guide
What is not included
- Daily transfers to and from the project
- Police/Government Background Check; US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fee applies) all other nationalities must provide local police check.
- Any costs for COVID-19 PCR tests required pre-departure and in-country
Easy 4-step application process
Apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
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