Discover the vast and fascinating continent of Asia while you get involved in community construction projects in the landlocked and mountain-dominated landscape of Nepal. Depending on the needs on the ground at any given time, you will work alongside community members to help deliver basic needs such as water security initiatives or renovating schools to establish suitable learning environments.
Water security: Unsafe drinking water and unhygienic sanitation practices can cause widespread health problems in the community. You may be involved in building rainwater harvesting tanks, which provide palatable and sustainable drinking water, or grey water and septic tanks that increase access to hygienic means of sanitation.
School renovation: Schools throughout Nepal are often extremely basic, and you will help make them more effective as learning environments. You may be getting out the paintbrushes and brightening the place up with a splash of paint, or you could lend a hand in helping to reconstruct, build or rebuild school’s facilities.
No previous experience is required for this project. Training will be given and you will work with local masons and other locals who can guide you. There will also be GVI field staff at hand. If you have special training that may be an asset to the project, please let us know when applying.
Highlights Include… Discover the culture, traditions and spectacular landscape of Nepal; immerse yourself in Nepalese culture through living with a host family; work with an international team of volunteers; experience life amongst some of the highest mountains and most incredible landscapes in the world; feel safe in the knowledge you will be making a serious and measurable impact in the community
- Pre-departure support and discounted services
- 24-hour emergency phone Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
- Arrival orientation
- Long term experienced staff
- Safe and comfortable accommodations (usually shared)
- All meals (unless otherwise stated in field manuals)
- Welcome meeting Location orientation
- All necessary project training by experienced staff
- All necessary project equipment and materials
- 24-hour in-country support
What to Expect?
Upon arrival, you will receive a welcome orientation covering health and safety and cultural awareness that will fully prepare you for life on the project and in the community.
Your time on the project, Monday through Friday, will be spent assisting in either surrounding villages or in local schools. Depending on the project you are involved in you will be assisting in fitting water/septic tanks with the help of local builders, repairing or refurbishing orphanages, improving and painting educational facilities of the school or, basic landscaping and repairs.
Such is the nature of the work involved, this project can be physically demanding, which you should be prepared for.
Saturday and Sunday
Weekends are yours to spend as you wish. Nepal is an outdoor and adventure enthusiasts dream, with world class hiking trails, paragliding and mountain biking among the many activities possible. For more information on your time off project and side trip details, see the Free Time section above.
Your accommodation while volunteering will be in basic but comfortable homestays, giving you a unique opportunity to live life in the local style and experience Nepalese culture firsthand.
If you would prefer to stay in private accommodation while on this project, this location does offer upgrades. Contact GVI for more information.
- Program ID: # 2477
- duration: 1 to 2 Weeks2 Weeks to 1 Month
- location: Annapurna Conservation Area PokharaNepal28° 13' 10.956" N, 83° 58' 56.0604" ENP
- 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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