VOLUNTEERING

How does it work ?

  • by setting up your own fundraising challenge to buy uniforms and equipment for the schools you will be visiting
  • by helping the group reach a group fundraising target (no individual requirement)
  • by volunteering at the schools
  • by meeting local children and families
  • by planting fruit trees
  • by interacting with a community
  • by joining a well organised adventure trip
  • by learning new skills and cultures
  • by living, eating, playing, working with children and villagers
  • by living the spirit with fun!

Help us to give hope and education to children in Nepal. Our aim is to involve you in a unique, well organised project and sustainable travel experience that will stay with you for life.

How much (and why) does it cost ?

Adventure Aid Nepal is run completely by volunteers – there are no salaries. Non-profit, we lead by example.

The 2024 AAN £795 trip includes all accommodation, transportation, meals, and drinking water while volunteering and on the trek, with the exception of lunch and dinner on the free day in Pokhara and the final dinner in Kathmandu.

Your trip cost will also cover:

  • A Free AAN Kit bag (for the trek), Duvet Jacket, T-Shirt and Sleeping Bag hire
  • Free airports pick up and drop off for your flights
  • Guides and Porters to carry your trek bag for you
  • A Group “Just Giving” Page – raise money together
  • A Group Chat – get to know each other and ask questions before you go
  • Travel Advice – spend extra time in Nepal

Step by step

Prior to your travel, you will be invited to raise money towards a group fundraising target to buy uniforms and equipment for the children at the schools you will be visiting (see ideas on how to do that below).

You will also be invited to interact with other members from your group in order to build a connection and team spirit.

During your project you will be hands on, helping where needed and sharing experiences with the villagers and children.

You will receive a great welcome and unique insight into the Nepali way of life, unchanged and unspoilt – and the biggest thank you ever. You will discover a wonderful culture, close to nature, through helping where needed and getting involved in many different activities in the villages.

How to raise money to help a project

Your volunteering experience will be more fulfilling if you raise some money for the schools and children you will be visiting. Here are some tips on how to do that!

Tell your friends

Tell your friends and work colleagues, explain what you are doing see if they will help a great cause, every donation will help, no matter how big or small. Just £25 will buy a child a full uniform, shoes, rucksack and equipment – it often means education or no education.

Local community

Create a presentation and spread the word in your community. One of the best ways is to visit schools, children and teachers will be really interested to raise money for schools with children of similar ages.

Garage sale

If you’ve got some clothes, furniture or anything else that is of no use you to you anymore, why not sell them and donate all the proceeds to your project.

Give it up

To demonstrate how the smallest donation can make a difference, ask your friends to sponsor you to give up a temptation or bad habit. Think of it as a personal accomplishment as well as helping a great cause.

Shave it off

Shave It off – You can pledge to shave your hair or a long-lasting beard to raise money (it grows back!).

Sports tournaments

Host an event- a quiz night, football match or raffle, for example. You can charge a registration fee or ask each team to raise a certain amount to participate.

Every penny helps! Adventure Aid Nepal & Juniper Trust, both completely run by volunteers to ensure 100% of donations go towards your project and to where it is needed most.