With so many volunteer programs, it can be difficult to choose one that makes a significant impact. Adventure Alternative understands that, which is why they’ve constructed the gap year in Nepal program! This program immerses volunteers in the local culture, providing independent living spaces to settle and ground adventurers but also a full staff to address any concerns that might arise. Volunteers will work with local orphanages, schools, and recently rehabilitated mothers with convicted pasts to teach literacy, sustainable development, and social justice—these actions have all been approved by the local governments and volunteer boards. Particularly active volunteers can even climb to base camp of Everest, which looms above both work sites! Spend your gap year in Nepal, teaching much-needed skills and supporting local initiatives.