Volunteer resources

PIO continues to benefit from the work and support of volunteers. Each year there are many volunteers from a number of different countries, including Cambodia. Most volunteers teach English and the average stay is four weeks. Several has stayed for three months or more. There were also teams of nursing volunteers from Australia and Cambodian volunteers from Pannasastra University. Volunteers usually work at the Stung Meanchey School , because that enables us to give them the best support while they are with us. Occasionally volunteers may be placed at one of the other two schools.

Volunteers and the Work they Do


Their work teaching the children and supporting the work of PIO is most valued. Volunteers are supported in their work by the Khmer teachers and by the Project Supervisor who coordinates volunteer activity and mentors volunteers at PIO. Thank you to JWI, Cambodia Volunteer Foundation, Star Kampuchea, Antipodeans Abroad, the University of Puthisastra and Pannasastra University for sending volunteers to PIO. The children of PIO benefit greatly from the help they receive from volunteers.



Requirements for Volunteering at PIO

We have high standards for volunteers because the children of PIO deserve the best! All teaching volunteers must at a minimum have experience in working with children, it is preferable if they also have teaching experience. Health volunteers must either be registered with the appropriate professional body or be training and under the supervision of qualified staff. Before coming to PIO volunteers must a current CV and a police record check showing no criminal convictions. Volunteers for both teaching and health services are invited to apply to offer their services as a volunteer at PIO. The length of service is negotiable but for teaching it is best if volunteers stay for one to three months.
The children of PIO benefit greatly from the help they receive from volunteers. For more information about volunteering,  contact Project Manager - John Thompson