Nepal is a country with much beauty and much poverty. Many families here bring in little income and circumstances leave them trying to eke out a living. Volunteer in Nepal and improve sanitation health in rural communities .
About The Trip:
Our goal is to build latrines for the poorest families in need who have been identified by our in-country partner. Creating Possibilities Nepal (CP), is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit social organization. The group envisions a democratic society and believes in the universal realization of human rights and in transparent and good governance.
CP’s achievements include an educational fund for the underprivileged children and women of Nepal; launching income generating programs for parents; helping women and children improve their quality of leadership; and initiating local, regional and international alliances to combat labor exploitation and sexual violation of children and women.
By working on this latrine project, families’ health, safety, security and convenience will improve through more hygienic waste disposal practices. You’ll work alongside like-minded volunteers who are also passionate about travel and giving others a hand up, not a hand out.
Read day-to-day experiences from our volunteers on the Nepal Blog »
It’s Not All Work:
Expect warm and sunny days with daytime temperature generally hovering around a pleasant 26°C. Temperatures can vary, depending on how high up in the mountains you’re working, so it’s a good idea to prepare for a little of everything.
Nepal is a Mecca for trekkers and weekend time will offer lots of chance to hit the trails or take in some of the many cultural experiences that the country offers.
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Tasks include hand digging earth, hand mixing cement, carrying and wheelbarrowing materials such as gravel and bricks, placing drain pipe, assembling walls and a tin roof, and associated finishing work.
Tools are often different than ours and are shared giving everyone turns to work and allowing adequate rest. Typically it takes five volunteers four days to complete a latrine with local tradesmen help.
When / Itinerary:
- Saturday, October 23 – team arrives in Kathmandu, Nepal
- Sunday, October 24 – travel day from Kathmandu to the project site
- Monday, October 25 to Friday, October 29 – project work
- Saturday, October 30 to Sunday, October 31 – free days for some R and R
- Monday, November 1 to Friday, November 5 – project work
- Saturday, November 6: return to Kathmandu and then home or continue travel in Nepal and beyond
The entire program and flight costs are 100% tax deductible when paid through DWC. You can also fundraise and we will issue charitable receipts for donations $20 CDN or greater.
You’ll make a difference in others’ lives and they will make a difference in yours. Simply put, there is joy and self-discovery that comes with giving to others. And you’ll have fun doing it, too.
DWC Team Leader:
Tanja is a cross-cultural story-teller who has worked in the field of humanitarian communications for more than a decade. Specifically, she has worked with grassroots non-profit organizations across Tanzania, with a disaster relief agency in post-earthquake Nepal, and currently with CARE Canada on a nutrition project in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. At the same time, Tanja has taken time away from work to volunteer extensively in community development and construction. For instance, she has volunteered in Romania, Costa Rica, Tanzania, India, Nepal, Mongolia and more. In fact, Tanja is a 3x DWC Team Leader – she led a team to Nepal in 2013 and in 2014; first to build a school and secondly to build a women’s community centre. Most recently, in March 2018, Tanja led a DWC team to Cambodia to build latrines for rural families in need. All that aside, perhaps the most important thing for you to know about Tanja is that she simply BELIEVES in the power and value of volunteering. “I have seen first-hand what volunteering can do, for the volunteer him/herself and for the local community. To me, volunteering is a chance to explore this amazing world through active service – there simply is no other way to truly embrace compassion and awareness other than to simply roll up your sleeves and step in.”
Are You Ready To Go?
You can secure your place on this trip with a $500, non-refundable deposit that will go toward your total trip cost. After you’ve submitted your forms and deposit, our office will contact you and send you a welcome package.
We’re glad to have you join us.
Still have some questions? We’re here to help, please feel free to contact us now, or fill out the form.