Construction and Renovation Cambodia Samraong

Get your hands dirty, as you help underdeveloped communities in Cambodia, with some construction and renovation work!

The main construction site for this project is located in a local school which is allocated to the poor, however, you can also expect to help elsewhere, in areas where construction assistance is needed. You can gain valuable experience, as well as have a great cultural exchange with the local Cambodian people!


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Program Description

On this project, you will get your hands dirty with construction assignments. Our main construction focus is working at our own school, which has been allocated as an education resource for the children of poor villagers.

This school was built with the support and sweat equity of helpers like yourself, along with skilled local tradesmen. Today, more than one hundred children attend classes here daily.

Despite previous efforts, the work here is far from done and we continue to construct new buildings, pathways, toilets, walls, drainage systems for rain run-off, etc. to meet the needs of all those using the facility.

Those with an artistic talent can help decorate the walls by creating murals and paintings of their home countries and cultures. We have a feeling that this will be a nice way of reflecting the good, hard work that has been done by people like yourself over previous  years.

Other construction efforts might be carried out in the local village (renovating and building houses and sanitation facilities) or working on construction projects at the local hospital – this very much depends on the needs of the particular time. So what you can expect from your efforts is to be directing and implementing your construction skills wherever they are needed most!

Your Role – Other Information

On the other hand, you don’t need special qualifications or even to have experience in construction efforts, but do consider this job requires physical strength and endurance in hot weather conditions, however, activities focus only on light constructions. In addition, your work will depend upon the needs of the school, community or recipients at that particular point in time or you can look forward to working out in the local community, if construction and renovation jobs arise.  However, your main roles will be, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the construction and renovations of communal infrastructures such as schools, Buddhist Temples, local houses and so on;
  • Digging and assembling construction materials;
  • Help & Assist in the construction and renovations of school playgrounds;
  • Make school pathways and fence around the school.
  • Build and renovate Toilet facilities;
  • Repair and Renovate School walls;
  • Help and assist in building new Classrooms or any other school facilities;
  • Help in Painting school buildings;
  • Gardening and Landscaping;
  • Repair and make tables & Chairs.
  • Make Bookshelves for the School Library, Make brick walls or tiles the floor.
  • Renovate Computer room, make a brick wall and tile the floor.
  • Build a registration and information office for parents to meet and get some information about the school.
  • Make some Brick Walls.
  • Build a place for composts or Trash.
  • Plant more trees.

In addition, during the construction activities, please be careful and mindful when using construction equipment and material, ask assistance from your local coordinators for heavy  tasks  and of course to enjoy and make the most of your stay and make memorable learning experiences.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

  • Improve the quality of life for underprivileged citizens in and around Samraong.
  • Assist the locals with construction and renovation efforts in an organized team.
  • Create cultural exchange opportunities through our efforts with the locals.
  • Gain practical experience in light renovation work.



  • Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety Advice and handling of documents.
  • Khmer Do’s and Don’ts, Khmer Culture Lessons and Khmer Language Lessons.
  • Tour around the compound and local area; where to find local shops, and arrange a sim-card if necessary.
  • Lunch
  • Introduction to the Project, Visit Project site and start participating on the project.
  • Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

  • After breakfast, you will head off to the construction project; this will mainly be at our school, homes of local residents and local community facilities. There you will be briefed on your tasks for the day by our coordinator. You can expect to engage in construction and renovation work at the project location for 4-5 hours per day with a lunch break in between.
  • Lunch can be at our accommodation or near the project site.Your typical day will end with a savory dinner that you will surely enjoy together with other participants.
  • Get ready to enjoy some additional activities designed especially for you.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

The following are further necessary in order for both the participants, local staff and everyones involved to have a meaningful, enjoyable and safe community program.

  • Have a genuine interest in construction efforts and helping the community to have better and safe spaces.
  • You don’t need special qualifications or even to have experience in Constructions but do consider this job requires physical strength and endurance in hot weather conditions .
  • Older participants or over 65 years are required to have a medical clearance as proof of their physical fitness as they may perform various activities.
  • Participants below 18 years old need a signed parental consent as proof of involvement of their children for the program. If possible, accompaniment by an adult is highly advised.
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and a strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Though pre – flight PCR test and proof of vaccination are no longer required to travel to Cambodia, however, be aware that if you have a connecting flight from your country to Cambodia, you will need to meet the requirement of the connecting airport, which may still require  pre – flight PCR test and proof of vaccination. Thus, it is recommended that you may have a COVID – 19 Vaccination.
  • You are advised to purchase travel, medical and Covid – 19 insurance prior to your arrival.
  • Have completed or recommended the following vaccines: Polio, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria/Tetanus, Typhoid, Malaria, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis.

Additional Equipment

Dress Code:

  • Cover up as much as possible in the spirit of the local culture to avoid embarrassment.
  • Your clothes must not be too short, too tight, or too revealing. Kindly make sure your shoulders and legs are covered.
  • It is completely fine to wear western clothes as long as they fit the local standards.
  • Be thoughtful of the graphics, symbols or text printed on your clothing and avoid wearing clothing styles that might be inappropriate especially inside the school premises.

Personal belongings such as:

  • Comfortable working clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Bring Personal toiletries such as basic soap, shampoo, toothpaste and towels.
  • Bring also hat, sunglasses to protect from the heat of the sun particularly during the construction activities.
  • Please also bring work gloves, sturdy shoes or boots as you may do some heavy construction tasks.
  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents during outdoor activities, such as mosquito repellents for insect bites or other insects that may irritate your skin.
  • Moreover, bring Medicines with you especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs to stay hydrated throughout the day particularly during construction activities.