When you arrive home after an amazing holiday, your camera packed with your awesome escapades and your head full of memories- you know you’ve definitely come back with more than you left with. But what about the destination you visited? The rise in voluntourism holidays are all about enriching places in the world that need our support, and offering your time and expertise where it’s really needed. Here are some of the best volunteering adventures you can find on Envago today!
Teaching at a school
There are many schools in Nepal that need your support. You will be working with our planner Volunteer Nepal and providing students with their only opportunity to have English language education. But more important than this, you will be opening hearts and minds to life outside of a small village. With assignments in the Kathmandu valley, you can stay at the volunteer house and commute each day to a school. This is also a great location where you can combine volunteering with other adventures in Nepal. For those with professional building skills, the planner also offer a schools and community maintenance programme.
Helping in an orphanage
Whether you’re joining children for dinner and helping them with their homework, visiting on Saturdays to help out with activities or working through the day in orphanages in Charikot, Lumbini or Pokhara, this type of volunteering is essential to the work of Nepal Orphan’s Home- the umbrella organisation of our planner Volunteer Nepal.
Health and environment placement
In some villages, cultural and religious practices that are hazardous to health are still employed like sending women to cow sheds during their menstrual cycle and after delivering their babies. Whilst in and around Kathmandu, cooking is often done outside on open fires of twigs and trash. This volunteering experience from Volunteer Nepal is all about teaching sanitary and hygienic good practices and solutions to environmental challenges like smokeless energy, building compost bins and community toilets, first aid and recycling. And if you’re more green fingered, this planner also offers a village planting and harvesting experience.
Saving the endangered green turtles
When you head to Turtle Bay, Lang Tengah island Malaysia, your mission will become clear, to safeguard the nesting population of (mainly) green turtles from poachers. Patrolling the beaches, relocating any nests that are laid elsewhere back to the safety of Turtle Beach and seeing your efforts rewarded as you watch a turtle lay its eggs or hatchlings scamper down to the water’s edge make this volunteering experience extraordinary.