The Mighty Roar

Assistant for Teaching English

Prasat Balong District, Cambodia show on map
With over 60 children attending on any single day, you and other like minded volunteers are needed to help run the school and provide the education the children all so de This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Our rural community school was established in 2012 with the aim of providing accessible education and English development to children in the surrounding villages. The project has grown so much that we are now expanding, and are currently in the process of building a large school with accommodation so that we can welcome more children and provide even more opportunities to the local community!

This amazing community programme receives no sponsorship or grants from the government or other organisations. We rely 100% on donations and amazing volunteers like you to carry on the great work that goes on!

With the opportunity to learn and develop their English, which is so important in the rural areas, children are prepared to travel long distances (some up to 5km each way) everyday for their daily education.

Learning English is seen as a necessity in Cambodia nowadays, with it bringing an overall higher standard of living and the only way to achieve the better paying jobs. Many new larger employers that pay higher wages, expect to see English qualifications on CVs, even if it’s not a requirement for the job itself!

Not long ago, the foundations of the education system in Cambodia were destroyed under the reign of Khmer Rouge. This has resulted in Cambodia having one of the poorest literacy rates in the whole of Asia, especially amongst women.

Since then, the government has invested a lot of time and money into rebuilding the education system but as with the majority of developing countries, change is slow. Many problems still persist, including classrooms being very overcrowded, lack of qualified teachers and high dropout rates – especially in the more remote areas.

Our rural community school provides free education to children from low-income families that are living in extreme poverty in Trang Village, just south of central Siem Reap. Not only this, but our amazing programme also provides two nutritious meals per day to all children that attend.

Typical day

Working alongside three fantastic teachers, you will be able to get fully involved with all day-to-day activities and you will have the incredible chance of leading your own classes everyday. This will not only enhance you C.V (if your looking for a career in education), but also give you a great sense of achievement. Although this may be daunting at first, our local team and other volunteers can show you the ropes or if you would prefer you can just assist with everything.

You will get plenty of time to plan and prepare your lessons and there is an office full of resources and textbooks that you are welcome to utilise.

Some of the highlights during your time here will be:

  • Teaching your own English classes along with other subjects such as maths
  • Be creative with arts and crafts, singing and dancing
  • Build great relationships with the children as you see them so eager to learn and smiling
  • Get competitive with playing sports and other games outside
  • Make lifelong friends with like minded volunteers
  • Help look after the orphaned children at the accommodation
  • Give a lending hand with the vegetable plots and tend to the chickens
  • Assist with any building projects that are ongoing

There are some basic resources available, but you are more than welcome to bring further materials that everyone will love and appreciate.

Details on Arrival

Start dates are 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month


Free-time activities

Explore Siem Reap and beyond by visiting the famous ancient Angkor Temples, party on Pub Street, eat some bugs at the Old Market or head further afield to the city of Phnom Pengh and the beaches along the south coast. If you’re feeling very adventurous, you can head to either Thailand or Vietnam with flights normally under £100 and only lasting an hour.
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Hiking

Program 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 (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
English 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 from 08:00 - 17:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
The Mighty Roar (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by The Mighty Roar

Fees include accommodation, some meals and airport transfers, as well as the $180 registration fee.

Airport Pickup at Siem Reap International Airport

You should arrive into Siem Reap International Airport (REP) on your selected Saturday start date.

Please ensure your flight lands before 20:00pm so the pickup fee is included.

The programme ends on the Saturday of your final week and you should depart the accommodation and continue on your onwards journey.

On your last day you will need to travel back to the airport for your onwards journey. The return transfer is not included within the programme fee but our local team can arrange this for you.

Accommodation

Although the accommodation is basic, it is very comfortable and being located next to our community school you will get to experience life as a true local. Each bedroom has single beds with up to 2 other volunteers per room. You are provided with mosquito nets, bedding and a much needed fan.

The western style bathrooms are shared and the water is cold – not that that is a problem as Cambodia is hot and humid all year round!


Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and dinner are provided at the volunteer house from Monday to Friday and are included within the programme fee. You will need to purchase your own lunch, which we advise you to budget around £2 per day. Volunteers usually head into town or the local market to stock up on food supplies.

Meals are aimed to be as varied as possible across the week and you can expect some of the following meals:

Breakfast – Toast, eggs, noodles, tea & coffee
Dinner – Chicken curry, pasta, noodles, jacket potatoes

Internet Access
Sorry, no 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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
3 weeks (min. stay)
$679.00
5 weeks
$717.00
6 weeks
$754.00
7 weeks
$792.00
9 weeks
$867.00
11 weeks
$942.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$1,429.00
Average fees
$143.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Prasat Balong District/Cambodia between 3 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. The Mighty Roar will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Cambodia.
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 The Mighty Roar during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Asia South-Eastern Asia Cambodia  Prasat Balong District, Trang Village

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