About the local hosting organizationTHE GREEN LION
About the volunteer workProgram Description The hospital where you will be working aims to offer affordable health treatment to all the inhabitants of Samraong. Unfortunately, the hospital is inundated with patients who cannot receive assistance due to a shortage of staff. At this project, you will be able to develop your pre-existing medical understanding and help deter the problem that the understaffed hospital faces. Furthermore, the you will be able to absorb knowledge, information and experience from the existing medical staff at the hospital whilst working abroad. You will begin by observing and monitoring hospital practices, carrying out daily tasks and helping out where needed. After this, you will have an opportunity to progress to a more "hands on" role at the hospital. A variety of options are available for those on this medical placement. Depending on your level of skill and experience, we will find the correct role for you in which we can fully optimize your abilities allowing you to contribute as much as possible to the hospital. We are able to offer you with daily roles as nurses and doctors if you are experienced. In accordance with Cambodian law, this program will be supervised by a registered doctor.
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation: The accommodation in Samraong is simple and natural. There are no laundry facilities, so expect to wash your clothes by hand. However, there are some places that you can do laundry in the town too at a small cost. There are bikes available, which you can use to explore the area during your free time! Food Arrangements: Your meals will be typical Cambodian style, including plenty of rice dishes, meat and at times, western food. Snacks are available between meals too!
About the project locationSamraong, which name translates from Khmer into 'impenetrable jungle', is a town located in northwestern Cambodia, close to the border with Thailand. You will be located in a small, rural village located in the outskirts of town. This remote location will give you a taste of what rural Cambodia looks and feels like, while at the same time allowing you to explore some of Cambodia's highlights, as Siem Reap is located only two hours away. Sights & Surroundings: There is a nearby park where you can relax or play volleyball with locals during your free time. Further away is Siem Reap, which is two hours away from the accommodation. Participants often opt to head there during the weekends to explore the famous Angkor Wat and more!
Extra info about the projectOpen all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 350€ per week.