Volunteer Nepal – School and Community Maintenance Project
Friends for Asia’s School and Community Maintenance Project offers volunteers a unique taste of Nepal life while making a real difference to people’s lives at a community level. This is our most varied project with volunteers helping out with all kinds of tasks to help improve and enrich the lives of locals.
Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Schools and other community facilities, where they exist, are basic and often in need of repair. Our Nepal volunteers work closely with teachers, local families and community leaders in Kathmandu or Chitwan to repair and maintain schools and other buildings.
Volunteering in Nepal – A Day In The Life
Daily life in this project revolves around the routines of your host family, providing a unique experience that no tour operator can offer. Nepali families typically rise early. Breakfast is taken with the family before volunteers head out for their day’s work. There is no such thing as a typical day in this project, with tasks ranging from painting walls to fixing leaky taps. Evenings are typically spent with the family who will often be joined by visitors to share the evening meal.
Volunteer Tasks & Skills
The tasks of the volunteer in this project are many and varied. The key focus on the maintenance of buildings and everything that goes with it. Cleaning, painting, DIY, roofing, plumbing and carpentry are all regular jobs in the daily routine. No special skills are required; there is always plenty to do for everyone.
Volunteer Nepal – Making a Difference
It is amazing how rewarding a simple job like painting a school wall or fixing a desk in a classroom can be. By Westerns standards facilities in Nepal villages are basic and are often poorly maintained. Volunteers in our School and Community Maintenance Project can make a significant mark on a community in the few weeks they spend there, enriching the lives of the locals and bringing a fresh perspective to students and the community.
The minimum age requirement for volunteers in the School and Community Maintenance Project is 18. Volunteers need to have a working knowledge of tools, building and good with their hands. Of course skills like carpentry or masonry will be a great help, but this is an easygoing project and many of our volunteers just learn on the job. There is something here for all skill levels.
Participation in the Children’s Home Volunteer Project starts at $750 for two weeks. Each additional week is $80.
Volunteer Fee Includes
Airport pick up and drop off, accommodation during orientation and entire project time, 2 day orientation, 10 hours of basic Nepalese language lessons, all meals during project placement, 24/7 assistance support.
Volunteer Fee Does Not Include
Plane tickets, travel insurance, cost of transportation to and from work location and cost of criminal police background check required for this project.