" Volunteer Build a Home "

Volunteer Build a Home


7 day(s) - 6 night(s), building a Home for the poor family

Our goal is to raise $3,000 to build a CBAVC home. Once we raise funds for the materials, we can build a home for a family.

No building experience is needed. Our local architects and volunteer coordinators look after you every step of the way and show you how to do it. You don’t need to do anything that you are not comfortable with.

Volunteers do the actual house building. You will measure, chisel and hammer, saw the wood, nail the wall and floorboards down and make the stairs, windows and doors.

It is a great experience for a group of friends, school group wanting to learn, or a family looking for a holiday that will make a difference.

Volunteer Fees and Schedule

$450 USD donation per person for the project. This includes supplies, airport pickup and transfer, home stay and guesthouse fees, fresh drinking water, and transportation while you are building a home in Cambodia for one week. 

Day 1: You have arrived in Siem Reap

When you arrive we will pick you up at the airport and take you strait to your hotel. The rest of the day you are free to relax and explore exciting Siem Reap. In the evening you can head down to Pub Street or the Night Market where you will find food and shopping.

Day 2: Start to build the house

We will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00am after your breakfast head to the countryside at the building site. At the building site you will be introduced to the family and our architect. Volunteers will help to saw and chisel the support beams and cut floorboards and wall boards to size. We will enjoy our lunch at a local restaurant.

We finish by 4:00pm and take you back to your homestay in the village.

Day 3: Continue to build the house

We will pick you up from your homestay at 7:00am after your breakfast. At the building site volunteers will help put the support beams together and raise the frame of the house. This is an exciting day and you will see the house start to take structure.

Floor boards will be laid and volunteers will start constructing the stairs. We will enjoy our lunch at a local restaurant. We finish by 4:00pm and take you back to your homestay.

Day 4: Continue to build the house

We will pick you up from your homestay at 7:00am after your breakfast. The roof will be finished when we arrive at the building site so volunteers will start to nail the wall boards to the frame, and build the door and the windows. 

We will enjoy our lunch at a local restaurant. We finish by 4:00pm and take you back to your homestay.

Day 5:  Putting the signboard of donor name on the wall


We will pick you up from your homestay at 7:00am after your breakfast. Volunteers will finish nailing any wall boards not completed the previous day. The shutters will be made and attached. 

Each house has a signboard of the donors name on the wall near the door (which we’ll ask you to sign). We will enjoy  our lunch at a local restaurant. We finish by 4:00pm and take you back to your homestay.

Day 6: Final day for building the house & celebrating the house blessing ceremony

We will pick you up from your homestay at 7:00am after your breakfast. This is on the final day the family will provide a house blessing ceremony before they move into a new house. The house blessing ceremony is performed by local Buddhist monks.

 
 

Volunteers are welcome to join the family and villagers in the ceremony which includes walking around the house three times to symbolize birth, life and death. A meal is provided to all those people who attend.

After the house blessing ceremony, volunteers will present the family with the keys. After the ceremony we will take you to experience a Buddhist water blessing at a local pagoda.


Day 7: Siem Reap International Airport

After breakfast this morning, you will be picked up and transferred from your homestay in the village to the departure flight Siem Reap Airport. We wish you the best of luck for your flights!

What we organize for volunteers
  • Your accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Airport pick-up and transfer
  • Daily transportation to the building site
  • Safe drinking water 


What volunteers must organize

  • Domestic and International flights
  • Snacks on the building site if required
  • Cambodia visa fees if required
  • Lunch and dinner

 


Make a Donation

Without donations like yours, however, the CBAVC will not have funds to keep operating. A financial gift from you will be a big help in reaching our goal. More details...

Location Address

National Road No.06, #165, Bak Angrut Village, Kauk Thlork Kraom Commune,
Chikreng District, Siem Reap Province

Contact Details

(+855) 092-37-37-30
sanvan@cbavc.org
info@cbavc.org

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