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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.  

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

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.