Frequently asked questions
Where are you based?
The school is based in Kratie province and is about 10 minutes from Kratie town and the Mekong River.
How do I get there?
Minivans to Kratie leave from Phnom Penh Central Market at 6 am ( $6.25) and 11am
From Siem Reap ($10) Please contact us if you would like to arrange this and further details will be provided.
Must I have English as my native language to volunteer for DSE?
How many hours per day will I volunteer?
We ask for 3 hours per day, from Monday to Friday, with weekends free to explore. But, of course, you are always welcome to do more – there is always lots that needs doing at DSE
What is the minimum amount of time I can volunteer for?
We need a minimum 2 week commitment from our volunteers, so that the students have time to form a relationship with their teacher. There is no maximum amount of time for volunteers to stay, the longer the better for our students
How many volunteers can come at a time?
We usually need 6 volunteers at any one time
What is the weather like in Kratie?
November to February is dry, with moderate heat (30 degrees). March and April is hotter, but usually still dry. From May, the temperature cools a little, but the humidity rises with some thunderstorms. The wettest months are September and October
What visa do I need to volunteer in Cambodia
Volunteers require an 'O' Visa, which is purchased on arrival in the country. It is not available online. It is valid for 1 month and can be easily renewed in Phnom Penh.