Volunteering

Thank you very much for your interest in our programme. However, to ensure that your service provided in the programme makes an impact, the followings are asked from volunteers:

  • A recent photo attached by email to aboutasiaschools@gmail.com
  • A $200 training fee (to be paid in advance as a deposit to secure your place)
  • Being able to commit to our programme dates
  • A language qualification (for non-native English speaker applicants) to prove your English proficiency
  • Having previous teaching experience (preferable but not necessary)

By following our programme dates, you allow us to better manage our volunteer resources and to minimize the unintended negative effects while maximizing the positive side from the service. Please read the opportunities available in each placement below carefully before applying.

Note: You are most welcomed to cover more than one positions if you wish to stay longer than a month. For example, in Smiling Hearts Association, you can volunteer from Mar 18, 2013 to May 23, or Jun 25, 2013. These dates also include a 4-day training course prior to starting in schools. 

Prey Chrouk Primary School: Volunteers are greatly needed to teach English in this rural school 45km from Siem Reap town. Rural accommodation is available. Our volunteers stay with a host family teach three hours a day in the afternoon from Monday to Friday. In this placement, our volunteers can contribute to the community while learning more about Cambodian culture and way of life. (Read more here)

Date Commitment Open Positions 
Feb 18, 2013 – Mar 20, 2013 0 position (2 taken)
May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2013 2 positions (pairs or couples preferred)
Jul 26, 2013 – Aug 30, 2013 2 positions (pairs or couples preferred)
Sept 27, 2013 – Oct 25, 2013 2 positions (pairs or couples preferred)
Oct 25, 2013 – Nov 29, 2013 2 positions (pairs or couples preferred)
Nov 29, 2013 – Jan 12, 2014 2 positions (pairs or couples preferred)
Jan 24, 2014 – Mar 09, 2014 2 positions (pairs or couples preferred)

Smiling Hearts Association for Children: Volunteers are needed to teach English and art within the school two hours in the morning and another two in the afternoon from Monday to Friday. The school is located just 10 minutes away from Siem Reap town.

Date Commitment Open Positions
Feb 11, 2013 – Mar 15, 2013 1 position (2 taken)
Mar 18, 2013 – Apr 12, 2013* 2 positions (1 taken)
Apr 23, 2013 – May 23, 2013 2 positions (1 taken)
May 17, 2013 – Jun 25, 2013 3 positions
Jun 21, 2013 – Jul 30, 2013 3 positions
Jul 26, 2013 – Aug 27, 2013 3 positions
Aug 23, 2013 – Sept 20, 2013 3 positions
Sept 27, 2013 – Oct 29, 2013 3 positions
Oct 25, 2013 – Dec 03, 2013 3 positions
Nov 29, 2013 – Dec 31, 2013 3 positions
Dec 27, 2013 – Jan 28, 2014 3 positions
Jan 24, 2014 – Feb 25, 2014 3 positions
Feb 21, 2014 – Mar 25, 2014 3 positions

(* The last week is Khmer New Year holiday)

Book Bridge Library: Volunteers are needed to teach English and assist in various library activities both morning and afternoon. The library is located within walking distance in 10 January High School ground.

Date Commitment Open Positions
Feb 11, 2013 – Mar 15, 2013 0 position (1 taken)
Apr 22, 2013 – May 22, 2013 1 position
May 17, 2013 – Jun 25, 2013 1 position
Jun 21, 2013 – Jul 25, 3013 1 position
Sept 27, 2013 – Oct 29, 2013 1 position
Oct 25, 2013 – Dec 03, 2013 1 position
Nov 29, 2013 – Dec 31, 2013 1 position
Dec 27, 2013 – Jan 28, 2014 1 position
Jan 24, 2014 – Feb 25, 2014 1 position
Feb 21, 2014 – Apr 04, 2014 1 position

Phum Svay Primary School: Volunteers are greatly needed to teach English to two classes, afternoon only from Monday to Friday. We offer a free accommodation for this placement and it is most suitable for couple volunteers. (Read more here)

Date Commitment Open Positions
Feb 20, 2013 – April 05, 2013 2 positions (couples only)
May 17, 2013 – Jun 21, 2013 2 positions (couples only)
Jun 21, 2013 – Jul 26, 2013 2 positions (couples only)
Jul 26, 2013 – Aug 30, 2013 2 positions (couples only)
Sept 27, 2013 – Nov 15, 2013 2 positions (couples only)
Nov 29, 2013 – Jan 12, 2014 2 positions (couples only)
Jan 24, 2014 – Mar 09, 2014 2 positions (couples only)

Thaisyo Primary School: Volunteers are greatly needed to assist in an English classroom, three hours a day in the afternoon from Monday to Friday. This rural school is located 8 Km from Siem Reap and 3 km from an ancient reservoir known as West Baray. Our volunteers stay in the town and commute to the school by pushbike or tuktuk.

Date Commitment Open Positions
Feb 15, 2013 – Apr 5, 2013 0 position (1 taken)
May 17, 2013 – Jun 28, 2013 1 position
Jul 26, 2013 – Aug 30, 2013 1 position
Sept 27, 2013 – Nov 15, 2013 1 position
Nov 29, 2013 – Jan 10, 2014 1 position
Jan 24, 2014 – Mar 07, 2014 1 position

Krosang Roleurng (Temple) School: Volunteers are needed to teach English to several classes, mornings and/or afternoons. The school is around 20 minutes from Siem Reap town by bicycle, and is just a few steps away from an ancient 1000-year-old temple and a Buddhist pagoda.

Date Commitment Open Positions
Feb 1, 2013 – Apr 05, 2013 2 positions
May 17, 2013 – Jun 30, 2013 2 positions
Sept 27, 2013 – Nov 15, 2013 2 positions
Nov 29, 2013 – Jan 10, 2014 2 positions
Jan 24, 2014 – Mar 07, 2014 2 positions

Short-Term Opportunities (from two to three days only): We are looking for experienced ESL Teacher Trainers whose role is to provide two or three days of  intensive training to one of our English teachers in a village school. We request that you submit the training topics by the email address below. We provide the transportation to and from the village every day and the training time is flexible.

Please send your inquiry to aboutasiaschools@gmail.com if you would like to learn more about other volunteering opportunities. Upon accepted into our programme, you will the chance to ask questions, make new friends and share your plans with our veteran and present volunteers in our Volunteer Group on Facebook.

ABOUTAsia Schools staff and the staff of its partner organizations reserve the right to offer or not to offer an applicant a position and to cancel a volunteer’s  program at any point during or prior to starting if it deems appropriate, and that no compensation will be offered in these circumstances.

Last Position Updates: Jan 09, 2013

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