After the orientation and training, transport will be arranged to take the volunteer to their placement.

Volunteers generally stay with a local host family but  if they are working in an orphanage they usually stay in the orphanage and volunteers working at the monastery stay at the monastery. Nepali people are extremely hospitable and volunteers will be well looked after ; however the accommodation will be typically Nepali and therefore basic by Western standards. Toilets and showers are usually Nepali style, and the electricity supply in many places can be unreliable. Most of our homestay families have lots of previous experience in looking after volunteers. All volunteers are given their own single room.

Based on Nepalese dining customs, the host provides two major meals a day plus two tea and snack breaks. Tea is served around 7 am. Brunch is served around 9 to 10 am and is usually typical Nepalese food, dal/bhat (rice, lentils, and vegetables). Tea is served again at around 2 pm with local snacks. Dinner is at around 7 to 8 pm. The food is very simple but also extremely tasty and filling. In addition, it is possible to  purchase other food items if required.

Working Hours

The number of hours worked by volunteers will depend upon the placement. The Nepali working week is from Sunday – Friday with Saturday being the only day off. Volunteers work between 3-5 hours per day with the opportunity to work more if they choose. Times for each placement vary, when working in children’s homes and the library volunteers will teach and help the children in the morning before school and for a few hours after school. Hours are approximately 7-9am and 4-6pm. However these are just approximations, as we try and tailor the hours to the needs of the children.

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Volunteer's Experience

Ziga Sustersic(Slovenia)
....I learned , enjoyed many things during my stay in Nepal, but I will remember it the most by one thing. That is beautiful Nepalese people. Working with them, learning their language and culture, playing and simply their lifestyle was sometimes challenging but in general beautiful experience.....
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Bug Katherine Allen
What an amazing 2 months probably some of the best of my life! I have so much to thank you for introducing me to two families I will be friends with for life, helping me to gain incredibly valuable ...
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