Why Himalayan Volunteers?

Himalyan volunteer offers once in a lifetime opportunities. We organize adventure travel and volunteer programs in many parts of Nepal, which gives our participants the chance to experience the real Nepal. While the volunteer work is in the South Asian region, you will have a singular Nepali adventure.

Affordability & Flexibility

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Himalayan Volunteers is the most affordable way to volunteer and help local communities in developing area. Why are we cheaper than other organizations? Firstly, we are just a handful of passionate people working hard to help volunteers and local communities in society. We don’t have huge overheads – no company cars, no downtown office – we’re just volunteers who thought we could do a better job. Secondly, we work with local organizations wherever we can to keep administration costs to a minimum and also to feed as much money and skills into the local communities where we operate.

Quality & Need

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All of Himalayan Volunteers partner organizations have been fully vetted to ensure that, not only does a genuine need for assistance exist, but that the environments that we place our volunteers are safe and of a high quality. As a volunteer you are not only giving your time to help those in developing countries but you are also giving your trust that you will be involved with the program and activities you signed up for. We know this is important and you can rest assured we make a continuous effort to ensure that our partner organizations live up to their commitments.

Safety & Support

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The safety of our volunteers is our number one priority. Immersing yourself in new cultures and surroundings is part of the excitement and wonder of travelling. However, as with any travel to developing countries, there is always a chance that things might not go 100% according to plan. We work closely with our partner organisations to understand the local security and safety arrangements and only provide programs where we have carried out a thorough safety assessment. In addition to this we will ensure that all safety and security considerations are made clear to you in your starter/welcome pack. We will also appoint a Himalayan Volunteers staff member to be your point of contact throughout the duration of your placement, so if at anytime you need further assistance, it is available to you.

Friendships

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One of the benefits of volunteering is that you’ll meet new people and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Many volunteers talk with enthusiasm about the relationships they have developed and still maintain with the local people they live and work with during their volunteering placements. We realize this is one of the true benefits of volunteering and encourage all our placements to make the most of the unique opportunity to develop these cross-cultural friendships.

Getting the most out of your experience

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In addition to the fulfilling experience of assisting those in need in developing countries, most volunteers also like to take some time to explore their surroundings. The daily rigours of volunteer work, although extremely satisfying, can be hard. We realise that everyone needs a break and encourage our volunteers to have a look around where and when possible. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do and we will do our very best to make it happen for you!