Volunteer in Nepal,Experience Real Nepal through Voluntering

MOVE Nepal is registered as non profit and non government organisation and also registered with social welfare council of nepal,

We offers affordable Travel and Volunteer programs in nepal to the people from all o ver the world.

The mission of our volunteer program is to offer meaningful volunteer
opportunities for international volunteers and seek sustainable solutions
for education, health, conservation, and development issues in Nepal. We
hope to achieve this goal by offering community oriented volunteer programs
in which the efforts of our volunteers directly help the less fortunate
people and their communities.
Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational
and community aid programs. This will give you a chance to make an important
contribution to the people of Nepal and while doing so gain an in-depth
experience of the country and culture, which will stay with you the rest of
your life.

The volunteer opportunities are in the following areas:

  • Home-stay and Cultural Exchange Programs - Among our 30 host families
  • English Language Instruction - Teaching in a school
  • Environmental & Sanitation Awareness - ecotourism or working with green clubs
  • Primary Health Care Education
  • Assisting at orphanage Home
  • Work in a Disabled Care Facility
  • Provide Veterinary Care - Among our Host Families’ animals and village animals
  • Administrative Support - To help in the office with fundraising, developing the program and correspondence.

NOTE-Volunteers are welcome to design their own program in various areas -
You are most welcome to work in any field and we will support you to arrange all the necessary aspects of your placement.
Please note that if you choose to volunteer at an orphanage , these take place during the mornings and afternoons. Most of our volunteers will thus choose to volunteer at a local school during the day.

To confirm your placement with us you need to send us your flight details so that we will pick you up at the airport. Though we can accomodate
last-minute volunteers, we prefer to receive flight arrival information at least a month in advance.


The placements are available in Kathmandu Valley, Kavre, Langtang, Pokhara, Nawalparasi and Chitwan, all of which are near to a city. Volunteers can
look up the places to get more of a feel for the areas. Furthermore, we will discuss your exact placement when you arrive according to your needs, saftey
considerations and availability. Our local co-ordinators will be looking after you.


In a typical placement, volunteers stay with a family and eat Nepali food with the family twice a day (around 9 o’ clock in the morning and 7 o’ clock
in the evening). Tea is served in the morning and in the afternoon. Volunteers may have the opportunity to get together with other volunteers and share their experiences. You will be able to travel to nearby towns to purchase things for daily use and can travel to other areas on longer breaks. Besides your project work, volunteers can utilize their spare time in organizing the youth and women’s groups of the community to do some worthwhile activities like building a smokeless stove or toilet by using local materials, making a soak pit, kitchen gardening, making a solar dryer, garbage management, paper recycling, etc. It’s up to you - you can do as much or as little as you’d like (though, or course, we’d prefer that you do a lot!!)


We do not ask for any formal qualifications from our volunteers. All we ask is that you have a genuine desire to help people and a willingness to
experience a new culture and lifestyle.


Our programs run throughout the year. You can volunteer for any time from 2 weeks to 5 months. The volunteer programs generally start on the 1st and 15th of each month. However, we are quite flexible if you would like to start the program on a different date, though there may not be as many volunteers doing orientation with you. Please let us know about your suitable date.


Upon your arrival to Kathmandu, you will be taken to Happy Home, our volunteer center, from the airport, where you will be meeting with other current or past volunteers and learning about their experience. During your training period you will have:Basic Nepali Language classes - 2-3 hrs, morning. Nepali cultural orientation/ general cultural exchange - 1hr, afternoon. Language and Skills Activities - 1hr, afternoon.Sightseeing - 2 hrs, afternoon. Different Nepali dinners

Training length will be accordingly to your stay. It ranges from two days for two weeks up to two weeks for five months. Training will be in two phases: the first phase will be at Happy Home, Kathmandu and second phase will be in Dhulikhel / Sanga village. After completion of your orientation phase you will be escorted to your assigned placement with our staff. You will be staying with a host family so you can immerse yourself in Nepali culture and get the most out of your stay


  • 2 weeks is euros 275
  • 4weeks is euros 375
  • 6 weeks is euros 485
  • 8 weeks is euros 570
  • 12 weeks is euros 700

The program fees cover:- airport pickup, language training, administrative charge, training, accommodation and main meals during placement, cultural sightseeing, transportation for volunteers and supervision. You can pay your program fees up on arrival at the MOVE Office in Euros, US Dollor or Nepali rupees
The other costs you will need to meet are: Your flights, Visa (a 60 day tourist visa is only US$40, the extensions are US$60 per 30 days with three renewals possible), Shots, travel insurance, potential police check, and corresponding airport departure taxes. Also you will need a weekly budget from US$20 to cater for all your other expenses like bottled water, personal items, beverages and entertainment. Living in a village is relatively inexpensive in comparison to most western countries
and usually it is difficult to spend more than US$10 per week during your placement.

I hope this information is of use but if you have any further questions upon
visiting our website movenepal.org please e-mail us for more information
time that suits for you and we will get back to you promptly.

Please feel free to contact us-

MOVE Nepal- Global Volunteers for Nepal
Website- movenepal.org
Email- movenepal@gmail.com

You have to pay to volunteer? That’s an interesting new business model. Oh wait a minute, no it ain’t. Tom Sawyer had it down years ago:

[quote]“Hello, old chap, you got to work, hey?”

Tom wheeled suddenly and said:

“Why, it’s you, Ben! I warn’t noticing.”

“Say – I’m going in a-swimming, I am. Don’t you wish you could? But of course you’d druther work – wouldn’t you? Course you would!”

Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said:

“What do you call work?”

“Why, ain’t that work?”

Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly:

“Well, maybe it is, and maybe it ain’t. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer.”

“Oh come, now, you don’t mean to let on that you like it?”

The brush continued to move.

“Like it? Well, I don’t see why I oughtn’t to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?”

That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom swept his brush daintily back and forth – stepped back to note the effect – added a touch here and there – criticised the effect again – Ben watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more absorbed. Presently he said:

“Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little.”

Tom considered, was about to consent; but he altered his mind:

“No – no – I reckon it wouldn’t hardly do, Ben. You see, Aunt Polly’s awful particular about this fence – right here on the street, you know – but if it was the back fence I wouldn’t mind and she wouldn’t. Yes, she’s awful particular about this fence; it’s got to be done very careful; I reckon there ain’t one boy in a thousand, maybe two thousand, that can do it the way it’s got to be done.”

“No – is that so? Oh come, now – lemme, just try. Only just a little – I’d let you, if you was me, Tom.”

“Ben, I’d like to, honest injun; but Aunt Polly – well, Jim wanted to do it, but she wouldn’t let him; Sid wanted to do it, and she wouldn’t let Sid. Now don’t you see how I’m fixed? If you was to tackle this fence and anything was to happen to it – ”

“Oh, shucks, I’ll be just as careful. Now lemme try. Say – I’ll give you the core of my apple.”

“Well, here – No, Ben, now don’t. I’m afeard – ”

“I’ll give you all of it!”

Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart. And while the late steamer Big Missouri worked and sweated in the sun, the retired artist sat on a barrel in the shade close by, dangled his legs, munched his apple, and planned the slaughter of more innocents. There was no lack of material; boys happened along every little while; they came to jeer, but remained to whitewash. By the time Ben was fagged out, Tom had traded the next chance to Billy Fisher for a kite, in good repair; and when he played out, Johnny Miller bought in for a dead rat and a string to swing it with – and so on, and so on, hour after hour. And when the middle of the afternoon came, from being a poor poverty-stricken boy in the morning, Tom was literally rolling in wealth. He had besides the things before mentioned, twelve marbles,part of a jews-harp, a piece of blue bottle-glass to look through, a spool cannon, a key that wouldn’t unlock anything, a fragment of chalk, a glass stopper of a decanter, a tin soldier, a couple of tadpoles, six fire-crackers, a kitten with only one eye, a brass door-knob, a dog-collar – but no dog – the handle of a knife, four pieces of orange-peel, and a dilapidated old window sash.

He had had a nice, good, idle time all the while – plenty of company – and the fence had three coats of whitewash on it! If he hadn’t run out of whitewash he would have bankrupted every boy in the village.

Tom said to himself that it was not such a hollow world, after all. He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it – namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain. If he had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. And this would help him to understand why constructing artificial flowers or performing on a tread-mill is work, while rolling ten-pins or climbing Mont Blanc is only amusement. There are wealthy gentlemen in England who drive four-horse passenger-coaches twenty or thirty miles on a daily line, in the summer, because the privilege costs them considerable money; but if they were offered wages for the service, that would turn it into work and then they would resign.

The boy mused awhile over the substantial change which had taken place in his worldly circumstances, and then wended toward headquarters to report.[/quote] ~Mark Twain

Yea, but it’s volunteering in one of the poorest countries on earth and they apparently do offer opportunities for homestay and teaching English or staying in a monastery and other such experiences that are different from that of the average traveler. . . .

. . . and the fees aren’t all that much and presumably help pay their costs of room and board and administration (MOVE Nepal, being a registered non-profit).

I have no personal knowledge of that organization and I didn’t click on the OP’s links as I was afraid of spam and viruses, etc., but I googled and found lots of references to their organization. And when I was in Nepal trekking I recall meeting a nice western girl who had been doing a homestay with Move Nepal or some similar organization. It wouldn’t be for me, but I can imagine some might appreciate and benefit from what they’ve got to offer.