Volunteer

REACH Siem Reap offers ethical volunteer experiences for compassionate individuals from around the world to work alongside our local team in Siem Reap. Our focus is on empowering

Cambodians to drive sustainable development within their own communities, and as such, our volunteer experience is structured in a way that is non-disruptive to our curriculum or operations. We have stringent policies in place, and ongoing staff training to ensure that your time with us is not only rewarding for you, but mutually beneficial for our school and students.

The success of REACH Siem Reap relies heavily on the time, compassion and dedication of volunteers from around the world. We wholeheartedly value and admire every single person who supports our cause, without these special people, we would cease to exist.

Do you have valuable time & skill to share ?

REACH Siem Reap has a variety of areas which you may be placed in depending on your skill set.

We typically accept support in the following areas:

- Classroom teaching assistants

- Curriculum development

- Kitchen & garden volunteers

- Bike repairs & refurbishments

- Cycling support

- Communications & Marketing

- Program development & administrative support

If you have skills that are not listed above, which you think could be useful, please let us know.

We warmly welcome individuals, families and groups such as secondary school groups and corporate teams. We do however, have limited spaces at any given time.

For more information or to schedule a call, please email: volunteer@reachsiemreap.org.

REQUIREMENTS

One of the most important attributes for our volunteers is to have an open mind and to always act with respect towards the Cambodian culture and customs. We truly believe that in doing this, you will make the most out of your volunteer placement.

The first step in the process is to complete the application form below with as much information as possible. Our Communications Officer will then be in touch with further information on your prospective placement; if your skills and our goals align, we will then host a 1 on 1 call with you via Zoom.

Placements are not guaranteed and will strongly depend on our programs needs at the time. Prior to being approved, all volunteers will be required to provide our team with a current police check and/or working with children check. It is a requirement that all in-country volunteer also purchase and provide REACH with a copy of their travel insurance.

Volunteers at REACH are also asked to make a donation of AUD$450 towards our cause. These funds are vital in enabling us to pay our local team to sustain our programs. This one-off contribution also assists to cover the costs of coordinating your experience with us. Once your placement is accepted, you will have ongoing correspondence and support in the lead up to your arrival, and throughout your time with us in Siem Reap.

If you are unable to fund this personally, we encourage you to set-up a fundraising page and rally support from your friends and familiy. If this sounds like a suitable option, please let us know as we're here to help!

PLEASE NOTE:

With child protection being our top priority, it is essential that all volunteers provide references, current criminal background checks, adhere to our child protection policy and code of conduct.

We reserve the right to remove any volunteers, visitors

and staff who act in breach of our policies.

Volunteer Check-List

English Language

You don't need to be a native English Speaker to Volunteer, but you are required to have a good command of English.

Open-Mind

You should have an open mind, always be culturally sensitive and respect that your role is to assist our local Cambodian staff.

Enthusiasm & Compassion

Approach every day of volunteering with a positive attitude and to be empathetic and respectful towards all at REACH.

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KITCHEN HAND

Kitchen Hand

Role

Do you like rolling up your sleeves and slugging it out in the kitchen? Help assist our wonderful local Chef in the Kitchen by preparing and cooking for hundreds of our hungry students daily. Once the food is cooked, enjoy distributing it to each classroom and watch as the kids devour their meals. Afterwards, help clean up the dishes and pack away supplies.

Hours

There are 2 Cooking sessions per day, choose to attend the Morning, Afternoon or both.

Morning Session 8.00am - 10.30am (Primary School Students)
Afternoon Session 2.00pm - 4.00pm (Primary School Students)

Skills Required

As your role will be as an assistant only, you are not required to have Cooking experience, all we ask is that you work hard, showcase enthusiasm, understanding & compassion at all times. If you are a skilled dietician, please review our ‘Workshops’ tab to learn more about how you can be involved in our Nutrition program development.

General Requirements

Volunteer Fee

All Volunteers of REACH are required to make a compulsory donation of AUD$450 towards our operational costs. These funds are vital in enabling us to pay our staff, and to sustain our programs.

In return you will receive:
• Assistance prior to your arrival
• Discounted rates at our partner hotels
• Comprehensive Volunteer Guidebook
• 1 x Free Airport transfor & town orientation
• Return transfer to school on your first day
• Enjoy daily nutritious meals with the kids
• Ongoing support throughout your stay

 

If you need any help setting up a fundraising page let us know, we're here to help!

Documentation

All Volunteers of REACH must read, sign and adhere to our

Child Protection Policy
Volunteer Code of Conduct

You must also provide REACH with
• A completed Online Application form
• A current Police Check or a Working with Children check
• A photocopy of your passport
• A copy of your travel arrangements
• Proof of Travel Insurance (once purchased)

REACH Siem Reap reserves the right to remove any volunteers, visitors and staff who act in breach of our policies.

Application Form

Interested in Volunteering with us?
If you aren’t 100% committed, don’t worry. We would still love to hear from you and get the conversation started!

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