Volunteer & Travel Experience

Kathmandu, Nepal

About The Project

This exciting Volunteer Travel Tour program is perfect for those intrepid travellers with a passion for volunteering! From the jungle of Terai to the spectacular wildlife of Chitwan National Park and upwards to the Himalayas, Nepal is a melting pot of landscapes, biodiversity and ethnicity. From jungle safari’s and tiger spotting to temple hopping and roaming hillside settlements and the magical streets of Kathmandu, participants on this great program get the opportunity to experience all these while also ‘giving back’ and supporting the communities through which they travel and explore. From working with children or within marginalized communities, the volunteering experience will be hands on and in support of those in true need. This program delivers the ability to make a true difference to the lives of others while also getting to experience so many amazing sights in this magical country, along with its rich culture, history and geography. 

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide essential support to the impoverished rural communities of Nepal
  • Improve the future prospects of the communities through education and other essential projects
  • Raise awareness of Nepalese society’s health and social issues to an international audience
  • Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both locals and international volunteers alike

How You Can Help

The objective of this program is to support and empower marginalized communities in Nepal by supplying volunteer support to community programs and through funding these programs from the small profits made on the tours. Volunteers can choose which programs they would like to work on, including working in an Early Child Education centre or working with older children, teaching English or giving life skills training in one of the Children’s Clubs. Other projects include supporting marginalized women in the community or even retreating to a monastery to teach English to Buddhist monks. Regardless of the program, volunteers will find their experience challenging but immensely rewarding – for both them and the community they are supporting. The tour element includes; Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktpur, world heritage sites Darbar Square, Baudhanath and Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple), Stupas, Pashupatinath, Budhanilakantha, Patan, Nagarkot or Dhulikhel, hiking to Jitpur village, a three day jungle safari to Chitwan National Park to view a variety of wildlife such as tigers, one horn rhinos, elephant, deer and many other species and the Pokhara Valley, famous for its lakes, mountains, falls, caves, and as the gateway to the great Annapurna treks.

Volunteers will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Help teach basic English in schools or monasteries, or
  • Support marginalized women and youth, or
  • Help in child care centres, or
  • Spend time with at risk youth and those marginalized in society

Requirements

18yo+

Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for children through the power of education. This project best suits those with experience and/or qualifications in the field of childhood development and education, though volunteers who simply wish to explore an interest in this field are also welcomed as there are many ways you can assist in the classroom. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:

  • Emergency contact
  • Police check
  • Resume

Project Location

Nepal, Various

Volunteers on this amazing program have the opportunity to experience Nepal's vibrant capital city of Kathmandu whilst volunteering, combined with travel to some of the best sites and experiences that Nepal has to offer.

Volunteers will spend time exploring the Kathmandu Valley; visiting the culturally rich Lalitpur and the ancient medieval city of Bhaktpur and taking in many of the world heritage sites contained in this diverse region.

Trips are planned to enjoy stunning vistas over the Himalayas from the ridge top towns of Nagarkot Village or Dhulikhel Town and village life is experienced on a hike to the Shivapuri National Park village of Jitpurphedi.

Volunteers have the choice of spending two nights/three days either in Chitwan National Park on a Jungle and Wildlife Safari or enjoying the peaceful natural beauty of the lakes and mountains of the Pokhara Valley.

Start Dates & Duration

Minimum 4 weeks

This project is available every SATURDAY throughout the calender year. 

Volunteers who complete this four-week program can opt to extend their stay and continue with additional volunteering work on any of our programs in Kathmandu.

Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

For current available start dates please check the calendar on the right.

Arrival & Orientation

Airport Pickup Included

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu you will be collected at the airport and taken to your accommodation. A comprehensive three-day induction is provided which will include specific information about your placement as well as covering the basics of the Nepalese language and an insight into the culture. This is a great opportunity to mix with other volunteers and get to know the local team.

  • Program Arrival Day: SATURDAY
  • Program Departure Day: SATURDAY
  • Arrival/Departure Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (Code:  KTM)

Accommodation & Meals

Host Family / Meals Included

Accommodation on this program is as varied as the program itinerary.  Whilst volunteering on the outskirts of Kathmandu volunteers are hosted by local families.

Fees

From USD 1029
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Program Fees (USD) N/A N/A N/A 1029 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Weeks Program Fees (USD)
1 N/A
2 N/A
3 N/A
4 1029
5 N/A
6 N/A
7 N/A
8 N/A
9 N/A
10 N/A
11 N/A
12 N/A
plus Registration Fee USD 299 for New LV Members USD 149 for LV Alumni

What is Included

  • Dedicated pre-departure support
  • Access to the LV Dashboard
  • Airport pick-up on arrival 
  • Orientation and safety briefing on arrival
  • Accommodation (as specified above)
  • Food/Meals (as specified above)
  • 24/7 local support network 
  • Program supervision
  • Lifetime LV Alumni Membership
  • The opportunity to make a REAL difference!

What is not Included

  • Flights, Visas & Vaccinations
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory) 
  • Additional food/snack items
  • Spending money 
  • Local transport
  • Excursions
  • Return airport transfer