Nature Conservation

volunteer in nature conservation project in nepal
“The program is ideal for those who are passionate on the conservation of forests and environment. Your interest and participation in this project can really make a great difference to the environment of Nepal”

Project Overview

Volunteer Nepal Travel mobilize national and international volunteers to support the conservation efforts of Nepalese in rural villages of Chitwan. We work in collaboration with Rural Community Development (RCDP) community based organizations and children clubs. Nepal is the landscape stunningly beautiful, amazingly diverse, contains lot of mountains forests, beautiful lakes and fertile land, thus attracting thousands of tourists every year. But due to lack of resources and awareness, Nepal is continuously losing its beauty as the natural resources have been used unexpectedly. The forests of Nepal are dwindling at an alarm rate. The main reason for this is reliance on firewood and lack of awareness about the importance of trees. Thus increase demand for trees is rapidly decreasing the natural forests and thus enhances the chances for floods, land sliding and other natural disasters. As a result the balance of ecosystem is hindered to a great level. In the last few years alone, thousands of hectares of land have vanished and the entire species of wildlife is being wiped out. To tackle the problem, many conservation programs currently being undertaken in Nepal by private non-governmental companies but they are unable to deal with and control the problem due to limited resources and limited funds. Therefore they need support from outside. VNT have started its project to make the people of Nepal aware of the issue. If you are interested to join our hands to improve the existing situation within Nepal, then you are warmly welcome by us.

Responsibilities and Role of a Volunteer:

The project provides you the opportunity of taking part in physically demanding conservation projects and thus ultimately learns about grassroots environmental projects. As a conservation volunteer you have the opportunity to make a huge difference in the local community of Nepalese environment. As a volunteer you can create awareness in Nepalese people about the importance of respecting and preserving the environment and its ecosystem. While volunteering, the major responsibilities you will be doing include: digging, sowing seeds, weeding, trimming, pruning, filling plastic bags, applying work and any other work related to conservation project. The planted seedlings grown and nurtured are later distributed free to surrounding villages and other parts of Nepal. Some other tasks a volunteer will be doing may include planting, collecting seeds, replanting, eliminating diseased trees and inventory of flora and fauna depending on the season. Volunteers through their hard work and contribution can make a positive change on raising awareness and environmental conservation.

PLEASE NOTE: The schedule is not so rigid. You can work for 5-6 days a week and 3-4 hours a day. You can get work schedule from nursery staff that can help you in any task and activities you needed in this project. Volunteers are also allowed to make certain interruption in schedule due to traditional, cultural festivals, their exams and other similar situations. During these times they are not allowed to work and can enjoy short holiday.

Project Skills and Education Requirements:

No prior experience or qualification is necessary to join the project. However, volunteers interested in joining the conservation project should be ready for physically demanding work. You are supposed to be 18 years or older to join the project. Volunteers are also expected to have an open mind, flexible attitude, passion, creative imagination and eagerness to work in conservation project. You also need to have good knowledge of English grammar and be a good speaker.

Food and Accommodation

Volunteer Nepal Travel will arrange food and accommodation to its volunteer in a host family or hostel it is depending on the project type and location. The lifestyle of the Nepali is quite simple when compared to the lifestyle of the Western countries. Volunteer should not expect the luxurious accommodation. You will be provided same accommodation facilities prepared by family. The Nepali bathrooms have a sit on your heels toilet, a shower area and running cold water and in the bedroom, you may either sleep alone or with another volunteer on a woven mattress or an a hard mattress. If you stay in the hostfamily, you are supposed to do the household activities like cleaning the house, cooking food, taking care of children, taking care of elder people. According to the Nepali culture, Nepali people do not send the elderly people to old age homes like other countries do. It is against their culture.

During lunch and dinner the entire family sits together to have their meal and though you are a guest in their house you are considered as a part of their family which is a part of the lifestyle of Nepal. The food in Nepal has an appealing blend of strong and vibrant taste. You will be provided with three meals a day which includes white rice, noodle, drinks, salad, and vegetables, which is delicious. And if you want to have your own food, you are welcome to have it and you can get it from anywhere. There are many restaurants in Nepal that would suit your tastes and budget. Nepali food is much cheaper when compared to other places and your hometown. During your volunteer service you are supposed to live with your group of people or family, and share the same experience that they face. You will be given the local fare twice a day, but things that you can enjoy throughout the day and till your service is the love, kindness, hospitality and welcome of Nepali which is extraordinary!

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To help the under privileged people of Nepal through various volunteering programs to help them attain sustainability, basic health care, education and a dignified life marked with equality that’s sans any cast, creed, religion and territorial borders.

Aaron Han

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To help the under privileged people of Nepal through various volunteering programs to help them attain sustainability, basic health care, education and a dignified life marked with equality that’s sans any cast, creed, religion and territorial borders

Aaron Hank

Volunteer