Volunteer FAQs

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

Yes. Volunteer Donation Payments are listed on the Volunteer Application Form.

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.

2020 Public Holidays

Date Holiday In Lieu
1st Jan International New Year Day
7th Jan Victory Over Genocide Regime Day
8th March International Women’s Day 9th Mar
6th – 19th April School Closed
13th – 16th April Khmer New Year
1st May International Labour Day
6th May Visak Bochea Day 3rd May
10th May Ploughing Ploughing Ceremony 11th May
14th May King Norodom Sihamoi’s Birthday
18th June Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk’s Birthday
12th Sept – 4th Oct School Closed
16th Sept – 18th Sept Pchum Ben Day
24th Sept Constitutional Day
15th Oct Commemoration Day of King’s father Norodom Sihanouk
29th Oct King Norodom Sihamoni’s Coronation Day
Oct 30th – Nov 1st Water Festival 2nd Nov
9th Nov National Independence Day


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.