Volunteer Cooperation
Volunteer Cooperation

Water for Life

Water for Life 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 Water for Life project aims to provide access to clean water in rural communities through the installation of bio-sand and membrane water filters as well as tube wells. With easy access to clean water, building of new sanitation facilities and a basic hygiene education programme, tens of thousands of people in these communities experience a reduction in the incidence of water borne diseases and improved hygiene and sanitation conditions. With better health, their livelihood options become more positive, resulting in an overall improvement in the well-being of the community.
The Water for Life project is currently taking place in Siem Reap, Cambodia in partnership with Water for Life Cambodia and the Ngee Ann Foundation. Join us as a Singapore International Volunteer and do your part to restore lives through clean water. We need a minimum of five persons and a maximum of 10 for each volunteer trip.
As a volunteer, you will play a key role in helping us provide clean water to rural communities through the following activities: 
  • Assembling, building and installing bio-sand filters in village households
  • Conducting basic hygiene training, such as hand washing and tooth brushing, in villages and schools.


  • 3 to 7 December 2018
  • 21 to 25 January 2019
  • 11 to 15 February 2019
  • 18 to 22 March 2019 


To volunteer, you will need to reside in Singapore and be:

  • 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.


Make a difference today - apply here or email us at siv@sif.org.sg to find out more. 



While addressing the specific needs of the rural population of these two districts, the SIF is also contributing to achieve global goals such as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, one of which aims for universal access to water and sanitation for all by 2030.

Luigi Giani, Director of Operations, Water for Cambodia, Siem Reap

Having access to clean water is a basic human right, and I want to be a catalyst for everyone to have that right.

Selua Sundram, Direct Service Team Leader, Water for Life




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