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

Volunteer Work in Nepal

Support community development against the stunning backdrop of the Himalayan Mountains

Through our volunteering opportunities in Nepal, you can help serve the local community. Immerse yourself in Nepalese culture while being part of our ongoing efforts to support disadvantaged people.

When volunteering in Nepal, you can do things like:

  • Participate in construction volunteering in Nepal and help rebuild schools and homes damaged during the 2015 earthquakes.
  • Work with kids and support education as a volunteer teaching in Nepal, or on a Childcare Project.
  • Live high in the Himalayas, conducting wildlife research and protecting the environment.
  • Shadow doctors and nurses on medical internships, specialising in fields like Nursing, Physiotherapy, and more.

Our Nepal volunteer trips take place in various locations. 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, wherever you’re based. 

Nepal is a small yet spectacular country with so much to offer visitors, especially volunteers. It has a rich history, with many colourful festivals and sacred religious sites. The country is 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 as a volunteer in Nepal!

Can I volunteer in Nepal for free?

We’re often asked if it’s possible to volunteer in Nepal for free. In order to offer a hassle-free, safe experience, with projects built around long-term and sustainable goals, we charge a fee. These fees cover many of the major costs associated with volunteering overseas, such as:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals a day
  • Transport to and from your placement

Read more about why it costs money to volunteer abroad

To make your dream of volunteering in Nepal come true, you can take advantage of our flexible payment plans. All you need to do is pay a deposit to book your place, and then pay as much or as little as you like in a series of installments. We’re completely flexible, but the full fee does need to be paid in full before you leave for your project.

We also offer advice and support for fundraising, so you can get the funds you need to go on the volunteer adventure of a lifetime! Our staff and alumni are experts on raising funds.

Projects available in Nepal

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Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.
Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager
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  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
  • From $2,970 NZD
Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal
Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers
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  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
  • From $3,495 NZD
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers working in the Himayalas take a break from activities in Ghandruk, Nepal.
Himalayan Conservation Expedition in Nepal
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From $3,045 NZD
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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:

09 801 2518

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to start planning your project

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.


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 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 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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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.

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