Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief Program — Discontinued
We’d like to thank everyone who particpated in the disaster relief program throughout 2015 and 2016. Your help and assistance was appreciated, by us and by the people of Batase and Nepal. Immediate relief efforts have now wound down, and our focus has shifted back to more long term support and assistance to Nepal. Anyone interested in volunteering should look at some of our other volunteer programs in Nepal.
On the 25th of April a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. There is now a real need for workers on the ground to provide practical and much needed help for the villagers affected by the devastation.
What sort of work would you be doing?
- Building schools
- Rebuilding homes
- Building a hostel for disadvantaged/orphaned children
- Undertaking volunteer work at a local health post
- Providing tuition to students
We will match your skills with one of our disaster relief projects. You will be placed in a village affected by the Earthquake. During your time there you will live, sleep and eat as a villager does. Your accommodation will be home-stay and your transport will be by local bus or trekking.
Which Costs are Included in the Earthquake Disaster Relief Program?
- All accommodation (home-stay)
- Volunteer Coordinator to assist you during your time in Nepal
- All meals, home cooked by your host family during your time in the village and all breakfasts in Kathmandu
- Guide for trekking to village
- All transportation within Nepal (local buses)
- All government fees and taxes
Which Costs are not Included?
- Nepal Visa fee
- Your international airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Cost of extra porters if required (In the event that you over-packed and are bringing more luggage than you can carry)
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses such as phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills and bottled water. Though we don’t cover these costs, our guide will be able to assist you in locating anything you need.
- Emergency evacuation transport costs from your placement location