Volunteer Program

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

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 part of the Mentor Program at Sunrise Cambodia. To find out more about the program and apply, click on the button to the right.

Prospective volunteers must:

  • Complete the Volunteer Application Form on the Sunrise Cambodia website.
  • Pay a donation of AU$1,000, whether for one or six weeks. This donation goes directly to supporting our on-going operational cost.
  • Sign and adhere to the Child Protection Policy and Mentor Code of Conduct.
  • Produce a current Police Check and Child Safety Check before you volunteer. This applies to people who have volunteered 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.