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Cambodia Volunteer in Cambodia

"It is something and somewhere I will remember for the rest of my life. I honestly can’t express how special of a place it is and I am so glad it is where I got the opportunity to see and learn so much more about elephants. "

Grainne Finnegan, Ireland

Cambodia is often noted for one thing on the tourist scene – the spectacular Angkor Wat.  And for good reason; the extensive and colossal stone temple dates back to an impressive ancient civilisation of the 13th century, giving visitors a truly splendid window to the past.  It’s easy to see why it’s the only country in the world to have a building on its flag.  Yet this world wonder is not the only thing that the country can boast.  In fact, its stretching plains and rice paddies, quintessential rural villages, wide lakes, lush forests and even, paradise beaches are just a few examples of the landscapes scattered from border to border.

Volunteers in Cambodia will not only experience magnificent old-world wonders and charming natural scenery; the local Khmer people are reason enough to fall in love with the country and it’s easy to feel both admiration for their unbreakable spirit and gratitude for the kindness they show to all the people they meet.  You’ll certainly leave feeling the desire to emulate their way of life.

Our Projects in Cambodia

  • Bear Sanctuary Volunteer Project, Cambodia

    • Duration 1-6 Weeks
    • Prices from £530

    Volunteer in Cambodia at a bear sanctuary inside a large wildlife rescue centre near Phnom Penh to help provide a new and better home for rescued bears.

  • Elephant Sanctuary Volunteer Project, Cambodia

    • Duration 2-8 Weeks
    • Prices from £815

    Volunteer with elephants at an Elephant Sanctuary in the forests of Mondulkiri, located in the remote Eastern Cambodia. The elephants are retired from their previous hard-working lives in the trekking and tourism industry, and now roaming free in their natural habitat.

Climate and Geography

Located in southeast Asia, Cambodia holds beautiful landscapes, many shared by its regional neighbours.  Its climate is largely defined by rain (and the monsoons in particular) as warm temperature and high humidity are relatively consistent.

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Culture and History

Cambodia has seen a long history of civilisations, dynasties, civil wars, invasions and, in the last 50 years, genocide. It is a country steeped in a long and trying, but rich, history and has a culture that heavily relies on the influence of religion.

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Wildlife and Biodiversity

Cambodia is home to some beautiful and unique species and is rich in biodiversity.  Volunteering in Cambodia gives you the opportunity to volunteer with elephants in a wildlife sanctuary and to take care of rescued Asian bears in a wildlife rescue centre.

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