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Building Volunteer Work in Nepal

  • Placement locations: San Remigio
  • Role: Build water and sanitation facilities in communities where basic infrastructure is lacking
  • Requirements: None
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Length of placement: From 1 week
  • Start dates: Flexible

Projects Abroad Disaster Relief volunteers dig foundations for a new classroom at a local school in Kathmandu, Nepal

Join our Building Project in Nepal and actively take part in improving water and sanitation facilities in communities where there is a serious lack of this important infrastructure. We have identified an area in San Remigio where more than 3,000 households in the municipality do not have their own toilets. On this project, you will help build toilets and other sanitation facilities in these households, to improve the quality of life of many families. 

Your role on the Building Project in Nepal

During your time on the Building Project in Nepal, you will work alongside local builders and tradesmen while being supervised by a Projects Abroad Manager. They will teach you all the necessary building skills you need to take part in the project.

A group of volunteers assist with the construction of a new classroom in Nepal

The building activities you take part in can include:

  • Digging foundations
  • Laying foundations
  • Mixing cement
  • Setting up fixed columns
  • Steel matting
  • Cutting plywood
  • Cutting coco lumber
  • Roof framing
  • Installing purlins
  • Installing roofs
  • Plumbing (piping works for sewer and water line

Volunteering on the Building Project in Nepal

You can join this project at any time and stay for as long as you choose. You must be reasonably fit to participate.

During your time in Nepal, you will be accommodated in a guesthouse and you will be supported by full-time local Projects Abroad staff.

You can join the Building Project in Nepal from one week if you don't have time to join us for four weeks or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for short term volunteering for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you will gain a valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone volunteering for a longer period and may not see the completion of some of the building work.

If you are a high school student and first-time traveler you may want to consider our High School Special programs in Nepal.

In the wake of the earthquakes in 2015, we ran a Disaster Relief Project that addressed immediate needs in Nepal. To learn more about this work and what the project achieved, please visit our Disaster Relief in Nepal page.

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