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Safe Haven provides intervention and support for children with disabilities and medical issues, giving them access to the medical and therapeutic resources they need. The organization needs occupational therapists in a wide range of specialties.

Training for some specialties simply doesn’t exist in Cambodia (such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, early intervention/special education) but those disciplines are certainly needed. For that reason, the medical complex welcomes volunteers. Below are the skilled volunteering positions available at Safe Haven:

  • Social Workers who have experience working with families and children of all ages.
  • All professionals are welcome.
  • Male social workers are encouraged to apply.
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapists
  • Pediatric Speech Therapists
  • Pediatric Physical Therapists
  • Pediatric Nurses with Palliative Care experience
  • Early Interventionists/Special Educators, particularly those with expertise regarding
  • autism and early intervention for children with hearing and vision impairments

For each position, volunteers should have at least 3-5 years of experience in their field, and should preferably have experience working in home-based services. Volunteers will need to submit criminal background checks and resumes to verify experience.

Opportunity types

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Two full weeks would be the absolute minimum, though longer periods are preferable. Safe Haven works Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm with a 90 minute break in the mid-day.


There is no fee to volunteer. Volunteers are required to cover their own food and accommodation in Siem Reap throughout the duration of their time volunteering — Siem Reap has a range of options for everything from bare-bones hostels accommodation to apartment rentals, and more.


For more information about volunteering with Safe Haven, visit them online:

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