Acceptance into our volunteer program is not automatic, nor guaranteed.
Applicants will be accepted only upon successful completion of our application process, which includes reference checks, a screening interview, and submission of a recent criminal record check. If you do not already have a current criminal history check issued by your local authority no more than 6 months ago, you must obtain a new check and forward it to us.
We require this check to ensure that every volunteer we accept is suitable to work with minors, and suitable to be a part of our volunteer team. Serious convictions such as sex offences, violent crime, and assault will render an applicant ineligible. Minor offences such as traffic violations and fine-based convictions are generally fine. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Information for obtaining a criminal record history check for citizens of our most common volunteer source countries:
Citizens of the UK are must contact their local constabulary to apply for the DBS check. Please find further information here. encouraged to apply for an International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC). The ICPC is designed specifically for UK citizens who plan to work with children outside the UK, so they are ideal for anyone planning to teach ESL throughout Asia. Please contact us if you would like more information about applying for the ICPC.
If you are currently travelling and will have difficulty applying for a criminal record check, please get in touch with us.
Please ensure you have taken the time to study our program details, and fully understand our program. If you have any unanswered questions, please check our FAQ’s or ask us!
After receiving your application and questionnaire, we will contact your referees and then arrange to call you for a short interview.
If you experience any difficulties in submitting this form, or do not hear back from us within a week of submission, please let us know.
To complete the form, you will need the following:
A recent photograph
A brief CV outlining your work history and education
Your passport number
If you are waiting on a new or replacement passport and do not have the number with you, please enter text in the passport field to ensure the form will send.
We accept photos in JPG, JPEG, or PNG format only, and documents in DOC, DOCX, ODT, or PDF format only. Maximum filesize accepted is 2MB.
General Terms and Conditions
Not included in the volunteer house fees are personal expenses including, but not limited to, meals on Cambodian public holidays, the cost of obtaining passports or visa fees, medical fees, cost of evacuation in the event of a medical emergency, health and travel insurance, extra baggage fees, phone calls, discretionary purchases, in-country travel, or the cost of international or domestic air fares and associated taxes.
The portion of fixed costs in the volunteer house fee is non-refundable. Once a volunteer has paid the fee, we can only refund variable costs (food). Any participant who leaves the house prior to the end of the program will not receive a refund on fixed costs.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS AND SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
In the event of a medical emergency, we will attempt to procure medical treatment; however, we assume no liability regarding provision of medical care. Applicants are required to ensure their insurance coverage for its adequacy when outside of their own country, or to purchase suitable international travel health insurance.
MEDICAL AND EVACUATION EXPENSES
It is the responsibility of the volunteer to understand the limits of their medical and evacuation policy, and to provide up-front payment of emergency services when required.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
If a participant acts in a way that is injurious to himself or herself, people of the host country, our staff, other participants of the program, or generally conducts himself or herself in a way that is disruptive to the organisation, we reserve the right to dismiss the participant without refund.
Participants asked to leave the program, or who choose to leave for any reason, including sickness, personal emergencies or injury, will be responsible for all medical costs, and will absorb travel and related costs associated with an unscheduled departure.
Applicant must be in possession of a valid passport for international travel, complete with more than 2 usable visa pages. The date of expiry must be beyond 6 months from the date of the program’s end. Upon admission to the program, detailed instructions for acquiring appropriate visas will be forwarded to the applicant.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
We accept no liability for economic and non economic loss including, but not limited to: loss or theft of personal belongings, injury, medical expenses, death, loss of income, transportation expenses, pain, suffering, and inconvenience, as applicable under Cambodian Law. Participants are required to read and sign an “Release and Waiver of Liability” prior to participating in our program.
The Application Form