Teach English to Cambodian Buddhist Monks

Contribute to the education of the Buddhist monks and local children of Siem Reap while being immersed in the Cambodian culture and gaining hands-on teaching experience.

Durations:  2 - 12 weeks

Program information

Visit Siem Reap, a city in northern Cambodia, and teach English to Buddhist monks and children from the local community. Spend afternoons working with the local pagoda to improve the English of local Buddhist monks and the rest of the day at our other educational centres, teaching children basic English to improve their opportunity of higher education and skilled employment in later life. Whilst working with us, you will be contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal #4 – Quality Education.

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Program overview

Experience first hand Cambodia’s rich culture and famed temples and monuments, while assisting us in working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Join us to teach English to Buddhist monks and various members of the Siem Reap community and gain valuable life skills and hands-on teaching experience to improve your employability while getting the opportunity to learn Khmer, the local language. Typically volunteers will have the opportunity to teach an hour-long class each afternoon to Buddhist monks, whilst the rest of your time will be spent teaching children from the local community and lesson preparations.

In the city of Siem Reap we have joined efforts with local partner organisations to assess the needs within the community before setting up any of our projects. As such the core of our programmes is aimed at sustainably enhancing the educational facilities and English literacy levels of the community. Through working with such a diverse range of students, participants will gain an insight into the education system in Cambodia, and GVI’s work to increase access to quality education.


  • The rare opportunity to work closely with Buddhist monks and children from local families, assisting in improving their English literacy.
  • Immerse yourself into the fascinating Cambodian culture and learn the local language.
  • Explore Siem Reap and appreciate all its natural beauty and attractions such as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Angkor Archaeological Park.
  • Grow personally and professionally by developing your teaching abilities.

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GVI Asia, Cambodia, Siem Reap
Volunteer with Children

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