Volunteer in Nepal is a Patriarchal society where men go to work and women stay at home tending the home and children.  Slight trend changes are happening in parts of Kathmandu, however it still remains the same in the villages. As few Nepali women enter skilled work and leadership in the private and public sectors, it remains difficult for women to find opportunities.  Domestic abuse in Nepal is rampant. The leading cause of death among women of childbearing age is suicide. Widows are tossed out and branded as witches. Victims of the sex trade are shunned by families.  There are many issues that Nepalese women face due to illiteracy and dependency into their husband income for even small things.

This program helps to empowerment women in terms of education and get involved in learning income generating activities.

This program focuses on education of woman, both young and old.  Help within the community to teach and promote women’s rights, initiate discussions on health issues, lead activities promoting life skills such as tailoring, food cart/tourism work/handicrafts and sustainable farming techniques. Nearly all Nepali women have a great skill-set as farmers. You will be helping these women to provide a sustainable future for themselves and their children. The program is designed to promote the importance of education, and provide training which can be turned into income generating life skills.  Teach a English lesson, help on the farming days, teach a woman about money management, participate in health talks etc. 

This program can be combined with the Nepali Language Immersion program, or the orphanage support project  - all located within Kathmandu.

Program Donation:  USD $100 to be included in the program fee.

Volunteer Opportunities: Women Empowerment/ Agriculture programs


  • Project Length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive.
  • Arrival airport: Kathmandu (KTM)
  • Accommodation: Local host family
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Airlines: Turkish Air, Qatar Air, Malaysian Airways, Air India, Jet Airways, Thai Air, Ethiad
  • Vaccinations: Typhoid and Hep A wwwnc.cdc.gov

Program Schedule

  • Program starts and ends in Kathmandu
  • Airport meets and greet in Kathmandu. Next day  orientation and city tour
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 20-40 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing
  • Typical shift work hours are 8am-12pm  and 2pm-6pm
  • Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights to Nepal.  Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Extra- Not Included activities:

  • UNESCO Heritage car/ bike tour full day/half day
  • Hiking guide hire Horse riding
  • Nepali Dance Class Nepali language learning (basic/intermediate/advance level)
  • Trekking around the Himalayas.

When can I travel?

Easy. Choose the dates that work best for you. Although some programs have date restrictions the majority of our volunteer programs are available year round. Volunteers select their own program start date and complete an online application. Once you have been accepted and dates approved, ABV will ask you to confirm your registration by paying a $120 included in the overall fee.

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.

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