Volunteering to Learn – Nepal

Volunteer in Nepal – Homestay Program, English Teaching, Organic Farming, Orphanage Support & more…

Our Team

Kathmandu Office

Pramila Ghimire, Director

Email: [email protected]
Phone: + 977 9841787136

She has worked with international volunteers for over a decade. She has been associated with several organizations in Nepal and India and gained extensive work experiences on women empowerment, social justice, permaculture and sustainable agriculture, environment and ecology, primary education, etc. She is very social, honest, frank and convivial. She loves singing, music and children.

Sujan Parajuli, Program Co-ordinator

Email: [email protected]
Phone: + 977 9841538578

He is an ex-participant of Fredskorpset Norway Exchange Program and possesses broad knowledge and experiences of working with volunteers and exchange programs. He has traveled to India, Thailand and Sri Lanka on volunteer programs. His working areas are ecological agriculture, community development, rural development and green education.

Bal Kumari Ghimire, Program Manager

Email: [email protected]
Phone: + 977 9849021674

She is an ex-volunteer of Norwegian Peace Corps (Fredskorpset Norway). She has been associated and worked with a number of NGOs and government institutions in Nepal and India such as Human Rights Forum Nepal, Namsaling Community Development Center (Ilam), District Development Committee (Ilam), Deccan Development Society (Andhra Pradesh, India), WOREC Nepal and so on.

Her working areas are primarily Women Empowerment, Gender Issues, Human Rights, Ecological Agriculture and Community Development. Besides, she possesses extensive working experiences with volunteers. She has been travelled to Singapore, Phillipines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India.

Advisory Committee

Pramod Parajuli, Ph.D.
Graduate Faculty, Doctoral Program in Sustainability Education
Director of New Graduate Program Development for Sustainability
Chair, Sustainability Education, MAP
Prescott College
220 Grove Avenue, Prescott Arizona 86301, USA
[email protected]
[email protected]
928-350-3222 (work), 503-969-7391 (cell)
928-776-5151 (fax, attention, Pramod)

Elizabeth Enslin, PhD
Writer, Cultural Anthropologist
Graduate Advisor, Prescott College Master of Arts Program
[email protected]

Overseas Coordinators

North America

Raquel Jane Miller
Palo Alto, CA
Email: [email protected]

Raquel volunteered through VLN for three months from February to May 2008. She stayed with a family in Pokhara and taught English in the community-supported school. She is a graduate of Teaching English as a Foreign Language from University of California.

Anne Marie
Victoria, British Colombia
Email: [email protected]

Anne Marie joined VLN in July 2008 and volunteered for five months in Chitwan. She worked in an organic farm and both learned and shared about organic farming, permaculture and sustainable agriculture. Her family owns an organic farm in British Columbia.


Ian Blair
East Melbourne, Victoria
Email: [email protected]

Ian volunteered for two months, from December 2008 to February 2009, in Chitwan. There he taught English in the local community school and also initiated a community library in the village.


Ann Wong
United Kingdom
Email: [email protected]

Ann left her job as an administration assistant at a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing company to take on a new challenge by volunteering and traveling alone for the first time to Nepal for 3 months. She decided to volunteer in Nepal to experience cultural immersion and dedicate her time and skills to places where they were most at need. Ann has an interest within Art and Design and admires Andy Warhol’s works. Whenever required, she volunteers for a Arts organization in providing general administration support and invigilating art works shown at exhibitions. Her wishes are to pursue a career within the Arts & Design sector. In her free time, she enjoys playing the violin and is currently on Grade Five. To keep her body fit, she enjoys to run and get involved in organised running events in aid of charity. She also attends Martial Arts Classes in which she participated in the Dragon Dance for the Chinese New Year 2009 celebrations.

Merce Ortiz
Paiporta, Valencia
Email: [email protected]

Merce joined VLN in April 2008 and volunteered for three months.  With experience in Early Childhood Educaiton, she dedicated her efforts to an orphanage in Kathmandu.