Volunteer

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Even if you are not here in Cambodia, there is a lot you can do to support AHC. A donation of US$23 can provide treatment for one child, follow Facebook  for  patient stories or host a fundraising event. Your support ensures we can provide free, quality health care to impoverished children in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Angkor Hospital for Children can take volunteers who fit within our goals and mission, and who have the skills which can benefit us and our patients. We have built up a very strong local staff and therefore our medical and non-medical volunteer needs are limited to more specific roles.

Each volunteer application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please note each individual needs to apply separately, regardless of whether they are a relative, friend or colleague of another applicant.

Medical volunteers

Our three-year residency program’s didactic curriculum is divided into various modules. We especially have a need for pediatric sub-specialists to volunteer during the module of their sub-specialty. View our 2013-2016 Module Curriculum schedule.

AHC offers an international clinical elective for pediatric residents who have had at least two years of pediatrics-specific training, and an international medical student elective for final year medical students. We accept a maximum of one resident and one medical student at any given time. The main purpose is for foreign trainees to get exposure to international health, tropical medicine, and how pediatrics is practiced in a resource-limited setting. These electives are not designed to help fill any particular needs of AHC. We review applications and make a decision approximately nine months in advance.

How to apply

Anyone interested in volunteering at AHC should submit their online application. Please first check the requirements above for some volunteer positions (namely the elective rotations for medical students and pediatric residents). Please note that the online application will require uploading of certain supporting documents (e.g. CV) based on the position you apply for. Please also note that the maximum size of each uploaded document is 5MB.

Once you have submitted your application (including all the required supporting documents), you will be emailed a decision from the AHC Volunteer Coordinator within a few weeks.

Before coming to AHC, successful applicants will also be required to:

  • Show proof of travel insurance
  • Provide a Criminal Record Check

We have more detailed pre-departure information on becoming an AHC volunteer, but if you have a question that is not answered, email v_coordinator@angkorhospital.org