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Volunteer in Cambodia

FREE THE BEARS CAMBODIA - located within Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre

An amazing & unique opportunity to join our experienced team and look after more than 120 Sun & Moon bears rescued from the illegal wildlife trade.

With stays ranging from 4 days to 8 weeks, your time and financial contribution will help improve and enrich the lives of our rescued bears as well as support our efforts to rescue more bears in need.

Activities include:

·         Food preparation & distribution

·         Providing sensory enrichment

·         Assisting keepers in cleaning of forest enclosures and bear dens

·         Creating/repairing bear hammocks.

·         General maintenance & improvement to the center i.e. painting, sanding, repairs & gardening

Get behind the scenes of our world class sanctuary and help make a difference to the lives of rescued bears.

Things to note:

·         Due to the nature of the work we have a minimum volunteer age of 21 (exceptions considered for students or those with experience in wildlife/conservation)

·         You will undertake physical activities in a tropical climate - a good level of health is required

·         Peak season in Cambodia is from November to March - be sure to book early to avoid missing out

·         You will work closely with the bears however there will be no direct contact - this is for your safety and their welfare

·         Free the Bears is located within the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre which houses many other exotic species - all of which you’ll see during your stay

·         No experience in wild animal care is required - just be willing and enthusiastic with a strong interest in conservation and wildlife

·         A fee is charged to covers costs and contribute to the welfare of the bears


·         Sunday pick up from Phnom Penh

·         Accommodation and transfers while volunteering

·         Daily breakfast, dinner Sunday to Thursday

·         Comprehensive training, supervision & support by experienced Free the Bears staff

RESEARCH PROGRAM: Free the Bears research program offers internships for university students who wish to undertake a project from our research prospectus (available upon enquiry), with durations from 4 to 12 weeks. Please be sure when enquiring to include your CV and mention any previous experience with animals/wildlife as well as any related study undertaken or previous work experience. 

For more information and an application form, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THANK YOU for choosing to help us!