It is with great sadness and frustration that we have to suspend matching volunteers to our partner projects in Nepal.
It is illegal to work in Nepal – even as a volunteer – without a work permit.
“Restriction to work:
- (1) A foreigner having obtained a visa as a tourist or his family member pursuant to these Rules shall not be allowed to work, with or without receiving remuneration, in any industry, business, enterprise or organisation during his stay in Nepal “
The process for acquiring a work permit is currently prohibitively expensive and time consuming – for the projects and for volunteers. We are working hard with our local partners in Nepal to find a satisfactory solution to this challenge, if at all possible.
In the meantime, it would be irresponsible of us to encourage volunteers to break the laws of Nepal.
If you choose to travel with another volunteer organisation to Nepal, we strongly advise you to check that they are able to assist you in applying for a work permit. We do hope we can solve this situation soon – our volunteers are very much needed. We do work with projects in other parts of the world that require the same skills as the Nepal projects – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information”