TRIP #NPL1019:

Volunteer in Nepal

Build a home so a family can build a life

DEPARTURE DATE
Oct 12, 2019
RETURN DATE
Oct 26, 2019
COST
Approx. $2,300
WHERE
Dang, Nepal

Volunteer in Nepal

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 build a family a home.

About The Trip:


Our goal is to build proper housing for a family in need who has 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 goals include an educational fund for the underprivileged children and women of Nepal; to launch income generating programs for parents; to help women and children improve their quality of leadership; and to initiate local, regional and international alliances to combat labor exploitation and sexual violation of children and women.

By working on this project, you’ll be building a future for a family. 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 Nepal offers.

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The Project:


On this trip, you’ll be working to put together a home out of bricks with a steel roof. The plan is to build a home that’s 15X25 feet, with a kitchen, bedroom and storage room, as well as a toilet/bathroom. That’s not much by most standards, but for this family a solid home will mean stability and safety for raising children .

When / Itinerary:


  • Saturday, October 12 – team arrives in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Sunday, October 13 – travel day from Kathmandu to the project site
  • Monday, October 14 to Friday, October 18 – project work
  • Saturday, October 19 to Sunday, October 20 – free days for some R and R
  • Monday, October 21 to Friday, October 25 – project work
  • Saturday, October 26: return to Kathmandu and then home or continue travel in Nepal and beyond

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FAQs:


Do I need construction experience and how much will we work?
You don’t need any special skills or training. We hire local skilled labourers who will give training onsite for construction and team leaders. You will work at your own pace five days a week from about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Your evenings and weekends are free for cultural activities and relaxing.
What are meals and accommodations like?
The team will stay at a hotel near the work site that is comfortable and clean. The food is prepared hygienically and dishes range from local to standard Western fare.
How much does it cost?
The program cost is about $2,300 and will be finalized closer to the departure date. This includes accommodations, meals, in-country transport, program costs and a donation to Creating Possibilities Nepal. It does not include airfare.

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.

Why should I volunteer?
Volunteer trips take you to places you otherwise might never go, to do things you otherwise might never do and to meet people you might never otherwise meet.

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:


Martin FranceMartin France wil lead DWC's Nepal team in Octover 2019

Marty is a retired US Air Force officer and university engineering professor with extensive international experience, having served in Europe and traveled to more than 60 countries, including many in East and West Africa and throughout Southeast Asia.  He’s a former Fulbright Scholar who taught at Singapore’s top science and engineering university. Marty coordinated his first service trip with DWC in 2014 when he led a team of students working with Equitable Cambodia to build sanitary latrines in villages.  He currently lives in Colorado with his wife of 37 years, two sons, and three grandsons and enjoys hiking, cycling, and photography.

Are You Ready To Go?


Want more information about this trip? Email DWC at [javascript protected email address] or apply now using our online application.

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.

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