Early Years Special Needs Support Volunteer

Focus: Early Years, Special Needs
Commitment: Full-time

The role

The Special Needs Support Volunteer will work with CCF staff to identify further possible avenues of support for students with disabilities in the Nursery and Kindergarten, as well as other areas of CCF. This will involve working with staff, students, and caregivers, to identify and deliver possible training needs, all while being aware of the context we are working with in Cambodia.

Activities can include:

  • Following up on guidelines for students with disabilities and special needs
  • Advising staff in the education team on how to support students with learning disabilities
  • Identifying materials/equipment that we lack, and that you would expect to see us have to support students with different needs, and identifying whether these can be found in Cambodia
  • Identifying ways to support 16 young students with determined learning disabilities (some also have physical disabilities), who now attend local NGO partner The Rabbit School for part of the day.


  • Childcare Program Manager
  • Early Education Manager
  • Childcare Team
  • Caregivers and students


  • CCF will be able to better support students with physical and mental disabilities
  • Caregivers will be more aware of how students with disabilities can succeed in learning



  • Degree or appropriate certification for working with people and children with disabilities


  • Demonstrable experience working with children with disabilities in a clinical/educational setting
  • Experience of working in Cambodia or similar developing country beneficial
  • Experience of working with low-income clients/ children and families from underprivileged backgrounds
  • Experience working well with people from different cultures

Desirable Additional Skills:

The recruiting panel will need to feel confident that the successful candidate understands CCF values and demonstrates associated behaviours.

  • Be able to volunteer for a period of at least 3 months
  • Able to demonstrate CCF values in day-to-day work
  • Work well in a team, particularly within different cultures
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Report on expected outcomes of placement activities and share any produced materials with CCF


At CCF we care for a lot of children and their families, but we also care about you. To ensure that everyone is safe we require all confirmed volunteers to provide the following before they arrive at CCF:

  • A federal level police screening from your country of residence to ensure you are safe to work with children
  • Two references we can contact for additional background checks
  • Copy of your valid passport
  • A passport photo
  • Proof of your relevant qualifications
  • Health insurance for the duration of your placement at CCF (medical evacuation coverage at a minimum)


Apply by filling out the Volunteer Application Form below.

How to apply

Personal details

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A little about you

Supporting documents

Resource documents
Child Protection Policy (EN) / (KH)