Volunteer with our building projects
You don’t have to fund a house to volunteer
on our building projects
Looking for some adventure and want to give back by volunteering with VBC’s community building projects?
Many individuals or small groups, who cannot fund a house, or who want to volunteer in Cambodia for a week or more, join our team.
You won’t be sitting back taking it easy (unless you want to – we don’t force you to do anything). Our building volunteers get their hands dirty, sawing and chiselling wood, and hammering nails into wall and floorboards.
You have the full support of our trained builders and volunteer coordinators, who will show you what to do, how to do it, and offer any support you need on the building sites.
We provide you with the opportunity to build sturdy, wooden Khmer-style houses for Cambodians in need or help to build toilets so villagers have access to better sanitation.
We only build a house when we have the funds to pay for it. So if you are volunteering as an individual, we cannot guarantee you will build a house. You might be building toilets or helping our builders in the warehouse.
Please see the volunteer fees listed and contact us for more information.
Volunteer fees cover the cost of transporting you to and from the building site each day, your accommodation, airport pickup, and 24-hour in-country support. The remainder of the volunteer fees is used to support one of our projects.
We respect the following public holidays in Cambodia:
- April – Khmer New Year
- September – Pchum Ben
The dates of these holidays change each year so please check with us if you are thinking of volunteering at this time.
House builds only start when there are enough volunteers and their combined fees make up the project costs. Or when a house has been fully funded by a sponsor.
Builds/voluntary work will still go ahead with just one volunteer, but might include building a toilet or helping in our warehouse.
What we organise for volunteers:
- Your guesthouse accommodation
- Airport pick-up
- 24-hour in-country support
- Daily transport to and from the project site
- Project orientation
- Introduction to Siem Reap
- Safe drinking water while on site
What volunteers must organise:
- Travel insurance (You will not be able to take part without travel insurance)
- Lunch and dinner daily
- Snacks on the building site if required
- Sightseeing and entertainment
For more information check out our FAQs.