at Home in English Tutoring for Laboratory Staff
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Want to put your time at home to good use?  Able to efficiently communicate via online mediums?  We are looking for volunteers to help technicians of a non-profit water testing laboratory in Cambodia develop their written English and improve how they communicate the test results to their foreign customers.

Project Brief

  • Suitable for: Professionals with experience in teaching English as a second language​
  • Project type: Unpaid Virtual volunteer project
  • Location: At Home
  • Duration: 6 weeks at minimum
  • Start date: Project is on-going
  • Working hours: Three to five hours a week
  • Reports to: Water Lab Manager


  • Volunteer to tutor from home and help two Cambodian lab technicians (on a one-on-one basis) improve their English writing skills
  • All lab results are sent to customers via email with explanations of what those numbers mean and suggestions for improvement – tutor is expected to proofread these emails and approve
  • Train technicians through weekly video calls on how to improve both grammar and writing style


  • Two years of experience in teaching English as a secondary language to Adults 
  • Native English speaker 
  • Understanding of Biology and Chemistry

Personal qualities and attitudes to be successful in the project

  • Good communications skills
  • Take a genuine interest in the people you’re talking to
  • Ready to adapt and understand a new culture’s way of working
  • Flexibility

Supporting documentation

  • CV
  • Passport
  • Professional references from at least one former employer (ideal but not required)

Benefits of volunteering from home

  • An easy, time-efficient way to give back that leads to your time well spent
  • Positive addition to your resume
  • Introduces you to new, passionate people in a foreign culture

Daily Life

  • You will work closely with the lab technicians via weekly video calls and other methods of online communication.  You will be expected to work three to five hours per week and will report to the Water Lab Manager.

The Host Organization

  • This project is with the only officially acknowledged Water Testing Lab in Siem Reap province, whose mission is to prevent access to contaminated water thanks to water testing and awareness campaigns targeting the local community, expats, and tourists’.
  • The lab is part of a Cambodian American nonprofit that builds and installs biosand water filters. With 24,000 filters in place, the organization has brought clean water to more than 144,000 people currently.
  • A water testing lab monitors the filter performance regularly.  The holistic approach taken is helping to break the cycle of disease and poverty.


Please note that because this is a virtual volunteer project, there are no associated costs or fees to be incurred.