VOLUNTEER IN NEPAL
Volunteering in Nepal with GVI will bring you to a beautiful, culturally diverse region that is one of the poorest in the world. As a result, volunteering your time over your gap year, summer holiday or career break, will make a crucial difference to Nepal’s development.
With the densest concentration of world heritage sites, your time here will be met with equal parts cultural exploration and personal development as you make a difference in the lives and futures of disadvantaged communities.
Following the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, our projects adjusted focus to provide disaster relief to those in need. In conjunction with our partners, trucks of supplies and family care packages were taken to some of the most affected areas.
Now our projects are focused on initiatives within our local communities, who have needs around education and improving educational facilities. Our post earthquake support does however continue including plans to build an Early Learning Centre as part of our school group programme, as well as any other initiatives for individual volunteers that may arise. We also offer exciting programs in other Asian countries like Thailand, Laos and India.
Depending on your interests, you could find yourself:
- Improving education for local children by teaching English
- Contributing to sustainable construction projects,
- Helping to improve the general access to basic healthcare, or
- Volunteering at a local care centre
GVI does not support orphanage volunteering. For more information see our stance on orphanage volunteering. We also support ChildSafe, a global child protection initiative, and regularly review our comprehensive Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection policy. All our staff and participants are required to complete a police background check before arrival on the program, and on-site child protection training is provided once they arrive in the host country. We also protect children from cyber and real-world threats by ensuring that our marketing follows child protection best practices.
As part of the policy, participants will be required to complete a DPS check, Police Clearance, or a National Background Check where necessary, and to comply by the policy.
WHERE DOES GVI WORK IN NEPAL?
Volunteer in Nepal and experience the friendly local people and breathtaking Himalayan scenery; this majestic country offers volunteers cultural diversity and chances to enjoy a range of outdoor adventures.
Volunteers will have a chance to explore Pokhara and its many temples, trekking and white water rafting whilst being placed at one of the various projects in and around beautiful Pokhara, gaining a personal insight into the Nepali people and culture during your stay.
Download our program brochures