Help with teaching in a charity located in the countryside in Lolei near Siem Reap, Cambodia



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

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  • Description


    I am Sovannarith, the founder and director of the place, a children's charity located in the countryside near Siem Reap. I speak English and want to educate our children with a key focus on language skills like English, Chinese and computer skills to give them a better chance in the future. I believe it is very important to help our children to be successful. I also run a food program once a month to provide food to the poor and unable people. I hope with extra funding this organization will be able to grow and expand reaching out to more children and extra lessons.
    I have been running this NGO since 2011 but am in need of volunteers to help this project grow. Anyone who would like to come and support me or teach other languages to the children are very welcome. We have classrooms where most of our lessons take place, this is where you can teach the children.

    Volunteers will be accepted directly by Sovannarith; to have volunteers for all classes A, B and C. Please send a message and you will be accepted! I will reply as soon as possible so please look out for my reply.

    We teach young children in the morning from 8.00am until 9.00am and 2.00pm to 3.00. 3.00 to 4.00pm and 6.00 to 7.00pm.
    Monday to Friday. 4 hours a day. 5 days a Week. We teach students from 5 to 17 years old.

    Transportation Service is available for:

    1. Angkor Small Tour
    2. Angkor Big Tour
    3. Floating Village Tour
    4. Meng Melea Temple Tour
    5. Bonteay Srey Temple Tour
    And other tourist destinations. So all volunteers will be easier to seeing touring things during volunteering as well.

    I accept volunteers who wish to do a short stay or long stay though the long stay is preferred (minimum is one week). I would be happy to give you a tour of our school at any time.

    In addition to this, a certificate is provided as proof of involvement with the school and I can be used as a reference for any teaching jobs you may want to apply for in the future. The school is the ideal place as a starting point for anyone holding a TEFL certificate as it offers the opportunity to practice teaching skills and classroom management, although we do welcome anyone to join - whether you have any prior experience/teaching certificate or not.

    Accommodation is provided in Homestay as a Cambodian family along with three meals a day, I do ask for a contribution towards food costs. I welcome all volunteers and look forward to meeting you.

    We welcome smokers and non-smokers alike but smoking is not allowed inside the house.

    Put Your Full name and exact volunteering date on Your email subject.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As a volunteer, travelers will learn about Cambodia culture and customs, as well as have the opportunity to help children learn. Often, there are many students but not enough teachers. Volunteers can increase their overall teaching skills and have the perspective from being involved in teaching in an area where there is poverty. In addition, volunteers can learn how to fix and build homes, and know that families in need are being helped.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are in need of up to 6 volunteers at a time for ideally at least one week (but will accept volunteers that can only come visit for the day) and as long as desired. We welcome volunteers that can speak any other language aside from English, web designer in Word press and Carpenter making chair, table, and bench,(Chinese, Korean, Italian, etc.) as there are tourists that come here to visit and speak those languages.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Khmer: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I and students would like to learn Chinese as well. We would like to teach Khmer language to Volunteers who wish to know some Khmer as well. Looking forward to sharing our language!

  • Accommodation


    You can stay at the director’s Inn. You will have 3 meals, water and the internet.

    The room accommodation is a dormitory type. Meaning, you might share a room should there be other volunteers. No worries though, we have a separate room for the gents and the ladies.

    The inn is the main source of funding for the charity. So, we also have a “premium” option for accommodation by offering a private room if you prefer not to share accommodation. If you would like this, pls contact us.

    We accept volunteers who pledge to stay at least 1 week.

    Lastly, as mentioned, the Inn is the main funding source of the charity. In order to make this sustainable, we deemed it’s necessary to bundle the accommodation price with tuk-tuk service. Meaning, you will be fetched by the Director to and from Siem Reap city for $10 and 15$ from the airport.

    Thank you so much and hope you can meet the students soon!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers can visit the many sights around Siem Reap including the Angkor temples, local markets, as well other villages near town. Tourism is high so it is easy to meet many people from other countries as well to make friends while here. It is very inexpensive to take local tuk tuks around all of Siem Reap or buses to other cities like Phnom Penh.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    $5 a day
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    This host has been visited by a member of the Workaway team

    Ranik (Workaway Ambassador)

    "I am honored and thankful to have visited and experienced this Workaway in the village of Lolei and I will recommend every traveler to catch a glimpse of this alternative side of Cambodia."

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