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    (+855) 92 991 005 | (+855) 96 235 3127 [email protected]

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    Help Provide Clean Water

    Helping Cambodian Communities eOcambo Volunteer Programs

    Help Provide Clean Water

    eOcambo Volunteer Programs Water Well Project provides clean abundant water to poor Siem Reap communities.  As the essence of all life water is something that nobody can do without.

    UNICEF reported that 65% of rural families in Cambodia have no easy access to unpolluted water, resulting in illness and bacterial infections which can have lifelong health implications, especially for children.

    Within an hour’s drive of Siem Reap city, people in some villages must walk more than 2 km for water from a community well. Many of the villages we work with also support people with disabilities caused by land mines.  Those with limbs amputated face even bigger difficulties getting clean water .

    Our Water Well Project changes the lives of several families at once.  A local well gives clean water for personal use and allows people to cultivate small plots of land to grow much needed extra food.  Fresh vegetables, chickens and other animals can also provide extra income.

    The time saved collecting water can also be used to generate income in small cottage industries like handicrafts, sewing, making fruit chips and the like.


    Located within just a few kilometers from central Siem Reap many poor local communities do not have access to clean water. eOcambo Volunteers and our local NGO partner identify  needy communities in desperate need of a water well and volunteers travel into the village to help install the well.

    Having a  Water Well  changes the lives of these people and often a well might service several homes and can be easily accessed, enabling them to have water for their personal use but also to cultivate small plots of land and grow much needed fresh vegetables or raise chickens or animals.

    The Skills Required

    The well is dug using drilling equipment, which is operated by local contractors. Then concrete is used to secure the well before a manual pump and piping is installed. It takes around 2 days to construct and fit out each well.

    No specific skills are needed as local people provide direction and assistance.  However, people with construction skills are always very welcomed.

    Bring a passion to help and a sense of humor to work in a village where well construction relies on people power rather than power tools.

    The wells are built in rural villages, so you will be working alongside the local people.

    It is an eye opening experience for some people. But, everyone has a great time and you are providing a basic necessity of life.

    How Much Does a Well Cost ?

    The well, filter and equipment costs only US$335 to install.  It provides clean water for several families.

    Digging and installation take 2 days.

    The payment for the water well goes directly to the NGO, not eOcambo. It covers the well equipment, filter, materials and local contractors who ensure the correct placement of the well to prevent contamination.

    eOcambo Volunteer Programs does not receive any fee or commission from contractors associated with installing a water well. Volunteers can share the cost of the well.

    Note this is an additional cost to our package. It is paid directly to the NGO. 



    Cost From $275 (excluding water well)

    Minimum Project Period: 3 nights 

    2 days Volunteering Placement constructing and installing Water Wells.

    – 3 Nights Accommodation including daily breakfast, free hi-speed wi-fi, air-conditioning, private bathroom with      hot shower.

    – Several accommodation options are available, from 3 Star to 5 Star.

    – Optional double/twin share or single occupancy room.

    -Orientation including Cultural familiarity and basic Khmer Language

    -Lunch provided during the Volunteering Placement

    -Transportation to and from the village where they well is built.

    -Dedicated English speaking volunteer coordinator to assist 24/7 in Siem Reap during the Volunteering Project  Period.

    – Return airport transfers

    Volunteer Placement

    – Introduction to the village, local building staff and the families receiving their Water Well.

    – building the Water Wells under the direction of local supervisors.

    – Handing over the new Water Wells to the families in the village.

    -Little victory dance to celebrate providing a basic necessity to your new friends.


    eOcambo Volunteer Programs offers volunteers a range of different accommodation depending upon your budget and the choice will naturally have an effect of the total cost of the Volunteering Package.

    The options are as follows:

    eOcambo villa

    eOcambo Villa also just a short distance (300m) from the centre of Siem Reap and is a small and comfortable low cost option for volunteers.

    eOcambo Village

    eOcambo Village is a 4 star Hotel and the most popular with Volunteers as it offers great value for money in a larger hotel environment at the price of a budget guesthouse and has a large salt water Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Pool Bar and Spa services.

    eOcambo Residence

    eOcambo Residence our 4.5 star Luxury Hotel providing high quality in-room amenities for a little higher room rate , the hotel has a large salt water Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Pool Bar and Spa services.

    Optional Activities Available

    • Optional Extras
    • Welcome Dinner including Traditional Apsara Dancing and Cultural Show
    • Cooking Classes in delicious Khmer Cuisine
    • Tours to Angkor Wat, Floating Villages, ancient ruins and other amazing sights
    • Exclusive Jayavaman’s Jungle Treks
    • Presentation by experienced archaeologist
    • An amazing array of diverse activities around Siem Reap, from ziplining over ancient temples  to golf on international standard courses.

    Extra Costs Not Included in Package

    • Airfares to and from Siem Reap
    • Cambodian Visa
    • Travel Insurance with Volunteer extension (required)
    • Meals not included in the volunteer package
    • Personal spending money
    • Providing Water Wells – $285 each

    Volunteering Combination Packages

    Often if volunteers are staying for more than a week or 2 they like to experience more than one type of volunteer activity. eOcambo Volunteer Programs has various different projects allowing people to help in different ways, choosing more than one volunteer program does not change our Volunteer Package Price as detailed above.


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    Contact Information

    If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using our contact information or the contact form.

    Address: #Street 22 (Tea Chamrat), Wat Bo Village, Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Phone Number: (+855) 92 991 005 | (+855) 96 235 3127

    Email Address: [email protected]