Volunteer in construction to overcome the desperate lack of infrastructure in Nepali schools and villages
Join us for our 3 or 4 week special Volunteer and Tour Nepal program and volunteer in construction!
Help the people of Nepal through construction and manual work. Most of the schools in rural Nepal consist of simple stone structures with no water or electricity. They have no bright classrooms, toilets or playgrounds, and no libraries. Most do not even have drinking water. Volunteer Society Nepal (VSN) places international volunteers for construction and manual work in the areas most in need.
What does a volunteer do?
VSN asks you to paint, construct or repair necessary buildings. These projects are usually funded by your own contributions. They may include painting, building or repairs on bathrooms, toilets, classrooms, gardens and health clinics, depending on the funding that is given. We need help in plumbing, painting and decorating, providing drinking water, gardening or creating playgrounds and sports fields. Volunteers will work alongside experts from the local community. Individual construction programs will often involve smaller construction projects such as painting, gardening or decorating.
Volunteer as a Group or Individual?
As a volunteer in the construction program you often work as part of a volunteer team. Therefore this placement is perfect for a group that want to work together. We also offer smaller projects to individual volunteers. For more information about volunteering in a group go to our Group Volunteering Page.
Do I need any qualifications or skills to do this work?
You do not need any specific skills for this placement but must be willing to muck in and get a bit dirty! You will mainly be doing work such as digging, mixing sand and cement, carrying rocks, sand and bricks, fetching water and painting. However if you do have experience we will appreciate it and put your skills to good use. If you want to join in for a bigger construction project you might want to do some fundraising at home to provide the necessary materials and building tools.
Volunteer Society Nepal is founded on a dream. That brave and generous volunteers from across all backgrounds from Nepal and abroad could work together.
At the height of the conflict in Nepal in 2004 we gathered a team of Nepalese development workers. We also invited foreign social activists and foreign volunteers to come and help. Together we combat the shortages in education, healthcare and women’s rights. We believe we can do this quicker and more efficiently than the existing international organizations. Our work has taken on a new dimension following the devastation of the 2015 earthquake. We have since doubled our efforts to sustain and increase our humanitarian projects.
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
Kathmandu ValleyPokhara ValleySalleriKathmandu Valley, Salleri and Pokhara Valley, Bagmati44600Nepal