Contribute to the Healthcare of the Underserved

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Coordinator | Sahil
Coordinator | Sahil
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Opportunity to work in a local clinic/hospital in Phnom Penh
Work under professionals and contribute to the healthcare of the underserved in the Cambodian community
Work responsibilities will include suturing wounds, giving vaccinations, shadowing doctors on critical surgeries and operations.
Be actively involved in the daily procedures of the hospital, taking rounds of the wards, maintaining files, and doing routine patient checkups like measure Blood pressure, check fever etc.
Be a part of the Medical Volunteering Project in Cambodia, specially designed for medical students or practitioners who are looking for some international work exposure This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Be a part of the Medical Volunteering Project in Cambodia which has been specially designed for medical students or practitioners who are looking for some international work exposure with the aim to learn more about the healthcare scenario in Third World Countries.

Volunteers under this project will be placed at local city hospitals and clinics in Phnom Penh, where professional doctors and nurses will be guiding you at every step. Volunteers usually shadow the doctors, and tasks are assigned to them as per their abilities.

This program is perfectly suitable for 3rd and final year medical as well as nursing students, and, also, the professionals with decent experience in the medical field. This would be a valuable learning journey while serving society. And not just that, volunteers will also get to observe the Cambodian life closely and know more about the culture and lifestyle of the people.

Note: Volunteers joining the Medical Project in Cambodia will have to devote a minimum of 2 weeks for the program. 

Typical day

Sunday - Arrival at the destination (Phnom Penh)
Monday - Orientation + welcome Dinner.
An orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering the major topics such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behavior, food, and other suggestions for things to do in Cambodia.

Tuesday - A fully guided city tour of Phnom Penh covering some of the best spots.

Wed to Fri - Volunteer work.

Weekends - Explore the city / Head out to discover Siem Reap.

Breakfast - 06:30 am onwards.
Working hours at the placement - 09:30 am to 11:00 pm and 01:00 pm to 04:00 pm.

Lunch - volunteers get two hours to break in between work hours. You can either choose to return to the accommodation for lunch or you can carry packed lunch to the placement.

Dinner - 07:00 pm onwards.

The same work schedule continues from the second week onwards (Monday - Friday).

Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

Free-time activities

Phnom Penh has a lot to offer and you will always find something of interest to do and see during your free time. There are a lot of temples, museums, and historic sites to visit such as Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, Royal Palace, National Museum and Wat Phnom. You can also join the local Khmer cuisine cooking classes if that interests you!  You will have longer free time available on the weekends where you can visit the nearby beaches and the zoo. 



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 (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Medical and Nursing students can apply for this program. Participants joining the Medical program need to provide additional documents such as Resume/CV, Passport copy etc, details of which will be provided.

Participants must be physically fit and in good health at the time of joining the program. Participants should have no criminal convictions and should provide a clean criminal background check before joining the project.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Volunteering Solutions
24 hrs Assistance and support from staff
Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
 Pick up from the airport
 2-day intensive orientation
 Accommodation in a host family or guesthouse
 Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost)
Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)
Airport Pickup at Phnom Penh International Airport

Volunteers are picked up from the Phnom Penh International Airport by the local coordinator or representative. Those volunteers who are arriving overland or are already in Cambodia will be picked up from the bus station or at a meeting point decided beforehand. 


Volunteers are provided with an option to live with a host family or in a volunteer house. You can let us know about your preference and requirements in the application form and we will try our best to accommodate your needs.

Guest Family Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Three meals per day are provided to the volunteers. Lunch and dinner will be rice, a bowl of soup, fried meat (chicken, beef. pork or fish) and a lot of vegetables. Breakfast usually comprises of Tea, Bread, Coffee, Jam and fruits. Cambodian food is light and healthy and is not very spicy and hot. Cambodian cuisine is a fusion of cuisines from other countries in South East Asia such as Vietnam and Thailand.

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

July 04,18
August 01,15
September 05,19
October 03,17,31
November 14
December 05,19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
7 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$325 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Volunteering Solutions will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Volunteering Solutions during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Contribute to the Healthcare of the Underserved

Be a part of the Medical Volunteering Project in Cambodia, specially designed for medical students or practitioners who are looking for some international work exposure


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