• Nepal
    • Kathmandu
    • Pokhara
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Guesthouse Host Family Hostel Hotel
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Older Travelers


Starting Price
Price Details
* Host Family or Guest House accommodations
* Devoted support from the United Planet team
* Travel insurance
* Pre-departure training
* Transfers to and from airport in Kathmandu
* Orientation, mid-Quest check-in, final evaluation
* Historical, cultural and recreational excursions
* Global Caring Award upon successful Quest completion
* United Planet t-shirt or hoodie sweatshirt
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Travel Insurance
Jan 28, 2023
Jun 19, 2014
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About Program

United Planet's Volunteer Abroad program gives you or your group a chance to impact local communities through tailored work experiences, cultural immersion and home stays. The program is available in over 25 countries and can last from 1-52 weeks.

Join United Planet in Nepal for a transformative experience. The country is renowned for its scenic beauty and rich culture, and the program offers various volunteering opportunities in capital city Kathmandu. Engage in meaningful work while fully immersing yourself in the captivating culture of Nepal.

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Volunteers have the opportunity to care for children at a shelter, teach English in private schools, or work with women and children at a counseling center for those who have been victims of abuse.


United Planet Service Scholarships

Several scholarships are available for those looking to volunteer for a short or long-term period abroad with the non-profit organization United Planet, who work with communities in over 35 countries around the world.

$250 - $5,000

Program Reviews

4.80 Rating
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  • Impact 4.6
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 4.6
  • Value 4.2
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Counseling Center Quest

During my time in Nepal I learned more about myself then I ever though I would. I take medicine for anxiety so going abroad was very nerve racking and culture shock freaked me out a little bit. However being in Nepal and learning to work through all of this helped me so much. I was surrounded by poverty which was hard but I learned to adapt to the best of my abilities. I also got to see one of the biggest Hindu temples and one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the world. Nepal's culture is so rich and there is so much to learn from the people there.
I would very highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in learning about themselves and exploring the boundaries of their comfort zone, and then breaking them.

What would you improve about this program?
While I was there, there were a few things that I would have liked to change but now that I have been back home for a while, I wouldn't want to change anything. This was a challenging trip and I am so happy that it was challenging because I feel so accomplished now.
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Love the children

I volunteered in an orphanage called OCCED in Kathmandu, Nepal, and stayed with a host family for two weeks. I couldn't help falling in love with the cute children and my lovely host family. They gave me a very unforgettable experience and had a great impact on my life and value. Here is a typical day for me in Nepal:

07:00 Get up
08:00 Breakfast with my host family
09:00 Go to nearby supermarkets to buy toys or snacks for children (not required, just I wanted the children to be happier)
10:00 Start work in the orphanage
Work included: teaching, playing with smaller children, chatting with older children, having lunch with the children and the orphanage staff
17:00 Leave the orphanage
After work, normally I went back to my host family, but sometimes I went to Thamel (the main shopping area) to explore some nice restaurants
19:00 Dinner with my host family
After dinner, I would chat with my host family, showing each other photos, or watch TV with them (when there was electricity)
21:00 Go to bed

Apparently two weeks was not long enough for me to spend with the cute and smart children. I wish I could have stayed longer!

I would definitely recommend this program to my friends :)

69 people found this review helpful.
Response from United Planet

We are so glad you had such an unforgettable experience in Nepal. Here at United Planet we do our best to give volunteers an authentic experience through living with host families. It is great that your home stay worked out so well for you. It's awesome to see what your typical day was like. Thank you for sharing your experience and volunteering in Nepal with United Planet!

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Unbelievable Experience

My placement in Nepal through United Planet went as well as could possibly be imagined. There are a lot of unknowns involved in a long-term volunteer placement overseas, but United Planet did a fantastic job of giving me lots of information to reduce the number of them, preparing me to face the ones that cannot be removed entirely, and setting me up with great support in the country so that everything worked out really well. I was teaching at a small government school for 10 months and living with a local host family nearby. I felt totally immersed in the community and gained a whole lot of perspective that I still carry with me today. I highly recommend United Planet for anyone seeking to understand themselves and the world around them in a deeper way.

76 people found this review helpful.
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safe and reliable program

united planet helped me to feel very supported and safe in my experience. i always had a go-to person there that helped me to feel comfortable and welcomed and the preparation prior to my departure was fantastic. i would have liked a bit more direction in my day to day work as i feel like i could have been doing more, but the program i was involved with was a bit less structured than others so it was to be expected.

74 people found this review helpful.
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Living, Learning, and Teaching in Nepal

Living with a host family was the greatest experience I could ever ask for. I taught math at two different schools while in Nepal for 3 months and got an opportunity to live with two different families. Each was supportive, loving and thoughtful in helping me learn my way around Nepali culture and lifestyle. The students were eager to learn from me once they knew who I was and recognized me as a teacher. Teaching math was a wonderfully diverse experience because I got to teach counting to the nursery students all the way up to advanced algebra to 8th graders. I have been planning my return ever since I left - it was the best three months I ever spent. This is an opportunity that is not to be missed!

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