Siem Reap, Cambodia

Volunteer in Siem Reap

Join community empowerment projects in the famed Siem Reap region, gateway to Angkor Wat.

With forests, paddies and a floating village, and the spiritual monuments of the Angkor Wat temple complex, Siem Reap provides an extraordinary setting to join education, community development and women’s empowerment projects.

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Positive
impact

Build a better world by contributing to vital, locally-led project work that strives for a more just and equitable future.
Ethical<br/>work

Ethical
work

In line with the UN’s SDGs, we are committed to ethical and sustainable engagement with our local partners and communities.
Beautiful<br/>community

Beautiful
community

Learn from the world’s most unique and significant cultures, in breathtaking remote locations.

Siem Reap volunteer projects

Overview

GVI’s community hub is based in northwestern Cambodia, in Siem Reap which is the capital city of Siem Reap Province. It is a well-frequented destination for both foreigners and locals as there are many things to do in Siem Reap. It is a gateway to the Angkor Archaeological Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. In Siem Reap volunteers will find many opportunities to immerse themselves in Cambodia’s captivating cultural history, iconic temples and monuments while helping us to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

Our hub is located in a guesthouse in Siem Reap’s city centre, a 5-minute walk from Old Market and Pub Street – a vibrant hub of nightlife with restaurants, bars and shops. In Siem Reap, volunteers can choose to assist teaching centres with child development, teach English to Buddhist monks or support women’s empowerment organisations, all of which help to increase opportunities within the community. In the past two decades, local NGOs have made a huge difference in uplifting their communities, and as an organisation, we work to support these NGOs in order to make their objectives a reality. By having strong partnerships we can use our skills and provide sustainable programmes that are community-driven. Our vision is for community members, staff and volunteers to unite and create continually improving partnerships in order to make a difference within Siem Reap on a daily basis.

In Siem Reap, we also offer a range of career-boosting internships, professional apprenticeships and research fellowships, with a focus on education, community development, and the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Participants can see all the wonders that Cambodia has to offer by spending their evenings and weekends visiting national parks, the floating market, waterfalls, taking part in cooking or pottery classes, and seeing what’s on offer in the bustling markets. Getting around the city is easy, with tuk-tuks, buses and taxis readily available. There is even the option to rent bicycles and make your way around the city and surrounding areas on bike. Participants can also travel away from Siem Reap to Tonle Sap Lake, Phnom Penh, Kampong Khleang, Battambang, or Banteay Srei and see a different side to Cambodia.

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Make the most of our unique programs with these exclusively curated local adventure and wellness experiences.

Offered once a month, expand your adventure with GVI Experiences. These are just some of the activities offered on your program!
Learn to cook traditional Cambodian dishes
Learn to cook traditional Cambodian dishes
Visit the Lotus Textile Farm by tuk-tuk
Visit the Lotus Textile Farm by tuk-tuk
Join a blessing ceremony with monks
Join a blessing ceremony with monks
Watch Phare, Cambodia's internationally renowned circus
Watch Phare, Cambodia's internationally renowned circus
Visit one of Siem Reap's floating villages
Visit one of Siem Reap's floating villages
Attend a pottery class
Attend a pottery class
Learn how HeroRATs detect landmines
Learn how HeroRATs detect landmines
Experience a traditional massage treatment
Experience a traditional massage treatment