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Community Health Care Education

Samraong, Cambodia

Agency | GoEco

Help to expand education of community health issues to the children in rural Cambodian schools.

The goal of this project is to expand education of community health issues to the children in rural Cambodian schools. Topics include hygiene, sexually transmitted diseases, and overall body health. This project is designed for those with a medical background or previous knowledge of these topics, and volunteers are placed in roles based on their relevant experience. 

About the location

Samraong, or the “Impenetrable Jungle,” is the capital of Oddar Meanchey Province, Cambodia's newest province, which is on the border with Thailand. To this day, the town is still recovering from a long civil war, which resulted in decades of isolation. Most people visit Samraong to do much-needed community and volunteer work. Samraong is about 2 hours away from the popular tourist destination city of Siem Reap.

Volunteer tasks

Volunteers will be assisting local staff in improving community health education in the rural schools of Cambodia. You will develop teamwork and creativity skills, while providing children with much-needed information. Topics of discussion often include proper hygiene, sexually transmitted diseases, and overall health. 

Some of your tasks may include:

  • Assisting local staff
  • Preparing lessons
  • Leading discussions and/or full lessons
  • Demonstrating basic hygiene procedures such as teeth brushing, hand washing, etc

Culture Week (highly recommended)

For an additional fee you can extend your stay for a week with a program designed to introduce you to a great stay in a new country. As part of your orientation week, you will receive basic language classes to help you get around the country without a hassle. You will also have the opportunity to take some traditional cooking classes as well as travel to some of the finest temples in the area, engaging in Q&A sessions with monks to enhance your understanding of Buddhism and its customs. Throughout the week, there will many opportunities to interact with the local residents, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the community.

Typical day

Volunteer work is Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm, breaking for lunch at around 11am. The tasks you are assigned each day will vary depending on your level of experience. Weekends are free. 

Please note that the schedule may be subject to change at any time. 

Details on Arrival

In some cases it is possible to stay longer than the usual 8-week schedule, please contact us by clicking the blue "Message us" button to request a longer stay.

Free-time activities

Located close to the volunteer house is a park where volunteers can relax, play sports, and spend their free time. 

Samraong is about a 2-hour drive away from the city and popular tourist destination of Siem Reap. Many volunteers use their free weekends to visit this city. There are many shops and pubs as well as museums to be explored. Siem Reap is also within close proximity to the famous Angkor Wat Temple. 


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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
Medical/ Health Care at level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
A medical background is preferred; however, anyone with the passion to expand community health education efforts may apply. Specific roles of volunteers will be based on level of experience and/or previous knowledge of community health issues.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Suitable for


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Included in the fees are:

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Airport Pickup on arrival
  • Comprehensive travel health insurance with volunteer abroad coverage
  • All necessary training and introduction provided upon arrival
  • Local in-country team and 24hr emergency support

Airport Pickup at Siem Reap International Airport

Airport Pickup is provided on arrival

You will stay in a shared volunteer house in Samraong with up to 4 same-gender volunteers per room. Private bathroom facilities are available with western style toilets and cold showers. The accommodations are simple and rustic, so prepare to experience a more traditional village lifestyle.
There are no laundry facilities; clothes can be washed by hand. There are Laundromats in town that can be used for a small fee.
Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

3 meals per day on weekdays and 2 meals per day on weekends. Traditional Cambodian food is available, which includes rice dishes, meat, but also Western food is also occasionally provided. Snacks are also available.

Internet Access
Limited 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.
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)
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
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7 weeks
8 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Samraong/Cambodia between 1 week and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. GoEco will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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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 GoEco during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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