Volunteer Program

You can volunteer for the Sunrise New Hope Community School, Helen Bonner Medical Centre and the Community Outreach Program.

Contact details
Mobile: +855 (0) 976 968 355

Sunrise New Hope is a grass roots, yet rapidly growing non government organization (NGO) that relies heavily on the support of volunteers to enable it to continuously provide humanitarian aid to the few hundred families it supports.

Sunrise New Hope’s Volunteer Program is open to people of all ages, singles, couples and families from all walks of life (under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult or Guardian). The main qualifications are enthusiasm, commitment and a flexible attitude. Prospective volunteers must:

  • Complete the Volunteer Application Form
  • Pay a donation of $700, whether for one or six weeks. This donation goes directly to supporting our on-going operational cost. 
  • Sign and adhere to Sunrise New Hope’s Child Protection Policy and Volunteeer Code of Conduct. This policy conforms to the general principles of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.
  • Produce a Current Police Check before you volunteer. This applies to people who have volunteered at Sunrise New Hope before.
  • Confirm arrival and placement dates including check in/check out for accommodation and transfer bookings.


There are three areas requiring volunteer support:


Sunrise New Hope Community School

The School educates over 800 students daily, teaching English, math, computer skills, moral and gender equality and sewing. We are always in need of fluent English-speaking volunteers to support our Khmer teachers in the classrooms with pronunciation, and thinking outside of the square. Classes run daily between 08:00 and 10:30 and again from 14:00 to 18:00. We ask each volunteer to commit to the morning, afternoon or both sessions.


The Helen Bonner Health Centre

The Helen Bonner Health Centre welcomes professionals, particularly doctors and nurses who are interested in gaining experience in a third-world country. We accept Volunteers in this area for a period of 1 week to 1 month.   However longer-term volunteer applications will be considered.


Outreach Program

The Community Outreach Program provides an opportunity for those who wish to assist our Social Workers. Working with families in crisis situations is both challenging and rewarding. It involves problem solving, assisting our Khmer Social Workers with their family reports, and visits to the community. Volunteers for the Outreach Program must have computer skills and must commit to a placement of one month.



“Have just done my 5th trip to New Hope as a volunteer in the clinic. Amazing people with the biggest smiles and so grateful for help that is given. New Hope are doing a fantastic job and all the team there are truly wonderful. I will keep returning as a volunteer as my heart belongs in Cambodia.”

– Miss Diane Ralston, Gold Coast, Australia – 10 April 2014

More Volunteer Testimonials


More information

See the Frequently Asked Questions page for information on:

  • How is my $700 donation used?
  • Creating a fundraiser to pay your donation
  • How should I transfer the money from my fundraising efforts?
  • Accommodation options
  • Working hours
  • Sightseeing
  • What other costs can I expect?
  • Health and Insurance



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