Immerse yourself in the fascinating culture that both these regions offer, indulge in exotic cuisines and explore the breath-taking
Himalayas and stunning Kerala beaches as you volunteer on critical childcare initiatives.
On this multi country project you will volunteer with children and adults, providing important assistance in care, supporting education and child development, while working in various care centres and local schools.
Following the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, our projects adjusted focus to provide disaster relief to those in need. In conjunction with our partners, trucks of supplies and family care packages were taken to some of the most affected areas. Now our projects are focused on initiatives within our local communities, who have needs around education and improving educational facilities.
In Nepal, you will be volunteering with children from poor and difficult backgrounds by working in a local care centre
or children’s home, depending on your skills and local needs at the time. During this time, you will be staying with a local host family, giving you the opportunity to experience Nepalese traditions which have remained largely unchanged for centuries.
In India, you will be volunteering alongside local teachers supporting children but also work on specific education of adults in the Southern state of Kerala, famed for its tropical greenery and beautiful backwaters. You will spend the majority of your time volunteering at local schools, which supports low income families, or support other community based efforts with education where needed. Your support will help ensure that their basic needs are met, providing much needed educational assistance to the local teachers as well as making a valuable contribution to schools.
Please note travel between Nepal and India is not included, but please speak to your Country Expert who will be able to advise you on your options and costs involved.
Experience the vibrant cultures and traditions of Nepal and India; take part in local cooking lessons; explore the amazing local environments; indulge your inner adrenaline junkie in Nepal; explore the world’s tallest mountain range; relax on the gorgeous Kerala beaches; meet volunteers from all over the world; make a genuine contribution to the care of disadvantaged children members; learn new skills and feel safe in the knowledge that you will be making a serious and measurable impact in the communities of Kerala and Pokhara.
Officially I am told at 54 I am ‘mature volunteer’, this is my first visit to Nepal with GVI. I came for 1 month and worked in all 4 current childcare projects supported by the GVI team.
Nepal is a beautiful country with extraordinary contrasts and warm- hearted people. Working with the children in the different projects has been life enriching experience. Many of these children come from families where opportunities are limited and some don’t have families at all. The work can be emotional and in term of limited resources, quite challenging at times.
GVI’s motto is ‘you are the difference’ – I hope I did make a difference for the children I came to work with. They certainly made a lasting difference to me