Volunteering agriculture and livestock in Nepal

Volunteer agriculture and livestock

Poverty level, food insecurity are visible problems in Nepal, especially populations living in remote rural areas. In the village of Gorkha, located in the mountains of Nepal, most people are engaged in agriculture and livestock, as a means of livelihood. Most of these families have a small piece of land that they cultivate, to generate the necessary resources for their families. Seeing the needs of these communities, and in order to support them, has created the volunteer program agriculture and livestock in Nepal.

These families usually grow rice, maize, wheat, potatoes, sugar cane, cotton and tobacco. They also raise cows, goats and buffaloes. We hope that as a volunteer you will help them in activities related to agriculture, also if you have knowledge in any of these areas you can pass your knowledge to these people. Apart from these activities, you have the freedom to help the children of the family, teaching them, organizing didactic and educational games, listening to music and enjoying fun activities, etc. to help them develop their skills. You can do the same with the women of the village farmers, they will surely appreciate it very much.

 

YOUR ROLE AS A VOLUNTEER

To meet the objectives and efficiently support these families through the volunteer program agriculture and livestock in Nepal, we need volunteers who are ready to test their agricultural knowledge and in activities related to the cultivation and maintenance of gardens, in addition to having good physical condition. If you are part of this program, you will be involved in some of the following activities:

  • Irrigation of the fields
  • Cut the crops
  • Elimination of wild plants
  • Support in the treatment of crop fertilization
  • Care of farm animals (if any)
  • Harvesting of fruits and vegetables (specific moments)
  • Support to the children and women of the families in matters of education.
  • Support in the creation of handicrafts
  • Other activities requested by project staff or farmers

 

TIME AND PLACE OF WORK

The volunteer program agriculture and livestock in Nepal, is developed in Kusunde. It works with local farming families on their land. These families belong to the Newari clans and their land belonged to their ancestors.

The volunteer’s daily support is usually 3 to 6 hours minimum. A minimum of 2 weeks is required. The day starts very early, around 7:00 a.m. A stop is made at lunchtime and then the volunteers continue with the work, until 16:00 hours. About the time it may take you to reach the growing area is 10 to 15 minutes walking, from the homes of host families.

 

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

During your participation in the volunteer agriculture and livestock program in Nepal, you will live with one of the families selected by the Kusunde village organization. The volunteer shelters are available:

  • Welcoming common spaces
  • Shared rooms and bathrooms
  • Laundry spaces for hand-washing clothes

The distance from accommodations to projects is no more than 10 to 15 minutes walking.

 

PROGRAMS COSTS

The total cost of the volunteer program agriculture and livestock in Nepal, is from 585€ for two weeks. Each additional week costs 180€. (The price in dollars is approximate).

2 Weeks

585€

665$

3 Weeks

765€

870$

4 Weeks

945€

1075$

5 Weeks

1125€

1280$

6 Weeks

1305€

1485$

8 Weeks

1665€

1895$

10 Weeks

2025€

2300$

12 Weeks

2385€

2715$

The prices of the volunteer program agriculture and livestock in Nepal, are in euros, so the exchange of foreign exchange will have real effect. You can check the exchange rate for the period of your trip.

 

WHAT ARE YOU PAYING FOR?

  • Welcome at the airport
  • Accommodation with a Nepalese host family
  • Meals during the performance of your volunteer work
  • Orientation and induction to the project
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the programme
  • Certificate of Volunteerism

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