Volunteering has become so popular over the last 20 years or so because people want to experience a different type of holiday as well as helping others. And since the borders of Nepal opened in the 1960`s it’s become one of the best countries for people who are interested in volunteering due to the poverty levels in so many areas.
The volunteer gets to give their time in projects designed to help the poorer members of the community. And in return the volunteer will learn about their hosts and the country that they live in. With the right organisation it can be such a rewarding experience with you coming away with lifelong friends and memories.
But everyone has a part to play because when you are looking for a volunteer experience you must check the quality of the organisation you are going to volunteer with because there are many that is a way of making money making for the owners. And with every person being different in their requirements for a great experience we advise you to ask as many questions you need to feel at home.
At Education & Health Nepal we actually encourage regular emails in preparation for your experience in Nepal. Whether Teaching English in Kathmandu or heading for a medical placement in Gerkhu all projects are different so please feel free to get in touch. The only projects that are generally the same throughout Nepal are working with orphanages or daycare centres because in all areas the children need people to care for them and help to show a better life can be had.
But one of the most important things that you will learn from your time volunteering is to have fun and learn something about yourself in a different environment.
It is your experience and we are the hosts so let’s work together for the volunteer experience of a lifetime.