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When you volunteer in our Cambodia programs, you will stay in our well-managed volunteer house or with a host family throughout your volunteering period. Both accommodation options are safe and comfortable and equipped with modern western style bathroom facilities, fans and Wi-Fi.

Volunteer House & Host Family

Our volunteer house in Cambodia is situated in the center of the capital Phnom Penhnearthe Russian Market. The house is well maintained and superbly operated by a dedicated local team. You will experience simple yet secure and relaxing volunteer house accommodation.

There are 18 bedrooms with 55 beds in total in the house. The rooms are furnished with fans, an attached bathroom, three to six single beds with clean andcomfortable bedding. Internet access is also provided in all parts of the house for free.

Required amenities for travelers and volunteers in Cambodia like restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals, clinics, internet cafes, and ATMs are situated nearby the volunteer house.

The rooms are shared with volunteers of the same gender, and if you want more privacy, you can ask for an air-conditioned single room for an extra- please talk with local staff about it.

You can expect modern and comfortable bathroom facilities attached to all of the rooms. The toilets are western styleand showers come with hot and cold water. Laundry can be done outside the house, usually costing $1/Kg.

There is an extensive common area on the ground floor where you can eat, meet friends and relax. The reception service is located here and is manned 24/7 for your convenience. Both common areas and bedrooms are cleaned on a regular basis.

Volunteering in Cambodia projects and living in our volunteer-house accommodation is always stimulating and motivating. The most interesting part of your trip will be staying and working with a wide variety of motivated people from all over the world. While volunteering, you will get the sense that you have participated in a great volunteer work,and in the evening, you will experience a great time with your interesting new friends!

For those choosing a Cambodia volunteering project with a placement outside of Phnom Penh, you will stay with a local host family. Our host families are friendly and hospitable, and love to teach their guests about Cambodian culture and customs, giving you the chance to immerse yourself in their way of life. Bedrooms in this accommodation are comfortable and shared with volunteers of the same gender, and come equipped with ceiling fans, mosquito nets, and a comfortable shared bathroom with western style facilities.

Facilities: Multiple comfortable bedrooms (shared with volunteers of same gender), single beds with clean and comfortable bedding, mosquito net, ceiling Fan, attached bathroom with running water (Shared), western style toilet, necessary amenities nearby

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Whether you stay in volunteer house or host family, get ready to experience a wide variety of delicious Cambodian dishes! Our volunteers working in Cambodia program will receive three quality home-cooked meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day.

For breakfast, you will be served jam and bread, fresh fruits, juice/coffee or tea, crackers, etc. You can enjoyyour breakfast at the house with your fellow volunteers or bringit with you to the placement depending on your volunteering schedule.

For lunch and dinner, you will be served rice, fresh vegetables, noodles, beef, chicken, fish or pork, soup, salad and finally a dessert. The lunch can be eaten at the house with

other volunteers or you can take it with you to the placement depending on your volunteering schedule. However, you will share your dinner with other volunteers at the house, and this is a great time for you to hang out with other volunteers.

Food is always at the center of your Cambodia volunteer trip. Tasting wide varieties of Cambodian dishesis always exciting and entertaining. Cambodian cuisineisprepared with a variety of textures, flavors and temperatures, andthe major elements of most Cambodian dishes are fresh vegetables, grains, edible flowers, herbs, sauces, and pickled leaves.

Rice is the staple Cambodian ingredient which is eaten daily. Apart from that, other major Cambodian meals include Lap Khmer, made from tiny bits of beef soaked in lime juice, shallots, garlic, fish sauce, mint, basil and peppers as well as Fish Amok, made from fish prepared with turmeric, coconut milk, lemongrass, ginger, rice and curry.

Red Tree Ants with Beef is a particularly exciting fish, made from beef, basil, garlic, shallots, ginger, lemongrass and most especially, ants. Finally, you have Nom Banh, which is one of the most popular breakfast foods in the country and cooked from fish, rice noodles, bean shoots, and green vegetables.

These dishes are just some of the delicious meals you can look forward to during your Cambodia volunteering experience.

Volunteer Programs in Cambodia

There are many different ways you can make a difference in Cambodia with IFRE. You can

  • teach English to disadvantaged kids,
  • work in an orphanage,
  • raise awareness of HIV/AIDS,
  • work with local NGOs,
  • help with community development,
  • work in the medical sector and much more.

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