Volunteer to Build a House in Cambodia
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BUILD A HOUSE WITH VOLUNTEER BUILDING CAMBODIA
Our simple, sturdy Khmer-style wooden houses provide shelter and security for Cambodian families living in need. Poor education, lack of skills and a shortage of job opportunities mean many rural Cambodians are still living in extreme poverty with inadequate shelter.
Our traditional wooden houses replace fragile structures that offer little protection from the elements. We’ve seen first-hand how improved living conditions change lives, through better sanitation, increased security, better sleeping arrangements and healthier living. Children in secure homes are less likely to get sick and more likely to attend school.
We work with volunteers from around the globe to build safe, dry housing for rural Cambodian families. Volunteers work under the guidance of our skilled Cambodian building team to construct a house in one week.
Contact us to find out how you can build a wooden house in Cambodia and help us make a difference.
VBC’S BUILDING AND EDUCATION PROJECTS
Help Cambodia’s poorest people – volunteer to build a traditional wooden Khmer-style house and provide safe, comfortable homes to families in need.
Up to 85% of rural Cambodians do not have access to adequate sanitation. With your help we can build toilets to improve sanitation and reduce health risks and improve dignity.
CLEAN WATER WELL
Waterborne diseases are rife in rural Cambodia where more than 50% of people cannot access clean drinking water. Installing a well can have an immediate impact on health.
SCHOOL & COMMUNITY CENTRE
Our school teaches English and computer skills to rural children. We we aim to provide vocational training to adults to improve job prospects.
Volunteer in Siem Reap
VBC provides the perfect balance for anyone volunteering in Siem Reap.
Building volunteers spend half a day volunteering at our building projects and have afternoons and weekends to explore the town and its surrounds.
Most of our build sites are in rural areas around Siem Reap city. You will meet the family you are building a house for and many of the local villagers. You will get a feel for the lifestyle and the living conditions of rural Cambodians and see picturesque villages.
Volunteers at our school and community centre are immersed in its rural village setting. You will work with our Khmer teachers, surrounded by leafy mango trees and rice fields.
Explore Siem Reap
Siem Reap, in Cambodia’s north, has many natural and historic gems worth visiting. The city is just seven kilometres from World Heritage listed Angkor Wat and the Angkor temple complex.
Siem Reap is situated at the northern tip of Tonle Sap, the largest fresh water lake in south-east Asia. The lake provides a livelihood for many Cambodians who depend on it for fishing and agriculture. You can visit floating villages, take a boat through the floating forest and watch the sunset over the lake. There are also bike tours, waterfalls, art tours and much more to do in your free time, with plenty of restaurants, bars and entertainment available in the evenings.
Siem Reap is a great place to volunteer with so much diversity to offer.
Come and join us!