Volunteer in Nepal, home to eight of the world’s ten highest peaks! With world class hiking and adventure options, those who travel to Nepal are always blown away by its elegant temples, ancient monuments and spiritual tranquillity. From volunteer teaching to working with children in an orphanage or children’s home to longer term community internships to under 18 trips to responsible volunteer holidays, traveling abroad to Nepal will be a cultural, breathtaking and adventurous journey!
1.Volunteer on education projects in Nepal and gain additional experience on a work placement:
Immerse yourself in the rich Nepalese culture amongst breathtaking Himalayan scenery while developing teaching experience and qualifications on this long term internship.Throughout this internship program you will make a vital contribution in the children’s overall development.Nepalese traditions are an important part of local life that have remained largely unchanged in centuries, allowing you to fully experience life in this amazing country.
2.Volunteer to provide much-needed healthcare support in Nepal:
Three of the world’s ten highest mountains are within touching distance of idyllic Pokhara, the third largest city in Nepal. This beautiful country in Asia will be home while you volunteer on local health-based initiatives.You will be providing health support for people with special needs and assisting in training teachers, health workers and families in order to help the community provide healthcare support where it is needed.
A severe shortage of resources and labour in Nepal means that people living with disabilities, injuries or illness often do not receive adequate attention. With your help, both the community and those directly in need of medical assistance will receive the support they deserve.No previous training is required. However, if you have prior experience in the health sector or in working with disabled people, please let us know so we can utilise your skills.
3.Volunteer on community construction and renovation projects in Nepal:
Discover the vast and fascinating continent of Asia while you get involved in community construction projects in the landlocked and mountain-dominated landscape of Nepal.Depending on the needs on the ground at any given time, you will work alongside community members to help deliver basic needs such as water security initiatives or renovating schools to establish suitable learning environments.
Unsafe drinking water and unhygienic sanitation practices can cause widespread health problems in the community. You may be involved in building rainwater harvesting tanks, which provide palatable and sustainable drinking water, or grey water and septic tanks that increase access to hygienic means of sanitation.
Schools throughout Nepal are often extremely basic, and you will help make them more effective as learning environments. You may be getting out the paintbrushes and brightening the place up with a splash of paint, or you could lend a hand in helping to reconstruct, build or rebuild school’s facilities.No previous experience is required for this project. Training will be given and you will work with local masons and other locals who can guide you. There will also be GVI field staff at hand. If you have special training that may be an asset to the project, please let us know when applying.
4.Assist in general medical animal care and community education in Nepal:
This project has a number of different focuses – from community education in schools, collecting data on animal populations in the area, assisting with setting up areas for vaccinations, sterilisations and general medical care, among others.You will be provided with all the necessary training prior to carrying out any activities on the program. Your activity at any time is dependent on the need and requirements in the field, but if you do have skills relevant to this program, please let us know on application so we can make the most of them on the ground.
5.Teach English amongst the Himalayas in support of community education programs in Nepal:
Whilst full of natural and cultural beauty, the people of Nepal are financially poor. You will teach on much needed community and education projects against the incredible backdrop of the Himalaya mountains.Surrounded by the beauty of the mountain scenery, and immersed in the local language and culture, you will start your time in Nepal with an orientation visiting sights such as world heritage Hindu and Buddhist temples.Once your orientation is completed, you will provide invaluable support to the education centres and over-crowded schools through your work on your assigned placement. Through this work you will help students grow and improve their future opportunities, and provide the extra educational attention the students need.Highlights include: being immersed in the Nepali culture, learning the language and culture during the orientation in Kathmandu, teaching and helping incredible children across the country, optional side trips such as white water rafting and amazing treks