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1. Posted by NathanR (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey everybody,

I am going to travel in SEA and decided to do volunteerwork. I prefer a teaching job as volunteerwork. I was wondering if you guys got some contact details for places who are taking teaching volunteers. It doesn't really matter which country it is as long as it is a good place. I haven't set my travel plans yet so I am flexible. I don't want to do it trough a gap organization, because the costs are so high then. I want to get in touch with the school or orphanage, who are looking for volunteers, in a direct way and not via another institution.

Does somebody have some suggestions? Please with comment and personal experiences if you have them.

Thank you very much!



2. Posted by PJB (Budding Member 40 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


Check out the Volunteer newsletter on the following website:

I would recommend Preychrouk school (near Siem Reap, Cambodia) and SAGE with all my heart.

Keith (my boyfriend) and I have just spent an amazing 6 weeks there and it was the most rewarding experience of our lives. For more smiles, have a look at our blog and photos.

Time is the most precious thing that we can give the people of SE Asia. From one volunteer to another, thank you for your kind heart to consider this.

Please do not hesitate to 'PM' me you would like any more info.

Pamela :)

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello Nathan:)

There is a childrens home, near the Burma border, in Thailand, that would likely appreciate your teaching skills. Many of the people living there, are single mothers, from Burma, who would find it very difficult to survive, if it was not for this organisation.
It costs 120 bahts per day, to stay there. This includes 3 vegarian meals, per day.
Their website is
I will private mail u, the email address of the woman who runs it.


4. Posted by ejones90 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


i'm also looking for volunteering work in cambodia this summer, i'm a second year medical student and so would probably be looking for something in terms public health where i could use any skills i might have?? also have experience teaching english in a foreign language and so would be up for doing this as well while I'm there. Any suggestions would be really helpful since trawling through all the gap year ripoffs is almost impossible. It would be great to do something local and genuine.