Projects Abroad Volunteer Programs in Nepal

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Nepal is a beautiful country with many fantastic opportunities to volunteer and intern within its borders. Nepal is a tiny, stunning land of snow-capped mountains, majestic old temples and the colorful city of Kathmandu.

Volunteer in Nepal and help improve conditions for local children by volunteering in a Care or special needs center, or by Teaching English in a local school. You can also choose to focus on providing care and support for those affected by HIV/ADIS. If you are more interested in nature, our Himalayan Mountain Conservation project would be perfect for you!

Efforts to renovate and rebuild damaged schools after the earthquake in 2015 are also still running in Nepal. Join us in our Building project.

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Popular Programs

Volunteer with Children in Nepal

Gain childcare experience and support early childhood development in care centers.

Building Volunteer Work in Nepal

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

Himalayan Conservation Expedition in Nepal

Live and work in the Himalayas and help preserve and enhance the biodiversity of this renowned area.

Volunteer Teaching in Nepal

Travel to Nepal and get practical classroom experience by helping children improve their English.

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Reviews

9.47 Rating
based on 36 reviews
  • Impact 8.8
  • Support 9.1
  • Fun 9.4
  • Value 8.9
  • Safety 9.5
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Kate
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Nepal

I really enjoyed the trip, the people were fantastic and helpful and I felt as through I experienced a lot. The school children were brilliant and we received all the help that we needed during the trip. Staff were perfect, couldn’t have been better particularly Sujan and Sunil. Would recommend this trip to many of my friends as they loved listening to the stories when we returned home to England. Only problem was the time it took to get there and the tough travel, but I personally didn’t mind at all.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
The traffic and culture were very different to back home.
Response from Projects Abroad

Hi Kate,
Thank you for your review on our Care project in Nepal. I’m delighted that you had a positive and rewarding experience. Your involvement with the project is hugely appreciated by Projects Abroad and the local community. We look forward to you volunteering with us again.

Sajani Amatya, Country Director for Nepal

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Lauren
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Nepal

My experience was so much fun. Not only did it let me discover a new culture but also help the community I was staying in. We volunteered in a school, we were painting the walls bright colours and adding murals to them to make their learning environment a mite enjoyable place to learn in. It was great fun meeting all the kids as they were so interested in us and loved to teach us new games that we brought back to England. But the trip wasn’t all work and no play. We were able to explore the culture on an evening and spent lots of time looking around stalls. We had a couple days off from our volunteering program and were able to truly experience the country, we watched the sun rise over the mountains. Overall it was just an experience of a lifetime.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
The food was very unfamiliar and took a while to get used to. It was the biggest part of culture shock.
Response from Projects Abroad

Hi Lauren,
I’m glad to read about your amazing time on our Care project in Nepal. Your hard work is truly appreciated by us and the local community. We hope to welcome you back again on one of our meaningful projects.

Sajani Amatya, Country Director for Nepal

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Lérina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The best trip of my Life

I went to Nepal to do my intern for my French University, my subject was "Study of Common Leopard (Panthera Pardus) in ACAP". It was the best expérience of my Life as well Humanly as professionnaly ! There was the best coordinator ever in this place, it's more than my superior he was my friend and he helped me so much to write my scientific article !

The View was incroyable and the jungle too, the people was so nice !
The food on site was a little spicy for a French girl like me 🥵😂 but really good, the cook chef on site was really good and we had a good time helping him.

Thanks Projects Abroad, thanks all of the coordinator, thanks Raj Family for every thing !

ps : Becareful the walk are very very hard in this place, it's better if you have a training before you go there.

What would you improve about this program?
For the volunteer, They need more diversified programs in Ghandruk, because it's always the same job and if your trip it's very long it's can be boring.
Response from Projects Abroad

Lérina, wow!
Thank you for your incredible review. Projects Abroad and the local community really appreciate your hard work towards the Conservation project in Nepal. We’re here anytime to help you organise your next meaningful adventure.

Sajani Amatya, Country Director for Nepal

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George
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Youth Development

This was my second time volunteering with Projects Abroad. I chose to volunteer on the Youth Development project which is based at a school in the Nawalparasi district near Chitwan National Park.

At the school, I helped run debating sessions for the students, ran English reading and writing classes, ran workshops on the importance of conservation and sports classes, small scale building and helped at with the school meal programme which Projects Abroad pays for.

I felt as though I made a great impact on the lives of children that needed it the most and I can say truly, without hesitation, that this project is amazing and worthwhile.

At the Weekend I went to the National Park where I saw a wild Tiger and Indian Rhino! + Gharial Crocs! Truly amazing.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
We were eating dinner in Chitwan main strip of restaurants and two wild (friendly) Indian Rhinos walked past!
Response from Projects Abroad

Hello George,

It sounds like you’ve had a fantastic time away on our Football project in Ghana. The effort that you put into the project was admirable; you are truly appreciated by the local community and Projects Abroad. We’ll see you soon on another project or Internship!

Emmanuel Abaaja, Country Director for Ghana

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Kristi
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Building a school

I had a phenomenal time helping build a school in Nepal. The home we lived in as volunteers was a fun and safe place to be. We were transported daily to the work site by the staff. Staff members helped us learn how to do each step of the construction process as well as checked in with us personally to make sure everything was going well with the work and at the home site. In county support had weekend trips available to us to join with itineraries ready to go for us which was helpful. As a volunteer I felt I was supported and safe, I had flexibility but also felt productive with the work schedule. I've traveled with other organizations before that were more cost effective but lacked the same level of support. Since I was traveling alone this time it was great to have the full support of Projects Abroad staff.

What would you improve about this program?
I would have liked to have received a picture of the school once it was completed to see what I started.
Response from Projects Abroad

Hi Kristi,
Thanks for your great review. We strive to meet expectations like yours, we’re happy to hear that we hit the mark for you. Thank you for your contribution towards our ongoing Building Project in Nepal – your help is really appreciated. We hope to see you again on one of our projects!

Sajani Amatya, Country Director for Nepal

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Karissa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Care Project in Nepal

I am a solo traveler from Australia and then was my first time traveling overseas on my own. While any new experience has its nerves, Projects Abroad were there to support me. From the induction on my first day, weekly cafe meet ups, group supervision and our whatsapp group chat I had support to flourish in this environment and make the most of my project. I volunteered in a school for children with disabilities and as a social work student used my skills to promote different teaching styles for children with disabilities to extend their learning experience and outcomes. In a classroom where English is limited this is quite difficult to achieve but through my ProjectsAbroad supervisors guidance I was able to achieve this in a way that didn't undermine the teacher but still allowed the children to benefit. My highlight was seeing one of the little girls smile while learning words in English. Another aspect of my trip that surprised me was the social side- I was on my own in Nepal, quite shy and didn't expect to mingle but ProjectsAbroad supported this with weekly activities so that I met new people and we would all go out and travel on weekends. These social activities like scavenger hunts, traditional cooking, yoga and trivia brought people from all over the world together and was a great opportunity to get to know each other. This gave me the confidence to travel around with the group and visit 8/10 world heritage sites in Nepal and travel to several different towns to experience more of the country. Overall this trip was empowering for me as a young woman as it not only allowed my to do something that I love- working with children but it put me out of my comfort zone and demonstrated that I really can do anything I set my mind to. This was my big crazy adventure and I'd recommend it to anyone who is willing to embrace the unique country that is Nepal.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
To future travellers I say be prepared to step outside of your comfort zone. I know it can be terrifying but its so worth it in the confidence you get from it. Also being in a foreign country sometimes doesn't agree with your stomach so make sure you pack hydrolyte, or gastrostop to get through the tricky situations like 9hr bus rides.
Response from Projects Abroad

Karissa, wow!
Thank you for your incredible review. Projects Abroad and the local community really appreciate your hard work towards the Care project in Nepal. We’re here anytime to help you organise your next meaningful adventure.

Sajani Amatya, Country Director for Nepal

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Josh
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Life changing experience

In my time helping out at a local school I got to know the students, the staff and the people of the country.

From decorating the school, helping out in the nursery to teaching business class to older students everything I did felt like it had a purpose.

Doing this all with the support of the friendly staff made me feel welcome and love every moment, always being able to ask questions and find out more about the country while there.

This experience taught me so much, allowed me to open my eyes wider and most importantly leave with life long friends. To this day I still keep in touch with teachers from the school and many
other volunteers from around the world.

This is why it was one of the biggest impacts on my life. Even now I look back on it as a trip that experienced my entire outlook.

What was your funniest moment?
In my leaving assembly the whole school came together to perform a dance we had been teaching them in their breaks. This dance was the chicken dance, a big part of my childhood. Seeing everyone’s faces including the teachers while doing this was amazing!
Response from Projects Abroad

Hi Josh,
I’m happy to hear about your fantastic time away with us on our High School Specials Care & Community project in Nepal. Great things are achieved when volunteers join our global community. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated not just by us but by the local community. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Sajani Amatya, Country Director for Nepal

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Janneke
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience

My experience in Nepal was one of the best of my life. I volunteered at a centre for children with disabilities, wich is a hard but rewarding task, also my own choice there is a lot of other stuff you can do. I was able to do what i was good at and also stepped out of my comfort zone. Projects abroad organized a lot of fun stuff to do with all the volunteers and I got to meet so many amazing people! They also have great info to prepare yourself for the journey. And when things got hard or difficult i could always call Them, and they never failed to respond quickly when i got into Trouble (me and another volunteer got lost on a hike and they send people to save us haha). It is a slightly more expensive organisation but worth every Penny. I felt prepared, safe and cared for. I got to expierence so much. Would not hesitate to travel with Them again.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Me and another volunteer went on a hike. At the end of IT there was supposed to be a small town with a bus stop and a bus back to Kathmandu. There however was not, and it started rain and thunder started as well. A few locals (in the 7 words of english they knew) wanted to call us a taxi. But we were out of money (bad preparation on our part) . So we called projects abroad and they sent someone in a jeep to come pick us up.
Response from Projects Abroad

Janneke, wow! Thank you for your incredible review. Projects Abroad and the local community really appreciate your hard work towards the Care project in Nepal. We’re here anytime to help you organise your next meaningful adventure.

Sajani Amatya, Country Director for Nepal