English Teaching at Dream Big Cambodia (Cristina School)


Teaching English, Children, Teenagers, Adults


Cristina School, Prasat Bakong commune, Siem Reap district, Cambodia


1-3 months with a possibility of extension up to 12 months


This is an ongoing project, therefore volunteers can apply for any
convenient period of time


The project can host up to 9 volunteers at the same time

Project Languages: 

English, Khmer

Local Languages: 

English, Khmer

Project Description

Cristina English School is a project of Dream Big Cambodia, a non-profit local organization. Cristina English School is an English school that operates in the village of Bakong, in the outskirts of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Its ultimate goal is to ease the situation of the most disadvantaged children from the countryside and to give them better opportunities in life, by providing them with free English lessons that help them improve their academic preparation and their overall skills. Concurrently to that, having become a meeting point for lots of children around the area, the project has grown as an important element of social cohesion, after gaining a solid reputation as a safe place for the children to grow, share and play while their parents finalize their hours of work.


Being a volunteer for Dream Big Cambodia is an unique opportunity to experience rural life in Cambodia, build relationships with locals as well as other international volunteers. The main task of an international volunteer for Dream Big Cambodia is to carry out the English lessons of the organization. We currently teach at a public school in the Bakong district and at our own school. We have several classes over the day, starting from 9am in the morning.  Between the lessons we have freetime and the weekends are free. We have a framework for lesson planning that should be followed. Though we always encourage volunteers to bring new ideas and share what they are passionate about in our project.


able to communicate in English – happy to work with children, teenagers, and local people – open minded and willing to learn – able to adapt to a new environment with a different culture and living conditions – willing to live in a rural area.


Volunteers stay in the homestay provided by the local family in charge of the project. Each volunteer has a bed with curtains for privacy, a mosquito net, electric fan, blanket, bed sheet and pillow. Volunteers share one bathroom with the local family with a squat toilet and bucket shower. The homestay has full wifi access and electricity to charge electronics.


Volunteers are responsible for their own insurance. It is required that the volunteers have an International Health Insurance.


Weekly contribution of 42 USD/week. Including: food, accommodation, wifi, electricity as  well as other daily project expenses. The weekly contribution is to be considered a donation towards the project, and needs to be paid on arrival.

Please note that in order to apply for this project you need to pay an application fee of 305 GBP to IVS for Bi-Lateral projects here and you need to be a member of IVS here


We suggest volunteers to come on a 30 day Tourist Visa. There is the possibility to extend it with another 30 days whilst inside the country. Volunteers can start this process over by exiting the country for 24 hours and re-entering.


It is required that volunteers received and can show proof of a full Covid vaccination.

 How To Apply 

If you’d like to apply for this project please download and complete the Application Form using the button below, and as instructed send the completed form to info@ivsgb.org.  You are required to agree to ALWAYS follow and commit to the Child Protection policy, so please also first download and carefully read through the Child Protection policy.

Please note that in order to apply for this project you need to pay an application fee of 305 GBP to IVS for Bi-Lateral projects here and you need to be a member of IVS here

We at IVS look forward to receiving your completed application form.

 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 

By taking part in this volunteering project, you are helping to support the SDGs, which provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. The specific SDGs this project impacts are: