Nature Conservation Volunteer Project in Nepal

Join thousands of volunteers on affordable programs helping to change the world one family at a time…

Share your love for nature and passion for conservation and make a difference for threatened ecosystems.

Feel greatly rewarded and fulfilled as you help protect and grow vital forests.

Your safety is always our priority... every volunteer location and project has been thoroughly vetted

At $100, ours is the world’s most affordable volunteer program with no hidden fees - communities benefit directly

First organization starting volunteer program in Nepal, over 8000 happy volunteers since 1998

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Nature Conservation Volunteer Project in Nepal

Are you a nature lover and would like to volunteer in Nepal to conserve nature awakening of climate change effects? Are you interested to experience Nepal’s breathtaking sceneries while making a difference?

Nepal is a natural paradise for trekkers, hikers, animal lovers and all. From spectacular sceneries of the Himalayas to awe-inspiring landscapes, amazing ancient landmarks to exotic wildlife, Nepal offers one of the world’s greatest travel itineraries.

Despite being one of nature's treasures, Nepal's natural resources are rapidly deteriorating. The ever-increasing population and clearance of forest areas are the prime reasons for this peril.

With overdependence on forests for fulfilling people's needs, Nepal's greenery has been transformed into arid parched lands. This is due to a lack of awareness, lack of environmental education, and human greed.

Therefore, RCDP's nature conservation volunteer project in Nepal has teamed up with environmentalists and local NGOs to save the green land from destruction.

Contact RCDP today to join the environmental conservation effort to protect Nepal forests and nature for positive impact,

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Responsibilities And Impacts

When you join this volunteer program, you will work with professional environmental coordinators to impart environmental education and create awareness about the misuse of the forest reserves. You will also provide support in seedling distribution to villagers throughout Nepal and contribute to digging and preparing nursery beds for sowing seeds. Furthermore, you will clear unwanted weeds by trimming and pruning. Your role will also involve discarding diseased trees and taking flora inventory too.

Volunteering in nature conservation in Nepal is a very meaningful project. This project will give a deep insight into nature and conservation. Your priceless effort to help save the natural environment of Nepal will greatly benefit the locals and lessen the climate change effects. Besides, without a doubt, you will also fulfill your passion of saving nature while experiencing vibrant Nepalese cultures and traditions.

Skills and Qualifications

To join this Nepal nature conservation volunteer program, there are no specific skills and qualifications needed. All you need to have is a strong love and passion to save Mother Nature for future generations. As you volunteer in farm, you are required to be physically fit and healthy. You should also be open-minded, easy-going and careful to have a rewarding trip in Nepal.

Volunteers’ Schedule

Your each and every day will be fun filled and rewarding while working as nature conservation volunteer in Nepal. Undoubtedly, you will have amazing opportunity to share your experiences, skills and passions to the locals.

You will work with NGOs and governmental organizations after joining this program. There is not such a fixed daily schedule as volunteering works vary every day.

Here is sample daily schedule:

November to February, you willwork 10am-5pm:

  • 8.00am - Enjoy breakfast with your host family.
  • 9.30am - Lunch Time – Great time to enjoy a traditional Nepali meal and to connect with fellow volunteers.
  • 10.00am to 1.00pm –Spend your time working in the nursery, distributing seedlings, growing food for orphans, and more!
  • 1.00pm – 2.00pm –Great time to rest and enjoy tea.
  • 2.00pm to 5.00pm –conservation work resumes

March to October, Nepal conservation volunteers will work 7am to 10 am in the morning and 3pm-6pm in the afternoon

  • 7am - Enjoy breakfast with your host family.
  • 7.30am to 10.00am – Spend the morning working in farm!
  • 10.30am –Return to your host family for a traditional Nepali lunch.
  • 10.30 to 2.00pm –Free time to rest and relax.
  • 2.00pm –Refuel with a refreshing tea &snacks with your host family before heading back to work.
  • 3.00pm to 6.00pm –Dig your hands back into the soil and plant the seeds of change!
  • 7.00pm –End your day with a lovely traditional Nepali dinner.

Fees and Date

RCDP nature conservation volunteer project in Nepal starts every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month around the year. If you have travel struggles or problems arriving in the country on the day your chosen program can also start, do not be worried, since we are flexible and you can start on any day of the year.

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, RCDP offers the most affordable program fee. Our program fee starts as low as $180. The program fee is divided in as registration fee ($279) 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: 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.

Volunteering in Nepal nature conservation opportunity 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.

The weekly fees include:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Airport pick up/Transfer
  • In-country support
  • Program orientation
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers

The weekly fees exclude:

  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer
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Accommodation and Meal

While working conservation program in Chitwan, Nepal, you are accommodated with a safe and comfortable host family. The host family offers you three traditional home cooked meals a day. Other facilities you get in the family includes clean and comfortable shared room with bedding materials (same gendered), western style toilets with running water (no hot water) and electricity outlets.

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Free Time and Weekend Exploration

You will have plenty of time to travel after work and during the weekend while volunteering in Nepal environmental conservation program. You will work around five hours a day from Monday to Friday. You can spend your free time visiting the Chitwan National Park, Tharu villages, elephant breeding centers and more. While in weekends, you can go for visiting other beautiful cities like Pokhara, Kathmandu, Hetauda etc.

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Safety and In Country Support

You won’t face any safety issues while in Nepal. As soon as you arrive at the TI airport, our representative will pick you up. Then, our country coordinator and field coordinator provide orientation. They will be available throughout the course of your visit to Nepal. You can contact our project staffs anytime.

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Arrival and Departure

To join nature conservation volunteer project in Nepal you must fly into Tribhuvan International Airport one day before the start of their project. Notify your local coordinator immediately if you miss your flight or your flight gets delayed.

RCDP will offer you airport pick-up service and transfers to your accommodation options. A local representative will meet you at the airport. However, we do not provide airport transfer services once the project is completed but your in-country coordinator will assist you to arrange for transportation to the airport.


Without a tourist visa, you will not be allowed entry into Nepal. You should apply for tourist visa by visiting the official embassy or consulate of Nepal in your home country few weeks before the start date of our nature conservation volunteer program in Nepal.

You can also get on arrival visa in the international airport. Citizens of countries like the USA, UK, Canada and Australia are eligible for on arrival visa. You can even extend your Nepalese tourist visa by visiting the office of Immigration Department in either Pokhara or Kathmandu & apply for visa extension. Please visit the Nepal immigration website for detail information.


If you want to work in our environmental conservation volunteering program in Nepal then it is necessary to get vaccines for Polio, Rabies, MMR, Yellow Fever, chickenpox, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, and Malaria. Note: We suggest consulting your local doctor or visit CDC website for more information on the vaccinations required to travel to Nepal.

Other Amazing Volunteer opportunities in Nepal

RCPD arranges many other volunteer opportunities in Nepal. Please check out the following links for detail information.

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