Volunteer with us in Nepal
Nepal First Hand Experience 2017
27 October - 4 November 2017
20 - 29 October 2017 FULLY BOOKED
Volunteer with us to help build a much-needed classroom block at Bani Bilas school, in the village of Chapaguan in the Kathmandu Valley, where an entire school building was destroyed by the 2015 earthquakes. This promises to be a life-changing experience for you and for the local community.
Registration fee: £400
Minimum fundraising amount: £2,999
What will I be doing?
You’ll be working alongside local people to build the classroom. You don’t need any building experience to take part - just enthusiasm, motivation and the desire to muck in and help!
What’s the itinerary?
Fri 27 October
Meet your team at London Heathrow airport and take an overnight flight to Kathmandu.
Sat 28 October
Arrive in Kathmandu and travel to your hotel in Patan in the Kathmandu Valley.
Sun 29 October
Go on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, to explore its many sights. There will be a team dinner and project briefing in the evening.
Mon 30 October - Thu 2 November
Each morning you will travel to the local school to help build the classroom block. During the week we will visit another ActionAid project and enjoy some cultural activities. Each evening we'll eat dinner at different restaurants in the area.
Fri 3 November
The final day of the build and an emotional farewell ceremony. We celebrate our achievements with a last meal with new friends.
Sat 4 November
Transfer to the airport for the return flight, arriving in London on Sunday morning.
Optional extension in Kathmandu – from £160
Sat 4 - Mon 6 November
You will stay in Kathmandu for an additional 3 nights, where you will spend your days exploring this facinating city, either independently or with a guide. Among the many options on offer are a sight seeing flight over Mount Everest, watching the sunrise over the Himalayas from nearby Nagarkot, or taking the time to explore Patan with its many stunning temples.
When you are not exploring the temples, you will have time to enjoy the relaxed Nepalese pace of life and soak up the magic of the country.
90%of Nepal's schools were affected by the earthquake, leaving children without a safe place to learn
43%of the population in Nepal can't read or write
What’s included in my trip?
- International flights
- All meals and drinking water
- First aid trained team leader
- Transport within Nepal
Ideas to help reach your fundraising target
Whether you’re a first timer or experienced at raising money, we can help you meet your fundraising target. Plus we'll send you lots of resources to help promote your event - everything from balloons to posters.