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Medical Volunteer in Cambodia

Volunteer in Cambodia and support community healthcare

Cambodia’s blend of rich history, stunning natural scenery and charming culture make it a fascinating destination for volunteering abroad. Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia and its many developmental issues mean that medical institutions are often poorly funded and ill equipped. Access to quality healthcare is therefore beyond the means of most people. On this medical volunteer project, you can help to provide quality healthcare to all sections of the community in Battambang province. 

Your volunteer role: As a medical volunteer in Cambodia you’ll work in a busy health centre in Battambang. The centre struggles to meet the demands of its patients due to ageing equipment, limited medicines and a significant shortage of staff. Gap year volunteers can help to provide healthcare to patients with needs ranging from pre- and post-natal care, vaccinations, and mental health issues. 

The daily schedule of volunteers on a medical gap year project in Cambodia will vary depending on the needs of the hospital and the volunteers’ own interests and abilities. Typically, participants on this volunteer project will shadow doctors on their morning rounds, assisting and supporting them where necessary, observing consultations and helping with simple assessments. Past volunteers have given injections to patients, measured blood pressure and heartbeats, completed patients intake forms, and even witnessed births. Your level of responsibility will depend heavily on your medical experience and qualifications, although none are necessary to take part in this programme. You will learn on the job and be given more to do the longer you stay.  

Volunteers can also contribute by getting involved with the processes and organisational structures at the centre. There are opportunities to help with administrative duties and to work in the small pharmacy, as well as to teach English to local staff members and help out with small refurbishments. 

In the afternoons, volunteers will assist in the community as teachers and children's activity leaders, teaching subjects such as English, first aid, personal hygiene and healthy diets.


Your experience: This medical volunteer project in Cambodia is a hands-on experience where you will be kept active, involved and made to feel part of the team. Volunteers will acquire knowledge and skills about medical practices in Cambodia, broaden their knowledge of general medicine, and help provide treatment to members of the local community.

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£  1075
$  1625
€  1475
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Reserve your place now just a £150 deposit
Experience Cambodia
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Help in a busy healthcare centre
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Duration:

Start:

£  1075
$  1625
€  1475
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