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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...
July 23, 2013
It always fills us with joy to get this kind of letter from our former volunteers.  Thank you, Aubrey, for all you've done and for...
From the Director
July 5, 2013
Hello Friends, When I first came to Nepal as a volunteer earlier this year I was overwhelmed by the love, caring, and dedication of...
Volunteer Spotlight
July 5, 2013
[Adapted from an email home to my family, May 15, 2013] Nepal's Gurkha military units became famous throughout the British Empire for...
April 29, 2013
A few of the wonderful volunteers who were in Dhapasi during “Holi,” the festival of color, which took place on March 26th this year....
Volunteer Spotlight
July 12, 2012
At Volunteer Nepal we are always searching for new placements in communities that will benefit from the time, energy, and skills our...
July 3, 2012
From the farewell of a recent volunteer who spent four months teaching in rural Nepali schools: ... I’m going to miss my friends here...
From the Director
June 28, 2012
Surveying my little office in the ambient light from the hallway (only a few hours of power outage in Kathmandu today), one can...
May 22, 2012
Here is some advice from a recent teaching volunteer:   Teaching: What worked. Think about your Nepali lessons, if your teacher speeds...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
Here is a summary of our time in Chaturali with the Panday family. Chaturali is absolutely beautiful, and staying with a family gave...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
Bastipur VDC in the Eastern Terai is well off any conceivable tourist track. As such, for most of the 4,000 residents of this village...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
Jen Kim, far left I am Jen Kim, 27 years old and a Los Angeles native; I am a writer and soon to be journalism student. I came to...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
My friend Jason and I wanted an experience that would contribute to our own personal growth and, at the same time, enable us to help...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
I first decided to come to Nepal when I was unable to follow my chosen career path due to medical reasons.  I was not happy with what...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
Balmandir Background Balmandir is a non-government network of orphanages across Nepal, founded in 1964 by the Nepalese Royal Family....
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
I arrived in Nepal on June 1st, 2008 and was greeted at the airport by a man who became one of my best friends in Nepal. Vinod, fondly...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
My name is Kamil. I arrived in Nepal in Kathmandu at the end of July 2008. I had long wanted to do a volunteer teaching in a country...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
As you head southwest, the frenetic pace of Kathmandu gradually transitions into a beautiful landscape of rolling green hills, small...
Volunteer Spotlight
March 28, 2012
I arrived in Narti after a 12-hour bus ride, which was an adventure in itself; mountains, cliffs, raging rivers, monkeys, monsoon...

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