Volunteer in Nepal with Projects Abroad
- Placement location: Kathmandu, Chitwan, villages near Pokhara (Conservation)
- Project lengths: From two weeks
- Accommodation: Host families and a family-run hostel at the Conservation Project
- Prices: From
- Top places to travel: Chitwan National Park, Pokhara, Mount Everest
- Projects available: Care: General Care Projects, HIV/AIDS | Conservation & Environment: Himalayan Mountain Conservation | Medical Electives: Medicine Electives, Nursing Electives, Physiotherapy Electives | Medicine & Healthcare: Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy | Teaching | Short-term Specials: Care & Community, Medicine, Physiotherapy
Nepal is a breath-taking country with many fantastic opportunities to volunteer within its borders. Projects are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world; whether you are on a gap year, a summer placement or a career break.
Projects Abroad Nepal has volunteer placements in Teaching, Care, Medicine, Conservation and Physiotherapy. Nepal is one of the world's poorest countries and volunteers will be able to make a difference in schools, hospitals and children’s homes.
Where we are Based in Nepal
Our volunteer programme is based in the bustling city of Kathmandu – a city full of jostling crowds, rickety bullock carts and noisy auto-rickshaws. Most of our voluntary placements are located here too, although some are located in more rural areas of the Kathmandu valley. We also have Medical and Care placements in the lowlands area of Chitwan and a Conservation project in Gandruk.
Some volunteers in Nepal live in a youth hostel, however most volunteers live with host families. Certain host families welcome up to four volunteers into their home and you'll usually share a room with one other volunteer.
General Information on Nepal
Nepal is a tiny, yet stunning land of snow-capped mountains, majestic old temples and the colourful city of Kathmandu. The home of Mount Everest draped along the backbone of the Himalayas, Nepal entices all kinds of people – and they don't go home disappointed.
Nepal has historically been a shrewd trader with both India to the South and China to the North. It is also in a transitional stage from royal autocracy to a form of democracy.
The geographical location of Nepal makes it one of the most bio diverse countries on the planet. As well as the mountains you will find green paddy fields and jungles teeming with exotic wildlife.
Travel and Tourism in Nepal
On your days off from voluntary work, there's always something going on. Kathmandu attracts pilgrims as well as tourists, so there are plenty of religious festivals and temples to visit.
Kathmandu is transforming into a vibrant, more modern metropolis. Western influences mean that you will certainly see modern-looking businessmen or monks chatting on mobile phones, however, there is still plenty of evidence of a more traditional life.
Nepal is the perfect location for anyone adventurous who loves the outdoors. There are places to go white-water rafting in the foaming glacial rivers and the mountainous terrain is perfect for those seeking extreme mountain biking, climbing or trekking activities. Who wouldn't relish the unforgettable experience of hiking in the foothills of Mount Everest or going on an adventure trek through the jungle in Chitwan National Park?
Projects available in Nepal
Get involved and help improve conditions for local children in Nepal by volunteering in a children’s home or care centre in Kathmandu. Some centres are home to children with disabilities.
Work in Nepal and assist vulnerable children who are living with HIV and AIDS, relating to treatment, care and support.
Join our conservation project in Nepal's Annapurna Mountain range, high in the Himalayas. Assist with wildlife research and projects to help the village communities in this fragile and unique environment.
Short-term specials for 16 to 19 year olds available in Nepal
In the Kathmandu valley, volunteers will dedicate their time to children in an orphanage or a local school. You will help by spending time with the children, having fun with them, and assisting with their care. You will also contribute by helping to renovate and decorate the building.
At the heart of the mythical city of Kathmandu and in the beautiful city of Chitwan, volunteers will learn about different medical practices in Nepal and attend lectures at the local teaching hospital.
Gain an extensive overview of physiotherapy practices in Nepal by spending time in the physiotherapy department of a large hospital and a centre for people with physical disabilities.