Volunteer FAQs

Is there a cost to volunteer at New Hope Cambodia (NHC)?

Yes. All new volunteers are required to pay a Volunteer Donation payment of $500 (USD) which goes towards supporting our on-going operational costs. If you are a returning volunteer or if you have sponsored a child or student for more than twelve 12 months your Volunteer Donation Payment will be reduced to $375 (USD).

How do I apply to become a NHC volunteer?

You must submit our on-line Volunteer Application Form. Please read all FAQs prior to submitting an application.

Is NHC open throughout the year?

New Hope Cambodia is open weekdays, and closed weekends and Cambodian Public Holidays.

2019 Public Holidays

Date Holiday In Lieu
1st Jan International New Year Day 4th Jan
7th Jan Victory Over Genocide Regime Day  
19th Feb Meak Bochea Day 22nd Feb
8th March International Women’s Day  
8th – 12th April School Closed  
15th – 19th April Khmer New Year  
1st May International Labour Day 3rd May
13th – 15th May King Norodom Sihamoi’s Birthday  
18th May Visak Bochea Ceremony  
20th May Remembrance Day 7th June
18th May Visak Bochea Ceremony  
22nd May Royal Plowing Ceremony 14th June
1st June International Children’s Day  
18th June Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk’s Birthday 21st June
23rd – 27th Sept Pchum Ben Day  
24th Sept Constitutional Day  
30th Sept – 11th Oct School Closed  
15th Oct Commemoration Day of King’s father Norodom Sihanouk  
23rd Oct Paris Peace Agreement Day 8th Nov
29th Oct King Norodom Sihamoni’s Coronation Day  
9th Nov National Independence Day  
11th – 15th Nov Water Festival ceremony  
10th Dec International Human Rights Day 13th Dec


How long can I volunteer at NHC?

Volunteer placements are generally restricted to a maximum of one month. However, if you wish to volunteer for more than one month please let us know and your request will be forwarded to our Senior Management Team for their consideration.

Does NHC have a Child Protection Policy?

Yes. It is displayed on our Web site under the Volunteer tab. See Child Protection Policy.

Does NHC have a Code of Conduct?

Yes. It is displayed on our Web site under the Volunteer tab. See Volunteer Code of Conduct.

Do I require a Police Check to volunteer at NHC?


What vaccinations do I require to visit Cambodia?

For any vaccination requirements you should consult your medical practitioner.

Do I need Travel Insurance?


Do I require a Visa to enter Cambodia?


What happens once I have submitted my Volunteer Application form?

NHC will advise you whether your application has been accepted or not.

If accepted we will e-mail you a copy of our Volunteer Handbook and you will be asked to:

  • confirm your arrival and departure dates.
  • forward your Volunteer donation payment 4 weeks prior to your arrival.
  • e-mail a copy of your Police Check.
  • e-mail a copy of your nursing qualifications if volunteering in the Medical Clinic.

If due to the dates you have provided we can’t accept your application we will suggest alternative dates which you may wish to consider.