Summer Volunteer in Nepal

Summer Volunteering & Discover Nepal

Quick Overview

This amazing summer volunteering experience is a 3 week program which includes 10 days of volunteering within the local community of Kathmandu and 10 days of travel, sightseeing and tours around Kathmandu, Chitwan jungle and Village Tours. Designed to provide volunteers with a fully immersive experience, our summer volunteering program is carefully curated to give you complete cultural enlightenment and a chance to really ‘live like a local’. This incredible travel experience allows you to form deep connections with the local community whilst encouraging you to live and eat just like the local Nepalese people. If you’re looking for a fun, exciting and meaningful way to expand your mind and broaden your horizons, summer volunteering in Nepal could be the perfect summer vacation for you.

Whether you choose to come alone or with a friend or family member, our summer volunteering program will offer you fantastic opportunities to meet new people, discover a whole new culture and the chance to make new friends for life. And because we encourage community living and organise a number of cultural activities to do together as a group, it will be extremely easy to create meaningful connections with others. The volunteering work will include a number of different community development projects, which are designed to bring much-needed resources to local villages or projects which require your skills as a teacher, a mentor or just an inspirational character to help shape the future of children and young people. If you love to give back and have a passion for helping others, join our Nepal program today.

What’s Involved

Volunteering in Nepal is a 3 week program with Volunteering Journeys and our project partners, with flexible starting dates available all summer to fit in with your travel plans, work commitments or school studies. Winter and Summer programs are ideal for career breakers, families or students and this particular experience will include 10 days of volunteering work based in Nepal’s rural villages and 10 days of travel and leisure around the best parts of Nepal. During your time with us, you will be living with a host family so you can get into the rhythms of local life.  We’re all about living like a local so you will get to spend time with the community, taste their local cuisine and join in their cultural activities.

Project work will include helping out your host families on their farms such as milking cows, working in the fields, planting crops as well as volunteering your time in local schools teaching English lessons to youngsters or helping the local teachers run music and art classes. There will also be plenty of time to enjoy your surroundings and just some of the activities we organise will include hiking, city tours, visiting waterfalls and lakes, going caving, paragliding, zip lining, mountain biking or even sky diving if you’re enough of a dare devil!

Our tour will also include visits to numerous temples, monasteries and pagodas as well as an introduction to the stunning Himalayan Mountains.

This program is suitable for families, friends, students and over 50s.

All The Details

Kathmandu, Nepal

If you are a group of 4 or more we are happy to provide trip dates that suit you. If you are applying as an individual then please select one of the dates below.

3 Weeks
2017 2018
16th July 15th July
13th August 12th August

All our rates are in GBP £ per person

3 Weeks £1249

What’s Included?

  1. Pre-departure support and materials – to prepare you for your trip
  2. Accommodation in a homestay and first two nights in a hotel
  3. Excursions as mentioned
  4. Experienced bilingual local staff team
  5. Daily breakfast and dinner –  local Nepali food
  6. Kathmandu area tour
  7. Project training with the local Program Manager
  8. 24 hour support in your location
  9. Donation to the project

Whats Not Included in your program fee :

  1. Flights to the program destination
  2. Airport Transfers
  3. Project Travel Cost
  4. Daily Lunch
  5. Medical and travel insurance (compulsory)
  6. Visa costs
  7. Vaccinations
  8. Personal shopping and gratuities
  9. Extra Excursions and Entrance fees to monuments and temples

Local Team On Ground

Anish Neurone, Nepal Program Manager

Volunteer-in-Nepal-Staff-AnishAnish has more than 14 years of experience working on social development projects, having different roles in Project Management, Planning & Development, Management Information Systems and Qualitative Research. Currently he is Director of our program Nepal, where his role is mainly tooordinate the relationships between Volunteering Journeys anddifferent international organizations around the world, ensuring having the appropriate volunteer programs and social projects in place

Getting There

  1. The nearest airport for this program is Kathmandu Airport ( KTM )
  2. If you wish to book flights to this destination you can fill in this form.
  3. Visas are on arrival in Nepal.
  4. Travel Insurance is compulsory on this program.
  5. We have partnered with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office for travel guidance. Goto www.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo to find out how best to avoid trouble when abroad. Packed with essential travel advice and tips, the website also offers up-to-date country information.
  6. For support on any of the above email us hello@volunteeringjourneys.com

Winter & Summer Program Summary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Durbar Square and Monkey Temple
Day 03: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath,Nagarkot
Day 04: Bhaktapur and Kathmandu

Day 05: River rafting
Day 06: River rafting and Chitwan
Day 07 to 08: Chitwan National Park
Day 09: Travel to Kathmandu
Day 10: Drive to the local village
Day 11 to 19: Village community work
Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu and farewell cultural night
Day 21: Departure

Email us to receive our full detailed program brochure hello@volunteeringjourneys.com

What Happens When I Arrive?


Living Arrangements for Volunteers in Nepal:

You will get the chance to live like a local on this summer program and you will stay with a host family during your time here. In Kathmandu you can expect shared double room accommodation and breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided every single day. The food will either be offered by your host family or will be sourced from a trusted local cafe or restaurant; all food will be authentically Nepalese but if you would like a western menu, you will not struggle to find other places to eat nearby.

We will ensure that there are plenty of activities to enjoy during your time with us on the summer volunteering program in Nepal. But if you’re looking for some activities to get up to during your own free time, you will find much to do in the capital. Be sure to check out the Thamel neighbourhood for the city’s best shopping and nightlife or visit Kathmandu’s various museums and temples.


Health and Safety :

When you join our programs you can be assured we have carried out Risk Assessments to identify potential safety and health risks on projects and in the community. We share this information with you in our pre departure documents and on arrival. Our local staff are well trained and we provide 24/7 emergency numbers to all participants.

Volunteering Journeys Foundation:

Through our commitment to responsible tourism we have developed the Volunteering Journey’s Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people and communities in the places that we work in. 100% of each donation goes directly to support our projects. Go to our Donation page if you want to support or fundraise for Nepal.


Volunteers Love Us!

  • ‘My experience in India was absolutely fantastic. Having never done anything like this before, Volunteering Journeys made sure I settled in well and supported me throughout my time. Being placed with an amazing family gave me the chance to experience Indian culture first hand.  I was part of the Disabled Childcare Programs for two weeks.  Although short, I felt the time I spent was so valuable for the children. If this is something that you are interested in I would 100% recommend it. The memories, friendships and experiences you will develop will be ones that you will never forget.’

    Fiona Kirk
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  • ‘The teaching experience was second to none. I was overwhelmed by the respect and politeness all the children have, which made it some much easier to work with them, even with the language barrier. The amazing thing about the schools I visited was that all the children are like little sponges, they absorb everything you say, teach and do! It’s quite outstanding how much they gain from just a small conversation in the playground or in the class room.
    So in general if you are questioning whether you want to volunteer and you don’t know what company to go with, it has the be Volunteering Journeys. You will be well looked after, gain an immense experience and make friends for life!!!’

    Jemima Kershberg
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  • ‘I took a short sabbatical from work in November 2013 and decided to come to India. I was helping at a small school in Fort Kochi, teaching English, Maths, Science and the odd nursery rhyme. The school where I volunteered had amazing teachers and the kids were great. Ridhi and the team organised everything brilliantly – from cycling tours to the backwaters, to hosting me with a family that made my stay feel like home. If you’re going to volunteer in India then I highly recommend Volunteering Journeys’

    Glyn Owen
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  • “J’ai passé deux mois formidables à Kochi en travaillant comme volontaire avec Volunteering Journeys. Deux mois de ma vie que je n’oublierais jamais. J’ai rencontré des gens incroyables et participé à des projets qui me tenaient vraiment à coeur. J’ai pu voir l’aboutissement de mes efforts et le sourire sur le visage des enfants. Une expérience magique que je recommande à tous. Merci Rainbow”

    Laura Prigogine
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  • ‘I spent 3 wonderful weeks with the Volunteering Journeys team in Kerala, it marked the beginning of almost 2 months adventuring through India, and I can say without a doubt it was one of my favourite experiences of my time spent in incredible India! From the moment my plane landed and I was greeted by a friendly face and whisked away to a wonderful home, the local staff were incredibly welcoming, helpful, supportive and great fun to be around!
    I spent my time volunteering in 2 local schools, assisting with English studies. The enthusiasm and joy with which the children approach their days will ensure you never want to leave!I cannot recommend Volunteering Journeys highly enough, it was such a joyful introduction to India – it’s culture, people and crazy beautiful way of life. You will leave with some fond memories and firm friendships’


    Katie Parsons
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  • ‘I volunteered by teaching English both at a school and at an all girls’ orphanage for two months. It has been the best experience of my life so far. I really got to know the children I was teaching and seeing the children’s English improve over my time was an incredible feeling. From being introduced to yoga to tasting delicious flavoursome Indian cuisine and living in “God’s own country”, has left me eager to return. I have made friends across the World who made my time spent in Kerala unforgettable. I highly recommend volunteering with Volunteering Journeys; Kerala is beautiful and you will gain fun memories.’

    Elidith Cameron
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  • ‘I spent two weeks running an art workshop which was absolutely fantastic. The children were so enthusiastic and bustled about with paste and paint, putting together the most amazing creations. They were not used to producing collaborative work and were thrilled when their individual efforts achieved a glorious whole. Their personalities really shone through and I became very fond of them in the short time I was with them. Thank you to Volunteering Journeys for enabling me to have such a wonderful experience!’

    Jane Daniell
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  • ‘There is some kind of magic that happens when you’re in India. The climate, the people, the warm welcome, the happiness in every person, the culture, it’s simply inspiring. On top of that having a group of friendly, thoughtful organizers guiding me through the program made my time volunteering with Volunteering Journeys one of the most memorable moments in my life.
    If anyone reading this is considering becoming a volunteer, don’t hesitate, become a volunteer. It will be the most rewarding experience and adventure of your life. I assure you that you will have a vital impact on the community, the place and the children. I would recommend Volunteering Journeys without hesitation. Well organized and hassle free adventure. You get help and guidance with everything you need. Kerala was my destination. Safe, beautiful and very friendly. Just do it and have an adventure of your life!’

    Harminder Athwal
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  • “Volunteering at the schools was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Once again the friendships you create are irreplaceable. Admittedly, the first few days were scary, in the sense that my partner and I were only 18 & 20 yrs old and we were teaching women and children a language that was not their first. However the persistence and willingness of Indians is not to be tested. Each of our students put in 100% and naturally we became very personal with everyone and these women and children taught us much more. We came out of this experience with more than we had ever anticipated. It can’t be put into words just how much we learnt from volunteering. Ever aspect of our lives and mindset has changed.”

    Aimee Chirio
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  • ‘I think it was quite an eye opening experience to kind of see how people live and enjoy their lives very differently to what we do probably in UK. Even though comparatively they didn’t have as much, the children still came to school with a smile on their face and they were really keen to learn. They were ever so happy and always had a smile on their face regardless of the circumstances that they are living in, and I think that was an amazing experience for us to take back. We have comparatively much more wealth in the UK and we have much more available at our fingertips. Yet we were quite not so happy’

    Andrew Davies
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  • ‘We decided to volunteer as part of our family vacation. It was the perfect balance: making a contribution but not being asked to do too much, with Volunteering Journeys staff with us every step of the way to help, support, clarify, etc. I was also impressed that they didn’t feed us a line about how we were changing the world in a week; I knew going in that *we* would be the ones most changed, and the staff’s perspective’s was the same: we were making an impact by showing we cared and sharing experiences, which hopefully meant something to a lot of people.’

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