Local Volunteers (First Graduation Students)

One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are. – Edith Wharton


kk-i kkii-1 ka-ii-2 meanchay2 CVCD’s Head Office and local schools are located in Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia and the home to 2.2 million people. The city has become the nation’s cultural, political, and economic center. Although Phnom Penh has seen strong economic growth over the last decade, the distribution of wealth has been uneven and many residents remain in poverty.


                                              Working in Cambodia

On the first day, volunteers will have an orientation led by one of CVCD’s head office staff member. Volunteers will learn about Cambodian history and culture, CVCD’s mission and programs, and even some useful key phrases in Khmer. On the second day, volunteers will be partnered with a full-time staff member to discuss project details and work schedule. CVCD’s office hours are Monday through Friday, 8am till 12pm and 2pm till 5pm, but can vary depending on the project.             Read More >>


CVCD volunteers are often taken on field trips to visit CVCD’s local programs and invited are to take part in events like going to the pagoda for Pchum Ben Day. There are many things to do and see around Phnom Penh and Battambang. CVCD’s local staff is more than willing to help volunteers with information about places to visit. Volunteers will have weekends off and should take that time to explore!

Volunteering with CVCD is easy and affordable! Please contact us for detailed information regarding the cost of our volunteer program. The program fee covers accommodation, food, transportation to/from work, and field trip expenses. CVCD offers three types of accommodations for International Volunteers:


Volunteers will live with a local family around Phnom Penh or Battambang. Host familiesare carefully screened to ensure the volunteer’s safety. Volunteers may receive a private bedroom. Home stay is the best way to learn about the Khmer culture. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.


Volunteers will usually share a room and bathroom with one to two other volunteers.  Rooms are comfortable, secure, and regularly cleaned. At a guesthouse, volunteers will have the opportunity to meet fellow travelers and volunteers. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Independent Stay

Volunteers can manage their own accommodations.  Long-term volunteers may wish to sign a lease for an apartment. Upon request, lunch can be provided.