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Holistic Community Development

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1 - 15 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Brilliant 4.7  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Very high response rate

Highlights

  • Live like a local in Nepal beautiful Village
  • Help the community with agriculture productions
  • Participate in the Festivals, experience the home stay and explore your horizon
  • Beautiful Day hiking around the area which offers worlds number one Trekking Trails including Annapurna Round
  • Support women and children on their way of life

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

About the program

This program consist of multiple activities as working in Agriculture farm on holiday and teaching in local schools while experiencing the homestay.

General Information

Good Karma Foundation is an organization established to offer national and international citizens with an opportunity of volunteering in Nepal to bring some positive change in country. We are dedicated in offering you with safe and memorable volunteer experience where both the ...

About the program

General Information

Good Karma Foundation is an organization established to offer national and international citizens with an opportunity of volunteering in Nepal to bring some positive change in country. We are dedicated in offering you with safe and memorable volunteer experience where both the local communities and the volunteers learn from each other and establish a personal bond.

Good karma Foundation is open for people of every age group and profession so it does not matter if you are a student or if you are looking for volunteering in gap year or if you are pioneer in your profession.
As you might have already known, many parts of rural Nepal have been partially or completely devastated by the earthquakes of 25th April and 12th March. 

About the Program

By participating in our organization, you will get an opportunity of experiencing the rural life, take the taste of local dish while work hand in hand with local communities. As a volunteer in the village, your task vary from participating in light construction works like repairing houses to teaching in local school to cooking food for children. Upon your interest, you can also volunteer in eco farm where you will exchange your ideas on organic farming and adopt traditional farming method.

You will be greeted at Kathmandu Airport. The trip involves trekking through the rustic path that allows views of incredible Himalayas. After receiving, volunteer is given a day tour to know the highlights of the city. After spending the day in kathmandu and having orientation of the program now volunteer is ready to travel to the local village of his choice.

The volunteers will teach in a community run schools in school days (Sunday to Friday) for 3-4 hours and help the host family in evenings and off days if they want . The volunteers are expected to be a source of inspiration, a agent of social change and a also cultural exchange agent to take good nepali practices home and teach good practices to nepali children. Volunteering we regard as  a both way traffic.

We would like to assure you that you will never have to do the work that does not interest you. We will offer you with tailored volunteer program to meet your needs.

Volunteers can bring some gifts to children or host family from home if they would like. Don't forget to say Namaste to every one you meet in Nepal which opens the good door or communication.

This program tries to give students of mountain village room to improve their speaking english skills through cultural exchange.

The volunteers will be always safe and in good supervision of organization staffs. The proper host families are selected to ensure the volunteer feels home atmosphere while in homestay.

The program location is rural villages of lamjung district like Khudi, Siurung, Bhusme, Manjang etc, After the volunteer sends an application, we will provide profile of each village where need is most. The location is starting point of Annapurna ircuit which is 200Km far from Kathmandu, roughly 5 hours drive distance.

The volunteers can join this program all round the year and it is more special to be part of this program from August to November because major hindu festivals fall in this period of the year.



Typical day

A typical day of volunteer is divided in three part, morning , day and  afternoon before going to bed . 

Early morning Volunteers wake up with a warm Nepali Tea from the host family offered to them . after this volunteers take time to clean and baths, they will have breakfast before going to work ...

Typical day

A typical day of volunteer is divided in three part, morning , day and  afternoon before going to bed . 

Early morning Volunteers wake up with a warm Nepali Tea from the host family offered to them . after this volunteers take time to clean and baths, they will have breakfast before going to work in agricultural works , most of the agriculture work are harvesting the vegetables. 

After this volunteer return to home from morning work of hour or more . Now host family offers the Lunch at  9 am . 

After having Lunch Volunteer goes to school for a day teaching , there will be 4-6 periods given to volunteers , between the school time of 10 am to 4 pm volunter will be feed the light lunch tea biscuits , bread betean rice etc .  Regarding subjest volunteer can teach English, Maths , science , or painting ,  footballs games etc ,  after finishing the school volunteers join the home  where he resides and enjoy the cooking foods with family and walking around village , play with kids etc before going to bed . 


Free-time activities

 Early in the morning Volunteer can walk a little morning walk , in the  evening again can make some walk around , play with childrens in village , beside that in the weekend local host will help volunteers by providing guide to walk around some mountain villages, fishing etc  every weekend there ...

Free-time activities

 Early in the morning Volunteer can walk a little morning walk , in the  evening again can make some walk around , play with childrens in village , beside that in the weekend local host will help volunteers by providing guide to walk around some mountain villages, fishing etc  every weekend there will be some things ready to do . mostly the area lies in the starting  point of great annapurna circuit trek so there are many nice villages and trails for day hiking which will be nice option for volunteers for the weekend activities,


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.

Language Skills

You need to speak English (basic level)

Education Requirements

English , science , Maths , social etc at High School level

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Good Karma Foundation Nepal

Our Services to Volunteers are as follows:
  • Responce to Email & providing the enough information while booking
  • Pre- departure Information: Information on booking flight ticket, getting visa, Airport procedure, what to bring etc.
  • Land Transportation:  (airport Pick up 10 USD & Transport to project area 10 USD extra)
  • Accommodations: ( USD 5 Per Night directly payable to host family is extra and not included in the cost)
  • Program Induction: Program orientation etc. 
  • Meals: Three times meals Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner all inclusive from arrival to the end of the programme.
  • 24 hours availability of Good karma foundation for emergency support
  • Contribution to projects and host family
  • Support for ongoing community development projects;
  • Assistance to extent your visa
  • All administration cost
  • Helping with Tour Trek if you want
  • arrangement of Connecting faster Ambulance services or Helicopter Rescue in case of Sick ( to be paid b volunteer themselves later)

Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport

We do provide the airport pick up to volunteers with extra cost .

Accommodation

Accommodations for volunteers will be Nepalese village standard house offering a bathrooms and clean toilet  .  a standard blankets and mattress will be provided . 

Food & Beverages

Three times food will be provided as per the Nepali standard.

The food will be organic and freshly prepared. expect lots of rice, lentils and curry as it is major diet of nepali people.

There are food options to vegetarians, gluten free choosers and people with special requirements or allergies to certain food.

Internet Access

Limited access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Nepal. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

Travel Insurance

Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Nepal provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

Volunteers can arrive any time of the year to participate in this program. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

1 week (min. stay) 72€
5 weeks 360€
7 weeks 504€
9 weeks 648€
15 weeks (max. stay) 1,080€
Average fees 72€/week

Program fees

72€ per week 1 - 15 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

1 - 15 weeks

Deposit

The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.


Final Payment

Your final payment will be agreed with Good Karma Foundation Nepal during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Good Karma Foundation Nepal

Brilliant 4.7 rating (27 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 2014

Verified by Volunteer World

  Very high response rate

Coordinated by

Nabraj

Spoken languages: English

About the project

Good karma foundation was founded after the Nepal Earthquake of April 2015, the biggest disaster of our history. The Foundation helps to rebuild and empower locals.

Meet your organization

The Good karma foundation was founded after the Nepal Earthquake of April 2015, the biggest disaster of our history. The Foundation helped in the huge rebuilding and reconstruction work, which captivated our volunteers from worldwide destinations. This year has been one of the most trying in Nepalese history. Our plan is to go ahead with as much work as we can fund to make Nepal a better place to live in guided by our best idea as, our altruistic philosophy, our resources and technology.

There are many national and international, non-governmental organizations in Nepal and Good Karma is trying to be an effective one. Good Karma wants to bring practical results from its work and if you are interested in these practical results you can be part of our foundation. The Good Karma Foundation will basically work with help of volunteers worldwide who want to rebuild and help Nepal.

Most of the Institutions are currently focusing on areas like Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan but our goal is to cover outlaying areas of Nepal, possibly in all 75 districts of our country. The nice part of our projects is we want to touch all the district of country, not only focusing on the easy areas.

Our focus will be on issues of Health and Education which can help Nepal to make a better place for tomorrow. We also organize training and social awareness in the areas respectively. Most of the population of the country live in the urban and mountain area and lack basic medical care.

If you are interested, please send us your full information and in which district you would like to volunteer. We can also help you to choose the area of volunteering. Even if you are in short time we can recommend closer areas from the urban center. if you are intending to do long term volunteering, we recommend to focusing on marginal areas of the country. 

Vision of the Organization

A rural Nepal with better living conditions.

Mission of the Organization

Effective use of volunteer with expertise in health and education to improve the social conditions in rural Nepal.

27 reviews · rating4.7

Pierre Midoux rating5

2023 at Holistic Community Development

Je suis resté 10 semaines au Népal dont 6 dans le village de Siurung pour enseigner l'anglais à plusieurs classes. Je suis resté les 10 premiers jours à Katmandou chez Nabraj avec qui j'ai tissé une amitié forte ! Il m'a fait visité les principaux lieux de la ville et nous sommes également ...
Floriane Delbaere rating3.8

2017 at Holistic Community Development

I went for 5 weeks to Nepal and it was just an unforgettable experience! This program gave me the opportunity to teach in a small mountain village school and to work in the ricefields on weekends. Every homestay was great; they welcomed me with open arms and delicious (traditional) food. Most of ...
Three years ago, I had the chance to spend almost two months in Siurung, an isolated mountain village in the Himalayas. I had been sent there by the Good Karma Foundation to help with the teaching of English in the Shree Lata Kunja Lower Secondary School. This was a life changing experience which ...
Emma Contaoe rating5

2014 at Holistic Community Development

After the earthquake in Nepal, I wanted to help in any way that I can. Good Karma allowed me to make a difference through their construction volunteer program. Everything was well organized from transport to lodging and food, and they were extremely welcoming. I highly recommend this organization if ...
One of the best things I've ever done. Nabraj organized everything perfectly. Khasur was a beautiful village with a lot of things to do nearby. The kids at the school are very nice and wants to ...
Gionatha Cravero rating5

2024 at Teaching and Trekking on top of the World

Multiple experiences in one. The opportunity to stay with locals both in KTM and in the mountain village gives a full immersion into the Nepali culture. The ebc trek is an intense experience by itself done with an amazing guide. ..

Location

Asia > Southern Asia > Nepal > Lamjung

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