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Volunteer Opportunities in Nepal

For anyone wishing to consider volunteering opportunities in Nepal, it is one of the most unique and inspiring places in the world. From the iconic Himalayan mountains to the medieval sites of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, Nepal offers a truly enriching and memorable experience. Throughout Nepal, there are numerous activities available as one of the many benefits of volunteering. Go paragliding or kayaking against a backdrop of sacred scenery, or alternatively discover the Tibetan heritage and the many Buddhist and spiritual retreats when volunteering in Nepal.

Volunteer Abroad with Local Organizations

Featured Organizations

Volunteer in Agriculture Work

Ecoreach Foundation

We are volunteer based non-profit organization in Nepal and provide the most affordable placements for travelers in Agriculture, Environment, English teaching, Natural Resources Management and community projects.

EHN Nepal

EHN aims to improve the level of education, health care and child care in Nepal by providing volunteers to support and teach in rural and urban areas of the country.

Volunteer in Animal Care

Maya Universe Academy

Maya Universe Academy is a social entrepreneurship project whose mission is to improve access to quality education to rural communities in Nepal as a response to the failed public school system and unaffordable private schools

Volunteers Initiative Nepal

Empowering the Marginalized community through Women and Children development of rural area.

Volunteer in Childcare

The Learning Center

We believe education is the essence of all opportunities. With this belief we founded TLC to provide educational opportunities to serve underprivileged children so that they are given the chance to change their future through education

Change For Development

Youth led organization for the empowerment of health, education and environment through people's participation

Volunteer in Conservation Work

Mithila Wildlife Trust

A charity conserving natural resources and wildlife in Nepal.

Living Traditions Museum

Restoration and museum

Volunteer in Construction

Human Harmony Nepal

Harmony Nepal organizes community development projects that address crucial needs in disadvantaged, marginalized and rural areas in Nepal.

Response Nepal

Response Nepal is a Non-Profit organization providing immediate assistance to maintain life, improve health and living conditions of the affected people by natural disaster and calamities.

Volunteer in Disaster Relief

Community Development Forum (CDF) Nepal-Doti

Community Development Forum (CDF) Nepal, a non-governmental organization established in 1994, has been working in rural remote geography of Nepal especially Mid and Far Western Region in the sector of social mobilization, community development, public awareness raising, capacity development, Human rights and women empowerment.

Together For Nepal

We are a non-profit organization working on promoting leadership development & sustainable development practices in the grass root areas of Nepal.

Volunteer in Healthcare

Drupngi Khadhing LIng

All our members in Nepal are ordained Buddhist monks who live or have lived at a Kagyu-monastery of Tibetan Vajrayana-Buddhism in Kathmandu, Nepal. They have studied the various subjects of the traditional monastic education, including Tibetan language, History of Buddhism, Logic and Buddhist Philosophy, and developed a deep appreciation for the Buddhist teachings on pacifying one's mind to escape suffering and boundless compassion with all sentient beings.

Prakriya Nepal

We process on behalf of people for the people

Volunteer in Human Rights Work

Girls Empowered by Travel

GIRLS EMPOWERED BY TRAVEL is an initiative aimed to empower girls around the world through travel and community service.

CSCD Nepal

CSCD Nepal is CBO works on women right , enhance livelihood of the earthquake victims

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

Nepal Friendship Society

we are an NGO (Not for Profit Organization) based on chitwan,Nepal .Our one of the area is Education. we are helping poor and marginalized children for to support and promote their Education.
we believe we can change the developing world with upliftment of Education and Gender Equality.

EduVision Foundation

We are an NGO working in education, environment and entrepreneurship in Nepal.

Volunteer in Women Empowerment

Sahayatri Nepal

Sahayatri Nepal is a Nepal based non-profit, non-governmental organization working to educate and empower marginalized women and underserved children in rural communities

Music Museum of Nepal

We are registered charity to collection, reserching, archiving folk music, folk musicl instruments, folk dance in Nepal.

How to Volunteer in Nepal

How to find volunteer opportunities in Nepal

There are numerous volunteering opportunities available in Nepal, many of which focus on community projects aimed at promoting integration, well-being, enhancing learning and education, as well as tackling health and social care issues. At the moment, help is still needed to rebuild the country following the devastating earthquake of 2015. The ethical issues in volunteering are important to consider but make it an incredibly worthwhile and enriching experience. Locations vary, with many teaching placements located within schools in Kathmandu enabling you to experience the local area and participate in a variety of activities in your spare time. Traditional farming and permaculture is a popular option in more rural areas of Nepal, such as Gerkhu in the southern Himalayas.

Best time to volunteer in Nepal

The type of activities you are looking to do during your volunteering experience in Nepal will depend on the best time to visit. The winter months tend to be very cold, with temperatures often reaching below zero. The advantage of this is the lower amount of tourists; however, many outdoor activities are likely to be closed out of season. Early autumn, throughout October and November, is a great time as the weather is warmer for enjoying the sunshine and activities, enabling you to explore many of the medieval cities or temples. The spring season is beautiful and warm also, with many activities running, but beware of Nepal's infamous monsoon season which starts brewing in May, taking place during the months of June, July and August where it is likely to rain most days, causing landslides and flooding which could disrupt your travel and plans. Generally, hiking and trekking is possible throughout the year providing you prepare well for the weather during any particular season.

Essential information about Nepal

When it comes to visa and documentation needed in order to volunteer in Nepal, the process is very straightforward. Visas are issued upon arrival, providing you fill in the forms as a tourist visa request which will be issued as 15, 30 or 90 days. You also have the option to extend your tourist visa up to 150 days within a calendar year. For a tourist visa, you will need passport photos and foreign currency (preferably US Dollars) to pay the visa fee which is approximately $40 for a 30 day single entry visa or $100 for a 90 day multi-entry visa. The main currency would otherwise be Nepalese rupee, with it currently being about 102 rupee to the dollar. The cost of living is fairly inexpensive with a meal costing around 400-500 rupees. Many languages are spoken in Nepal, but the main language is Nepali.