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Volunteer in Nepal

The Most Affordable

Volunteer fees starting at just
$149

The Most Reputed

Since 1998, over 20000 Volunteers, hundreds of online reviews

The Most Transparent

No Middlemen. Pay your fees directly to host families and projects.

Discover the diversity of people, landscape and culture in amazing Nepal with our meaningful and very affordable volunteer programs.

From hot and sweltering region bordering India, the landscape of Nepal rises steeply and sometimes steadily to reach the mighty Himalayas. Within this, you will find green valleys, deep gorges, forests, steep terrains and rivers that crisscross the landscape. The people of Nepal are as diverse as the landscape. The population is made up of Aryans that migrated from India and Iran, and Tibeto-Burmans groups that arrived from Tibet, China and Burma. RCDP-Nepal’s volunteer program taps into this beauty of Nepal by offering cultural program, where you will get intimately connected with the warm and ever welcoming people. With our volunteer in Nepal programs you will work to improve the lives of desperately poor people. You can choose from volunteer programs like Work in Orphanage, Teaching English in school or Buddhist monastery, Health Project, Environment and Conservation Project, Photo Journalism and many others.

Contact us now to find out more, or Enroll in the program to realize your dream of visiting this fascinating country. .

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The Fee and Dates

RCDP India volunteer Program starts every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

Program in India

Every year, hundreds of volunteers arrive in Nepal to volunteer from UK and USA based organizations and end up paying up to $2500 to volunteer for 2 weeks. However, RCDPoffers the most affordable program fee.Our program fee starts as low as $180. The program fee is divided in as registration fee ($269) and weekly fee.

In Nepal, in addition to volunteer programs, RCDP runs many projects to help poor children and orphanages. We are presently running 2 orphanages in Nepal and school construction/renovation program (for detail, visit:http://www.rcdpnepal.org/about_rcdp/achievements.php). Majority of your program fee is used for your program. However, as RCDP aims is to support poor communities and children, we use remaining saving (if any left)) to run or manage our orphanages and community projects.

Weekly fee is divided between room/3 local foods a day (50%) and project donation/support of local project staffs (50%). This allocation may be different depending up on location, project type etc. However, our coordinator will explain these issues before you pay the fee. Please find below the break down of cost in a weekly basis.

Weeks Kathmandu/Chitwan
Orphanage/ School
Pokhara Medical Monastery Photo Journalism
  1 Week $149   $265   $235   $255 $225
  2 Weeks   $250   $415   $285   $380 $400
  3 Weeks   $320   $565   $410   $455 $575
  4 Weeks   $390   $715   $460   $530 $750
  5 Weeks   $450   $865   $585   $605 $925
  6 Weeks   $510   $1,015   $635   $680 $1,100
  7 Weeks   $570   $1,165   $760   $755 $1,275
  8 Weeks   $630   $1,315   $810   $830 $1,450
  9 Weeks   $690   $1,465   $935   $905 $1,625
  10 Weeks   $750   $1,615   $985   $980 $1,800
  11 Weeks   $810   $1,765   $ 1,110   $1,055 $1,975
  12 Weeks   $870   $1,915   $ 1,160   $1,130 $2,150
  • Airport pickup, drop and first accomodation $50
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day
  • First Week Language and Culture Program fee $250
  • Second Week Language and Culture Program fee $275

Arrangement of room/food/supervision :

Arrangements in Nepal

RCDP is responsible for looking after the accommodation and the meal of the volunteer during your program in Nepal. Volunteers will with stay either with a host family during their program. Our host families in Nepal are well screened and they are socially respected. The family will offer you a safe and secure place to stay. Staying with a host family is a wonderful way to immersion in a local culture.

Our resident cook will prepare you 3 local meals in the Hostel, while in the host family our volunteers will enjoy 3 meals with the host family. Like the country, the people and the culture, the food in Nepal is also reflects different influences that have amalgamated in Nepal from nearby reason. The momos (dumplings) are the favorite snacks for Nepalese. Sometimes they have momos in their main course also. Rice and lentil soup with vegetable curry (spicy like in India) is a stable food for most families and is consumed daily. The bamboo shoot curry (bamboo shoot is an Oriental influence while the curry is an India influence) is another very popular food that reflects the different influences in the food of Nepal.

During the project, we will constantly monitor your progress and inquire if you're happy with the project or not. Our local coordinator lives close to the project and you'll have access to his mobile phone number 24 hours.