Love Volunteers

Support Hospitals & Health Outreach

Kathmandu, Nepal show on map

Help in local government- or community-run hospitals or outreach projects, to supply quality care and knowledge to the locals.

The program

The mission of this essential program is to simply provide medical care to those in need in Nepal.  Facing a multitude of health issues, the people of Nepal are suffering. Volunteer placements on this program are based at health posts or hospitals, and are either Government-run or managed by the local community, in rural and urban areas. Volunteers will be working in the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara, as well as other rural locations within Nepal. They will also work closely with Nepalese doctors and nurses in pre-arranged Health Camps managed by the Government or the community. Among the most impoverished groups within Nepal’s population, there is a continual need to mobilize health workers.  This program makes a real difference to the people of Nepal by supplying medical assistance to help those who need it most.  Volunteers will work in medical facilities where the need is greatest at the time, supplying quality care and sharing their knowledge and skills as required.

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide essential medical care to the most vulnerable people of Nepal
  • Improve the health and wellbeing of some of the poorest people in the world
  • Enable international volunteers to spend time working with those who need it most
  • Expose volunteers and children to different people and cultures
How you can help

Volunteers play an essential role in providing medical care to the impoverished people of Nepal. Love Volunteers' partner places medical volunteers in local health care facilities to work where it is needed most. The facilities and equipment are often very basic and volunteers can make a huge difference to the everyday life of those who do not have regular access to medical attention. The activities that volunteers are involved in include raising public awareness of health and hygiene and sanitation issues, listening to and counselling local people on their health problems, checking patients and distributing medication. 

Aiding people with their wellbeing is one of the most rewarding things anyone can do. Volunteers will find this placement to be an extremely satisfying experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity to help people in a true health crisis. Participants on this program will gain a great deal themselves in terms of knowledge and life skills and will undoubtedly gain a greater appreciation for life.

Volunteers will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Working on public awareness campaigns
  • Advising and counselling locals on their medical conditions
  • Distributing medications
  • Diagnosing locals

Typical day

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 3 and 4 hours, following the Nepalese 6 day working week, Sunday to Friday. While we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

8:00am Breakfast at the Volunteer House

9:00am Walk or bus to the Hospital

9:30am Pre-start meeting with the project supervisor

10:00am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

Lunch can be prepared in the Volunteer House and taken with you or purchased from an eatery near the hospital.

4:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

4:15pm De-brief with the program supervisor

4:30pm Walk or bus to the Volunteer House or run errands in town

6:30pm Dinner at the Volunteer House

Evenings Free time to relax, catch up with friends and family or explore Kathamandu

Details on Arrival

This project is available year-round and programs start every SATURDAY. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Free-time activities

Volunteers on this program have the opportunity to experience Nepal's vibrant capital city. Kathmandu is described as the “Land of Gods” and home to the “largest congregations of magnificent historical monuments and shrines ever built”.  

The city is a juxtaposition of urban sensory overload (traffic, people, sounds, smells) and serene temples. With so much to see and do in the city itself and located on the foothills of the Himilayas this is an exciting destination for the international traveler.

Climbing
Hiking
Sports

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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Education Requirements
Medicine, Med-School, Pre-Med Students at University level
Required Documents
Emergency Contact and Resume
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with patients and staff, though this is not a pre-requisite. Naturally, all applicants must also have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 - 16:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by Love Volunteers.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Love Volunteers (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Love Volunteers
  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Orientation & full safety briefing
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast & Dinner included
  • 24/7 local support network
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Registration Fee included
Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be collected at the airport and delivered to your accommodation. Here you will receive an orientation to help you settle in, find out about your volunteering placement, the local surroundings and meet your fellow volunteers. A representative from the local team will fill you in on local and regional customs, traveling, rules and recommendations, and of course, what to expect from your volunteering experience. This is a great opportunity to get to know your hosts, meet your fellow volunteers, and ask any last questions you may have.

  • Program Arrival Day: SATURDAY
  • Program Departure Day: SATURDAY
  • Arrival/Departure Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (Code:  KTM)

Accommodation

Volunteers on this rewarding placement are accommodated in a Volunteer House near to the town of Bhaktapur in Kathmandu. Rooms are dormitory style and may be shared depending on the number of volunteers.

Living conditions in Nepal are far from luxurious and part of the experience of volunteering in this location is getting back to basics! The Volunteer House has both electricity and running water but be prepared for power outages and cold water only. Heating and air-conditioning are not standard in Nepal.

Bedsheets and a pillow are provided so volunteers need only take a sleeping bag, personal toiletries and towel(s). Mosquito nets are readily and cheaply available locally and the local team will assist with purchasing one should it be required. When volunteering during Nepal’s winter months (particularly December, January and February) warm clothes and a heavy sleeping bag are recommended.  

Internet coverage is available at the Volunteer House but can be unreliable and it is recommended that volunteers purchase a local SIM card and data package on arrival in order to stay in touch with friends and family. The local team will assist with this.

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and dinner are provided at the Volunteer House daily and lunch can be prepared in the kitchen at the house or eaten out at any of the many affordable cafes near to the hospital. Easy!

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tribhuvan International Airport (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.
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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$1,079.00
2 weeks
$1,251.00
3 weeks
$1,435.00
4 weeks
$1,608.00
6 weeks
$1,780.00
8 weeks
$1,964.00
9 weeks
$2,125.00
10 weeks
$2,286.00
11 weeks
$2,459.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,620.00
Average fees
$649.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kathmandu/Nepal between 1 week and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Love Volunteers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Nepal.
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 {project.name} during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Asia Southern Asia Nepal  Kathmandu, N/A

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