Volunteering in Nepal offers an experience like no other. Our volunteers live with Nepali families and make a real and lasting difference to the lives of the country’s most disadvantaged people.
Nestled among the peaks of the Himalayas, Nepal’s stunning beauty and unique culture has made it a must-see destination for travelers and trekkers for years. For those looking to get off the tourist trail and see a different view of life in Nepal, Friends for Asia offers a choice of Nepal volunteer opportunities that enrich the lives of volunteers and locals alike.
Friends for Asia’s Nepal volunteers find themselves in all kinds of unique situations and settings. Working with disadvantaged women on the streets of Kathmandu, taking care of kids a Buddhist temple or helping to build schools in the Nepal countryside are just some of the options available. All volunteers stay with Nepali host families and experience the culture, traditions and food of Nepal first-hand.
Volunteering in Nepal is a meaningful, cross-cultural experience where volunteers really make a difference. Nepal is just emerging from decades of political strife and there is a palpable sense that there is now a real opportunity to build a better future for the country. Our volunteers help make this a reality by enriching the lives of thousands of adults and children each year.
Friends for Asia’s representatives look after our volunteers for the duration of the project. Volunteers are picked up on arrival at the airport, taken to their project location, and provided with a proper orientation and training for their assignment.
Of course, Friends for Asia realizes that our volunteers will want to get out and explore this amazing country. Volunteers have plenty of time off to do their own thing and see the sights.
Volunteering in Nepal is an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life with many of our volunteers coming back again and again.
Volunteers in our Teaching English in Schools Program make a real difference to the lives of Nepalese children by advancing their English language skills, eventually making it easier for them to enter employment and further their education in the future.
Despite recent improvements, health care in Nepal remains poor by international standards, especially in rural areas. Inevitably it is the worst off in society that bear the brunt of the poor health care system, but our Nepal volunteers make a significant contribution to changing all that.
Through interaction and education our volunteers transform the lives of countless disadvantaged children every year. Enthusiasm and dedication are a must for this challenging role, but for the right person it is a truly profound experience.
Deforestation and soil erosion has destroyed thousands of hectares in the last few years. Friends for Asia has teamed up with a village-based conservation project in Chitwan to help reverse this worrying trend.
Founded in 2007, the Friends for Asia Foundation has placed more than 3,000 individual volunteers and over a 100 custom groups in service programs in Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. FFA was one of the few organizations that provided placement to foreign volunteers in Nepal after the 2015 earthquake. Our well-established, short-term volunteer placements are for people who really want to make a difference in the world.
FFA was founded by a twice serving US Peace Corps Volunteer. Our focus aligns with providing a contribution to house country nationals while also benefiting the experience of the volunteers that serve. Learn more about Friends for Asia.
Friends for Asia places volunteers in programs in:
Thailand (Bangkok & Chiang Mai)