This is a true immersion experience; it’s your opportunity to experience the “real” Nepal. As a volunteer you’ll live and work in a rural community and immerse yourself in the local culture. Nepal has a large rural and agricultural society, with 85% of the population residing in small villages and working family farms. This program provides an experience that is truly unique, in Nepal.
Located 35km from the capital city of Kathmandu, the project team manages a women's farm cooperative, which also provides English Classes to local children in the mornings and a medical clinic, as the surrounding village is a considerable hike from the nearest town.. Nepal is famous for its captivating mountain views and the location of the Farm Project is ideal for enjoying these. It is also perfectly situated, in the “hills” for going on hikes in the surrounding area. Be sure to do the morning trek and catch a sunrise view between mountaintops, as the moon, still above sinks down behind you!
Project Activities: Farm Work, Teaching, Creative Activities with Children, and NGO Assistance
Working Hours: Vary depending on project focus, around 6-8 hours per day, 5 days a week
Program Availability (2018):
- Session 1 (2 weeks): Saturday 30 June - Saturday 14 July, 2018
- Session 2 (3 weeks): Sunday 28 October - Saturday 17 November, 2018
- Session 3 (2 weeks): Sunday 25 November - Saturday 8 December, 2018
Location: Dhading District, Nepal
Program Duration: 2-3 weeks
Support: 24-hour support from on-site coordinator and project leaders
Excursions: Staff will help organise trips and activities in your spare time, just let us know if you have any special interests and our team can develop something especially relevant and unique. Kathmandu is a 2-hour bus trip from the Farm Project so you are free to visit over a weekend or before/after your program and explore the local cuisine, impressive sights and many sounds of this diverse city. With its juxtaposition of current and ancient traditions, strolling and observing your surroundings will be enough to keep you amazed for hours, but then again so could the mountain views, it’s up to you!
Min Age: 18+