Projects Abroad volunteers climb the snowy Himalayan Mountains while volunteering in Nepal.

Volunteer in Nepal

Support community development against the stunning backdrop of the Himalayan Mountains

Volunteer in Nepal with Projects Abroad and help serve the local community. Immerse yourself in Nepalese culture while being part of our ongoing efforts to support disadvantaged people.

When volunteering in Nepal, you can:

  • Help rebuild schools and homes which were damaged in the 2015 earthquake.
  • Volunteer to teach young children.
  • Live high in the Himalayas, conducting wildlife research.
  • Shadow doctors and nurses on medical internships, specialising in fields like Nursing, Physiotherapy, and more.

Nepal volunteering projects take place in various locations. Conservation volunteers are based in the village of Ghandruk, while the rest of our volunteers work in Kathmandu or Chitwan. Our full-time staff in Nepal are there to support you 24/7, wherever you’re based. 

Nepal is a small yet spectacular country with so much to offer visitors. It has a rich history, with many colourful festivals and sacred religious sites. The country is probably most well-known for its snow-capped mountains, which offer breathtaking views.

Seize the moment and soak in the sights and sounds for the experience of a lifetime!

Projects available in Nepal

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Children line up with their backpacks outside their classroom in Nepal
Volunteer with Children in Nepal
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From £995
Volunteers in Nepal dig up sand for cement to help rebuild schools as part of their construction volunteer project.
Building Volunteer Work in Nepal
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From £1,145
Suitable for Elective Students
A female intern from Projects Abroad is pictured treating a child using a stethoscope on her nursing intership in Nepal.
Nursing Internship in Nepal
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
  • From £1,140
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Where we are based in Nepal

You can do volunteer work in Nepal in several different locations. Conservation volunteers work in Ghandruk, while everyone else will spend their time in Kathmandu or Chitwan.

Kathmandu

Bright and bustling Kathmandu is Nepal’s economic and cultural capital. It has elements of both modern and traditional life, making it a fascinating place to explore. If your Nepal volunteering project is based in Kathmandu, be sure to visit to ancient temples and monasteries, pick up some souvenirs at the local bazaar, or go on a hike to admire the scenery from new heights.

Chitwan

Chitwan is a district located around a six to seven hour drive from the capital Kathmandu. It’s most famous for its national park, the country’s first, which is also a World Heritage Site. Outside of your Nepal volunteering project, you can also explore small local villages and picnic along the Narayani River. We encourage you to sample some local cuisine, like “taas”, a spicy fried goat dish.

Ghandruk

Volunteering in Nepal will take you off the beaten path. Ghandruk is a small village found in the Annapurna mountain range, which itself forms part of the majestic Himalayas. It’s a popular base for those wishing to trek in the area. While facilities here might be quite basic, the incredible views more than make up for it. The mountain range is home to some unique creatures, including leopard cats, bears, and vultures.

Airport pickup, flights and visas

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Nepal Arrival Procedures page

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Safety and staff support

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


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