Help Improve Cambodia Living Conditions
VBC provides the perfect balance for anyone volunteering
Provide shelter and security for Cambodian families living in need
We work with volunteers from around the globe to build safe
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OUR PROJECTS

Building volunteers spend half a day volunteering at our building projects and have afternoons and weekends to explore the town and its surrounds.

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Building volunteers spend half a day volunteering at our building projects and have afternoons and weekends to explore the town and its surrounds.

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Building volunteers spend half a day volunteering at our building projects and have afternoons and weekends to explore the town and its surrounds.

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Volunteer to Build a House in Cambodia

HELP IMPROVE CAMBODIAN LIVING CONDITIONS

Our simple, sturdy Khmer-style wooden houses provide shelter and security for Cambodian families living in need. Poor education, lack of skills and a shortage of job opportunities mean many rural Cambodians are still living in extreme poverty with inadequate shelter.

Our traditional wooden houses replace fragile structures that offer little protection from the elements. We’ve seen first-hand how improved living conditions change lives, through better sanitation, increased security, better sleeping arrangements and healthier living. Children in secure homes are less likely to get sick and more likely to attend school.

We work with volunteers from around the globe to build safe, dry housing for rural Cambodian families. Volunteers work under the guidance of our skilled Cambodian building team to construct a house in one week.

Contact us to find out how you can build a wooden house in Cambodia and help us make a difference.

Volunteer to Build a House in Cambodia

HELP IMPROVE CAMBODIAN LIVING CONDITIONS

Our simple, sturdy Khmer-style wooden houses provide shelter and security for Cambodian families living in need. Poor education, lack of skills and a shortage of job opportunities mean many rural Cambodians are still living in extreme poverty with inadequate shelter.

Our traditional wooden houses replace fragile structures that offer little protection from the elements. We’ve seen first-hand how improved living conditions change lives, through better sanitation, increased security, better sleeping arrangements and healthier living. Children in secure homes are less likely to get sick and more likely to attend school.

We work with volunteers from around the globe to build safe, dry housing for rural Cambodian families. Volunteers work under the guidance of our skilled Cambodian building team to construct a house in one week.

Contact us to find out how you can build a wooden house in Cambodia and help us make a difference.

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VBC’S BUILDING AND EDUCATION PROJECTS

BUILDING HOUSES

We build traditional wooden Khmer-style houses for some of Cambodia’s poorest people. We are based in Siem Reap, in Cambodia’s north-west, and most of the homes we build are in rural areas surrounding the popular tourist city and famour Angkor Wat. We target the communes and villages with high poverty and where few other organisations operate. Much of our work is done about 25 kilometres outside the city.

Poverty rates are high in rural Cambodia, where many people are still living on less than $1 a day. In many cases the housing is rudimentary at best and many homes are fragile structures with palm frond walls and dirt floors. Many of these houses do not survive the severe rainstorms.

BUILDING TOILETS

Many rural Cambodian families do not have access to toilets and clean water causing serious health issues and in some cases death.

About 80 per cent of the Cambodian population lives in rural areas and UNICEF estimates only 16 per cent of them have access to adequate sanitation. A 2016 study by WaterAid found lack of sanitation also leads to stunted growth through multiple bouts of diarrhoea caused by drinking dirty water, often contaminated from open defecation. Stunted growth also restricts cognitive, emotional and social development.

When finances permit, VBC tries to construct toilets for families we build houses for. This simple facility increases sanitation, reduces health risks and increases dignity.

CLEAN WATER WELL

A lack of clean drinking water is one of the most pressing issues facing Cambodians living in rural villages. Many source their drinking, cooking and bathing water from pools of standing water, streams or canals. The water is often contaminated with bacteria and pollutants and can lead to ongoing illness or, in extreme cases, death.

Constant sickness impacts lives by preventing adults from working and children from going to school. For those already in poverty it increases their problems.

WATER FILTER

Volunteer Building Cambodia Community Centre (VBCCC) focuses on education in a rural village where there are few opportunities to gain skills.

Located about 25 kilometres outside of Siem Reap VBCCC’s school teaches English language and computer skills to children and teenagers who have limited, or no, access to these classes at their own schools.

 Our school compliments the local Khmer school curriculum. English is the international language and necessary for most students planning on attending university as so many institutions use English language textbooks. It is also the language of the internet and will help with job opportunities in the future.

SOLAR PANEL

A lack of clean drinking water is one of the most pressing issues facing Cambodians living in rural villages. Many source their drinking, cooking and bathing water from pools of standing water, streams or canals. The water is often contaminated with bacteria and pollutants and can lead to ongoing illness or, in extreme cases, death.

Constant sickness impacts lives by preventing adults from working and children from going to school. For those already in poverty it increases their problems.

SCHOOL & COMMUNITY CENTRE

Volunteer Building Cambodia Community Centre (VBCCC) focuses on education in a rural village where there are few opportunities to gain skills.

Located about 25 kilometres outside of Siem Reap VBCCC’s school teaches English language and computer skills to children and teenagers who have limited, or no, access to these classes at their own schools.

 Our school compliments the local Khmer school curriculum. English is the international language and necessary for most students planning on attending university as so many institutions use English language textbooks. It is also the language of the internet and will help with job opportunities in the future.

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