Gap year volunteering abroad is a highly rewarding experience, offering you the opportunity to join like-minded impact-focused travellers on a various range of volunteer programs while engaging in meaningful exchanges with the local community. Gap year volunteering abroad program is your chance to take a break from school, work, or university. It is about taking time to grow as a person and get ready for the next stage of your life. Most people choose to travel, try new things, learn new skills and meet new people. We think the best bit about gap years is that there are no rules! No gap year has to be the same, so it is about finding something you are passionate about.
We focus on gap year travel programs. Most people do not travel with us for the whole year, but instead for two or three months. Then they spend the rest of the year doing other things. We think that is the best way to pack in as much as possible to your gap year!
One of the common misconceptions about volunteering abroad is that you will be in a group of very young people. It is true that many of the large volunteering organizations target the ‘GAP Year’ pool of school and university leavers. However, at Volunteer Society Nepal we have placed volunteers from the age of 17 to 76!
We often find that when people retire or their children leave home they are suddenly left with lots of time to spare. This is the ideal time to come to volunteer in Nepal. We find that the varied experiences some of our older volunteers bring with them not only helps hugely with their interactions with Nepalis but also allow them to share them with our younger volunteers.
"With our plane leaving on the 23rd of March 2017 one of the best experiences of my life had started. I’ll never forget how we arrived, a little nervous, at our new host family and them welcoming us in such a warm and loving way that we immediately felt at home. In those introduction days, we have been stuffed with the best food, most loving..."