Volunteer in Nepal, home of the Himalayas, the birthplace of Buddha and the country of peace and love. Nepal is a country of sharp contrasts, between some of the most beautiful landscapes and some of the poorest people in the world.

Volunteer in Nepal

Through our volunteer projects we help to facilitate sustainable development projects for disadvantaged, marginalised and poorly educated members of society.

Nepal is one the poorest country in the world, but is rates highly for being one of the happiest countries. It might be from the peaceful and giving nature of Nepali people, or their tolerance and understanding towards others. They are a resilient and diverse country of people, unified by their strong sense of national identity and pride. You will experience this during your placement on a daily basis, and will be welcomed to join them in their national celebrations.

Our volunteer projects aim to reach all areas of society that face discrimination and disadvantages and aim to empower women who have been cast out by society. Our community based projects include participating in the observation of healthcare and learning more about the lack of resources in by working in a public hospital or a global healthcare placement. The goal of our rural projects is to work within communities and utilise local resources and provide them with education and skills that they need to empower themselves and continue their self-sufficiency.  Our film, photography and community project is one such example.

In April of 2015 Nepal was affected by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that had disastrous effects on daily life and infrastructure. The effects were felt all throughout Nepal, from the Kathmandu valley to the rural villages in the mountains, and the communities in which our projects are located in suffered damages. Rebuild work has taken place with the help of volunteers and although there is still work to be done to some structures and a large community structure is planned work today is focused on supporting the lives of the women and children. Read our blog here to find out more about how your volunteer support, both in construction and community development initiatives, will help to rebuild the lives of this rural Nepalese community.

There is never a shortage of things to do in Nepal, and you will have many options.  The country is best known for having 8 out of 10 of the world’s highest mountains, like Mount Everest, and one of the most popular is to do a trek.  Alternatively, visit Chitwan National Park and see the one horned rhino, or take an elephant safari.  Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is situated in the valley between towering mountains and grassy plains and is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites.  It is well worth visiting on the weekends or after your volunteering placement. Whether surrounding yourself in nature or heading off the beaten track Nepal has something to offer everyone.

Join us at Kaya and intern or volunteer in Nepal, where our projects help to empower and provide resources to communities in need, and make a difference that will have a lasting and sustainable impact.

Don’t forget to mention the Nepal Special Discount!


Here are some important facts about Nepal:

  • Population 31,551,305 July 2015 estimate
  • Language – Nepali (official) 44.6%, Maithali 11.7%, Bhojpuri 6%, Tharu 5.8%, Tamang 5.1%, Newar 3.2%, Magar 3%, Bajjika 3%, Urdu 2.6%, Avadhi 1.9%, Limbu 1.3%, Gurung 1.2%, other 10.4%, unspecified 0.2%.  There are  123 languages reportedly spoken as mother tongue
  • Religion – Hindu 81.3%, Buddhist 9%, Muslim 4.4%, Kirant 3.1%, Christian 1.4%, other 0.5%, unspecified 0.2% (2011 est.)
  • Currency – Nepalese Rupee (NPR)
  • Climate – varies from cool summers and severe winters in north to subtropical summers and mild winters in south

Source: www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

Film, Photography and Community Volunteering in Nepal

Film, Photography and Community Volunteering in Nepal for those with creative and practical skills to share to empower women in a rural community

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Empower Women On A Sustainable Agriculture Initiative in Nepal

Volunteer in Nepal and empower Nepalese women through sustainable agriculture, providing them with the ability to support themselves and their children.

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Easy 4-step application process


Click here to apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.


Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.


Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.


When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.