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Medical Volunteer in Cambodia

Do you want to gain invaluable medical volunteer experience? Have you dreamed of visiting this mystical and exciting country while also giving back while you’re there? Then this is the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.

Cambodia is a country with a long and interesting history. All over the country there are gorgeous temples, ruins and natural scenery for you to explore and discover. Its people are among the friendliest in the world, and they will welcome you with open arms

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and take every opportunity to teach you about their fascinating corner of the world.

Sadly, despite improving conditions in the country, many low-income Cambodians still lack basic access to healthcare. On top of this, locals often have poor knowledge and education on how to treat and prevent diseases and suffer needlessly due to this.

While medical volunteering in Cambodia, you will get to work in government hospitals and community clinics located in the areas most at need, side by side with local doctors and medical professionals. This work is helpful in improving the general health and well-being of the local people, and you will have an incredibly rewarding medical volunteering experience.

If you’re a medical professional interested to gain life changing medical volunteering experience while serving the most disadvantaged people, then contact IFRE possible to learn more about this opportunity to make the world a better place by volunteer working in the medical project in Cambodia.

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Volunteers’ Responsibilities & Impact

As a volunteer, your exact responsibilities will vary with your qualifications and from day to day. You will mostly shadow the local doctors,and duties may include physical therapy/rehabilitation, providing basic care, observing the work of local medical staff, assisting with administrative tasks, taking patient details and measurements, distributing medicines, providing basic first aid and assistance in the emergency room.

Volunteers are not allowed to perform surgery or major diagnostic work, and your time will mostly be spent shadowing local doctors and learning from them by helping them in their work, giving you valuable hands-on medical experience.

Your work will allow you to make a huge difference in the lives of Cambodians without access to proper medical care, and you will gain massive amounts of medical experience by working closely with dedicated medical professionals and observing them at work.

Skills and Qualifications:

Volunteers interested in our medical program in Cambodia need prior experience or training in the medical field. Whether you’re a doctor, a nurse or a medical student, there is important work for you to do here. You should also be a kind and patient person with a deep passion for providing the needy with medical care.

Volunteers must be between 18 to 70 years old 

Your time as a volunteer in the medical project will be fun and exciting. You will be able to fulfill your passion for medicine as you learn from experienced doctors and make lifelong connections with both medical staff and patients.

First Day: On your first day of medical volunteering opportunity in Cambodia, you will be picked up at your accommodation by your coordinator and taken to your volunteering placement. Here you’ll be introduced to your new colleagues and given the day to learn the available facilities and what you’ll be working with during your project.

Weekdays: Every day will bring new and exciting experiences and your exact duties will vary based on your placement, but in general your workdays will look something like this:

7.00 to 7.30 AM: You’ll be served a delicious breakfast together with your fellow volunteers and/or host family to start the day.

7.45 AM: After breakfast, you leave for a gratifying day filled with providing healthcare and helping people.

12.00 PM: At noon you’ll get a break for lunch, allowing you time to get to know your new colleagues on a deeper level.

3.00 PM: Your medical work will end around this time, and the rest of the day is your free time to spend in any way you wish.

Medical Volunteer in Cambodia: Progama Date

Program Dates

Cambodia programs start on Mondays in the first week and third week of the month.

Our Fees

Since 2006, IFRE has been the most trusted and respected volunteer abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to volunteer internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.

We believe in 100% transparency. Rest assured; we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly fee is paid in the host country directly to your host family and project (via country coordinator), and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.

Volunteer Program Fee (US$)

Weeks Medical project
  2 Weeks   $620
  3 Weeks   $770
  4 Weeks   $920
  5 Weeks   $1,120
  6 Weeks   $1,230
  7 Weeks   $1,340
  8 Weeks   $1,410
  9 Weeks   $1,595
  10 Weeks   $1,780
  11 Weeks   $1,965
  12 Weeks   $2,150

Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day ( below 28 years) and $4.49/day ( above 28 years) »

How your fee is allocated?


Program Fees Cover:

  • Accommodation (host family)
  • Food (only breakfast and dinnery)
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers

Program Fees Exclude:

  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

Accommodation and Meal

Our medical volunteers in Cambodia are provided with accommodation and three delicious meals a day. Your accommodation will either be in our volunteer house in Phnom Penh or with a loving, safe and kind host family. Either option is perfectly safe and comfortable and offers plenty of chances for cultural exchange and immersion.

Learn more about our accommodation in Cambodia.

Free Time and Weekends Exploration

You’ll have plenty of chances to explore Cambodia during your medical volunteering project. Your weekdays will generally be free after 3pm, at which time you can explore the local area around your placement or take the time to relax. Your weekends will also be free, and as distances in Cambodia are short, this means you’ll get to see any part of the country you want during these days.

Read about some of the great places you can visit and see in Cambodia.

Safety and In Country Support

IFRE takes the safety of our volunteers very seriously. To this end we select our accommodation with safety in mind, and we provide extensive support to our volunteers through every part of their project from booking until finishing. You will have a dedicated in-country coordinator who will be available 24/7 should you require assistance with anything.

Learn more about our comprehensive support network and dedication to safety.

Medical Volunteer in Cambodia: FAQs:

Arrival and departure

If you are planning to volunteer in Cambodia, you need to fly into Phnom Penh International Airport. There our local representative will be waiting for you at the terminal totransfer to your accommodations.

However,we do not offer transfer to the airport at the end of the project.


Volunteers need to obtain a Cambodian tourist visa in order to work in our volunteer medical program in Cambodia.There are two options. You can either visit the local Embassy of Cambodia in your country or obtain a visa on arrival at the airport. You also have option to get e visa.


Vaccinations are necessary for anyone planning to visit Cambodia for our medical project. The CDC recommends vaccines for typhoid, Hepatitis A, influenza, hepatitis B,cholera, meningitis, chickenpox, Japanese encephalitis, polio, tetanus, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), shingles, pneumonia, Rabies vaccine and Yellow fever (YF) vaccine.

However, you should consult with a medical doctor prior to vaccinations and departure.

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Volunteer Health and Safety

Safety tips for your volunteer abroad trip

Why volunteer in healthcare program in Cambodia?

This medical project allows you to learn and improvise new and valuable skills. You will get to work with people with varied personalities and backgrounds and challenge yourself by going outside of your comfort zone. This will improve your ability to teamwork as well as your leadership, problem-solving and people skills.

You will help out needy people and the community

Our Volunteer in Cambodia at medical projectis extremely rewarding. Every day you will get to work with new and interesting patients, helping them become healthy and provide valuable medical information.

You will increase your confidence and skill level.

Working as a medical volunteer in Cambodia will improve both your confidence and skill level by presenting you with daily exciting challenges in a foreign environment.

You will get a sense of Accomplishment:

Participating in amedical healthcare trip in Cambodiawill not only help the people you care for, but also provide you with an immense sense of accomplishment and fulfillment.

You will experience a rapid work environment

Your days spent volunteering in Cambodia will never be dull or repetitive. Every day will present a new and exciting challenge and continuously reward you with new experiences and interactions.

You will gain valuable life lessons and experiences:

Doing medical volunteering work in Cambodiais a once in a lifetime experience that you are sure to carry with you for the rest of your days. The life lessons you learn during the project will be incredibly valuable as you continue your medical career.

Other Volunteering Opportunities in Cambodia

If you want to volunteer in Cambodia but lack the required medical background for this project, then don’t worry! There are many other projects in Cambodia you can embark on with IFRE. Such as:

IFRE arranges many different programs where you can make a difference in Cambodia. Such as

Work in an orphanage

Teach English to disadvantaged kids

Help raise awareness of HIV/AIDS

Help with community development

Contact IFRE today for more information on these exciting opportunities!

Medical Volunteer programs in other Countries

Access to adequate healthcare is lacking in many parts of the world, and IFRE aims to lessen this problem and provide volunteers with valuable experience by organizing medical volunteer programs all across the globe. See the list below for some of our most successful medical volunteer programs:

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