Volunteer in Nepal (Eastern Region) September 2019
Date: 21 - 30 Sept. 2019
Cost: £1775 (click for breakdown)
Cost: £1775 (click for breakdown)
- Registration fee £250
- Minimum fundraising target: £1525
Every trip includes a direct contribution to Habitat for Humanity’s work, and the rest covers your volunteer experience.
The registration fee is payable upon registration. This portion of the costs cannot be fundraised, and is non-refundable.
Minimum Fundraising Target
You may choose to fundraise or pay this amount after the registration fee has been paid.
£500 of your fundraising target is a donation. The donation is split between supporting the team on ground, and supporting programmes in other countries supported by Habitat for Humanity GB.
£1025 covers your trip expenses, such as food, activities, and accommodation.
Fundraising is easy: It’s as easy as telling your friends, family and co-workers about why you build with Habitat for Humanity. They may even ask to join the team! We set you up with a great website and coaching for success.
- *Flights not included
- *Vaccinations & visas are also not included in the price
Project: home construction
Project: home construction
During your time in Nepal you will assist people in the East region that live in poorly built thatched houses. During this build you will provide manual and technical assistance. The materials that you will use to construct new homes will be bamboo and mud plaster, with brick foundations.
Help build new homes alongside local workers and the families who need them.
Typical activities include:
- Mixing mortar
- Carrying bricks
- Weaving bamboo
- Applying mud and cement plaster
About our building projects
It is important to note that these building projects are not dependent on volunteers, nor created for the sole purpose of “entertaining” them (e.g. voluntourism).
Every day around the world local builders are working on our projects, creating local jobs, and boosting the economy. Volunteers bring a crucial boost to the productivity and a valuable reminder that compassionate people want to help these families and communities to thrive.
Based in the Eastern region of Nepal, you’ll join a group of diverse volunteers in helping families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
Make Your Impact
This is your unique opportunity to help families build their homes by raising vital funds and directly contributing to our work on the ground. Your days on the construction site, building side by side with the community, will make a real difference for families who need of a safe place to call home.
Join a team of volunteers who share your passion for travel with a purpose and see what you can achieve.
We build in Nepal because vulnerable families deserve substantial housing. We build real homes, which have the power to improve health and education, create strong communities and safety for vulnerable people, allowing them to thrive and not just survive.
You’ll work alongside future homeowners as they build strength, stability and self-reliance through disaster resilient shelter.Read more
Be A Part of Something Bigger
Volunteers are at the heart of Habitat for Humanity’s mission to create a world where everyone has a place to call home.
Our volunteers are dedicated, caring individuals who embrace opportunities to make new friends, explore new places, and change the lives of others – and themselves – for the better. Become a part of our global community and the heartbeat of change.
Now they’ve got this light, bright, shiny new house. It will entirely change their status within the community. Julia Kendell, Volunteer
- 21 Sept.: Arrival in Kathmandu, meeting the team, and welcome dinner
- 22 Sept.: Travel to Build site
- 23 – 27 Sept.: Build on site
- 28 Sept.: Cultural activities and Farewell Ceremony
- 29 Sept.: Free time and travel back to Kathmandu
- 30 Sept.: Depart for UK or onward travel
You will stay at a hotel near the construction site (this allows us to boost local jobs too!) Everyone will stay in twin rooms, sharing it with another team member.All the meals are included. Typically breakfast is at the hotel, lunch is on-site or nearby, and dinner is at the hotel or a nearby restaurant.
Flights are not included in the trip cost, you need to organise them yourself.You can arrange to travel with other team members if you wish to - we let everyone organise their flights according to their own preferences. We can meet you at the airport or hotel.
We are not medical professionals, so before you travel please consult your GP or a travel clinic about the risks associated with your destination and what jabs you will need. The Fit for Travel website is a great starting point for identifying common risks such as malaria, zika, and other diseases.
Friends & Family
Yes - you can come with a friend or as a group - the more the merrier! You must be aged 18 to take part in the build on your own. If you are aged 16 or 17 you can sign up but, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Volunteers are at the heart of Habitat for Humanity’s mission to create a world where everyone has a place to call home. Our volunteers are dedicated, caring individuals who embrace opportunities to make new friends, explore new places, and change the lives of others – and themselves – for the better. Become a part of our global community and the heartbeat of change.
Meet the team
Begin your adventure
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