Nepal Community Development Program

**Please note - all programs with GVN located in Nepal have been refocused to provide recovery and rebuilding support after the earthquake on April 25, 2015. For more information, please visit:


The benefits of volunteering extend to you - the volunteer, and to the Nepalese community and project where you serve.  Personal benefits include development of life skills, personal growth, friendship, increased self confidence, social awareness, and building independence.  An international volunteer experience will also enhance career prospects.

When you volunteer with GVN, you can be assured you are helping a local grassroots organisation.  Volunteer efforts directly benefit local groups, local communities, and local people. We work with our partner organization in Nepal to support them in achieving their goals and ensuring that their projects are sustainable and effective.


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What to Expect?

This is an opportunity to help in a wide range of practical village-based projects. The projects volunteers work on are usually for unskilled labour, unless volunteers come with specific skill sets.  It can be a whole load of humping, dumping and digging! All work is completed 'Nepali style' - which means by hand! - with basic Nepali tools.

Projects are usually decided upon in consultation with local communities, but you can use your initiative to suggest projects of your own.  Projects are usually partly funded by the communities and partly by our partner organisation and/or volunteer contributions.  It is essential that you are sensitive to the needs and wishes of the local community.

Please note that this work has minimal supervision, and we encourage all volunteers to help out on these projects. Often you'll also work alongside villagers, learning about traditional methods of building and working.

Example projects include; school repair and decoration, toilet building, drinking water projects, road drainage projects, recycling projects, stove building, and construction work on our partner organization’s own children's home.

If you are interested, you can also take more of an environmental education focus by informing children about appropriate waste disposal, recycling, composting, and creating vegetable and flower gardens in the children’s homes.

  • Program ID: # 2365
  • duration:
    2 Weeks to 1 Month
    1 to 3 Months
    More than 3 Months
  • location:
  • Fitness level:
    Moderately Fit
  • Closest Airport:
    Kathmandu (KTM)
  • Costs From:
    $1000 to $1500
    $1500 to $3000
  • Program Type:
    Community Development Projects
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