Sustainable Agriculture Volunteer in Nepal

Sustainable agriculture volunteer in Nepal offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the well-being of local communities while fostering eco-friendly farming practices. Nepal, nestled in the Himalayas, faces challenges related to food security and environmental sustainability despite its breathtaking landscapes. As a volunteer, you become an agent of change, working towards a harmonious balance between agriculture and nature. The sustainable agriculture volunteer in Nepal program enables volunteers to assist a local family with small-scale farming tasks. A sustainable agriculture volunteer in Nepal volunteers gain farming experience in a cross-cultural setting while helping to introduce newer farming techniques and agribusiness principles that can improve productivity, sustainability and financial security for the farmers, their families and the community.

In the sustainable agriculture volunteer in Nepal program, your role as a volunteer extends beyond the fields; it involves fostering community resilience and empowering local farmers with knowledge that enhances food security. Collaborating with the local farms dedicated to sustainable agriculture, you may participate in initiatives such as promoting water conservation, introducing crop diversification, or implementing composting systems. Sustainable agriculture volunteer in Nepal is a holistic approach that ensures a positive impact on both the environment and the livelihoods of Nepalese farmers.

In the sustainable agriculture volunteer in Nepal program volunteers provide support to small-scale farmers, helping to improve livelihoods for farming communities and implementing more resilient practices. In the sustainable agriculture volunteer in Nepal, volunteers are placed with a local farming family to provide assistance on a farm, learning traditional Nepalese techniques and practices while also introducing knowledge of newer farming methods and market opportunities. You can expect to be involved in tasks such as:

  • Clearing land
  • Cultivating and harvesting crops
  • Caring for and moving livestock
  • General farm maintenance

In the sustainable agriculture volunteer in Nepal volunteers who have prior knowledge or experience in managing the business side of farming can provide support to increase the financial security of farmers. They can introduce new ideas and strategies to manage the business aspect of farming. To help in sustainable agriculture volunteer in Nepal, volunteers should have basic knowledge in related subject areas such as economics, agriculture, micro-enterprise, accounting, business or entrepreneurship.

Sustainable Agriculture Volunteer in Nepal Highlights:?

Volunteering on farms in Nepal adds value to the community and fosters personal and professional development:

  • Helping make farms more sustainable and resilient
  • Introducing farmers to modern farming techniques
  • Developing your communication skills
  • Gaining farming and agribusiness experience
  • Immersing yourself in Nepali culture
  • Adventuring around Nepal’s amazing landscapes

Orientation begins on the morning of next day your arrival and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Nepal – an introduction to Nepal, Nepalese customs, language training details, rules and expectations, safety, travel opportunities in Nepal, and an introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to visit local temples, sample authentic Nepali food, meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing. The program may vary depending on your time of arrival. We will manage to include all below mentioned activities in you introduction program.
• Arrival and introduction host family
• Survival Nepali lessons and cultural discussion
• Local amenities and sightseeing and project start

On arrival in Nepal, volunteers stay in a host family in Kathmandu for their orientation.

Volunteers are then accommodated together in homestays and hosted by local families who have been approved by our program staff. We give your host family a fee for your support, food and board. It is exciting to stay with a host family, providing you with a unique opportunity to learn about the Nepalese way of life, meet local people, try traditional food and speak the local language – especially when host families in Nepal tend to have limited English.

Living is basic but comfortable and most homestays have electricity and running water, with the exception of some rural homestays which are without these conveniences during the dry season. Squat toilets are the norm in Nepal and you will not come across many western toilets. Volunteers can also expect low-pressure showers that are generally not heated; however, this is refreshing after a day in the heat.

You can expect to share a room with one to three other volunteers and bedrooms have single beds and bunk beds with bedding provided. It is recommended volunteers bring their own sleeping bags and mosquito nets for any trips away.

WiFi is available in most of the volunteer homestays. If you would like to keep connected during your stay, we recommend bringing an unlocked mobile phone and purchasing a local SIM card when you arrive in Nepal.

The staple meal for most Nepali families is dal bhat, which consists of lentil soup (dal), rice (bhat) and vegetables in curry (tarkari) and/or meat (masu) with a side of pickle/sauce (achar). Volunteers are served two meals per day at their homestay and can purchase additional food to supplement this if they wish.

Volunteers can have a meaningful impact on Nepalese communities by providing assistance with a wide range of activities that help make life, and the future, better for local people. Volunteer World Nepal has a number of volunteer projects in Nepal. Some are located on the outskirts of the capital city of Kathmandu in rural and urban areas, while others are in Pokhara and Salleri. Pokhara is located in mid-western Nepal and is a popular tourist destination, renowned for its amazing mountain views. Salleri is the Everest Mountain region: beautiful landscapes, hillsides dotted with villages, a lively weekend bazaar, a Tibetan camp, and many spectacular Buddhist monasteries. In Salleri you can teach in Schools, teach English in a monastery, work in a Health Clinic or work in Construction. Salleri is a small Himalayan Region town that serves as the headquarters of the Solukhumbu District.

Low-cost, fully hosted volunteer abroad programs in Nepal.
Your registration fee and your program fee provide access to a fully hosted volunteer experience with Volunteer World Nepal. In order to apply to join Volunteer World Nepal you are required to make your registration fee payment of 100 dollars.

Key Information:

Promote sustainable farming practices
Various locations in Nepal
Homestay accommodation
Based on farms in Nepal
Up to 4 - 5 hours volunteers a day
Fully hosted experience from 200 dollar for 1 week
Base camp treks and other tours available
Durations from 1 - 4 weeks
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Program fee for two weeks: 350 USD
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  • No booking or Credit Card Fee
  • Free Cancellation

What's included:

  • Two meals (breakfast and dinner)
  • Accommodation
  • Orientation and survival Nepali language lesson
  • Cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • 24/7 email and telephone support
  • Volunteer handbook
  • 24/7 hours emergency support
  • Dedicated VWN program and travel co-ordinator
  • Regular program inspection
  • Scholarships for low income students

What's Excluded:

  • Flights to Kathmandu
  • Visa cost
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Domestic flight costs
  • Transportation costs for the volunteers who want to work outside the Kathmandu Valley
  • Personal items, extra beverages and entertainment expenses
  • Personal travel and sightseeing
  • Transportation service during weekends travel
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