Projects Abroad volunteers climb the snowy Himalayan Mountains while volunteering in Nepal.

Volunteer in Nepal

Support community development against the stunning backdrop of the Himalayan Mountains

Volunteer in Nepal with Projects Abroad and take part in work that serves the needs of the local community. You’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Nepalese culture while being part of our ongoing efforts to support disadvantaged people.


You can help to rebuild schools and homes which were damaged in the 2015 earthquake, or support the educational development of young children. Why not spend some time high in the Himalayas, conducting wildlife research? There are also many options for those interested in medical internships, ranging from dentistry to nursing.


We work in several different parts of Nepal. Conservation volunteers are based in the village of Ghandruk, while the rest of our volunteers work in Kathmandu or Chitwan. Our full-time staff in Nepal are there to support you 24/7 if you need it, wherever you’re based. 


Nepal is a small yet spectacular country with so much to offer visitors. It has a rich history, with many colourful festivals and sacred religious sites. The country is probably most well-known for its snow-capped mountains, which offer breathtaking views. Seize the moment and soak in the sights and sounds for the experience of a lifetime!

Projects available in Nepal

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Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers working in the Himayalas take a break from activities in Ghandruk, Nepal.

From €1915

Volunteer Conservation Work in the Himalayas in Nepal
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Live and work in the Himalayas and help preserve and enhance the biodiversity of this renowned area

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.

From €1620

Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager
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Team up with teenagers from around the world and work with children in culture-rich Nepal

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Children line up with their backpacks outside their classroom in Nepal

From €1320

Volunteer with Children in Nepal
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Gain childcare experience and support early childhood development in care centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Volunteers in Nepal dig up sand for cement to help rebuild schools as part of their construction volunteer project.

From €1545

Building Volunteer Work in Nepal
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Travel to Asia and help rebuild and repair classrooms damaged by earthquakes.

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A group of volunteers over 50 doing childcare volunteering in Nepal, take a photo outside their placement.

From €1695

Childcare Volunteering in Nepal for Volunteers over 50
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Travel to Asia with a group your age and support students at disadvantaged schools

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 50 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteers run a dental hygiene class at our volunteer teaching placements in Nepal.

From €1465

Volunteer Teaching in Nepal
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Travel to Nepal and get practical classroom experience by helping children improve their English

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
High school student volunteers doing building work in Nepal pose for a photo with young children and locals.

From €1920

Volunteer Building in Nepal for Teenagers
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Volunteer in Nepal on a Building Project for teenagers and help rebuild school classrooms

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Gain physiotherapy work experience in Nepal and help local children and adults whilst on an physiotherapy internship with Projects Abroad.

From €1320

Physiotherapy Internship in Nepal
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Gain work experience in Nepal by observing physiotherapists in hospitals and rehabilitation centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal

From €1620

Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers
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Join a group your age on a medical placement and learn from qualified doctors in local hospitals

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our Nepal experts on:

+353 (0)1 571 5080

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to start planning your project

SAFETY AND STAFF SUPPORT

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


Find out more about safety and backup.

Where we are based in Nepal

You can do volunteer work in Nepal in several different locations. Conservation volunteers work in Ghandruk, while everyone else will spend their time in Kathmandu or Chitwan.

Kathmandu

Bright and bustling Kathmandu is Nepal’s economic and cultural capital. It has elements of both modern and traditional life, making it a fascinating place to explore. Pay a visit to ancient temples and monasteries, pick up some souvenirs at the local bazaar, or go on a hike to admire the scenery from new heights.

Chitwan

Chitwan is a district located around a six to seven hour drive from the capital Kathmandu. It’s most famous for its national park, the country’s first, which is also a World Heritage Site. Apart from its amazing natural wonders, you can also explore small local villages and picnic along the Narayani River. We encourage you to sample some local cuisine, like “taas”, a spicy fried goat dish.

Ghandruk

Ghandruk is a small village found in the Annapurna mountain range, which itself forms part of the majestic Himalayas. It’s a popular base for those wishing to trek in the area. While facilities here might be quite basic, the incredible views more than make up for it. The mountain range is home to some unique creatures, including leopard cats, bears and vultures.

AIRPORT PICKUP, FLIGHTS AND VISAS

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Nepal Arrival Procedures page

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