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English Teaching Assistant for Children

Phnom Penh, Cambodia show on map

Many of the projects we work with are urgently searching for volunteers as they need teachers who can help out with teaching English.

The Cambodian government is not able to provide access to education for all people in Cambodia. Everybody, from adults to young children, is eager to develop their English language skills as education is the way out of poverty. Therefore many of the projects we work with are urgently searching for volunteers as they need teachers who can help out with specific skills like English and computer literacy. Sometimes other skills (like mathematics, arts etc.) are required. Volunteers teach English at many levels, according to their skills. In some schools volunteers prepare and correct tests and exams. As to be expected, the longer you stay the more responsibilities you receive. The volunteers are required to the daily lessons the day/evening before the class session. Teaching English in Cambodia gives volunteers the unique opportunity to implement their own ideas and teaching methods in a way that will create new opportunities for the youth of Cambodia. The volunteer should be able to adapt quickly to social and cultural change and have a genuine interest in the Cambodian country and culture. However, the best qualifications are enthusiasm, initiative and willingness to work. Volunteers teaching English do not have to be native English-speakers. All volunteers with a good knowledge of English and the desire to share their knowledge with the Cambodian people are welcome. Volunteers do not need to be qualified or experienced in teaching.

Typical day

A typical day starts at 8 am and ends around 5 pm including the following tasks:

  • assistant and lead one of the four classes while Khmer/English study
  • prepare meals and cleaning up
  • sing and play with the kids
  • learn and practice memory verses, the English alphabet, songs, poems

Details on Arrival

The program run throughout the year.

Free-time activities

Every volunteers will get the weekend off. There are many places volunteers can visit at the weekend including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, National Museum, Killing Field... Volunteers can also travel by bus to visit many provinces at weekend or during national holiday such as to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat, the famous historical place or Sihahouk Vill and Kampot to see beaches. Phnom Penh is a very international city, you will find a lot of western bars, supermarkets offer western articels, and especially the riverside is the spot for diplomats, travellers and international ngo-workers. But of course, you will also find the Cambodian Culture everywhere in the city. Walk around the different markets, try the food of the food stalls at the street or just walk around the streets, there is really always something to explore. Phnom Penh is a good base for trips through the country as it is very central.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
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 09:00 - 16:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

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What's Included
Pre-departure information, airport pick up, welcome package, which includes a volunteer guide and maps and dinner at a traditional Khmer restaurant Food and accommodations (3 meals a day) 24 hour emergency contact One day orientation on Cambodian history, culture and language plus city tour

What's Not Included
Flights to/from Home Local transportation to and from project site International Medical Insurance Cambodia visa costs

Airport Pickup at Phnom Penh International Airport

One of our team will wait you at the airport. When you arrived at the arrivals area please look for a sign with your name written on it. We will bring you to our volunteer guest house and usually it take around 30 minute from the airport. On the way our team will explain you about safety and what to prepare for the orientation tomorrow.

Accommodation

The guest house is located in the center of City and are within minutes of many of the major tourist attractions. The guest house feature large roof decks for lounging, restaurants servicing local and western cuisine, Wi-Fi, computers, bicycles for free rental, and laundry service. Most volunteers share room with other volunteers, however, private rooms can be booked for those that desire.

Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

You will be provided with three meals a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner at each of our guest houses. Khmer cuisine shares many commonalities with the food of neighboring Thailand and Vietnam and commonly contains rice, vegetables, or noodles. Breakfast typically includes coffee, tea, and juice with bread or eggs. Lunch and dinner meals typically consist of rice, noodles, soup, vegetables, beef, fish, pork and fruit.

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 Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH) in Phnom Penh. 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)
$640.00
5 weeks
$735.00
7 weeks
$925.00
9 weeks
$1,115.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$2,540.00
Average fees
$133.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Phnom Penh/Cambodia between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Asia Volunteer Network 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 Asia Volunteer Network during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
Asia South-Eastern Asia Cambodia Phnom Penh, Street 494 Sangkat Phsar Doeum Thkov Kham Chamkarmorn,PP
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