Teaching & Environmental Awareness

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High­lights

Contribute directly towards improving access to English language development and environmental awareness in Cambodia.
Conduct your own research project, providing you with your own autonomy and responsibility to understand the community you live and work in.
Immerse yourself in Cambodia culture by attending its many vibrant festivals.
Learn how to teach English as a foreign language.
Visit Siem Reap’s Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s many southern islands, the Royal Palace in the capital of Phnom Penh, go for a river cruise, hike in the mountains, or travel to the popular beaches of Kampot.
Teach English and build the local community’s knowledge of environmental issues like climate change, sustainable living, and plastic waste. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Improve waste management systems and increase environmental awareness in Cambodia. Lead plastic waste reduction training and climate change awareness programs assisting with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, UN SDG #11, Sustainable Cities and Communities, #12 Responsible Consumption and Production, and #13 Climate Action. You will also be working on UN SDGs, #4, Quality Education, and #Decent Work and Economic Growth, by supporting local formal and informal educational centers by teaching English. By working closely with our local partners,, you will also be contributing toward UN SDG #17, Partnerships for the Goals. 

Our volunteers live and work with GVI staff and other volunteers, in the community of Siem Reap, a bustling riverside town with a relaxed, friendly charm, located approximately five hours from the Cambodia capital of Phnom Penh. Expect a busy day-to-day, including a full days teaching, planning and preparing for lessons and workshops, as well as a minimum of two hours of training each week.. On the weekends, explore the surrounding area including the ever popular Angkor Wat or travel to Phnom Penh to see the royal palace.

Typical day

- Mondays to Fridays will be spent working with some of the most marginalized members of the Siem Reap community and supporting them to learn English. 


- Depending on which classes you teach, you may work with children from local villages, young adults hoping to better their employment through learning English or local businesses hoping to improve the skills of their staff members.You may work with our younger children to teach them basic English, play games or run arts and crafts activities.

- You may also support our music and dance center by working with students to explore their creative talents, organise sports events to encourage a healthy lifestyle, or put on workshops for your students and their families on hot topics such as Hygiene and Health. 

- The exact projects that we get involved in will depend on the needs of the community at that exact time, and as such, participants should be prepared to be flexible and adapt to changes in the field. 

Free-time activities

Improve waste management systems and increase environmental awareness in Cambodia. Lead plastic waste reduction training and climate change awareness programs assisting with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, UN SDG #11, Sustainable Cities and Communities, #12 Responsible Consumption and Production, and #13 Climate Action. You will also be working on UN SDGs, #4, Quality Education, and #Decent Work and Economic Growth, by supporting local formal and informal educational centers by teaching English. By working closely with our local partners,, you will also be contributing toward UN SDG #17, Partnerships for the Goals. 

Our volunteers live and work with GVI staff and other volunteers, in the community of Siem Reap, a bustling riverside town with a relaxed, friendly charm, located approximately five hours from the Cambodia capital of Phnom Penh. Expect a busy day-to-day, including a full days teaching, planning and preparing for lessons and workshops, as well as a minimum of two hours of training each week.. On the weekends, explore the surrounding area including the ever popular Angkor Wat or travel to Phnom Penh to see the royal palace.
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

Require­ments

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
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Global Vision International (GVI)

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs (where necessary)

Airport Pickup at Siem Reap International Airport
There are many international flights to Siem Reap International Airport (REP). We are located in the city of SIem Reap, which is roughly a 20-minute drive from the airport. Airport pick-ups can be arranged from 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM on your project start date, please request this from the GVI office. Volunteers will meet on their project start date in the evening at our guesthouse where the volunteers will be staying. They will then have a welcome presentation & risk assessments will be gone over. Departure: Saturday morning you will be transferred back to Siem Reap International Airport.
Accommodation
GVI Siem Reap is centrally located in a guesthouse, overlooking the grand Mekong River, allowing you easy access to all that the town has to offer. Experience Cambodian life first hand, as you watch the goings on from your window. In the evening you can relax at the GVI base and hang out with other like minded GVI volunteers, interns, and staff members, or explore the vibrant night markets, restaurants, shops and riverside stalls of Kampong Cham. Accommodation is in shared rooms with shared bathroom facilities. There is running water for showers and flush toilet facilities are available. There is a laundry service at the guesthouse and each room will also have a fan available.
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
Both western and Khmer food is available at our guesthouse restaurant, where vegetarians can also be accommodated. For breakfast, you can expect a choice of eggs, bread, fruit and cereal. For lunch and dinner khmer dishes consisting of noodles, rice, and curries are available as well as western dishes such as sandwiches, burgers and pasta. There are many cafes and restaurants in the local area which you are free to visit for additional meals at your own expense.
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 Siem Reap International Airport (REP) in Siem Reap. 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.
Vaccines
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

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Due to the current situation you have the flexibility of changing the destination and start dates for this program at no extra cost. This added flexibility can be utilised until 31 December 2020.


2020
  • 11 Jan 2020
  • 25 Jan 2020
  • 08 Feb 2020
  • 22 Feb 2020
  • 07 Mar 2020
  • 21 Mar 2020
  • 04 Apr 2020
  • 18 Apr 2020
  • 02 May 2020
  • 16 May 2020
  • 30 May 2020
  • 13 Jun 2020
  • 27 Jun 2020
  • 11 Jul 2020
  • 25 Jul 2020
  • 08 Aug 2020
  • 22 Aug 2020
  • 05 Sep 2020
  • 19 Sep 2020
  • 03 Oct 2020
  • 17 Oct 2020
  • 31 Oct 2020
  • 14 Nov 2020
  • 28 Nov 2020
  • 12 Dec 2020
  • 26 Dec 2020
2021
  • 09 Jan 2021
  • 23 Jan 2021
  • 06 Feb 2021
  • 20 Feb 2021
  • 06 Mar 2021
  • 20 Mar 2021
  • 03 Apr 2021
  • 17 Apr 2021
  • 01 May 2021
  • 15 May 2021
  • 29 May 2021
  • 12 Jun 2021
  • 26 Jun 2021
  • 10 Jul 2021
  • 24 Jul 2021
  • 07 Aug 2021
  • 21 Aug 2021
  • 04 Sep 2021
  • 18 Sep 2021
  • 02 Oct 2021
  • 16 Oct 2021
  • 30 Oct 2021
  • 13 Nov 2021
  • 27 Nov 2021
  • 11 Dec 2021
  • 25 Dec 2021

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in EUR (USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
€1,685 ($1,870)
4 weeks
€2,075 ($2,303)
6 weeks
€2,455 ($2,725)
8 weeks
€2,835 ($3,147)
10 weeks
€3,215 ($3,569)
12 weeks (max. stay)
€3,595 ($3,990)
Average fees
€571 ($634) /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Global Vision International (GVI) 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 Global Vision International (GVI) during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Teaching & Environmental Awareness

Teach English and build the local community’s knowledge of environmental issues like climate change, sustainable living, and plastic waste.

$571/week

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