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All inclusive volunteer experiences in Nepal.  Work directly with the people of Nepal as a teacher, builder, or medical intern.
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Being, Not Doing: How to be the best volunteer in Nepal ever. The Mountain Volunteer News

Being, Not Doing: How to be the best volunteer in Nepal ever. The Mountain Volunteer News | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
The best volunteers are Being, not Doing. Not long ago a volunteer posted on a blog about a conversation with the local school principal. In that conversation she asked what the principal thought about volunteers at the school. He replied that he was not sure since he'd never been outside of Nepal and couldn't know what changes would look like, what our life looked like. It's an important point.

We go to volunteer thinking we want to DO something. The people we wish to help may have no idea what we are talking about or thinking about, they have no frame of reference for understanding. It first takes building friendship and trust and that comes from Being, not from Doing.
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The time spent playing with kids, learning the language so they could say a few things to the locals, working hard and with the same tools as the locals. These ways of being ingratiated them to the community and strong bonds were made. From those bonds, doing becomes possible because there is trust. Without first Being, there is no Doing.

 

So when you come to Nepal and volunteer, be most mindful of who you are being, then you think about what you are doing.

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Young women are growing hope at Her Farm in Nepal: The Mountain Fund News

Young women are growing hope at Her Farm in Nepal: The Mountain Fund News | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it

Scott MacLennan: "When we started Her Farm we had a vision of women coming from abusive family situations and living at the farm where they could support themselves and their children. That's still our mission and vision at the farm, however something else is taking place at the farm, something unexpected and wonderful."

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How do you grow hope on an organic farm?  Go to Her Farm in the Himalayas to find out.

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5 Stars for a Great Nonprofit: The Global Mountain Fund Inc: Read Reviews!

5 Stars for a Great Nonprofit: The Global Mountain Fund Inc:  Read Reviews! | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Volunteer, donate, read reviews for The Global Mountain Fund Inc in Sandia Park, NM plus similar nonprofits and charities related to
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The Making of Her Clinic

Residents of the village of Mankhu, Nepal faced a long walk to reach a health post. With the help of donors and volunteers, there is a clinic in the village now.
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The Clinic at Mankhu is one of many ongoing good works supported by the Volunteers of the Mountain Fund.  Do you want to work there? You can! 


Volunteers are needed now. 


Learn more about Volunteer Placements

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How our volunteers to Nepal help fund our work | News About Volunteering in Nepal  | The Mountain Volunteer News

How our volunteers to Nepal help fund our work | News About Volunteering in Nepal  | The Mountain Volunteer News | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
We've been working in Nepal for about a decade, on the ground, doing real projects like hospitals, clinics, schools and support of women and children. Income earned from supporting volunteers helps to fund these projects. Under the US IRS rules, an educational organization can be classified as a charity or 501c3 even though they don't do any work at all on the ground in countries where they send volunteers, or in some cases, very, very little. When you volunteer with us, you are working on our very own project sites and helping to support other projects such as the school uniforms for girls project which you can learn more about here.

Come join us in Nepal. Have a great experience for yourself and see first hand what we are doing for the people of Nepal. 
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Mountain Volunteer does real work first hand in Nepal.  Volunteer to get your hands on the real experience of leaning and growing as you help folks to help themselves. 

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The Mountain Fund: The Mountain Volunteer Nepal

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The Mountain Fund: The Mountain Volunteer Nepal


The Mountain Volunteer Nepal is a program of the The Mountain Fund, a US based NGO with a decade of development experience in Nepal. The Mountain Fund's founder, Scott MacLennan, received the 2010 Sir Edmund Hillary Medal for the work he, and The Mountain Fund have done over the past decade.

 

Our volunteer program is part of our ongoing mission to help the people of Nepal. We need volunteers to teach English, work with at-risk children or help in hospitals. We will host you in our own, beautiful home in a VIP area of Kathmandu and our family and dedicated, long-term staff will help you while in Nepal to ensure that you have the trip of a lifetime while helping others.

 

We have a US office for inquiries.

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Volunteering in Nepal is Adventure Travel with a lasting purpose. Want to get out and look around?  Do it with style become a Mountain Volunteer and do good work in the Himalayas.

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About Volunteering in Nepal

About Volunteering in Nepal | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
The Mountain Volunteer. Life-changing experiences is what we offer
The Mountain Volunteer was founded by Scott and Sunita as a natural outgrowth of their dedication and service to Nepal as The Mountain Fund our 501c3 charity. 

Scott MacLennan began serving in Nepal over a decade ago and established health clinics and hospitals in rural communities. In 2010 he was recognized for the Sir Edmund Hillary Medal for his service in Nepal. Sir Edmund Hillary was the first to climb Mt. Everest, the world's highest peak, which is located in Nepal. 

Sunita Subedi Sharma (MacLennan) was born and raised in Nepal. Her childhood memories are of persecution for having been born a daughter, rather than a son. Since early childhood she's felt in the most personal and direct means, the oppression that women in Nepal face daily. Later, after suffering domestic abuse in an arranged marriage, she left that marriage and determined to dedicate her life to helping women and children in Nepal to have a better life. 



Together we invite you to be a part of our work, to join with us in helping women and children and improving lives for thousands in Nepal. 
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Volunteer to work with people who have made a lifelong commitment to improve human rights and living conditions in Nepal.

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All inclusive Volunteer Experiences in Nepal

All inclusive Volunteer Experiences in Nepal | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Dear Volunteer. 

We've tried to make this easy for you and provided a way that you can book online, much the same way you'd make a hotel reservation or book a flight. Thank you for choosiing us to host you in Nepal. 

PRICING - the price includes total, twenty-four hour a day support from our staff, a clean room in a modern house in a secure location, breakfast and dinner daily, wi-fi, bedding, towels and unlimited friendliness. 

It couldn't be easier. Pick your dates, choose your program (which you can also change later) and click on "book now."   30 days prior to your start date you'll be sent an invoice to pay. There is no payment required to reserve a place unless you are booking less than one week before your start that. In that case, payment in full is required. 
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This is an "all inclusive" volunteer experience. You work directly with the people of Nepal.  Room, Board, and a transformative experience await. 

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