Volunteer on Construction Projects in Nepal

Company : GVI
Activities: Building & Construction Projects / Community Volunteer Projects
Duration: 1 week to 4 weeks
Approx Costs: 1000 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

On this project, you can support educational objectives through infrastructure development.

By building and renovating educational facilities in the communities of Pokhara, you can contribute to Quality Education, the 4th United Nations Sustainable Development Goal. You will be sharing a Nepali homestay with other participants from around the world. 

GVI has partnered with various educational facilities in Pokhara such as local primary schools and children's centres and by improving these learning environments, you will also contribute to improving the educational outcomes of students as well as the overall health and safety standards of these facilities. Specific improvement to these facilities include more desks in the classrooms or renovations of the library or bathrooms. 

All projects are led by our local construction coordinator. While you do not need to have previous experience in the industry, physical fitness and DIY or general construction experience are beneficial. Project training and guidance is provided by our local staff and construction personnel. You can expect to work on diverse projects such as constructing furniture, building and repainting walls, and many more! You will also be working alongside local workers for the duration of most of our projects. 

Your accommodation in Nepal will be at a local homestay where you will be staying with the other GVI volunteers. You will be located on Phewa Lake with views of the Annapurna mountain peaks. The work is carried out during weekday office hours whilst on the weekends you will have the opportunity to explore Pokhara with your new friends. Trek up to Poon Hill, go kayaking on Phewa Lake or book a paragliding experience. 



  • Contribute to renovations and construction projects as requested by our local partners and guided by our local staff.
  • Meet like-minded people from all around the world who are all committed to making a global impact.
  • Immerse yourself in Nepali culture at our homestay-style accommodation on the edge of Pokhara's Lake Phewa. 

Costs / Benefits

Since we opened our doors in 1998, we have spent over 65% of all funds directly on our projects. It is our mission to support field operations in the long term. Rather than abandon programs that recruit fewer volunteers we strategically invest from our fully staffed sites to help maintain our presence across the globe. The remaining 35% that is not directly invested in our programs covers the cost of volunteer recruitment, the operations of our head office.

Cost for the program by duration:
1 weeks £1,215
2 weeks £1,395
4 weeks £1,795


- 18+
- Basic to Intermediate English skills
- Criminal Background Check
- GVI Medical Form
- Good physical fitness

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