Education First Cambodia welcomes volunteers. Native speakers of English with teaching experience or ESL certification are particularly welcome, either for mentoring our English teachers or working directly with our students. Volunteers interested in teaching a computer class or a class about current events, critical thinking, leadership, or resume writing are also welcome. In addition, we welcome volunteers interested in working with our Women Scholars to secure internships, scholarships or job opportunities.
We ask a commitment of a minimum of two months and expect volunteers to abide by whatever commitment they make, both in terms of dates and the amount of time they will commit to EFC.
Volunteers are not required to pay EFC to volunteer with us. Unfortunately, we are not able to pay you, offer housing, or provide stipends – you must provide your own flights, visas, accommodation, and living expenses. But living expenses in Cambodia are low. Equally important, we expect you will find the rewards of working with EFC are far greater than you could have imagined, and that you will soon realize why so many of us donate our time for free.
If you are accepted to volunteer at EFC, we will provide...
- Pre-arrival support
- Airport pick-up
- Orientation to the country, EFC and your placement
- Child Protection Training
- A basic phone
- On-going support and supervision
- Memories to last a lifetime
If you would like to apply to volunteer, please write firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your areas of interest, availability, background, experience, and as much information as you can. Please also attach a recent CV.
"I find the girls amazing, each with different skills and challenges, great life stories. I'm learning so much from them, it is a real joy."
Jim, Volunteer Tutor for Women Scholars
"For me, the saddest thing about leaving Cambodia is that I will no longer be able to tutor the EFC students. I had the best time getting to know the students and seeing them improve."
Elisa, Volunteer Tutor for Women Scholars