The volunteer accommodation is based on single gender rooms with a maximum of 4 people per room. The rooms are equipped with a fan, cold shower and WiFi. There are no laundry facilities so please expect to wash your clothes by hand. However, there are some places where you can do laundry in the town at a small cost. There is a communal area where you can eat, relax, meet fellow participants or use the free Wifi. All volunteers are expected to be environmentally conscious and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to participate in keeping the accommodation neat and organized. The volunteer accommodation is very relaxing, nice place to be after a day of volunteering, with hammocks where you can chat or read a book.
Arrival transfer is included if your flights arrives on Sunday at Siem Reap airport between 06:00-19:00. The last transfer is at 20.00, so you need to be there no later than 19.00. Your coordinator or pick-up person will be waiting in the arrivals hall with a sign that reads "TGL Cambodia". You will then get a ticket for the airport bus to Siem Reap town.
Arrival Sunday at Siem Reap Airport
Transfers are included from Siem Reap airport to the town at 188.8.131.52, 12.30, 15.00, 16.00 and 20.00
If you arrive on Sunday in time to take one of the first transfers three airport transfer times, you will then continue with a second transfer at 14.00 from Siem Reap town to the project in Samraong, along with the other volunteers.
If you can not arrive on Sunday morning in time to take one of the first three transfers (8.30, 10.30 or 12.30) you will be transfered to Siem Reap town, where you will spend the night in Green Lion's accommodation and you will then transfer to the project in Samraong on Monday morning. There is no additional cost.
Arrival by land in Siem Reap
If you arrive by land you should meet at The Green Lion Siem Reap Centre in Siem Reap. The pick-up time is on Sundays at 14:00 sharp. Please let us know at the time of booking if you need to be picked up at The Green Lion Siem Reap Centre for your transfer.
If you arrive by flight on Saturday between 06.00 and 19.00 you can book a private airport transfer and one night at The Green Lion accommodation at an extra cost.
You will then join the transfer from Siem Reap to Samraong with the other volunteers at 14.00 on Sunday. If you prefer to organize your own airport transfer and a accommodation on Saturday night, you must be at The Green Lion meeting point in time for the 14.00 transfer on Sunday.
Arrival other times
If you arrive outside these times, you can either make your own way to the project or arrange a transfer by taxi which takes about 2 hours and costs approximately USD30. Please confirm the price upfront with the driver and contact the Green Lion team if there are any problems.
Getting to the Project once you are in Siem Reap
There are bicycles provided for you to cycle between your volunteer accommodation and the project.
Three meals are served during the week and two during the weekend. The meals are typical Cambodian style, including plenty of rice dishes, meat and at times, western food. Vegetarian options are also available. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or intolerances during your application. However, we need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible and accommodating to the local food.
What to Bring
There are bikes available at no extra cost that you can use to explore the area during your free time.
There is WiFi at the volunteer accommodation.
Money & Shopping
There are ATMs as well as a bank in Samraong. There are numerous local shops where you can get the basics.
Specific Health Information
Malaria still exists in certain areas of Cambodia. Please check with the medical services in your home country.
An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents during outdoor activities, such as mosquito repellents for insect bites.
Moreover, bring Medicines with you especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.
Please remember to take care of the visa arrangements on time.