Asia Volunteer Network

We invite volunteers from all over the world to come to Cambodia to learn about development issues and culture.

About the Project

About us:

Asia Volunteer Network (AVN) is a non-governmental organization and non-profit organization based in Cambodia. AVN was founded by and employs only native Cambodians. Our office is right in the heart of Phnom Penh making it easy for us to stay in close contact with our volunteers and ensure they are having an amazing experience.

Cambodia is a beautiful country with many issues that require the skills of international volunteers to help solve. Instead of charging large volunteering fees, we at Asia Volunteer Network require only the bare minimum the cover our volunteers' accommodation and meal expenses. We value impact more so than profit. 

Volunteering with Asia Volunteer Network:

At Asia Volunteer Network we provide responsible and affordable volunteer programs throughout Cambodia. We have over 40 projects in different fields including medical, microfinance, communities development, teaching English, caregiving and caring for disabled children. 

We invite volunteers from all over the world to come to Cambodia and Asia Volunteer Network and to learn about development issues and culture by providing their skills, interest and time to a local organization. Volunteers will be placed in one of our partner organizations all over Cambodia based on their field of interest. 

We support our volunteers with pre-departure information, guidance, accommodation, an orientation before start working and mentoring during stay. We work for responsible volunteering.

Safety:

Safety is our highest priority for all projects and in every aspect of the program. Therefore, we provide project details, guidance, and an orientation before you start working and mentoring during your stay. We organize the program from the beginning to the end of the program. 

Furthermore, our office is in the center of Phnom Penh, right where our volunteers work and our volunteer guest houses are located in safe, convenient areas. In addition, we provided 24 hour emergency contact for the duration of your volunteer program and our staff will give supervision of any activities you are involved and need support.  

General Information:

Vaccination - The following vaccinations are recommended by the Center for Disease Control when traveling to Cambodia:

  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid vaccination is particularly important because of the presence of S. typhi strains resistant to multiple antibiotics in this region.
  • A booster for tetanus/diphtheria - if you have not received a vaccination within the last 10 years
  • Japanese encephalitis, only if you plan to visit rural areas for 4 weeks or more
  • Rabies, if you might be exposed to wild or domestic animals through your work or recreation
  • A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required by travelers arriving from infected areas
Visa - Most nationalities (including the US) need a visa.

Seasons - The volunteers should consider the Cambodian seasons: The dry season lasts from November until April with cool months from November to February and the hot months in April and May. The rainy season, which can cause difficulties when traveling, lasts from May to October.

Women's Empowerment Supporter Social Medical Associate NGO Management Microfinance and Business Development Media & Journalist Supporter Human Rights Supporter English Teaching Assistant for Children Childcare for Disabled Children Childcare & Teaching Supporter Animal Rescue
Social Impact

At Asia Volunteer Network we want to provide the opportunities for people all over the world who are passionate or skilled to learn about the Cambodian culture while providing their help and skills to our local organizations. 

These organizsations aim at supporting the local communities. On the one hand, we want to support them by providing their youths with a proper education and thus, do something for their future and by rebuilding and building, and, on the other hand, we want to help the locals by supporting them in establishing their own little businesses for them to be able to take care of their families and their communities.

Vision: 

The Asia Volunteer Network wants to give passionate and skilled volunteers from all over the world the chance to learn about Cambodia culture while providing much needed help and skills to local organizations.

Mission: 

A society where people from different cultural, ethnic and social background work together in peace to help progress humanity.

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals
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The main focus of Asia Volunteer Network is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organisation
Foundation Year
2014
Contact Person
Brem Nhov

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