Local Animal Rescue Supporter

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Coordinator | Brem
Coordinator | Brem
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You will take care for street dogs and cats
Working and contribute to these animals who need us.
Assist with rescue operations where animals are brought in from the street
Witness cats and dogs find their forever home.
You’ll meet great people and other volunteers sharing experiences and have lots of fun.
Volunteers will have a good time and experience with animals in Cambodia by working with poor dogs and cats and providing them with love and care and play with them. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Cambodia is developing country, and we still face some problem such as low education and property line. Because of the low education and the property line we see that some owners do not care much about their own pets and sometime they leave them out from home without any food and any caring of them. Some dogs and cats get sick without any medicine, so it can cause them get more serious and die. This program play very important role to help poor dogs and cats in Phnom Penh to get more security and safety, and it also provide a good opportunity for the volunteers who are passionate animals’ lover to get chance to stay with the poor dogs and cats in Cambodia. Volunteers will work with local staffs and foreigners, and sometime they will go to meet monks and local people in the community. Volunteers can help poor animal by feeding them every day; we give them 3 meal a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast, we start to feed cats and dogs at 7:00 am. Besides feeding the cats and dogs, volunteers also can help to clean the room of animal. We clean the room of the animals every day because their room should be clean every day.

Volunteer have to go the pagoda to feed and give some medical to dogs and cats in the pagoda because sometime in the pagoda do not have enough food and some medical care for dogs and cats. Volunteers will go to meet monk in the pagoda and have the chance to learn something that relate to Buddhism in Cambodia. Sometime volunteers have to go out for shopping and bring the dogs and cats to the vets, and they also go to community where we can collect the poor dogs and cats there.

Besides working with the animals, volunteers can also asset themselves with the staffs and other volunteers to organize the event for the program because sometime we have some events, workshops or exhibitions to support our program and NGO, too.

Note: it would be good if volunteers get vaccinated because normally volunteers need to stay with the dogs and cats who get sick.

For working Time should be flexible depend on the NGO has planned for the volunteers. Volunteers work for 5 days per week and they work at least 4 hours per day.

Volunteers should have at least intermediate knowledge of English and have education related to fields. On the other hand, Volunteers should be passionate animals lovers.

Typical day

For daily task of volunteers to work in this program, we need volunteers feed the dogs and cats at our home and go to feed them in the pagoda. Therefore, volunteers always go to pagoda. They also have to go to the vets in the case that the animal get sick. Volunteers usually stay with the cats and dogs and they need to stay with them, play with them and give love to them. Sometime volunteer will go to the poor area in order to find any animals that we can help.

You will work from Monday to Friday.

Weekend: Arrival in Phnom Penh. Pickup from the airport and transfer to volunteer house

Monday: Orientation and city tour
Tuesday: the typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:
7:30am Breakfast at the Volunteer House
7:50am Travel to the project site
8:00am Duties start
12:00pm Lunch break (you can pack lunch from the volunteer house or come back for lunch)
5:00pm Duties end
7:00pm Dinner at the Volunteer House

Free-time activities

Every volunteers will get the weekend off. There are many places volunteers can visit at the weekend including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, National Museum, Killing Field... Volunteers can also travel by bus to visit many provinces at weekend or during national holiday such as to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat, the famous historical place or Sihahouk Vill and Kampot to see beaches. Phnom Penh is a very international city, you will find a lot of western bars, supermarkets offer western articels, and especially the riverside is the spot for diplomats, travellers and international ngo-workers. But of course, you will also find the Cambodian Culture everywhere in the city. Walk around the different markets, try the food of the food stalls at the street or just walk around the streets, there is really always something to explore. Phnom Penh is a good base for trips through the country as it is very central.



In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Education Requirements
Animal, Vet, medical at University level
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Having obtained training in some areas or some work experience in the related field is also helpful.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Asia Volunteer Network

What's Included Pre-departure information, airport pick up, welcome package; which includes a volunteer guide and maps, welcome dinner at a traditional Khmer restaurant, food and accommodations (3 meals a day), 24 hour emergency contact, one day orientation plus a city tour.

Airport Pickup at Phnom Penh International Airport

One of our team will wait you at the airport. When you arrived at the arrivals area please look for a sign with your name written on it. We will bring you to our volunteer guest house and usually it take around 30 minute from the airport. On the way our team will explain you about safety and what prepare for tomorrow orientation.


The guest house is located in the center of City and are within minutes of many of the major tourist attractions. The guest house feature large roof decks for lounging, restaurants servicing local and western cuisine, Wi-Fi, computers, bicycles for free rental, and laundry service. Most volunteers share room with other volunteers, however, private rooms can be booked for those that desire.

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Guest Family
Food & Beverages

You will be provided with three meals a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner at each of our guest houses. Khmer cuisine shares many commonalities with the food of neighboring Thailand and Vietnam and commonly contains rice, vegetables, or noodles. Breakfast typically includes coffee, tea, and juice with bread or eggs. Lunch and dinner meals typically consist of rice, noodles, soup, vegetables, beef, fish, pork and fruit.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH) in Phnom Penh. We assist you to find cheap flights to Cambodia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Cambodia provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Cambodia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Cambodia.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

The program start on every Monday first and third Monday of the month. Volunteers should arrive at the weekend because we provide orientation on Monday.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
6 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
6 weeks (min. stay)
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$134 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Asia Volunteer Network will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Local Animal Rescue Supporter

Volunteers will have a good time and experience with animals in Cambodia by working with poor dogs and cats and providing them with love and care and play with them.


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