The Water for Life (WFL) programme provides rural communities with access to drinking water through the implementation of clean water technology; and enhances their quality of life via improved health and hygiene practices. The programme supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 which calls for universal access to clean water and sanitation by 2030. It also allows Singapore International Volunteers and international communities to forge cross-border friendships through better intercultural understanding.

WFL Siem Reap

When there is easy access to clean water, new sanitation facilities, and basic hygiene education programmes, the incidence of water-borne diseases falls. This ensures improved quality of health, livelihoods, and overall well-being in communities.

Following the success of the first phase of WFL in Siem Reap, Cambodia (2009-2014), we launched Phase two in 2017. This new instalment is supported by Water for Cambodia and Ngee Ann Development, and aims to benefit 9,000 Cambodians by 2021.


Join us as a Singapore International Volunteer and do your part to uplift lives. We need a minimum of eight persons for each volunteer trip, which will be led by an SIF-appointed Team Leader.

What You Can Expect

As a volunteer, you will be engaged in the following activities:

  • assemble, build and install bio-sand filters in village households
  • conduct basic hygiene training, such as hand washing and tooth brushing, in villages and schools


To volunteer, you will need to be:

  • a resident of Singapore
  • at least 18 years old
  • medically fit for overseas travel
  • culturally sensitive
  • adaptable and willing to serve
  • open to sharing and learning
  • a team player with good interpersonal skills

Volunteers are required to finance their own volunteer trip, including airfare, accommodation, travel insurance, local transport, and meals.

Upcoming Trips

In view of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, all volunteer trips will be postponed until further notice.

Our volunteers’ and partners’ well-being and safety are of utmost importance to us. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep you updated. Please drop us a note at [email protected] if you have any questions, or would like to register your interest for future trips.

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