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  • Volunteer in Cambodia - eOcambo Volunteers

    Install A Toilet

    Helping Cambodian Communities eOcambo Volunteer Programs

    Having a Toilet is normally taken for granted certainly in Western countries but the health of many Cambodian families is seriously affected by the lack a basic sanitation and contamination of water supplies because they have no access to toilets.

    In Cambodia more than 80% of the population live outside areas that have sewage systems mostly in rural areas and UNICEF estimates that only 16% of these people have access to adequate toilets.

    A report by WaterAid found that lack of sanitation causes many long term health problems not just the obvious ones but serious conditions like stunted growth, cognitive, emotional and social development issues all occur through multiple bouts of diarrhea caused by contaminated water as a result of poor sanitation.


    Within just a few kilometers from the many hotels and vibrant activity of central Siem Reap there are many houses that do not have a toilet. The addition of a toilet to a home provides the people with dignity and the basic human right of adequate sanitation.

    Expert local knowledge and care is taken to ensure that installing a toilet does not interrupt or contaminate access to clean water so at times its necessary for several families to share one toilet depending upon the surrounding land.


    Volunteers do not need any specific skills as the as local people provide direction and assistance to volunteers and toilets in the rural areas are relatively simple as they are non-flushing. Most of the work needed is manual labour , digging and inserting a pre fabricated concrete lining along with the covering and privacy screening. Often a toilet is the start of bathroom which most families don’t have in Cambodia so the set up is important and controlled by the local supervisors.

    The construction of toilets in the rural villages of Cambodia also involves surveying the area to ensure the toilet does not contaminate the local water supply and this task is carried out by local people who know the area well.

    As the toilets are located in a poor rural communities working alongside the local people is a very eye opening experience for some volunteers.

    Just coming with a passion to help and a sense of humor and goodwill to work in a village environment where building a Toilet relies more on physical people power rather than power tools is all volunteers need for this project.


    Each Toilet costs only US$350 to install and it takes around 2 days to install each toilet. We feel it is desirable to install more than one toilet at a time in a local village so a group of volunteers can improve the health and happiness of a lot of peoples lives in a few days.

    Volunteers either individually or as a couple or group choose how many Toilets they wish to install and payment made by volunteers for each Toilet goes directly towards purchasing materials and for local contractors to assist with installation.

    eOcambo Volunteer Programs does not receive any fee or receive any direct payment from contractors associated with installing a toilet.


    Volunteering Package (Minimum Project Period : 7 Days )

    • 1 day Siem Reap Orientation including Cultural Education and basic Khmer Language before commencing volunteer placement
    • 5 days Volunteering placement constructing and installing Toilets in local Siem Reap village
    • Volunteers will experience and participate in a range of activities including :
      Introduction to the village area and local building staff and the families receiving their Toilet
      Various activities involved with installing the Toilets under the direction of local supervisors.
      Handing over the new Toilets to the families in the village.
    • Lunch provided by the local people for 5 Days volunteering
    • Transportation to and from the village sites during 5 Day placement
    • 7 Nights Accommodation including daily breakfast, free hi-speed wi-fi, air-conditioning, private in-room bathroom with hot shower, swimming pool in some accommodation, 24 hour reception. Optional double/twin share or single occupancy room
    • Return airport transfers
    • Full day Angkor Archeological Park tour including sunrise or sunset
      Includes Lunch in Angkor Park as part of the tour.
      Entry to Angkor Archeological Park extra cost of $37 for full day.
    • Local Tourist Sim card for each volunteer.
    • Dedicated English speaking volunteer coordinator is provided by eOcambo Hospitality Volunteer Programs to assist 24/7 in Siem Reap during volunteers visit.


    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:

    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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    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]