There are a number of options to Volunteer in Nepal. On the whole, things appear to change on a regular basis and it is next to impossible to stay “upto date” on all the options available. We have listed a few below.
Kathmandu Walking Tour – A New Zealand based social business, based around Kathmandu walking tours of the back streets of old Kathmandu town.
First Steps – A New Zealand based organisation specialising in teaching and schools. They do charge to volunteer – $25/night but costs all go towards building schools. Really.
We Gain Zone – More of a volunteer based eco community focused on introducing low cost alternative technology – earth building, bamboo bikes etc.
Help Nepal – A local NGO run on donations from Nepalese working overseas.
Child Haven Orphanages (also supporting homes in in india. bangladesh, nepal and tibet)
SCAI Australian based NGO working in schools (charge $10/day but this covers accommodation food and other expenses)
Hands in Nepal – yes similar name. Apparently there are lots of hands in Nepal.
BAC – a arts center that often requires volunteers and in resident artists to run programs.
Some reviews of Nepal Volunteering Programs: