Teaching Internship in Cambodia

Gain experience in teaching English as a foreign language in Cambodia.

Durations: 4 - 12 weeks
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In line with the UN’s SDGs, we are committed to ethical and sustainable engagement with our local partners and communities.
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Learn from the world’s most unique and significant cultures, in breathtaking remote locations.

Program information

Teach English to a diverse range of language levels and age groups in Cambodia’s province of Siem Reap. Work closely with the GVI team to develop educational materials and lesson plans to fit the overall curriculum. Lead English lessons to improve education in the local community and schools. In addition, you will also be contributing to UN SDG #17, Partnerships for the Goals, by working closely with our local partners.

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Life On Base
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Program overview

50 hours of fieldwork per week

Live in Siem Reap, a Cambodian region about five hours from the capital of Phnom Penh, perfecting your teaching skills while contributing directly to educational developments in the region as well as United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, #4 Quality Education. Improving the educational opportunities of students in Cambodia allows them to access future job opportunities, furthering the progress of UN SDG #8, Decent Work and Economic Growth.

You might also conduct workshops in the local community centered around topics like preventative healthcare or gender equality, depending on the requests of the local community members and our partners, assisting with UN SDG #3, Good Health and Well-being, and #5, Gender Equality.

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 are aimed at sustainably enhancing the educational facilities and English literacy levels of the community of Siem Reap. Through working with such a diverse range of students, participants will gain an insight into the educational system in Cambodia, and GVI’s work with the community to increase access to quality education. You will gain in-depth training in teaching and how to lead classes and activities.

Highlights

  • Increase your competencies in teaching English as a foreign language.
  • Conduct your own research project,  providing you with your own autonomy and responsibility to understand the community you live and work in.
  • Develop your personal skillset in teaching, planning and organisation, public speaking and classroom management.
  • Visit some of Siem Reap’s local attractions such as the contemporary acrobatic circus, and take part in fun activities like crazy golf and sample fried ice cream from the street side stalls.

Program details

Dates and prices

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Exclusive offer. Book before the end of the month and receive up to 0 off this program.
COVID-19 flexibility. If COVID-19 prevents you from travelling, change your location and dates free of charge.
Payment plans. Flexible payment plans allow you to pay in instalments.

What happens next?

Once you apply, a personal Enrollment Manager will be assigned to walk you through the rest of the process.

What’s included?

What's Included
General
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24-hour emergency desk
24-hour in-country support
Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
All project equipment
Food (except on long-term internship placements
Safe and basic accommodation (usually shared)
Pre-program training
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Group introductory call
Welcome presentation
Endorsed GVI Specialisation Course
Endorsed Leadership Course
Project work
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Sustainable project work
Leadership responsibilities
Data collection and research
Real projects with partners
Remote support
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Program training
Weekly group check ins
Remote Academic Internship Supervisor
Remote Career Internship Supervisor
Post-program
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Preferential recruitment on GVI positions
Job portal access
Endorsed Careers Course
Career coaching sessions
Certificates and achievements
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PDF reference - upon request
Linkedin reference and skills endorsement
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Additional drinks and gratuities
Extra local excursions
Flights
International and domestic airport taxes
Medical and travel insurance
Personal items and toiletries
Police or background check
Visa costs

Life On Base

Welcome to our GVI base in Siem Reap. You’ll stay at a guesthouse in the city centre, allowing you easy access to all that the city has to offer. Siem Reap is a popular destination for international visitors due to its exciting blend of old and new world experiences – from restaurants and shopping to vibrant markets, iconic temples, and ancient architecture. Siem Reap is filled with cultural wonders and is known as the gateway to Angkor Wat, which forms part of the Angkor Archaeological Park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.

Accommodation

You will stay in shared rooms with shared bathroom facilities. There is running water for showers and flush toilet facilities are available. There is a laundry service at the gu...

Transportation

GVI will provide you with an airport pick-up from Siem Reap International Airport (REP) on your program start date if you arrange this with our office in advance. Tuk tuks are t...

Communication

You will have access to long distance communications whilst on the program, but make sure friends and family know how often they can expect to hear from you. Participants will h...

Meals

Both western and Khmer food is available at local restaurants that are close to the guesthouse, which has a specific GVI menu. Vegetarians and most dietary requirements can also...

Climate

Siem Reap has a tropical climate with a dry and wet season. Siem Reap enjoys warm, balmy weather mostly year round, perfect for an evening stroll through the town, although the ...

Medical facilities

Medical facilities are located close to the guesthouse where you will be staying and there are many pharmacies in Siem Reap, so over-the-counter medicine is also accessible, if ...

Culturally appropriate dress and behaviour

Whilst teaching, you will be required to wear conservative clothing. This is in respect for the local culture, where men and women should keep their shoulders and knees covered....

COVID-19 Safety

Enhanced cleaning and social-distancing measures in place.

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GVI experiences

During your program, you’ll have the opportunity to experience a variety of the following adventure and wellness activities on a monthly basis, specially designed to further immerse you in the diversity and richness of the habitats and cultures around you.

Exclusive local GVI experiences
Learn to cook traditional Cambodian dishes
Learn to cook traditional Cambodian dishes
Taste Cambodia
Visit a 9th century temple with a tuk tuk
Visit a 9th century temple with a tuk tuk
Town of temples
Join a chanting session with monks
Join a chanting session with monks
Balance your path
Bike around Siem Riep's traditional countryside
Bike around Siem Riep's traditional countryside
The wheel turns
Visit one of Siem Reap's floating villages
Visit one of Siem Reap's floating villages
Village on water
Learn how HeroRATs detect landmines
Learn how HeroRATs detect landmines
Heroes
Take an ox cart ride through rice paddies
Take an ox cart ride through rice paddies
Cart to the country
Sleep under the stars alongside Asian elephants
Sleep under the stars alongside Asian elephants
Gentle giants

Free time

Joining a GVI program not only allows you to collaborate with communities or work toward preserving unique ecosystems – but it also offers plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding area or travel further to see what other parts of the region have to offer over weekends.

Field staff are a great source of advice and have helped us put together the following information on local travel options. You can choose to travel before or after your experience with GVI (subject to immigration restrictions), solidifying the lifetime friendships you’ve established on the program. Please note that the below options are not included in the program fee, and would be up to you to arrange at your own expense.

Weekend Trips

Phare the Cambodian circus

A must-see show, performers use theatre, music, dance, and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories. The powerful performances usually have an important social mess...

Senteurs d’Angkor Botanic Garden

Visit the local crafters who use sustainable locally-sourced natural resources that reflect Cambodia’s heritage to create products that delight the senses. You’ll be able to sam...

Angkor Wat

Explore the rich history and culture of Cambodia by visiting the sprawling Angkor Archaeological Park. It spans approximately 400 square kilometres, which includes myriad temple...

Angkor silk farm

Angkor Silk Farm is just outside of Siem Reap and produces some of the best clothing, interior-design products, and accessories in the country. Free tours are available daily to...

Siem Reap

Siem Reap is the perfect base from which to experience the wonders that Cambodia has to offer. You can choose to spend your weekends visiting national parks, the floating market...

Further Travels

Phnom Penh

About 5 hours away, in the capital city of Phnom Penh, you can explore the beautiful Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. You can also visit the bustling riverside promenade, home to...

Kampot

Kampot is a city that you could visit if you plan to travel before or after your program as it’s situated about 8 hours away. It’s known for its colonial architecture, pepper pl...

Battambag

Battambang is about 3 hours away. Take a cycle around the city centre and then along the last stretches of the bamboo railroad. Explore the hilltop temple complexes and the stun...

Kratie Province

The rare freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins can be found in the Mekong River, just north of Kratie, which is about 6.5 away from Siem Reap. You can take a boat ride out to see if you...

Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City at Vietnam’s border is a 12-hour bus ride or a short flight from Siem Reap. Here, you could delve into your travels of South-East Asia further and explore the m...

Cambodia’s southern islands

These islands boast some of Asia’s most spectacular beaches and yet are untouched by commercial tourism, providing you with pristine coastlines away from the busy sites of Angko...

Cultural Immersion

Engaging intimately with a new context teaches global awareness, adaptability and critical thinking – skills highly valued in the modern marketplace. Local and cultural immersion is encouraged on all our programs around the world, and will also be one of the most enjoyable aspects of your experience. Luckily, there are many different activities that you can get involved in during your free time, or before and after your program.

On our community programs, the focus is on cultural topics, while on marine or wildlife programs the emphasis is more on the environmental element. Use your evenings and weekends to explore topics like local cuisine and religion, or how sustainable development challenges are affecting local contexts.

Languages

Khmer is the official language of Cambodia and is spoken by about 90% of the population. Sanskrit and Pali have significantly influenced the Khmer language. The regional dialect...

Local handicrafts

Cambodia has a thriving tourist souvenir industry that produces many locally handmade items such as a traditional scarf called a Krama, ceramic, lacquer, and wood carved crafts,...

Cooking and dancing

The national dish of Cambodia is Amok, which is a combination of fresh river fish, coconut cream, ginger, turmeric, and lemongrass, steamed in banana leaves and served with a si...

Festivals

The Angkor Festival which takes place in Siem Reap is one of Cambodia’s most popular annual events, often attended by the King of Cambodia himself. The festival draws perf...

Spirituality and religion

The official religion of the Kingdom of Cambodia is Theravada Buddhism, which is practised by the majority of the population who visit monastery temples found throughout the cou...

Speak to alumni

If you’d like to find out what the experience of joining a GVI project is really like, simply contact us and we’ll put you in touch with one of our many Alumni.

We’ll try to match you to an Alum based on your location, nationality, age, stage of academic career, gender, and program interests. This allows you to gain insights into the experience that is most relevant to you.

Depending on your location you might be able to speak to an Alum over the phone or online, or meet up with them face-to-face at a coffee shop nearby. We also run a series of small events around the world where you can speak to GVI Alumni, Ambassadors and staff members.

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Parent Info

‘If only every student could do this. It changes your life in all the right ways,’ says Chris Heritage, parent of Luke Heritage, one of our teen volunteers who has participated on two GVI programs, one in Costa Rica and another in South Africa.

We are a parent-run organisation that is incredibly serious about health and safety, and increasing the impact, as well as the long-term career benefits of our programs. Our programs help young people develop the skills to select a career path that is personally fulfilling, and live a life aligned to the well-being of our planet and the global community.

Ken and Linda Jeffrey, whose son Sam volunteered with GVI in Thailand, talk about how the experience affected Sam. He also went on to volunteer with GVI again in South Africa. ‘I know it sounds like a cliche but in a sense, he did go away as a boy and he came back as a young man. Both of us could recommend GVI without any hesitation to any other parent thinking about exploring an opportunity for their children to explore the world and to see different parts of it.’

Parent Info Pack

Download the Parent Pack and learn more about:

Our staff: All our projects are run by staff, selected, vetted, trained, and managed by our central office.
Health and safety: Our safety practices include a child and vulnerable adult protection policy and high participant ratios.
Staying in touch: See what’s happening on base, by following a hub’s dedicated Facebook page.
Free parent consultations: We would love to talk to you about exciting opportunities available for your child.

Arrivals

When it comes to support, we ensure that each participant is provided with unparalleled, 360 degree support, from your initial contact with the GVI Family, all the way through your program, and even after, as you become part of the GVI Alumni Team.

As part of this promise, we will ensure, whenever possible, that one of our dedicated staff will be available to meet you at the airport. In most locations, we also set up a Whatsapp group to help with managing airport arrivals. We will arrange with you prior to your departure that, should you arrive in the agreed upon pick up window, a member of our staff will be there to welcome you, easily identifiable in a GVI t-shirt or holding a GVI sign and wearing a friendly smile. This means there will be someone there to greet you as you land, and from there you will be transported to your GVI base to start your adventure and meet the rest of your team.

COVID-19 safety

Enhanced cleaning and social-distancing measures in place.

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Flights

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Essential information you need to travel safely during the COVID-19 pandemic - including destination ratings, flight bookings and tests.

Your Impact

All of our programs have short-, mid- and long-term objectives that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). This enables us to report on our collaborative impact across the world in a streamlined manner, measuring which UN SDGs we are making a substantial contribution to. Furthermore, this will help our local partners and communities measure and visualise their contribution to the UN SDGs.

Prior to your arrival on base, you will be educated about the UN SDGs. Then once you arrive on base, you’ll learn about the specific goals we have in this particular location, our various objectives, and also clarification of how your personal, shorter-term involvement contributes to these.

Our aim is to educate you on local and global issues, so that you continue to be an active global citizen after your program, helping to fulfil our mission of building a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference.

In Cambodia, we work in collaboration with our local partners on various community development and educational initiatives, where we aim to support their existing endeavours. Providing the community with English education enables students to access a broader range of employment opportunities. In Siem Reap, if you’re able to speak English, you have a much better chance of gaining employment in the tourism sector. Working in this sector usually means that community members have the opportunity to be promoted, earn a higher income, and improve their economic status, which is what many local residents aspire to do.  

Our initiatives not only allow us to offer support to the community and our local partners, but also to address many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 1: No Poverty, Goal 3: Good Health & Well-being, Goal 4: Quality Education, Goal 5: Gender Equality, Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production, and Goal 17: Partnership for the Goals.

Project objectives

GVI Siem Reap long-term objectives:  

1. To provide English education to the local community of Siem Reap, which will improve their employment and financial prospects.

2. To strengthen bonds with our current partners and develop new partnerships with local organisations in order to broaden our scope and the number of communities that we work within.

3. To empower local women and girls through education and training, and to raise awareness on gender equality in the local community.

4. To improve awareness around health and wellbeing, and provide basic tools and knowledge for maintaining hygiene and the prevention of NTD (neglected tropical diseases).

5. To improve awareness and understanding of important environmental issues, and increase community participation in efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste.

Our Ethics

Below is a list of core ethics and best practices we believe are essential to the operation of high quality, ethical volunteer and sustainable development programs. We believe that all responsible volunteer and sustainable development operations should focus upon these principles. If you are considering volunteering, these are some of the key considerations you should question, to ensure that your time and money contributes towards positive change.

 

We want to constantly develop our own understanding of ethical best practice. In so doing, we aim to provide an exemplary industry standard for other education institutions, international development organisations, and social enterprises. Our Badge of Ethics stands for the drive to always do good, better. Find out more, click on the Badge below.

Our 10 ethical commitments

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Locally Driven, Collaborative Projects

We aim to design all our projects in collaboration with local organizations and communities and ensure that they are locally driven.

02

Clear Objectives & Sustainable Outcomes

We aim to clearly define short-, mid-, and long-term objectives with sustainable outcomes for all our projects.

03

Impact Reporting

We aim to track, record, and publish the impact of each of our projects.

04

Working Against Dependency

We aim to build in-country capacity by assisting local organizations in becoming self-sustaining.

05

Responsible Exit Strategies

For each local organization we work with, we aim to have a plan in place for withdrawing support responsibly.

06

Clear Roles & Specialized Training

We aim to ensure that every participant is assigned a clear role and that they are fully trained and supported to carry out their work by specialized staff.

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Respect for all

In all our actions we aim to respect the skills and efforts of all and seek to protect the rights, culture and dignity of everyone who engages with GVI.

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Local Ownership

We work to ensure that credit for the results of any project, along with any data collected, research conducted, or Intellectual Property developed, remains the property of local organizations.

09

Transitioning from the Orphanage Model

We do not condone and aim to withdraw support of orphanages and residential care centers.

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Child and Vulnerable adult policies

We will live by our Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult policies.

Continual Development

As an organization, GVI is committed to striving toward best practice, and to educating both our potential participants, our partners, and the world at large about them. Both the volunteering and sustainable development sectors are increasingly, and rightly, under scrutiny. Many recent local and global articles highlight poor practices and questionable ethics. GVI is widely recognized for striving to apply global best practice in the volunteering, education and sustainable development sectors throughout our operations by reputable organizations such as ChildSafe.

However, global best practice is always evolving and we dedicate both time and resources to engage with internationally respected experts and learn from the latest research to ensure our programs both fulfil their potential to create maximum positive impact, and minimise their potential to create unintentional negative impact. Along with and as part of the sustainable development and volunteering community, we are constantly learning and applying this learning to practice. We do not always get everything right, but we seek feedback from our community members, partners, participants and our staff, and react accordingly. We know are already doing a great job, and feedback we have received confirms this, but we aim to do even better and are continuously refining our operations to improve upon our already excellent reputation.

Program ethics

No entertainment-based activities

We don’t support the use of wild animals for entertainment purposes. This includes riding animals, having them perform tricks, feeding or bathing them or getting close to them to take photos

No orphaned animal sanctuaries

We don’t encourage, support or allow the rearing of “orphaned” wild baby animals kept at a “sanctuary”. The conservation value of these types of programs is negligent and would only ethically be used in extremely rare cases

Guidelines for touching or movement restriction

When wild animals are restricted for conservation purposes we follow the guidelines of Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA), approved by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

Animal welfare guidelines

We ensure that the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare are followed. These include the freedom to express normal behaviour and freedom from distress, discomfort, hunger, thirst, fear, pain, injury or disease.

Local community empowerment

We ensure that conservation efforts are also always locally led, that community needs are front-and centre of any conservation effort and that our participants, projects and partners work to increase local community engagement in local conservation efforts.

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No veterinary programs

We don’t offer any veterinary programs or animal rescue and rehabilitation programs. We don’t allow participants to do any work they would not be able to do in their home country.

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No orphanage programs

We don’t support or allow participants to work in institutional residential care facilities, also known as orphanages. We partner with ReThink Orphanages and Freedom United.

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Child and vulnerable adult protection policy

Our Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy requires all our staff and participants to complete a criminal background check and to learn why you shouldn’t reveal a child’s identifying factors in photographs. We support the ChildSafe Movement.

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No medical volunteering

We don’t offer any programs where our participants engage in medical treatment. This is because our participants aren’t typically qualified to do this work and would therefore not be able to do this work in their home country. Our participants only assist with public health programs.

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No disability support programs

We don’t offer any programs where our participants work directly with people with disabilities. This is because our participants aren’t typically qualified to do this work and would therefore not be able to do this work in their home country.

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Training

A GVI program is an investment in your career. No matter which you choose, you will be working toward improving your employability by mastering new social skills, gaining further technical expertise and earning qualifications in many cases. Most of our staff are, in fact, GVI Alumni, and we have helped many of our Alumni discover, move toward, and earn their own personal dream jobs. Each program includes introductory workshops, ongoing presentations, as well as on-the-ground professional support provided by our very own trained staff members. In addition, our training programs are critical for helping us to ensure the long-term impact of our sustainable development projects around the world.

Orientation: Your Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Learn about COVID-19 pre-departure guidelines, base expectations, personal and area hygiene practices and what we are doing to keep you safe.

Orientation: Travelling Responsibly and Ethically

Learn about the importance of child and vulnerable adult protection best practices and how to apply them while on project.

Orientation: UN Sustainable Development Goals

Introduction to the history and evolution of sustainable development, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and how these related to your project work.

Orientation: Further Opportunities for Impact

Learn about our country locations and further opportunities available to you during or after your program.

Certificates & qualifications

University of Richmond Certificate Careers in Sustainability

Career paths in social and environmental impact are not as well-established as in other fields. That’s why we’ll provide our interns who have successfully completed their program with our Careers in Sustainable Development course. In this course, you’ll learn about current and emerging opportunities in a range of sectors, allowing you to make the best decision about your future.

This online course, valued at £295, is included in all internships. Full course details can be found here.

University of Richmond Certificate Leading Teams for Impact

Leadership is a critical skill set for anyone looking to make an impact or drive sustainable development. Develop your own leadership style and learn how to set achievable objectives, give effective feedback and manage conflict successfully. After successfully completing the course, which you have the option of doing prior to your in-country program, you’ll receive a certificate from the University of Richmond.

This online course, valued at £295, is included in all volunteering programs. Full course details can be found here.

University of Richmond Certificate Community Development

In this course, you’ll explore the most common pitfalls of community development initiatives so that you can avoid them. You’ll also learn how to carry out community development work effectively and ethically and how local context impacts program development. After successfully completing the course, which you have the option of doing prior to your in-country program, you’ll receive a certificate from the University of Richmond.

This online course, valued at £295, is included in all volunteering programs. Full course details can be found here.

Careers

Alongside your practical on-the-ground work experience, an internship, fellowship or apprenticeship with us comes with curated one-on-one career mentorship and support, including a free GVI online course and exclusive access to a range of job opportunities.

Benefits

Job portal access

Gain exclusive access to our carefully curated job portal that advertises vacancies in the conservation and development sectors.

GVI online course

Accelerate your post-internships career with a certified GVI online course offered in partnership with the University of Richmond.

Career coaching sessions

Take the next step in your career with two one-on-one career coaching sessions from a remote mentor to guide and advise your professional development.

Career mentorship

Continuing support and advice from a career supervisor to help you connect with specialists from all around the world and develop your insider knowledge.

LinkedIn reference

You’ll get professional endorsements from your supervisor and mentor for all your new qualifications and skills on the world’s largest careers site.

Career guarantee

For interns completing a program of three months or more, we offer an employment guarantee – there will be a job placement waiting for you once your internship is complete!

The GVI Online Careers Course is in partnership with the University of Richmond

Support & Safety

We won’t sugarcoat it — traveling abroad is usually a complex process that carries an element of risk. But this is exactly why we’re passionate about providing extensive support throughout the process as well as the highest safety standards during the in-country phase. We believe that volunteering abroad should not only be impactful, but an enjoyable experience that carries as little risk as possible. This is exactly how we’ve been able to maintain our reputation as the most highly respected volunteering organisations in the sector over the past two decades.

COVID-19 safety

Enhanced cleaning and social-distancing measures in place.

Learn more

Safety

View support and safety protocols

Support

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Essential information you need to travel safely during the COVID-19 pandemic - including destination ratings, flight bookings and tests.

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Covid-19 Response

Health and Hygiene

For over 20 years, GVI has prioritised the health and safety of our staff, participants, partners and local community members. In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, GVI has created the GVI health and hygiene team to put in place new standards of cleanliness, norms and behaviours that meet or exceed international recommendations to ensure the ongoing safety of GVI’s participants, staff and communities around the world. Internationally recommended practices, such as advice from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the governments Australia, UK and US, continue to be monitored and the standards are likely to change if and when international advice changes.

The work GVI is contributing to across the globe remains important and the following measures allow our participants to continue to join GVI’s programs and continue impacting positively on their world and the communities we work with. The following changes to our existing protocols have been made by the GVI health and hygiene team to strengthen our health and hygiene protocols and ensure that international standard safeguards are in place to protect our participants, staff and host communities.

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Essential information you need to travel safely during the COVID-19 pandemic - including destination ratings, flight bookings and tests.

Read up on our COVID-19 protocols

Live Updates

Cambodia has made massive strides in the past two decades in eradicating poverty levels throughout their county. GVI volunteer opportunities in Cambodia are designed to help Cambodia continue this trend of growth.
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Included in your program

A variety of the following exclusive, locally-curated adventure and wellness activities are available on a monthly basis.

Learn to cook traditional Cambodian dishes

Visit a 9th century temple with a tuk tuk

Join a chanting session with monks

Bike around Siem Riep's traditional countryside

Visit one of Siem Reap's floating villages

Learn how HeroRATs detect landmines

Take an ox cart ride through rice paddies

Sleep under the stars alongside Asian elephants