The projects and programs offered on this page are ones that we are deeply committed to. Some are programs we've started ourselves, such as Her Farm that is the dream of co-founder Sunita Subedi Sharma (see the about page) and is a direct response to her own life challenges of living with domestic abuse in Nepal.
Other's such as the At-Risk Youth program are run by our partner NGO's in Nepal. We invest financially in all of these programs and have long-term relationships with each and every one. The Kathmandu Hospital, where our pre-med program takes place has been a partner of ours for years and years and provides an unparaleled opportunity to learn about health care in a developing country. Our Global Health Internship takes place at a rural hospital that is supported by The Mountain Fund, our parent organization that's been working in Nepal for over a decade, establishing health clinics and hospitals.
We've selected these programs for the superior experiences they offer you and because we personally believe in them and are deeply committed to them.
You can change programs and dates later if you want. You can even change programs once you arrive in Nepal. Look, we want this to be a great experience for you and our NGO partners in Nepal so we don't have fixed ways of operating that tie you down to one choice.
The Mountain Volunteer Nepal is on facebook so please visit us and ask questions there as well.
PRICING - the price includes total, twenty-four hour a day support from our all-girl staff, a clean room in a modern house in a secure location, breakfast and dinner daily, unlimited hi-speed internet, wi-fi, use of our netbooks and laptops, bedding, towels and unlimited friendliness.
Please also take a minute to read our FAQ page to gain a better understanding of how we work in Nepal before making up your mind. You'll understand us better and why we are the very best place for you to volunteer in Nepal. We aren't a "placement company" that merely sends people to Nepal. You will live in our home, work alongside us on our projects and have a life-changing experience while doing so, we guarantee that.
Nepal is a rural, agrarian society with 85% of the population residing in small villages and working family farms. This is the "real" Nepal and we provide an experience of it that is unmatched. You'll live and work in a community and immerse yourself completely in village life. Please watch this short video to get a sense of where you will be and how much fun it is to live and work in the real Nepal http://youtu.be/mnlELmO04B4 and see our volunteer run before and after school program HERE.
Thousands of children live on the very edge of society in Nepal. Some have only one parent, some are living in the worst imaginable slum areas and many would be left at home alone all day if not for the efforts of the organizations we support. Kids from slums are getting educated, children have a safe place to stay while their poor parents work for this day’s food. You can be part of the programs that are saving at-risk children in Nepal.
Her Farm is being built to provide poor, landless and homeless women and their children a sustainable home and livelihood.
An incredible opportunity to observe all facets of medicine in a Kathmandu Hospital with English-speaking doctors. You will get experience in x-ray, laboratory, dental, eye-care, emergency, pre and post-operative, OB/GYN and the surgical theatre. Make daily rounds with doctors who will engage you in the diagnostic process and treatments. This will look great on your medical school application.
This program takes place in a rural hosptial about two hours outside of Kathmandu. The hospital is located in the town of Sipaghat in the Sindhupalchock District. It's a 15 bed hospital with pharmacy, lab and x-ray. There are no surgeries taking place here but the hospital does see 40 or more patients on a daily basis for a variety of illness and injuries. You will work with the doctor here, and under his supervision. You will have the opportunity to be involved in treatments as supervised and allowed by the doctor in charge. There's a community house nearby where you'll live and take meals. It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to become a part of a rural community and engage in front line medicine.
You may think that teaching is difficult and not for you, but it is one of the most rewarding placements we at Mountain Volunteer Nepal can offer and gives daily satisfaction and sense of accomplishment when you see the light of understanding in a student’s eyes. English skills are in great need in Nepal and essential for any decently paid job, so the motivation to learn is very high at all ages. No previous experience is required but a TEFL-certificate is required. You need is some creativity and to be able to speak English fluently. Most places have a syllabus to follow. Additional tips on teaching, suggestions and games are also available.
Nepal is a land of infinite stories and spectacular photographic opportunity. During this month long internship you will be tutored by a working professional journalist and working daily with an English language media outlet in print media, photo journalism, radio or TV. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to create your own story as a documentary, photographic show or written article for publication at home as well.
Since 2005, The Mountain Fund has been organizing medical camps in Nepal. We've hosted nearly 200 medical professionals on treks to remote villages where hundreds attend medical camps each day and we've organized health care programs in schools and children's home's in Kathmandu as well. We offer three programs to fit your needs; trekking medical camps for the adventurous and fit, medical camps by four-wheel drive for those less accustomed to hiking or medical assistance in schools and children's home's right in Kathmandu where you can provide much needed services without having to rough it.
At The Mountain Fund farm in rural Nepal we have projects that are wonderful experiences and contributions for groups. Located in a small hilltop village our farm is home to women who are alone and have no means of support for themselve or their children. At the Mountain Fund farm they can live, work the farm, produce their own and survive with independence and dignity. We are also engage in projets that will benefit and improve life for the entire village population.