At its heart, volunteering in rural Nepali village is about being an agent of change. It’s about stepping outside of your comfort zone, challenging yourself to learn and grow, and making a real difference in the lives of those around you. Whether you are teaching English to children, helping to build homes or schools, or working on conservation projects, your contribution can have a lasting impact on the community.
Volunteering in Nepal also offers a chance to immerse yourself in a rich and diverse culture. From the majestic Himalayas to the bustling streets of Kathmandu, Nepal is a country of breathtaking beauty and deep spiritual significance. By volunteering, you have the opportunity to explore this incredible country and connect with its people on a profound level.
In addition, volunteering in Nepali rural communities can help you develop valuable skills and experiences that will benefit you both personally and professionally. You can gain leadership and communication skills, build a network of like-minded individuals, and gain a unique perspective that can help you stand out in today’s globalized world.
So, if you are looking for a meaningful and impactful way to give back, consider volunteering in Nepal. As an agent of change, you can make a real difference in the lives of those around you, while also experiencing a lifechanging journey of your own.
Construction and Renovation:
Farming and Agriculture:
Social Media Management:
Website Design and Development
Data Entry and Analysis:
Translation and Interpretation:
Online Tutoring and Mentoring:
Basic Living Conditions:
Slow Pace of Life:
Code of conducts
Respect the Local Culture:
Be Responsible and Accountable:
Prioritize Safety and Health:
Be Mindful of Resources:
The current project site is situated in Thulo Bangthali, a rural village in the Chaurideurali Rural municipality of Kavre District. The site is located at an altitude ranging between 1700-2200 meters and offers stunning views of Mahabharat range and Sailungeshwor Mahadev towards the south. If you hike for 15 minutes, you can also enjoy panoramic mountain views of Annapurna, Langtang range, Gaurishankar, and Makalu mountain.
The community in Thulo Bangthali is diverse, comprising Tamang, Chhetri, Brahmins, Newar, and Bishowkarma ethnic groups. Most of the residents practice Hinduism and Buddhism. Despite a population of around 5000 people, the houses are spread out and appear to be in distant locations, giving the impression of fewer people.
The nearest hospital from the project site is located at a two-hour walking distance, while a basic health post is situated only 30 minutes away.
For shopping and grocery needs, there is a mini-store in the area selling Nepali goods, including cookies. However, the store has limited options, and visitors in need of branded items are advised to bring them along.
Life of volunteers
At the project site
7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast
15:30 – 17:30 Tea Time
At the project site, volunteers typically start their day early with tea and hot water served at 6 am. For those who enjoy yoga and meditation, there is a peaceful setting available. Children often come early to play sports like football and volleyball.
Volunteers are served breakfast between 7:30 – 8:00 am, following which the volunteering work starts at 8:15 am. A lunch break is taken at 11:30 am, during which a traditional Nepali dish, dal bhat, is served. After lunch, volunteering work resumes at 12:15 pm and goes on till 3:30 pm. Those who want to put in more effort can continue working beyond this time. Tea and other herbal drinks are served between 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. At around 6:30 pm, a campfire is lit where all the volunteers and staff members come together to review the day and prepare for the next day. Dinner is served at 7:30 pm. Volunteers are expected to go to bed before 9 pm, although during weekends, the campfire may continue till late.
Nature of volunteering work
The nature of the volunteer tasks may vary depending on the specific needs of the community. Our objective is to provide assistance in any way possible to the people and the community. Typically, volunteers will engage in physical outdoor activities such as construction work and carrying stones or mortar. However, there may be occasions when volunteers will accompany locals to collect wood and grass or assist farmers in the fields. It is important for volunteers to be open-minded and adaptable to the tasks assigned to them.
While we don’t enforce mandatory fees, we kindly request a $15 per day contribution to sustain the project, cover meals, and support the community.
We understand individual circumstances vary, and we’re open to finding solutions if this amount poses a challenge for you.
- Three Typical Meals Per Day
- Private or shared accommodation
- Unlimited Natural Herbal Tea
- Village tour
- Certificates and Token of Love
WHY pay for volunteering ?
Resource Allocation : Funds collected from fees are allocated to cover essential resources for volunteers, such as meals, accommodations, or training materials. This ensures that volunteers have the necessary support to carry out their tasks effectively.
Project Sustainability: The fees contribute to the sustainability of our organization and the successful execution of various projects. They help cover operational costs, ensuring that our initiatives can continue making a positive impact.
Volunteer Commitment: A nominal fee may be requested to gauge the commitment level of volunteers. This helps ensure that individuals who join our efforts are genuinely interested and invested in contributing to our organizational goals.
Financial Flexibility: Having a financial buffer through fees allows us to navigate unforeseen circumstances or emergencies that may arise during the course of projects. This financial flexibility is crucial for maintaining the resilience of our organization.
Equal Participation: While fees are not meant to create barriers, they can promote equal participation by fostering a sense of shared responsibility among volunteers. This financial commitment ensures that all individuals involved have an equal stake in the success of our organization.
Additional Services: In some instances, we use the collected fees to offer additional services or benefits, such as training programs, certifications, or special events. This enriches the overall volunteer experience and adds value to the contributions of our dedicated volunteers.
We respect and value each volunteer equally, acknowledging the significant contributions made through their hard work. Any additional support you can provide plays a vital role in community growth and project success. Your participation in any form is genuinely appreciated.