Nature Conservation Volunteer Nepal

Nepal has many wonderful natural resources, and it is particularly known for its lush green forests. Unfortunately these wonders of nature are fast becoming depleted for two key reasons. Firstly, the nation has become seriously over-dependent on them for daily survival, and secondly, the majority of local people simply don’t understand or think about the long term consequences of deforestation at its current rate.

The RCDP Nepal nature conservation program is helping to tackle this issue in several ways. Existing Nepal's indigenous species conservation efforts are supported by offering free tree seedlings for planting, while teaching local people key points about the importance of conservation. This is the perfect opportunity for those looking for meaningful environmental volunteer opportunities abroad.

Volunteer Responsibilities

This environmental conservation volunteer in Nepal program is located in the rural village of Chitwan; the ideal place to enjoy the natural beauty of this country. Nature conservation volunteering involves various tasks, so you will get hands-on experience of preparing nursery beds, sowing seeds, and weeding, trimming, pruning, and thinning various indigenous tree species.

The planted seedlings are grown and nurtured by our volunteers, then later they will be distributed at no charge to villages in other parts of Nepal. Depending on the season, additional tasks may include planting, collecting seeds, replanting, eliminating diseased trees, and inventorying fauna and flora. Your work in this conservation area of Nepal is extremely valuable, and each day you are there helps to create and safeguard a self-sufficient future for the people of this wonderful country.

Skills and Qualifications

No specific qualifications are needed to join our Nature Conservation Volunteer Nepal. However, some insight into Nepalese culture and at least a basic understanding of the language will make for an even more rewarding experience. It is worth looking at joining the one week language studies and cultural immersion program we offer before joining this useful and life changing environmental conservation project in Nepal.

Please note that many of the biodiversity conservation in Nepal projects are quite physical, so our conservation volunteers must be in good physical shape. You should also be enthusiastic and a self-starter, yet be able to follow directions well.

The Start Date

Nature conservation volunteering program in Nepal starts every Monday 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.

Fees and Date

RCDP provides you with opportunities in Nepal starting from one week up to year. As one of the cheapest environmental conservation in Nepal organizations, RCDP’s program fee for a week stay start for as low as $100 for a week long stay, including a registration fee of $ 279.

Nepal Nature conservation volunteering program weekly fee is divided between accommodation and meals at 50% and project donation with support of local project staff at the other 50%. The allocation may be different depending up your location. RCDP is 100% transparent and accountable you will be provided with a breakdown of the program fee allocation on request. For further accountability all the program fees are paid directly to the host family.

Learn more about our highly affordable volunteer in Nepal fees.

FAQs: Nature Conservation Volunteer Nepal

What is a typical daily schedule on a volunteer nature conservation in Nepal project?

The schedule content and timetable depends on the time of year you join the program.

Between November and February volunteers work from 10am-5pm

  • 7:am Breakfast and tea with your host family
  • 7:30-10:00am Project work (inc. weeding, watering, filling plastic bag, digging nurseries)
  • 10:30am Lunch with your host family
  • 10:30-2:00pm Personal time, your free time to do whatever you like
  • 2:00pm Tea and snack time with your host family
  • 3:00-6:00pm Project work – helping with whatever tasks need doing
  • 7:00pm Dinner

Between March and October volunteers work from 7am-10am and 3pm-6pm

  • 7:30am Breakfast and tea with host family
  • 10:00am-1:00pm Project work. The tasks assigned will depends on what needs doing.
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Tea and lunch break
  • 2:00-5:00pm Project work continues
  • 7:00pm Enjoy dinner with your host family

Will I be working alone or will I have assistance during my environmental conservation in Nepal?

On a Nature Conservation Volunteer Nepal program, you will be assisting a nursery leader. The nursery leader will be in charge of drawing up timetables for and assigning projects for the volunteers.

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