Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Samrouch He Village
The Wat Opot Children's Community (WOCC) is a residential care home registered with the Ministry of Social Services in Cambodia. We are looking for a Preschool Teacher for 10 resident children ages 1 - 6 yrs.
Learning can be fun as well as rewarding and WOCC houses a craft room, jewelry room, preschool/playroom, playground, swimming pool, and a kilometer of walkable sidewalk along our fenced in property. All of these are at your disposal for use in creative teaching.
Scheduled morning teaching hours are from 7:30AM - 11:00AM and then again from 2:00PM - 5:00PM -in the afternoons, the time will be used for more play than school.
We want someone who can find educational material in a tree, in the sand or on a walkabout, not only in a book. Someone who can stimulate the joy of early childhood learning through constructive play and also by researching educational activities.
The ideal candidate will have a willing desire to be a part of our daily community. This could include participating in our evening meditation and weekly yoga, handing out (and making!) snacks, swimming, playing sport, bandaging a scraped knee, helping older kids with artwork, assisting in jewelry making, reading stories or just the simple joys of hanging out with the kids.
Your own interests and personality will play a huge part in shaping your involvement outside of teaching - but we believe the more you get involved the richer your experience will be.
- Stipend Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Please look over our website and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/watopot) to find additional information about our community and it's rural location in Cambodia before applying.
Ideally we are looking for a one year contract with the following benefits.
- A private room in our volunteer dorm and access to shared bathrooms and a large kitchen/living area.
- Three meals a day (always a vegetarian option)
- Internet (although it can be a bit sporatic)
- Days off as requested
- negotiable monthly stipend
Fluency in English is a must and although we prefer a degree in a early childhood development or related field, experience teaching or working with toddlers and preschool age children may suffice.