Community Centre Supporter

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gegründet 2006
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Volunteer with a program that supports communities living in extreme economic poverty - enabling them to keep children within their families This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+

About the Program

A wide variety of abilities and skills will be welcomed by this holistic community support project. The project enables responsible volunteering with children as each placement will be specifically designed to make good use of the volunteer's skills and expereince, within the broader community.

  • education - early childhood development, basic literacy and numeracy
  • teaching assistants to work with the excellent local teachers
  • artists & musicians - particularly guitars and drums
  • sports coaches
  • health professionals
  • human resources practitioners to help with organisation, employee and community members development
  • marketing and promotion
  • small-business skills
  • practical - DIY and construction and electrics,sustainable energies and horticulture, arts and crafts

This program offers a responsible alternative to the volunteer who would like to work in childcare but is rightly concerned about the ethics of short term volunteer work abroad in an orphanage.

About the Community Centre

The Community Centre meets the needs of families who are on or just above the poverty line in 3 farming and fishing villages between Siem Reap and Tonle Sap Lake. Life in these villages still revolves around subsistence farming and fishing.

Every week day, 250 children and young people, aged between 3 and 24, attend the English language programme and 30 young people and adults are learning in the vocational training section. Training is given in domestic electrics, weaving and wood-working skills, supported by adult literacy classes. A crèche is provided for younger siblings and the vocational training students’ children. There is a junior football team who compete in local tournaments.

This program has built immense respect within the local community. The challenges are huge - poverty, loss of natural habitat and traditional income, lack of resources, children's need to work, chronic health problems, a violent history. For many, the centre is their hope for the future, whether through a child's education or a micro loan to fund a livelihood initiative.


Cambodia's bloody history has had a massive effect on the country’s infrastructure, as well as on its citizens in very specific and personal ways. During the Khmer Rouge rule, Cambodia experienced a traumatic and unforgettable genocide that changed the country forever. Approximately 1.7 million people were killed in a little less than 4 years.

Thirty years later, Cambodia still struggles to provide basic education and healthcare for its people. Literacy is a significant issue, with the majority of Cambodia’s illiterate population living below the poverty line, in remote and rural areas. Without improving the access to and quality of affordable education and healthcare, there is very little hope of Cambodia pulling itself out of poverty. Thje lack of clean water and adequate sanitation is still a major health risk in the majority of rural villages.

More than one third of Cambodians live below the poverty line, struggling to survive on less than $1 a day. Economic poverty is especially pervasive in rural areas and among children, who constitute more than half of the country’s population.

According to UNICEF, Cambodia has the highest infant and under-five mortality rates in the region, at 97 and 141 per 1,000 live births, respectively. Vaccine-preventable diseases, diarrhoea, and respiratory infections are among the leading causes of childhood death. Maternal mortality is also high.

Cambodia's main income generating industries are  textiles and tourism. The long-term development of the economy after decades of war remains a daunting challenge, as the population lacks education and productive skills, particularly in the countryside, which suffers from an almost total lack of basic infrastructure. More than 60% of the population still gets by on subsistence farming.


This will vary according to the individual placement outline written for each volunteer to maximise the use of their skills and experience to meet local needs.  

If they are working with teachers and children, they will repeat the work they do in the morning with a different group of children in the afternoon - children attend school for half a day only, and come to the community centre for the part of the day when they are not at school.  Within each part of the day, volunteers will attend two sessions to support the teacher and class they are working with.  The first session is an English lesson, conducted by the Khmer teacher - volunteers will provide classroom support.  The second session follows a curriculum of topic-based work, and will be led by volunteers.  They will receive details of the topics to be covered during their placement in good time before arriving in Cambodia.

If volunteers are working with adults or the local community they will follow an individually tailored timetable.


There are lots of tourist activities in Siem Reap - ranging from the bars and restaurants around the Old Market to visiting the World Heritage Site temples at Angkor Wat (not to be missed!).  

You will be given a bicycle to use while you are there so you can explore the countryside around town.  

If you want to travel further afield, for example a weekend trip to Phnom Penh, our local partners in Siem Reap can advise you and help you book transport and accommodation.



Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Fortgeschritten)
Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis
auf High school Niveau
Benötigte Unterlagen
'Letter of Motivation' und 'references'
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
We work closely with the local people who manage this project, and they have identified their primary volunteer needs:
- teachers and classroom assistants
- healthcare professionals
- practical skills eg gardening
- art, drama, music specialists
- sports coaches
- therapists - physio, speech and occupational
- marketing, proposal writing and fund-raising
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag


Dienstleistungen von people and places
The fees include:
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation in a locally owned guesthouse
  • Airport transfers
  • Full local orientation
  • Child protection workshop
  • Social event
  • Local SIM card
  • Project and placement liaison
  • Contribution to project
Abholung vom Flughafen Siem Reap International Airport

When you leave the arrivals hall our local partner will be there to meet you, holding a board with your name on it.  You will then be driven to your accommodation - about 30 minutes away.


You will stay in a small locally run guesthouse, used by many volunteers of all ages.  

You will have a single room with en-suite facilities. Some rooms have a fridge - if you would like one you only have to ask. Air conditioning is available for an additional cost.  

There is a social area/dining room downstairs where meals are available all day long. There is no pool at the guesthouse but a small hotel just a couple of minutes walk away allows people from the guesthouse to use their pool, as long as they buy a drink.  

The guesthouse owners are extremely friendly and will help you organise any trips you want to take part in at the weekends. The guesthouse is situated about 20 minutes walk away from the tourist centre of Siem Reap - or 5 minutes if you use a bicycle.


Breakfast - meals can be bought at the guesthouse but there are also many good places to eat nearby where you can eat for $6.00 or less

Gute Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Siem Reap International Airport (REP) in Siem Reap. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Kambodscha zu finden.
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Kambodscha bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Kambodscha antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Kambodscha überprüfen.

Dates & Fees


Informationen zur Anreise

Volunteers may join at any time throughout the year.  The centre remains open during school holidays but is closed for some national holidays, most notable Khmer New Year and Pchum Ben, and for some national festivals, some of which are announced at short notice.  Volunteers will be notified during the application process (as far as possible) of any times of year when the centre will be closed.

Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
4 - 12 Wochen


Kosten: Preise in USD
4 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 1,464
5 Wochen
$ 1,620
6 Wochen
$ 1,776
7 Wochen
$ 1,932
8 Wochen
$ 2,088
9 Wochen
$ 2,244
12 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 2,712
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 296 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. people and places wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
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Restzahlung (85%)
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