On this volunteer challenge you will spend two weeks in the Kathmandu Valley volunteering on a range of health promotion interventions aimed at increasing community awareness of key health issues. You'll be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and think creatively while being part of a long-term solution to improving overall community health.
If you're studying or have work experience in a field related to nursing, medicine, allied healthcare, public health, biomedicine or science, our Nepal Health Promotion Challenge is perfect for you!
You will be volunteering with local community members including school children, teachers and parents to deliver health workshops focusing on important health topics like hygiene and sanitation, human anatomy and bodily function, diet and nutrition, mental health, girls and women’s health and non-communicable diseases. These workshops will play a big role in increasing the overall health of the community, as locals will receive the knowledge they need to keep themselves and their families healthy.
Following an induction and orientation when you arrive, your volunteering days will be Monday-Friday with the weekend free to do your own travel. We recommend heading to Kathmandu to explore the densest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage sites and get lost in the city’s winding streets full of delicious food and wonderful culture!
After your volunteer program you can join our optional extension trip for $800, where you’ll embark on the epic 5-day Poon Hill trek! Beginning in Pokhara, you'll have an afternoon to stroll around the lakeside city before getting ready to start your trek the following day. You'll pass through picturesque mountain villages, lush forests and small streams as you make your way to the Poon Hill summit - 3200m above sea level. The Poon Hill lookout has the most incredible panoramic views of the Annapurna ranges that you'll be lucky enough to see at sunrise before beginning your descent, fresh on the knowledge you just trekked into the highest mountain range in the world!
I can't believe that in my 19 years and 4 months of living I would ever do something like this. I am one of the luckiest girls in the world and this country really opened my eyes up to that.Melanie Picone - Federation University
It's been a truly amazing experience and I am so grateful that I took myself out of my comfort zone to come here and give back to this community. I have been blessed with meeting, teaching and learning from a beautiful group of children and teachers. The people I've met and the memories I've made will last a lifetime.Hannah Littler - Monash University
Thank you Nepal for teaching me to give more, complain less and to simply appreciate the small things in life.Georgia Kosecki - Griffith University
I loved getting to know the kids and seeing how intelligent and appreciative they were of every learning opportunity. Being in country, learning from the teachers, custodians, principals and kids I found to be the most rewarding part of this experience.Julia Silvestri
*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!