Duration: 14 DAYS

Type: VOLUNTEER – Tax deductible donation included in cost.

Minimum Age: 18 (or with a parent or guardian).

Service Level: STANDARD – Comfortable accommodation with character and a mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: Volunteer Physical Rating 2 – Nothing too strenuous, you don’t need to be especially physically fit.

Program cost excludes flights.

Join Us

For your program you will need to arrive and depart from the following airport/s.

Arrival: Siem Reap International (REP) – you can arrive at any time between 8am and midnight on the first day of program and we’ll pick you up from the airport.


Departure: Siem Reap International (REP) – you can depart at any time between 8am and midnight on the final day of program and we will drop you off at the airport with time for your flight home.

If you haven’t travelled much, or booked flights before we also offer a flight assistance service in which we help you in booking your flights for program. We’ve booked hundreds of flights for our volunteers, and will make sure you get to where you need to be on the right date. After ten years of international travel we’ve gotten pretty good at it. For more information please take a look on your volunteer profile in the add ons section.

Overview


Get to know the real Cambodia. Each day you travel by tuk tuk from Siem Reap to a local village. You will be welcomed into the community, eating and socializing with them. You will be amazed at how quickly and warmly you are embraced and how hard your goodbye will be.

During the second week you will be staying in bungalows at the Cambodian Eco Sanctuary. The Eco Sanctuary is home to elephants, monkeys, dogs and more! These animals have been rescued, and are living at the sanctuary to be rehabilitated with your help.

What's Included


  • All on ground transport incl. airport transfers
  • All main meals & drinking water
  • All accommodation
  • ROV Project Leader
  • Guided tour of Angkor Wat
  • All building materials for ROV project
  • Khmer Culture: Language & History
  • Traditional Cuisine: Khmer BBQ, bug tasting and eat in local restaurants
  • Siem Reap Experience: Markets, Carnival and Apsara show

For more details see your Program Booklet.

Why ROV?


  • Your safety is our first priority
  • Our Charity is not for profit
  • Tax deductible donation included in price
  • Projects with integrity driven by village needs
  • 24/7 access to your Team Leader & ROV Head office
  • No "surprise costs" on program
  • Year round funding for the ROV schools & crèches

International volunteering in Cambodia, it's an experience like no other!


Working alongside parents, teachers, kids, grandparents (and grateful elephants), welcomed with open arms in the local community you will find more happiness than you ever imagined.

Basic Itinerary


Subject to change

Your amazing Team Leader will be waiting for you at Siem Reap Airport (REP) when you land. Look out for the friendly face wearing an ROV shirt.

Check in to your hotel room and then explore Siem Reap on a walking tour with other arrivals.

First group dinner at a local restaurant, followed by a tour of the night markets and some bug tasting for anyone brave enough!

Breakfast at the hotel before being collected by Tuk Tuk to go to the building project. Once you arrive there will be an orientation to introduce you to the community and project you will be working on.

You’ll then get stuck into the project. This may be building a classroom, a house for the disadvantaged, repairs to houses or classrooms, or other projects based on community needs. The projects differ each program set but will always reflect the needs of the communities we work with.

Lunch is on site at the project where you’ll experience traditional Cambodian cooking – it is delicious!

There is some down time after lunch to recoup and relax on a hammock before getting back to work. The remainder of the afternoon is spent working on the project and playing with the children after school.

Enjoy some free time before dinner – relax by the hotel pool, read a good book, play games with the other volunteers or catch up on some Netflix

Tonight dinner will takeout eaten at the hotel. You will then be involved in a language class to help you learn some key Khmer words.

Breakfast at the hotel before being collected by Tuk Tuk to go to the building project.

Project work continues, and you will rotate between tasks with your fellow team mates.

Lunch is again on site where you will get to sample more tasty Khmer food. While you escape the heat of the day enjoy resting on hammocks or playing a game of cards.

You will continue working on your building project and in the afternoon will try and compete against the children playing football – prepare yourself their good!

On return to the accommodation you have some free time to have a shower and relax before dinner.

Tonight you will be treated to a Khmer BBQ where you get to cook your own food right at the table!

Breakfast at the hotel before being collected by Tuk Tuk to go to the building project.

After breakfast you will then drive out to the project site by Tuk Tuk and get back to work on the project. You will be amazed at the progress you have made in just a couple of days and know that you are a part of something that is making such a difference.

Lunch will be served on site, and you will then have some free time to relax before getting back to the afternoon’s project work.

On return to the accommodation you have some free time to have a shower and relax before dinner.

Dinner will be at a restaurant in town. You can then explore the night art markets – this makes for some great souvenir shopping.

Make sure you get your beauty sleep tonight as tomorrow you will be exploring Angkor Wat at sunrise!

Your group will visit Angkor Wat at sunrise. Breakfast will either be at the hotel or takeaway at Angkor Wat.

You will be taken on a guided tour of Angkor Wat temples one of which is the largest religious monuments in the world. You’ll then explore Ta Prohm temple, which was filmed in Tomb Raider and have the opportunity to explore the surrounding temples and be amazed by the beauty of Cambodia’s rich history.

On return from Angkor Wat you will have some free time or have the opportunity to experience the floating villages before dinner.

As a group you will eat dinner at a local restaurant in Siem Reap. Then after dinner you are in for a treat as we take you for a Khmer massage. Your legs will thank us!

Breakfast will be served at the accommodation before being transported by Tuk Tuk to the project. This will be your final day on the project, and you will really see the incredible difference you have made.

After the morning’s project work there will then be a thank you ceremony with the children in the community – get your camera and tissues ready!

Lunch will be eaten on site and you will have some time to relax / play with the children at the school / community before finishing the final tasks on the building project. Your contribution to the project will have a lasting impact to the community for years to come and we are so thankful for all of your hard work.

On return from the project you can enjoy some time to relax before going to dinner at a local restaurant.

Friday night is then carnival night! We will take you to a local carnival where you can go on some rides or even try some bugs and spiders!

Breakfast is at the accommodation.

This morning is optional activity day, and anyone who has purchased the Kulen Mountain & Circus package will spend the day exploring the waterfalls and then seeing a local acrobatic circus.

For those who have not purchased add ons, you will have the day to yourself to explore Siem Reap, grab a massage, relax by the pool or shop till you drop at the markets.

Dinner will be eaten as a group at a local restaurant.

Those who purchased the add on package will then go to the acrobatic circus. Others can enjoy some free time.

Tomorrow will be an early start as you depart for the Elephant Sanctuary! You might want to purchase some snacks for your journey.

Breakfast at accommodation before departing for the Cambodia Eco Sanctuary

On arrival you will settle in to your bungalow and have some time to relax before lunch.

You’ll enjoy a vegetarian lunch which is cooked on site. All meals at the sanctuary are vegetarian, and are absolutely delicious!

After lunch you will have orientation and meet the animal residents. The sanctuary is home to an assortment of rescued animals including elephants, dogs, geese and monkeys. You’ll have the opportunity to meet them all during your stay.

There will be free time before dinner followed by evening activities such as trivia, card games, watching documentaries etc.

Please note over the coming days you will be involved in a variety of tasks at the sanctuary. These will change from time to time and are reflective of the current needs of the eco sanctuary and the animals there. Groups will rotate throughout the various tasks.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be on site at the sanctuary each day.

Each day you will be involved in the following: preparing food for the elephants, feeding the elephants, taking the elephants for walks in the jungle, forest regenerations projects, visiting a local school, harvesting and planting food, assisting to care for the animals at the sanctuary, and the occasional building project when needed.

Breakfast at the eco sanctuary.

Your morning will be spent engaging in the normal morning activities such as feeding the elephants, preparing food, cleaning enclosures etc.

There will be lunch and final goodbyes at the sanctuary before travelling back to Siem Reap.

You’ll into the accommodation and have some free time – relax by the hotel pool, read a good book, play games with the other volunteers or catch up on some Netflix.

Enjoy your final night in Siem Reap with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant, followed by a night out in Siem Reap. We’ll even treat you to a cocktail / mocktail.

Breakfast will be at the accommodation venue, and lunch at a local restaurant.

Volunteers will be departing at various times of the day and will be dropped at Siem Reap (REP).

For more details see your Program Booklet.

Dates


Limited places available

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