VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS 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.
With a multidimensional heritage manifested in music, dance and art, Nepal is ideal for volunteering. In just 2 weeks you can collaborate in teaching and school revision projects with children, collaborate with young people from poor communities with our volunteer programs in Nepal.
Learn firsthand how basic medical care works in Nepal while helping those who need it most.
Create safe spaces for children to continue their education.
REINFORCEMENT AND TEACHING
We are looking for volunteers interested in sharing their knowledge and putting their skills into practice, supporting children, youth and women.
Collaborate with women and youth through youth empowerment in low-income communities in Nepal.
Support our youth through youth empowerment in low-income communities in Nepal.
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 that you:
- Be of legal age
- Have a basic understanding of English
- Be a participative and committed person
- Be respectful of the people you work with and the community
- Be aware of the culture and customs of the country
- 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?
The volunteer programs in Nepal take place in Kathmandu.
WHEN CAN YOU COLLABORATE ON VOLUNTEER PROJECTS IN NEPAL?
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 publicize the programs. We regularly update the information so that it is as accurate as possible, even so, since we work in countries with scarce resources, it can always differ a little, especially in the months of July and August.
Holidays in Nepal
All volunteer programs in Nepal will be closed from March 10 to April 19.
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
- Welcome at the Kathmandu Airport (KTM) by the coordinator of the local organization
- Transportation to the host house according to availability
The next day you will be inducted into the project and taken to the project site.
The orientation and training of the country and the project includes:
- 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.
You must present a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to boarding your flight.
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 center 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€. You can deduct about 50% of the total economic contribution from the tax certificate we provide.
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