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Rural Community Volunteer Project, Nepal

2-16 Weeks from

minimum age

  • Contribute to providing healthcare to people in need in remote areas
  • Live and work alongside a local family and experience Nepalese culture
  • Explore the stunning surroundings and landscapes of rural Nepal
  • Experience the lifestyle of rural Nepal on a traditional farming placement

Project Costs

Nepalese family at medical campThe costs for volunteering in Nepal for 2 weeks is £540, 3 weeks is £660, 4 weeks is £780, 5 weeks is £895, 6 weeks is £1010 and each extra week costs £105 (the maximum you can stay at this project is 16 weeks). For medical volunteers who want to join the hospitals in Pokhara or Kathmandu, the cost is slightly higher at £950 for 4 weeks and £175 for each extra week.

All volunteers who are fully Covid vaccinated can join this programme without having to quarantine and without having to apply for a special visa before arrival.  More details on entry requirements can be obtained here.

The above costs cover your airport pick up when you arrive, taxis around Kathmandu during your orientation, hotel stay for one or two nights in Kathmandu to settle in before you head out to your placement, guided sightseeing in Kathmandu, local bus transfers to and from your placement, drop off back to the airport to catch your flight home, support from our partner organisation in Nepal and WorkingAbroad Projects, and all food (2 meals per day provided by your host family) and accommodation with a local family homestay. What is not included is your flights and travel to and from Nepal, visa costs, personal expenses, Covid/PCR tests and your own health and travel insurance.

Payment Terms

Rice field in NepalTo secure a placement volunteering in Nepal, please complete and submit the online application form including your application payment of £180 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason, your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, the remaining balance needs to be paid one month before departure. Once you are confirmed on the project, you will receive pre-departure information with further details on your project, when to arrive, contact details, suggested items to bring, programme information and lots more.

Project Dates

You can volunteer in Nepal for 2 weeks up to 16 weeks in duration, all year round, apart from the medical camps which are held on fixed dates in the Spring or Summer. We are flexible with dates and can accommodate as well, so you do not necessarily have to arrive/leave on the dates below, they are just listed as a guideline. Please email info@workingabroad.com if you have specific questions about dates.   Currently only hospital placements in Pokhara are available for medical students.

Rural Community Volunteer Project, Nepal

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