China + India
China + India
Population = 29 Million People
Currency = Nepalese Rupee
Language = Nepali
When you volunteer in Nepal with Challenges Abroad you’ll be surrounded by the natural beauty of the Kathmandu Valley, with incredible mountain ranges everywhere you turn. Our volunteers are based at our hub in Dhulikhel, a rural town in the valley surrounded by more than six World Heritage sites! In your spare time from volunteering you’ll be able to visit these sites, explore the town and go on some amazing walks through the countryside.
You will also have some time to visit Kathmandu, only about 30km from Dhulikhel. Visiting the capital city is an incredible experience, with sights, sounds and smells like nothing you’ll have ever encountered before. From the amazing monuments and temples in the old town to the chill, backpacker district of Thamel, you’ll be able to use your time when you’re not volunteering to relax, unwind and soak in the vibrant culture and history.
Despite its richness of culture and popularity as a trekking destination, Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. Many communities live in strained circumstances and lack access to quality healthcare, education and income generation opportunities, which is why we need you to help us make a change.
You can choose from a range of volunteering programs to make your impact with Challenges Abroad in Nepal, including:
Join our Challenges Abroad Nepal Facebook group to learn more about our programs in Nepal and speak to one of our past volunteers about their experience!
You will be volunteering with our charity, the FutureSense Foundation, when you’re in Dhulikhel. Our FutureSense Nepal team are based here year-round and work hand-in-hand with the community to make sure that our volunteer programs are meeting current needs and are part of a long-term plan that aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This model ensures that our volunteers can make a contribution that will have an ongoing, positive impact in the community.
We are committed to delivering ethical and sustainable volunteer programs in Nepal and around the world, while safeguarding the children that we work with and fostering global citizenship. Visit the FutureSense website to learn more about our sustainable development projects in Nepal.
Thank you Nepal for teaching me to give more, complain less and to simply appreciate the small things in life.Georgia Kosecki - Griffith University
I learnt so much more in this short time than I thought possible. While it will challenge you in many different ways, the sense of accomplishment and the amazing people you’ll meet along the way, make it one of the best experiences you’ll have.Maggie Campbell-Jones - La Trobe University
Volunteering in Nepal has been the most memorable and life changing experience.Kit Elliot - University of Queensland
Challenges Abroad Nepal was a rewarding and worthwhile experience. It was great to be a part of the school and I truly felt that our team made a difference.Alicia Coventry - Monash University
I'm going to miss the people, the views and the relaxed culture of Nepal. I've had an amazing time here and I know it won't be my last visit. In Nepal you don't say goodbye, but rather see you soon.Hannah Littler - Monash University