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Third Eye Foundation

Organic Agriculture Supporter

Agricultural volunteer program will give you an opportunity to live together with a local host farmer family, learn about agricultural practices

About Us

The Third Eye Foundation Nepal is a social, non profit, charitable Organization with the aim of making the world a better place to live. Our major two goals are helping the local community by working as a catalyst between Donor agencies, Charities etc and local targeted groups and on the other hand providing volunteer opportunities to local and International volunteers who are seeking volunteering position in Nepal.        

Agriculture in Nepal

Nepalis major economic sector is agriculture. More than 80% of the population in Nepal are depended on agriculture. Nepal is a country of geographical diversity. Diverse types of crops and vegetables are grown here in different seasons ranging from lower land called Terai (60m) to High Himalayan region. Agriculture in Nepal is still done traditionally and it is just enough for survival.
Agricultural work in Nepal is taken as celebration and cultural practice. The cultural aspect of Nepali agriculture is so unique. Nepal celebrates different agriculture related festivals like ropai jatra (paddy plantation ceremony), Daai festival ( the paddy harvest ceremony). The nature worship and agricultural worship are part of animism which is still among farmers.

About the Program

Agricultural volunteer program will give you an opportunity to live together with local host farmer families, learning agricultural practices carried out by them since ages, and taking part in agricultural work. This program will let you experience the local life in Nepal.The research orientated and culture orientated volunteers can take part in this program. If you are born in a city and have no experience of the agricultural life, you will learn a lot and may be you will wonder what life means to these people. The rural parts of Nepal still gives you the opportunity to experience medieval time. When you live in a farm house, you will get the chance to milk animals in the traditional way, eat tree ripened fruits and much more.
Learn different native techniques from this agricultural volunteer program. For example learn to make Gundruk ( the dried fermented leafy vegetable product), wave gundri (mat from straw),  make blankets from wool, churn the curd to produce ghee etc. Learn the ideas and techniques from local Nepali people so when you go back to your country you can grow plants in Nepali way. In this program you will get chance to learn about different medicinal plants and there use. Ploughing the field  and using oxen can be matter of fun for you. These small experiences will transform your life and make you more wise. Be a local everywhere to know.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

Typical day

A Typical day starts with tea in the morning. Some free time in morning and seasonal work. After Lunch at 10 AM the field work starts (roughly 4 hours) including typical tasks like: 

  • Gardening
  • Planting
  • Harvesting (etc based on the season). 
The evenings are free for recreation. Dinner will be prepared around 7 PM

Organic Agriculture Supporter working on farm volunteer with locals volunteer at work volunteer accomodation volunteer with host family

Program Requirements

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Required Documents
Letter of Motivation and CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Very practical
Able to handle and enjoy every situations.
Can speak basic english
Remains happy and optimistic
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 - 17:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Third Eye Foundation are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Beofre or after the program one can trek and choose one day long to several days. The everest Base camp, annapurna base camp and annapurna circuit are famous and most choosen treks that takes about two weeks. The most popular and one week long easy trek is "Ghorepani Trekking".
Besides that Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan are places of attractions.
People interested in more adventure can do paragliding, bungy, mountain flight etc.

Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Yoga/Meditation

Included Services

What's included?
Pre- departure Information: Information on booking flight ticket, getting visa, Airport procedure, what to bring etc.
Land Transportation: Airport Pickup, airport transfer, transportation during Kathmandu sightseeing program, transportation to project site.
Accommodation and meals
Airport Pickup

Pick up from Kathmandu airport and drive to downtown (Thamel) for 5 KM. After two nights stay in Kathmandu, drive to mountain village in annapurna for 5 hours (200Km) for project.

Accommodation

The home stay accommodation will be conform basic tourist  standards like a clean bath, and a clean bed room etc.

Guest Family Camping
Food & Beverages

Food includes organic food. The food is Nepali meals mostly vegetables, fruits, rice, lentils, curry and soups.
Meals will be prepared three times a day

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$300.00
3 weeks
$383.00
4 weeks
$467.00
5 weeks
$550.00
7 weeks
$717.00
9 weeks
$883.00
20 weeks (max. stay)
$1,800.00
Average fees
$120.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kathmandu/Nepal between 2 weeks and 20 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Third Eye Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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 (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Third Eye Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Nepal

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Nepal. Please check the visa regulations for Nepal.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Nepal and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Nepal.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Nepal.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Tribhuvan International (KTM) in Kathmandu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Nepal.
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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Nepal while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Thamel, 29, 44600 Kathmandu, Nepal

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