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Construction Volunteering in Cambodia

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CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEERING IN THE COMMUNITY IN SAMRAONG, IN CAMBODIA
Category: Volunteering projects, gap year projects and career break projects in Cambodia

Get your hands dirty and help the poorer communities in Cambodia with their construction projects. The main site of this construction project is at a local school allocated to the poor, but also can take place on another 'site' in the area where development construction assistance is needed.

This project aims to improve the quality of live for under-privileged people in Samrong, and this construction project, with volunteer help, greatly improves the environment of poverty-stricken people.


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PRICES Please see the Prices Page - prices for all projects and all lengths are listed and you can also choose which currency you'd like to see them in.
Start Dates All year round - you choose your start and finish dates.
Duration From 1 week to 8 weeks, subject to visa requirements
Requirements Minimum age 17, no qualifications necessary (just a good dose of enthusiasm).
What's included
  • Arranging your Programme
  • Full pre-departure support and assistance
  • Payment Protection Insurance
  • Meeting you at the airport
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • local in-country team support and backup
  • 24-hr emergency support.
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cost of Visas (if a visa is required)
  • Airport return transfer
Who can do this Project? All projects are open to all nationalities.

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WORK CONTENT:

In keeping with the aim of community development, much of the local school has been built with the help of previous volunteers and local tradesmen. Elements of what is required change as some projects finish and new ones start, but you'll be able to continue to assist in the construction of a new pathway, toilets as well as building walls and renovation of the nearby area.

Example Schedule:

Your programme will start with an introduction week where you’ll visit cultural sites in Siem Reap and learn about language and rich culture of Cambodia. It’s a great way to get to the town and everything required to make your stay more comfortable.

After Siem Reap you'll transfer to the project site where the introduction week continues. If your programme is 2 weeks or less you can choose to do a few days or opt out of the introduction week and go straight to your project. Please let your Project Coordinator aware of this upon booking.

Monday-Friday:
On your arrival, you'll have a meeting with the Coordinator to discussing what will be required during your stay at the project. There is a focus on light construction work and you will be expected to help with some or all of the following activities:

  • paint the school buildings,
  • work in the vegetable garden, and the flower garden,
  • make tables and chairs,
  • build various elements in the playground,
  • help to construct pathways,
  • build toilets,
  • repair the school wall, and
  • help build the new classrooms

Construction and renovation work is available where required. Tools and equipment, as well as instructions will be provided.

Weekends:
Weekends are always free after each project. You can relax at your accommodation, take a bicycle into town, or expand your sightseeing and visit the many more sites in the Oddar Meanchey Province. You could also take a taxi into Siem Reap for the weekend and visit the amazing Angkor Wat Temple. Friendly staff are always there to make your choice easier with advice.

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Construction and Community Development Volunteering Projects in Cambodia

Construction and Community Development Volunteering Projects in Cambodia

Construction and Community Development Volunteering Projects in Cambodia

ACCOMMODATION

You will be housed at a basic yet comfortable volunteer house. Rooms are single-sex with locked doors, bunk-beds, mosquito nets and a fan – maximum 4 volunteers per room. Wifi is available in the house but not necessarily in your rooms.

There are limited laundry facilities so expect to wash your clothes by hands at the volunteer house or at the home stay, but there are some places that you can do laundry in the town too. You will be encouraged to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity.

Transportation
In Samraong you can easily get a motorcycle to go anywhere, or you can borrow a bike at the centre. The roads in and to Samraong are very good now. It takes much less time to go somewhere compared to few years ago.

Money issues
In Samraong you can exchange money and traveler’s checks at the bank. The nearest ATM is in Siem Reap, so please make sure you have enough money with you before leaving to go the town. However, you will probably not need much money there!

Weekends:
are always free after each project. Relax at your Home stay accommodation, take a bicycle into town, or expand your sightseeing and visit the many more sites in the Oddar Meanchey Province or take a taxi to Siem Reap for the weekend. Friendly staff are always there to make your choice easier with advice.

FOOD:
All food is included during your stay. The meals will be typical Cambodian fare, including plenty of rice dishes. You'll have three meals a day during the week and two meals a day over the weekends (Brunch and Dinner).

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LOCATION | OPTIONAL FUN ACTIVITIES

ANGKOR WAT:
Surrounded by beautiful rice fields, lakes and jungles Truly one of mankind’s most incredible achievements, this ancient city of temples will take your breath away and leave you traipsing through a mystical magnificent past.

Built between 800 - 1200 AD by the Khmer Empire, more than 200 temples have been restored. Angkor Wat is a symbol of Cambodia and is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

SIEM REAP
is a lively stop off destination on the South Asia tourist trail! With the flat plane jungle ruins catapulted to fame via Lara Croft just over the outskirts, the town is geared up for travellers. This is no more evident than in ‘Pub Street’ a place to drink beer and make new friends.

Siem Reap was a fashionable destination for the 1960’s elite pack wanderers and, according to the Lonely Planet, is once again one of the most popular spots on the planet today. It's scattered with guesthouses, superb food and a steady flow of tourists from near and far.

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