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Find Joy in Serving Others

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Find Joy in Serving Others

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Join us for a life-changing experience in beautiful Nepal!

All of the work we do is made possible by the selfless service of our amazing volunteers.

Become one of them.


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upcoming programs


Upcoming Programs

upcoming programs


Upcoming Programs

Upcoming 10 - Day Programs

 

Fall 2017

September 18th-27th

October 9th-18th

Yoga Retreat: Nov 6th-15th

December 4th-13th

 Spring/Summer 2017

April 18th - 27th

May 2nd - 11th

May 23rd - June 2nd

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Due to the monsoon rains, our project will be on hiatus from June 5th - September 18th, 2017.

 

Short Term Volunteers

(10 -day program)

Can you only take two weeks off of work or school? If so, a 10-day service trip to Nepal might be perfect for you. Immerse yourself in the local community, join us in our rebuilding projects, assistant teach at the local primary schools, and take a day hike to see some beautiful mountains. Everything you could hope for in a quick trip across the globe.


Long Term Volunteers

(One month minimum)

Are you looking to get deeper into international development? Are you hoping to develop your skills in rural community work? If so, consider joining our team of long-term volunteers for 1-5 months.  We recommend arriving with a 10-day program to simplify transportation and assist with integration into our community and work. Adventure awaits!


Plan Your Own Program

Do you have a group of friends, family, peers or coworkers that are interested in traveling together to help Nepal rebuild? Are you passionate about joining one of our projects, but can't come during our scheduled dates? Don't worry! Just reach out to us and we would love to work with you directly to coordinate a personalized trip to Nepal to work side-by-side with our international team and the Nepali families we serve. If you are interested in planning a program, let us know in your form.

 

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Volunteer Experiences

volunteers at work


Volunteer Experiences

 
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Our Volunteer Camp in Takure

and other frequently asked questions...

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Our Volunteer Camp in Takure

and other frequently asked questions...

Sustainable Living

We aim to live simply and sustainably on the beautiful terraced land on which we camp in the village of Takure. Our intention is minimize our impact on this land by responsibly utilizing resources, harvesting materials, managing our trash, and respecting cultural customs. We have dry compost latrines, which eliminate the need for excessive amounts of clean water and handle our waste responsibly. We believe in learning how to live off this land from the local community while demonstrating the benefits of the sustainable living technologies our volunteers have brought to Takure. 


 

 

Food

About five hours northwest of Kathmandu, Takure is inhabited primarily by members of the Brahmin and Chhetri castes of Hinduism. Out of respect for their beliefs, we have chosen to join them in abstaining from meat and alcohol. Breakfast and dinner are cooked together as a community and two local women cook us traditional dal bhat (rice and lentils) for lunch each day. We support the local farming community through our shopping practices. 


Water

We source water from a few local springs, however it is still a limited resource here in Takure. After a hot day in the sun we are able to enjoy refreshing cold showers at camp or hand wash our sweaty work clothes. Thanks to our Sawyer Filter Drip Systems, we have clean drinking water to keep us hydrated for hard work and fun dance parties.


 

Weather

The fall is a beautiful time in Nepal, ideal for trekking, sunny days, evening showers, and hillsides overflowing with lush vegetation reminiscent of the monsoon rains. As we progress into wintertime, it cools down quite a bit. During the day we stay warm making bricks for the community in sunny weather and get cozy as temperatures drop at night. The spring and summer bring warmer weather and with it intermittent evening rainfall . 

 


 

Community Engagement

The Nepali community is rich in Hindu and Buddhist tradition. During festival season in the fall, we've been lucky enough to engage many festivities with the villagers. Last year, we assisted in the construction of a 40 foot bamboo swing, partook in festive feasts, and danced in the roads to the music of the Madal (nepali drum). In the afternoons, we can walk five minutes to the local tea shop to share cups of hot milk tea and laughs with community members while practicing our Nepali. 


Communal Living

What brings many of us here to Takure is a passion for service work and sustainable international development. We believe in fostering an environment that supports creativity and compassion through working towards a common good greater than ourselves. Together, with our chore teams, we take turns cooking each other breakfast and dinner and helping with dishes. 

The size of our volunteer community varies throughout the year. On average we have about 25 incredible people from all over the globe.


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schedule


10-Day Program Schedule

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10-Day Program Schedule