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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.
AHC accepts volunteers across the full range of medical and nursing specialities. Please note that AHC is a nationally recognised paediatric teaching hospital and therefore can only accept volunteers who are specifically trained in paediatrics or a paediatric sub-specialty.
AHC also offers an international clinical elective for paediatric residents who have had at least two years of paediatrics-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. We prioritise applicants from institutions with whom we have a reciprocal arrangement, such that they also provide volunteer paediatricians and paediatric sub-specialists to teach our doctors. However we are always open to exploring such relationships with new partners. The main purpose is for foreign trainees to get exposure to international health, tropical medicine, and how paediatrics 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.
AHC also accepts volunteers for non-medical positions including information technology, human resources, biomedical engineering and all other support services.
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: A CV which should include the names and institutional email addresses of two referees, at least one of whom should be from your current or most recent employment and your professional license. Please 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 four weeks. If you are accepted as a volunteer you will need to register your placement on the website and provide the following documents:
- Travel insurance
- Criminal record check (if not supplied in the last two years)
- Copy of your passport
- Passport photograph
All volunteers will work closely with the Director of Education before they arrive to plan their teaching activities.