• Nepal
    • Kathmandu
1 to 52 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Host Family Hostel
Travel Type
Older Travelers


Starting Price
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Apr 12, 2023
Dec 25, 2019
26 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

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 day care center or by teaching English in a local school. If you are more interested in nature, our Himalayan Mountain Conservation project would be perfect for you. Whichever program you choose, you’ll be supported by our dedicated staff and partners who make sure that all our volunteers contribute towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in the communities where they live.

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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Program Highlights

  • Choose a project you are passionate about that fits your interests
  • Select your own start date and duration
  • Get 24/7 support from the local staff and head office team
  • Make a difference where it is needed most
  • Have fun exploring the country and its culture over the weekends

Popular Programs

Volunteer with Children in Nepal

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

Building Volunteer Work in Nepal

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Rhinos in Chitwan National Park

Live and work in Chitwan National Park and help protect the greater one-horned rhino.

Volunteer Teaching in Nepal

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

Program Reviews

4.87 Rating
based on 38 reviews
  • 5 rating 94.74%
  • 4 rating 0%
  • 3 rating 2.63%
  • 2 rating 2.63%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Impact 4.55
  • Support 4.7
  • Fun 4.85
  • Value 4.55
  • Safety 4.9
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Yes, I recommend this program


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.
98 people found this review helpful.
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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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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.
87 people found this review helpful.
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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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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.
97 people found this review helpful.
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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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Nepal Childcare and Community Program for High School Students

It was a fruitful 2 week program in which I really enjoyed. It's lovely that we get to travel with people of our age (aged 15-18) from around the globe as we get to learn about different cultures. Besides painting classrooms and interacting with children on the weekdays, we did a variety of activities like learning a bit of Nepali, watching traditional dance performances, visiting temples and a farm and travelling to Pokhara where we get to visit a suspension bridge, lake Phewa and see lots of attractions. We get to try a range of traditional Nepali cuisines as well and I particularly enjoy Momo, pork dumplings. The trip was very precious as you get to experience a different culture and make a difference to the place without worrying as we are being carefully looked after by friendly Project Abroad staff.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
There were quite a few cows laying comfortably in the middle of the street and all drivers could always pass by skillfully despite the heavy traffic.
65 people found this review helpful.
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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!
94 people found this review helpful.
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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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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.
91 people found this review helpful.
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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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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.
91 people found this review helpful.
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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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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!
93 people found this review helpful.
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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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