The Mighty Roar

Assistant in the Local Orphanage

Prasat Balong District, Cambodia show on map
Come to Cambodia and make a difference in the lives of orphaned children. Your time and effort will immediately help the centre. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

If you enjoy working with children, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you. Your primary role will be to interact and engage with the children and your time could be spent playing games, teaching English, helping with hygiene, arts and crafts and so much more!

Our community run orphanage was founded back in 2012 after the Khmer Rouge reign left many children without parents. The centre aims to provide care, education, training and accommodation to enhance the children’s progress and opportunities.

Siem reap is one of the poorest areas in Cambodia with over 75% of the population living in severe poverty. Currently, the orphanage is home to 20 children aged between 2 and 16, with a further 60 children attending during the day, where just 2 local staff carry out all daily operations; including cleaning, cooking and teaching.

Did you know that almost 1 in 10 children are orphans? This is a serious issue within Cambodia that everyone is working hard to rectify, including the government and many local organisations.

Government facilities are scarce and with the lack of resources and funding available, many children are not receiving the sufficient level of care and support they need.

By volunteering, you will be able to give the love, care and attention the children so desperately need and crave so that they can pursue as normal a childhood as possible.

Typical day

As the children live on site, you will get to spend your full day with these amazing people! If you are feeling brave, you are more than welcome to join one of our teaching classes where you can assist other volunteers at the school.

During your time at the orphanage, your main role will be to interact and care for the children. You will have the opportunity to do many activities, games and generally have fun! On a normal day, you could get involved with the following:

  • Provide informal teaching to improve their English
  • Help with homework to ensure it’s completed correctly and on time
  • Play sports and games
  • Get creative with arts and craft or even sing and play music
  • Help and teach personal hygiene
  • Assist with general tasks such as washing clothes and preparing meals

It is important to note that not all of the children are at the orphanage because they have lost their parents. Some have been taken into care because they have come from abusive backgrounds or their families could not afford to support them.

Details on Arrival

Start dates are the 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
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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All program fees are charged directly by The Mighty Roar.

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 registration fee, accommodation, some meals and the airport pick up

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)
4 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
$115.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Prasat Balong District/Cambodia between 4 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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