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?

Public Holiday-New Hope Cambodia-Year 2021

The following 21 Public Holiday shall be recognized as paid holidays:

Date Description Day In Lieu of PH
Fri- Jan International New Year’s Day 1
Thu- 7 Jan Victory Day 1
Mon- 8 Mar Women’s right Day 1
Wed-14, Thu-15, Fri -16 April Khmer New Year 3
Mon- 26 Apr Visak Bochea Ceremony 1
Fri-30 Apr Royal Plowing Ceremony 1
Sat-1 May International Labour day 1
Fri- 14 May King Norodom Sihamoni’s Birthday 1
Fri- 18 Jun Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk’s Birthday 1
Fri- 24 Sep Constitutional Day 1
Tue-5, Wed-6, Thu-7 oct Pchum Benh Day 3
Fri- 15 Oct Commemoration Day of King’s Father Norodom 1
Fri- 29 Oct King Norodom Sihamoni’s Coronation Day 1
Tue- 9 Nov National Independence Day 1
Thu- 18, Fri- 19, Sat- 20 Nov Water Festival 3
                                                         Total Day  21


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.