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Medical volunteering in Cambodia is a great platform for medical as well as nursing students to attain international work experience. It provides great exposure and understanding of medical practices in Cambodia, which is still a developing nation. Volunteers, under this project, are placed in the capital city Phnom Penh at local city hospitals and clinics, where volunteers are assigned under a team of professional medical staff; including doctor and nurses.

This program is best suited for 3rd and final year medical as well nursing students, and, also, professionals with decent experience in the medical field. Volunteers joining the medical project in Cambodia will have to devote a minimum of 2 weeks for the program.
Note: The minimum project duration for the medical volunteer program is 2 weeks. 

Volunteer tasks under the Medical volunteer program in Cambodia

Volunteers joining the medical program in Phnom Penh will be assigned a number of different tasks by their assigning doctor and will have to execute the same;
  • Depending on skills, assist with procedures like suturing wounds, giving vaccinations etc.
  • Shadow the Doctors on critical surgeries and operations
  • Being involved in the daily procedures of the hospital
  • Conducting hospital rounds with the doctors
  • Maintaining files
  • Routine patient check-ups like measure Blood pressure, check fever etc.

Medical Program Volunteer Schedule

Volunteering Solutions provide accommodation in Phnom Penh with a local host family as well as in a volunteer house. The schedule for the volunteers remains as follows;
  • Sunday - Arrival at the program destination
  • Monday - Orientation + welcome Dinner. Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Cambodia.
  • Tuesday - A full guided city tour of Phnom Penh covering some of the best hot-spots
  • Wed to Fri - Volunteer work
    • Breakfast - 06:30 am onwards
    • Working hours at the placement - 09:30 am to 11:00 pm and 01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
    • Lunch - volunteers get two hours break in between work hours and can choose to return to the accommodation for lunch or can carry packed lunch to the placement.
    • Dinner - 07:00 pm  onwards
The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards
Weekends - Free to explore the city

Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.


Cambodia Program Booking
Volunteers can begin their project placement on 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Volunteers should book their flights to arrive on the dates mentioned below.
Volunteering Solutions Cambodia Reviews
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Sonam Sadhnani

I definitely came home with much more love than I had to give through the amazing locals who were ever so friendly and welcoming..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tianfeng Chen

The kids there are enthusiastic and very smart. They are willing to express themselves and show great respect to us as teachers. .

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Anne Voss

I lived in a family and enjoyed that a lot. I was satisfied with the meals. The local coordinator was an experienced and friendly person. .

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Shiyi Shen

Accommodation and meals were fantastic! Better than my imagination. The in-country staff were really helpful and I really appreciate them. .

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
John Hayes and Shirley Cornish

It was great value, the meals and accommodation were excellent for the price. There is great need for English education in Cambodia so our efforts were appreciated by locals..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Emma Conley
(United States)

I liked my program placement. I felt like even though I only stayed for eight weeks, I was able to feel like my presence was very much appreciated and helpful. .

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Jayakumar Divya Pillai

I very much enjoyed my program placement. The staff at the placement made me feel very welcome and the children were also a joy to teach. .

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Melissa Messer
(United States)

The whole culture of the country was amazing! The family I stayed with were very welcoming and allowed me to become more immersed in the culture and the children in the orphanage will always hold a special place in my heart. I never thought I would feel so loved and be able to return it so unconditi.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Stephanie Louise Rawlinson

The placement was very organized and the children and staff were very friendly and accommodating. The children were very keen to learn which made for a fulfilling experience..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Julia Smith

It was a unique experience to teach but I loved playing with the kids too ! The river cruise was lovely and meeting the other volunteers was great..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Amanda Tania Borik and Danielle Kaufmann

Beautiful kids. Very hard to say good bye ! Very appreciative. We are very happy with the placement..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Michelle McGee

Really enjoyed working in the Orphanage I would have liked to have more time but we could only manage a few weeks. Was more than we expected and was tough/sad leaving at the end. Orphanage works really well, it seems very well organized and all the staff were admirable..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Robin O Neill
(United States)

I made some great new friends with other volunteers, spend weekends exploring other areas in Cambodia and made awesome memories making popcorn and having slumber parties with 85 really inspired children..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Kirk Laughlin
(United States)

My coordinator was very helpful and constantly checking in to make sure everything was alright as well as working to make sure that I was having a pleasant experience. I would recommend the Cambodia program.It was wonderful.There are many days back home in the United States when I wish I was in Camb.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Kris Watts
(United Kingdom)

I could not have done this without the help from the Volunteering Solutions team. What I really appreciated was how flexible they were with me - especially seeing as I planned it at the last minute..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Yulia Vladimirovna Krylova
(Russian Federation)

There were no problems with the arrival and airport pick up. The Orphanage i was placed to was very well organized with many teachers and other volunteers and my impression was that they don't need any additional help..

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reema Gardner
(United Kingdom)

The house was very nice and had everything that I needed. The family were wonderful and very accommodating. The children were amazing and so happy all the time. I really enjoyed my month here and will really miss everyone..

Cambodia Program Cost
Volunteering Solutions strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference. 
2 weeks$650£553$910€631
3 weeks$750£638$1,050€728
4 weeks$850£723$1,190€825
5 weeks$1,050£893$1,470€1,019
6 weeks$1,150£978$1,610€1,116
7 weeks$1,250£1,063$1,750€1,213
8 weeks$1,350£1,148$1,890€1,310
Extra week$350£298$490€340
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