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PROJECT OVERVIEW
  • Location: Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara
  • Start Point: Kathmandu
  • End Point: Kathmandu
  • Duration: 1 to 12 weeks
  • Hours: 30-40 hours per week
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Meal: Local food 3 times a day
  • Date: 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month
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Gain medical experience in a fascinating country with diverse and lively culture and work with local doctors to treat Nepalese.

Nepal’s health sector is slowing moving towards standards seen internationally. But the cost of using the facilities is very expensive and can’t be afforded by the poor. The few government hospitals that exist are often poorly run and very slow in delivering their services. They are located in urban centers, away from rural areas where the poor often originate.

RCDP-Nepal has worked in conjunction with local hospital to offer health projects for volunteers willing to help poor and serve the humanity. During your work, you will treat many poor working together local medical professionals and bring smiles to their faces.

Your activities as a volunteer

Volunteers in healthcare project in Nepal will assist local doctors and medical staffs. You will be assigned work according to your level of experience. Volunteer works in hospital include: treating minor injury, taking BP & weight, record keeping of patience, general medical checkup of patience, assisting local doctors, and similar responsibilities. You can also choose to work in the administration.

Skills required

Volunteers interested to work in the health project should have some level of work experience in health/medical sector. Only health professionals, medical students, nurses, and volunteers with similar experience are allowed to join the medical project. You must produce medical certification or an ID card which states that you are a medical student.

Project Location

Kathmandu: Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city in Nepal. The city is known for pagoda style temples dotted around the city and the half a dozen ancient historical places and World Heritage Sites. During your free time, volunteers can do many things in Kathmandu like visiting Buddhist temples of Swayumbhunath and Bouddha or Pashupatinath, one of the holiest Hindu shrines. There are also many fine restaurants and bars in Kathmandu and you can also visit mountain top retreat of Nagarkot for a one night sojourn. One a clear day, sunrise from Nagarkot has been described as spectacular and you can also see clear views of Langtang Himalayan range.


Chitwan:Chitwan lies about 4-5 hours drive from Kathmandu. Chitwan is a regional hub that connects the flat region of Nepal with the hilly region. While the main town itself lies in the flat region, you can see the hills start from the Chitwan. Volunteers to Chitwan can enjoy traditional Nepali hospitality. During your free time, you can visit Chitwan National Park, one of the best parks to see Bengal Tiger, one-horned Rhine and ride on the back of the elephants. The Park also attracts plenty of birdwatchers.