You don't need to be a doctor or an engineer to join one of our volunteer groups in Batase Village. Previous groups who have visited and worked in the village include teenagers from Australian schools and the elderly. While you won't be staying in a 5 star hotel or receiving 24 hour news channels, a trip to Batase Village is not an extreme adventure holiday.
One of our people would meet your group at Kathmandu airport. The trek to the village from the city is spread over two days, and includes a first-night stay at a trekking lodge with stunning views of the Himalayas. For those less fit or able, transport will be provided, but where possible, volunteers should walk to the village.
You would typically stay in our purpose built hostel in the village, where you would prepare and eat your meals. The only transportation within the village and surrounding area is your own feet, so a pair of comfortable walking boots is a requirement. Though many of the villagers go barefoot, we don't expect that from our volunteers.
While in the village, you would be working each day at various jobs, such as helping out at the local school, cooking meals for some of the orphans housed in the village, participating in ongoing light construction work—if you're energetic and fit enough, of course!
You would never be expected to perform any work that you felt you were unsuited to, and you could expect a wide variety of tasks to be presented to you, working alongside villagers as they go about their lives.
Our Village Volunteer Program is tailored to groups and individuals. We can cater for a group of friends, a college class, a single person or a couple. Your program will be custom built to suit your experience, wishes and departure date.