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Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy Volunteering

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ORGANIZATION: Volunteer Society Nepal (VSN)

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There is a real shortage of skilled physiotherapy occupational therapy in Nepal. Are you currently training in physiotherapy or occupational therapy? And do you have at least one year of experience? Are you recently qualified or mid-career? In all cases, your help in Nepal can provide valuable treatment. You can help babies, children, and adults with a wide range of physical problems.

You can experience physiotherapy or occupational therapy volunteering placement in Nepal. In return, it will give you a greater understanding of how professionals in the field operations in developing countries. And it’s an opportunity to utilize your skills for the benefit of others.

Projects that we offer in Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy are:
  • The Disabled Rehabilitation Center in Kathmandu
  • Center for children with intellectual and physical disabilities in Kathmandu
  • Disabled Home in Kathmandu (children and adults)
  • School for children with physical disabilities in Kathmandu
  • Rehabilitation hospitals in Kathmandu
  • Special Rehabilitation Centers in Kathmandu or Banepa (about one hour’s drive from Kathmandu).
  • Elderly homes in Pokhara
  • Autism Center in Pokhara
Your role as a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist

It is important for volunteers to have a positive attitude and a real willingness to help. You will help children and adults with a wide range of physical and mental disabilities. In many disability and rehab centres, you will work with a schedule, which allows each child to spend quality time in the physical therapy room. Each child or adult has different needs. Some are learning to walk, some suffer from muscular problems, while others need to have their joints massaged regularly. With your help, they can receive treatment and therapy more often.

The hospital’s facilities are often basic. The treatment standards will probably be different from what you’re used to. You should be prepared to see some shocking cases and try not to get emotionally involved with the patients.

Work independent or with other Physical Therapists

In many places, you will work alongside one of the local physical therapists. You will assist children and adults with a variety of physical and mental ailments. Depending on your level of knowledge and experience you may be given your own patients to work with.

When you work at the hospitals, your role will vary depending on your education and experience. First, you will begin by shadowing the local Nepali staff. When you show enthusiasm and develop a good relationship with the staff, you will be rewarded with more responsibilities.

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About Volunteer Society Nepal (VSN)


Old Sinamangal, Kathmandu 32, Kathmandu, Bagmati Kathmandu 44600, Nepal, NP

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower marginalized communities through comprehensive, inclusive, and equitable development programs. Volunteer Society Nepal (VSN) is dedicated to bringing about positive and long-lasting changes by engaging international volunteers in projects that uplift and support the most vulnerable segments of Nepalese society.


Volunteer Society Nepal (VSN) was founded in 2004 as a non-profit, non-political, and non-religious volunteer organization. Since its establishment, VSN Nepal has successfully implemented community-based volunteer initiatives in Nepal, aiming to support disadvantaged women, children, and communities.

VSN Nepal was founded on the belief that we could do more for volunteers, and simultaneously do more for the development of our home-country


Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities


Mon Jun 24, 2024 - Sun Sep 22, 2024
09:45 AM -


Purano SinamangalKathmanduKathmandu, Bagmati 44600Nepal



  • Massage Therapy
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Healthcare
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18

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