Construction and Renovation Cambodia Siem Reap

Step out of your comfort zone and embrace a new experience in Cambodia! Get involved in construction and renovation projects to support underdeveloped communities. The primary site is a local school serving the less fortunate, but you’ll also contribute in other areas where construction aid is required.

This journey offers valuable skills and a meaningful cultural exchange with the warm-hearted Cambodian locals. Join us now to make a positive impact while immersing yourself in their unique way of life!



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Program Description

Siem Reap is one of the 25 provinces/capital cities of Cambodia. It is located in the Northern part of the country. Similarly, Siem Reap is hailed as the main tourist destination and attraction of Cambodia because of its historic and famous Angkor Wat, which is acclaimed as one of the seven (7) wonders of the world and other attractive ancient temples. In addition, with its awe- inspiring temples, colorful cafes and placid water ways, Siem Reap is a jewel of Southeast Asia. Moreover, the city is considered as a cheerful city that embraces travelers like old friends.

However, apart from this progressive city lies some areas and communal infrastructures that needs to be done, constructed and renovated in order to provide quality and conducive learning spaces for children, spaces to conduct historic events, help in constructing local Cambodian people houses for them to have a comfortable home and many more.  In addition, construction is vital in creating buildings and safe spaces that connect communities, creating jobs and improving the standard of the society. And that’s where you can extend help and extra hand.

Meanwhile, on this project, you will get your hands dirty with construction and renovation assignments. Our main construction focus is working at the local schools, which has been allocated as an education resource for the children from the surrounding villages. You can further look forward to working out in the local community, if construction and renovation jobs arise.

Lastly, the construction efforts will be carried out in the local schools in the villages (renovating and building some parts of the schools and sanitation facilities) or sometimes we also do the construction works in the villages- 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 Roles – 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. In addition, your work will depend upon the needs of the school, community or recipients at that particular point in time.  However, your main roles will be, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the construction and renovations of communal infrastructures such as schools, churches, 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;
  • 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; and
  • Repair and make tables & Chairs.

Finally, 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 Siem Reap.
  • 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.



  • Breakfast
  • Introduction meeting, House rules, 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
  • Lunch
  • Visit the old market, supermarket, bank, ATM , Sim-card if necessary. 
  • Excursion to Wat Preah Prom Rath and  Wat Thmey, a small pagoda
  • Dinner
  • Evening at Pub Street and the night market, the liveliest area of Siem Reap

Tuesday to Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Engage in Constructions and Renovation Works and Activities.
  • Lunch
  • Engage in Constructions and Renovation Works and Activities.
  • Dinner

***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.