VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL
Are you looking to do something different, explore the world and get to know other cultures? Nepal is an ideal destination.
Volunteer projects in Nepal aim to improve the quality of life of socially disadvantaged people, mainly by targeting the most vulnerable child population.
With a multi-dimensional heritage manifested in music, dance and art, Nepal is ideal for volunteering. From 2 weeks you can collaborate in teaching and school revision projects with children, collaborate with young people from poor communities.
He knows firsthand how basic medical care works in Nepal while helping those who need it most.
Support us in creating safe spaces for children to continue their education.
REINFORCEMENT AND TEACHING
Looking for volunteers interested in sharing their knowledge and putting their skills into practice, supporting children, youth and women.
Support our young people, through youth empowerment in resource-poor communities in Nepal.
Supports children from poor and vulnerable families who do not have access to education.
AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK
Support livestock and farming families in Nepal with our knowledge and skills in these areas.
REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL
To be part of some of the volunteer programs in Nepal, no specific training is necessary, it is only required:
- Being of legal age
- Intermediate level English
- Be a participative and committed person
- Be respectful of the people you work with and the community
- You must be aware of the culture and customs of the country
- To be able to work in a team
You can consult the requirements of each project in their links.
WHERE WILL I BE DURING MY VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL?
Volunteer projects in Nepal take place in Kathmandu
WHEN CAN YOU COLLABORATE ON VOLUNTEER PROJECTS?
Social projects in Nepal such as:
- Youth empowerment
- Care centers
- School teaching and reinforcement
They are open all year round (according to the school period). They are closed during holidays and public holidays.
- Agriculture and Livestock is open all year round.
We cooperate with local organizations which provide us with information to offer their programs, regularly updates are made so that the information is as truthful as possible, even so when working in countries with limited resources, always can differ a little, especially in the months of July and August.
Holidays in Nepal
All programmes will be closed from 10 March to 19 April.
- March and April
- July and August
ARRIVAL AT YOUR DESTINATION
The logistics from the moment you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport for the volunteer projects taking place in Kathmandu are as follows
- Pick up at Kathmandu Airport (KTM).
- Transportation to the host house according to availability.
The next day you will be inducted into the project and taken to the project site.
Country and project orientation and training is included:
- About Nepal
- About the program
- Cultural responsibility
- Basic concepts of Nepali (indigenous language)
- Code of Conduct
- Visit to the project
- Information on possible excursions
We suggest that you consult your medical advisor about the recommended vaccines for this region, as in most Asian countries vaccines are not mandatory.
VISA TO ENTER NEPAL
A visa is required to enter Nepal. But you can (recommended) if you come from Spain, (see other nationalities on the Nepal visa website) do it directly upon landing.
- Pay a fee at the airport of $25 (15 days) or $50 (30 days), $125 (90 days)
- Passport in order and valid for at least six months.
- Return ticket
- Accommodation address (We will send you the arrival details with the centre address).
- If you have recently passed through a country at risk for yellow fever, you must present your vaccination card as if you had been vaccinated for yellow fever.
- Vaccinations are not mandatory.
SECURITY IN NEPAL
Nepal is considered a safe country. But nothing is perfect, and as in many countries of the world you have to take certain precautions and know how to handle certain areas.
Tourist areas are generally safe, but we still recommend that you keep these details in mind:
- Notify your coordinator if you are going on an excursion.
- Have your coordinator’s phone number and address handy.
- Avoid giving out information about where you are staying, the project and your fellow volunteers.
- Do not take anyone other than the organization to the volunteer’s home.
- Avoid risk areas in every place you visit.
- Travel in austerity in your daily transfers and on your excursions.
- Avoid attracting attention with jewelry and accessories.
- If you can avoid taking your mobile phone out in public places.
- Try to use the country’s safe transport services.
- Avoid walking alone on unknown streets.
- Never put someone you don’t know in an unknown vehicle or someone you don’t know in your own vehicle.
- Do not drink any drink of which you do not know the origin.
HOST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION
The accommodations are different depending on the location of the project.
- Care centers, you sleep in the facilities of the center.
- Teaching and school revision, Youth empowerment, volunteers sleep in host families.
WHAT DOES ACCOMMODATION INCLUDE?
- 2 meals (breakfast and dinner), during your stay in the volunteer program.
- Laundry area for hand-washing.
- WiFi is available in hostels (may have cuts). Volunteers can have their own Internet by buying a SIM card at the market.
- Bed, in a room you share with other volunteers.
The distance from accommodation to projects is no more than 1 to 2 kms. Approximately 10 to 45 minutes walking.
Main accommodations may vary in July and August seasons.
The financial contribution in the volunteer projects in Nepal for a period of 14 days is 495 ? and with the tax deduction you will only pay 254 ?.
You will be able to deduct approximately 45% of the total economic contribution to the program by means of the tax certificate that we will give you.
WHAT ARE YOU PAYING FOR?
- Welcome and pick up at the airport.
- Accommodation during your volunteer stay.
- Breakfast and dinner during your volunteer stay.
- 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team.
- Monitoring and evaluation of the program.
- Orientation and induction to the project.
- Certificate of weeks spent volunteering.
- Receipt from NGO about your program fee.
- Guidance, advice and management in choosing the program.
- Volunteer T-shirt.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Flight to Nepal
- Medical Insurance (mandatory)
- Internal transportation or excursions
- Return to the airport on the last day
- Trips inside or outside the country
- Visa, if necessary
- Vaccines, if required
- Departure tax (payable at the airport on departure).
- Personal travel and sightseeing
We remind you that the value of the donation can be deducted from your full income tax liability, up to a limit of 10% of the taxable base.
- Donations up to 150 :(donation equal to or less than 150), the deduction will be 80%
- Donations over 150 euros: (donation over 150 ?), will be 35% and 40% if made for more than 3 years in a row of the same value or more to the same association.
NOTE: There is a deduction from the IRPF for donations made to non-profit organisations under Law 49/2002, of 23 December. established in Articles 68.3, 69.1 IRPF Law and 69.2 Regulations. Royal Decree-Law 17/2020 of 5 May. (refunds are made in the year following payment). As a donation, the 150 euros initially contributed are not refundable.