Volunteer in Nepal
- Location: Kathmandu, Chitwan, villages near Pokhara (Conservation)
- Accommodation: Host families and a family-run hostel at the Conservation & Environment Project
- Local languages: Nepali
Nepal is one of the most severely disadvantaged countries in the world today. As a volunteer in Nepal with Projects Abroad, you will be placed in a program where you can actively make a difference in communities where extra support is crucial. Our volunteer projects are available for anyone interested in working in the developing world, whether you are on a gap year, summer vacation, career break, or during your retirement.
Nepal is underprivileged for a number of reasons. A big percentage of its land is hilly and mountainous, making it difficult to develop adequate infrastructure. It is also landlocked and technologically undeveloped. Most people are employed in low-skilled agricultural jobs, and about half the population is unemployed or underemployed. Many young people leave to seek work in India or Gulf countries.
Our volunteer programs in Nepal are all focused on long-term and sustainable development. You could choose to improve Early Childhood Development in care centres by working with young kids, or contribute to valuable wildlife research in the Himalayas!
Intern in Nepal
Projects Abroad also offers a number of internship opportunities in Nepal for interns of all ages and skill levels. Most of these internships have no requirements and interns can choose when they want to start. As an intern in Nepal, you can choose to work in a variety of settings, from hospitals to rehabilitation centres.
Where You Will Live in Nepal with Projects Abroad
Projects Abroad Nepal is based in the bustling city of Kathmandu – a city full of jostling crowds, rickety bullock carts, and noisy auto-rickshaws. The point of contact for volunteers on all projects and our local staff is the Kathmandu Prince Hotel. Most of our volunteer and internship placements are located in the city too, although some are located in more rural areas. We also have Medical and Care placements in the lowlands area of Chitwan, and a Conservation Project in Ghandruk.
While some volunteers in Nepal live in hostels, most volunteers live with host families. Certain host families welcome up to four volunteers into their home, and you will usually share a room with one other volunteer.
Nepal is a small, yet stunning land of snow-capped mountains, majestic old temples, and the colourful city of Kathmandu. Its geographical location makes it one of the most bio-diverse countries on the planet, where you can find the famous Himalaya mountain range, green paddy fields, and jungles teeming with wildlife.
Travel and Sightseeing Opportunities in Nepal
On your days off, there is always something to see and do in Nepal. Kathmandu is transforming into a vibrant and more modern metropolis. North American and European influences mean that you will certainly see modern-looking businessmen and monks chatting on cell phones. However, there is still plenty of evidence of a more traditional life, with numerous religious festivals and temples to visit.
Nepal is the ideal location for anyone who loves the outdoors. There are places to go white-water rafting in the foaming glacial rivers, and the mountainous terrain is perfect for those seeking extreme mountain biking, climbing, or trekking activities. Adventurers will relish the unforgettable experience of hiking in the foothills of Mount Everest, or going on an adventure trek through the jungle in Chitwan National Park.