Welcome

Volunteering to Learn is a non-profit, non-governmental organization providing rich volunteer and learning experiences in Nepal.

Our organization builds on the belief that mutual understanding is at the heart of improved relations across communities, cultures, nations, and religions.  Through our own experiences both in community organizing in Nepal and with visitors from around the world, we’ve learned that personal encounters and conversations among people working together create some of the best opportunities for mutual understanding.

Our goal is to provide volunteering opportunities in Nepal that make it possible for both hosts and visitors to learn.  Volunteers gain a sense of satisfaction from contributing to Nepalese communities, but they also learn language and gain insights into culture, ecology, history and geography.  Host families and communities benefit from enthusiastic helpers, teachers, and organizers, but they also learn about diverse cultures and perspectives that help them see beyond stereotypes.

It’s a shame I didn’t know about your organization earlier, otherwise I would have liked to participate in many more projects. –Anne Wong, UK

Whatever your interests – language, culture, economics, agriculture, forestry, flora and fauna, history, sustainability, appropriate technology, community organization, leadership, entrepreneurship, children, women, human rights – we can place you with organizations, communities and families that will enrich your understanding of Nepal while also giving you opportunities to learn more specific skills and knowledge.