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Volunteer Spotlight--Mariah Kerrihard
March 17, 2017
Note:  Mariah came to Volunteer Nepal as part of a group of 19 students from Evergreen State College.  What a pleasure to host these...
Volunteer Spotlight--Trish Brady
February 11, 2017
Two weeks in a village high up in the Himalayas teaching English:  squat toilets, no wifi, heat, or hot water and it’s cold. The small...
Volunteer Spotlight--Josh Rickard
February 4, 2017
“Himal do you actually know where we are?” I asked nervously. The sun was setting and it was starting to get below 10 degrees. We made...
Volunteer Spotlight
December 18, 2016
I volunteered in Nepal with the Nepal Orphans Home in Ramechhap for three weeks, from 6th March to 28th March earlier this year. Since...
Volunteer Spotlight
December 11, 2016
My experience as an English teacher in Lamjung can be described as, rewarding, fulfilling, unforgettable, very different from what I...
Volunteer Spotlight
November 14, 2016
Upon my arrival in Kathmandu I was instantly hit by the sights and sounds of the bustling street life, a characteristic that I have...
Volunteer Spotlight
June 14, 2016
I signed up for three weeks with Volunteer Nepal, but had a feeling I might like to stay longer, so left my departure date open. In...
Volunteer Spotlight
June 9, 2016
After spending over a year living in Kathmandu after the earthquake which destroyed their homes, the nuns have returned to Bigu! We...
Volunteer Spotlight
April 5, 2016
A rambunctious bus ride out of Pokhara and into Nepal’s rural valleys found us in the beautiful town of Bhurjungkhola in the district...
From the Director
January 18, 2016
2015 has been a year of challenges. Through the earthquake, aftershocks and border blockade, our volunteers have continued to delight...
From the Director
December 28, 2015
Life in Nepal has been even harder than usual for the last 4 months as people learn to live with the Indian border blockade....
Volunteer Spotlight
July 31, 2015
After several years of being camp counsellors in Kansas, we (Allison and Jana) had numerous games and activities for kids which...
Volunteer Spotlight
June 14, 2015
Norzen and Nawang are nuns from the monastery in Bigu, whose smiles will bring back memories for many volunteers who have been...
April 26, 2015
The entire Nepal Orphans Home family is deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction from the massive earthquake that hit the...
STAFF SPOTLIGHT
March 30, 2015
Eileen – Director  Eileen  heard about Nepal Orphans Home and Volunteer Nepal through Sanctuary 4 Kids, a grassroots organization...
Volunteer Spotlight
February 1, 2015
Down a dusty back alley in Basundhara, past the spark filled car yard and those scrawny chickens that stomp about, you’ll find a...
From the Director
September 20, 2014
When I first came to Nepal as a volunteer in February of 2013, the other volunteers couldn't stop singing the praises of Eileen Witham...
From the Director
September 15, 2014
One of our volunteers, Grace, has been helping out as a volunteer teacher at a neighborhood school that provides classes for the...
Volunteer Spotlight
August 31, 2014
Baglung itself is a 10-12 hour bus ride into the mountains, but the Jaidi District is another two-hour hike from the Polybus in...
Curry Without Worry
August 6, 2014
Curry Without Worry is a weekly service project that our volunteers help out with in addition to their placements.  Every Tuesday, the...

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