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 take part in work that serves the needs of the local community. You’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Nepalese culture while being part of our ongoing efforts to support disadvantaged people.


You can help to rebuild schools and homes which were damaged in the 2015 earthquake, or support the educational development of young children. Why not spend some time high in the Himalayas, conducting wildlife research? There are also many options for those interested in medical internships, ranging from dentistry to nursing.


We work in several different parts of Nepal. 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 if you need it, 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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Volunteers in Nepal dig up sand for cement to help rebuild schools as part of their construction volunteer project.
Building Volunteer Work in Nepal

From £1145

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Travel to Asia and help rebuild and repair classrooms damaged by earthquakes.

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A group of volunteers over 50 doing childcare volunteering in Nepal, take a photo outside their placement.
Childcare Volunteering in Nepal for Volunteers over 50

From £1270

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Travel to Asia with a group your age and support students at disadvantaged schools

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged over 50 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A child brushes her teeth outside a school during a hygiene workshop run by Projects Abroad Dentistry interns in Nepal.
Dentistry Internship in Nepal

From £1355

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Gain work experience by learning directly from experienced dentists in Nepal and participating in dental outreaches

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Projects Abroad Childcare HIV/Aids volunteers in Nepal take a break at their care placement.
HIV/AIDS Volunteer Work in Nepal

From £1115

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Work with children affected by HIV/AIDS and support their educational and emotional development

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
An intern participates in health screenings as part of their medical work experience in Nepal.
Medical Internship in Nepal

From £995

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Gain invaluable medical experience while working alongside knowledgeable nurses and doctors in Nepal

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal
Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers

From £1220

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Join a group your age on a medical placement and learn from qualified doctors in local hospitals

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A female intern from Projects Abroad is pictured treating a child using a stethoscope on her nursing intership in Nepal.
Nursing Internship in Nepal

From £995

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Shadow nurses in hospitals or clinics and gain practical work experience during outreach work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
Gain physiotherapy work experience in Nepal and help local children and adults whilst on an physiotherapy internship with Projects Abroad.
Physiotherapy Internship in Nepal

From £995

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Gain work experience in Nepal by observing physiotherapists in hospitals and rehabilitation centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A child and Projects Abroad student work on an activity on the Physiotherapy internship for teenagers in Nepal.
Physiotherapy Internships for High School Students in Nepal

From £1220

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Spend your summer in Nepal and learn directly from physiotherapists in a teaching hospital or in a spinal injury centre

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our Nepal experts on:

01903­ 708 300

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to start planning your project

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.


Find out more about safety and backup.


This placement is fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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. Pay a 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. Apart from its amazing natural wonders, 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

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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