Participate and get involved


Samundra Nepal is a Nepali social development organization, led by experienced Nepali professionals. They are at home in the fields of tourism, economics, rural development, infrastructure, health, education, Environment and agriculture. See, in which way you can participate. 

If you have specific talents or expertise in

collecting donations
environment or
NGO management

please don’t hesitate to contact us. The best projects are such where we combine the abilities of many.

How is it to participate?

Some of our volunteers participate from Europe, some of them in Nepal. Weather you like to volunteer from home or in personal, we try to find a way for you to get involved. 

Our trips to Mainapokhari, where our main projects are running, is not only for work. We get in contact with the locals, play with the kids or do little hikings. Jiri, the former main entrance to the Mount Everest is nearby. For those, who want to visit temple, there are some, also for morning praying. 

Group in the Annapurna Basecamp

We are pleased to welcome you in our community. 

Let us explore collaboration options. Let us swap our ideas, visions and knowledge. For healthy and happy people, for inner peace, for a better world.

Question and Answer

What do I gain, when I participate?

A life changing experience by supporting rural communities in need. You will experience the real life in a Nepalese community like no tourist ever will. See in person, how your work will make a difference in the life of the Nepalese people. It will bring more health and happiness. Your reward is deep satisfaction and a lifetime memory you can tell everyone about.  

How can I apply for volunteering with Samundra Nepal?

When you want to participate, please tell us your expertise and talents. Send an email to us with your intended time and drop your latest CV. Please send the email to info@samundra.orgat least prior one month.

I am a health expert; can I work in the hospital?

Yes, you can work together with Nepali experts under their supervision. That gives you the opportunity to participate and help people when it is most needed and to learn more about the Nepali health system. Government policy of Nepal does not allow an individual foreign health expert to work independently in any health service center including a hospital. But with participation in our projects you can help anyway.

I am an expert in teaching; how can I help? Can I teach at a school? How long?

Your teaching knowledge is highly valued. You are welcome to participate and help by teaching in a school. The duration is adjustable and can be decided upon mutually with the school. The length of time you teach can be negotiated and settled upon based on your availability and the needs of the school.

I am an expert; how can I help?

Does your expertise matches in agriculture (kiwi farming, lemon & vegetable farming, turmeric farming and coffee production); or health (uterine prolapse, reproductive health and general health issues), or in teaching? Then please apply for volunteering with Samundra, telling us your plan of volunteering attaching your latest CV at Please send your apply at least one month earlier.

What if I am interest in Environment sector?

If you were interested in the sector of environment (climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity conservation, soil protection), you can jointly work with us together with our experts and contribute in developing programs and projects. Please send us an apply via email.

How much does volunteering cost?

You pay for your lodging, transportation, local guide (if you need one), and insurance. As a volunteer, the cost of the lodging and food is 15 Euro per day. You will stay with a local family and experience the Nepali life while living and eating with them. Also, it is required to donate your desired amount so that another needy project can be supported.

Is there a best time to volunteer? How long should I volunteer?

You can volunteer in all year around. Generally, a volunteer can participate from one week to a month. But, if you want to work longer than that, we can discuss for further opportunity.

Where do I sleep? What do I eat?

In Kathmandu, where we get in contact first, you will find many hotels. You will find a lodge or a guest house with Nepali Daal Bhaat and other delicacies. When you are at the project sites, we travel to the place together. You can live with local people and eat local food especially, Daal Bhaat, bread, green vegetable etc. In almost every place in Nepal you will find food with or without meat and a variety of vegan food aswell.

What do I need to bring to the project sites during volunteering?

You need to take warm clothes for winter and light dresses for summer days. It will be good if you take with a sleeping bag in light backpack, with your own water bottle, medicine and other personal stuff that you need.

Can I bring clothes for kids?

Yes, you can.

How much in advance do I need to book my volunteering time?

Please book your volunteering time at least in a month advance.

I do not speak Nepali, is that ok?

That’s totaly fine. Language will not be a barrier for your volunteering if you speak English.

I have collected donations. How can I use it?

If you have collected fund and eager to donate us, please contact us via email for necessary support.

What should I wear? Is there any dress restriction?

You can wear as usual dresses. There is no dress restriction in Nepal but people feel awkward if you get exposed.

What if I need to cancel my visit?

Please inform us 15 days before your participation, if you don’t come. We organize the whole trip and combine the talents of everyone. So, if you don’t come, we need to reorganize and recombine. Sometimes you work with people and maybe they depend on your work before they can start. Or a project can’t be completed, when an ability is missed to short before starting.

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