Volunteer

At LHA we are able to consider a small number of volunteers

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Please read the roles below. At this time we are only able to consider applicants who have qualifications or experience in these roles described below.

All volunteering enquiries should be directed to the volunteer co-ordinator. To find out more about any role, or apply, please email your CV (including the dates you propose to volunteer)

Please note: most volunteer placements are part time.

What roles are we currently seeking assistance with?

We are currently looking for:

  • Volunteer English Teacher for LHA’s Sewing School. More information >>
  • A social worker/psychologist experienced with adolescents
  • A person with fundraising experience.

Required for the Sewing Training School

  • A person with fashion design experience, and skills in sizing, accessories, sales and marketing, to work at the Park Hyatt Siem Reap/LHA Sewing Training School.

If you have other skills or experience with an NGO, in a developing country or a volunteer/fundraising capacity and can visit long-term (2-3 months or longer), please contact us and we will try to find a placement based on your background.

Answers to frequently asked questions

Q: How does the application process work?
A: Once your CV has been received, we will contact you to discuss possible roles. If your application is proceeding we will send the application forms for you to complete and return. Once accepted, volunteers are sent a Welcome Kit, which explains everything you need to know about Siem Reap and working with LHA. You will also be introduced to your program director or manager.

Q: How long do I need to commit?
A: We generally seek volunteers for a 2-3 month minimum.

Q: What is volunteering like?
A: It is a very rewarding experience, knowing that you are helping disadvantaged people but doing so in a sustainable way. LHA is a well established organisation that runs 5 programs benefitting the community. Volunteers are respected and have the opportunity to contribute ideas to the programs.

Q: Do you provide food, accomodation or other expenses?
A: No. We have limited resources and therefore these must, wherever possible, be directed into the programs that benefit the poor and disadvantaged people of Cambodia. People who come here to help us are buying into our vision for the people and therefore only give of themselves. It can be a wonderful experience but it is not ‘voluntourism’.

Q: Do you charge volunteers a fee?
A: No, volunteering at LHA is free.

Q: Is Siem Reap cheap to live in?
A: For most foreigners, yes. Simple accomodation and meals can cost as little as US$15-20 a day, total.

Q: Is Siem Reap safe?
A: Yes. Cambodians are warm and friendly people, and although there is poverty and the problems that follow; begging, scams and petty theft, violence is rare.

Q: Where can I find more information about coming to Cambodia and Siem Reap?
A: Click here for more about Siem Reap, accommodation options, eating out, health, climate, currency, visas and other services.

Q: What do volunteers do with their spare time?
A: There are many activities and sites for volunteers to see. Some are listed below.

Angkor temples Visit Angkor temples
Cambodian Cultural Village Visit Cambodian Cultural Village
Waterfall Go to the waterfall and the river of 1,000 lingas on the Mount Kulen
Kampong Phluk Visit the floating village of Kampong Phluk
silk_farm_150x100 Visit Artisans d’Angkor silk farm
Apsara Dance Watch Apsara dance in a local restaurant