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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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Her Farm, Growing Hope in the Himalaya | Go Overseas

Her Farm, Growing Hope in the Himalaya | Go Overseas | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Her Farm is an organic farm that is operated for, and by women. Life in Nepal isn't easy for women; domestic abuse is high, girls are discouraged from getting educated and often married off by families at an early age. Her Farm is a refuge from all that and the only model of its kind in the country. Women of all ages, and a wide variety of backgrounds live and work at the farm and are showing what women are capable of.
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See the reviews from volunteers who have worked at Her Farm.

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HER Farm: Changing the World for Women in Nepal

HER Farm: Changing the World for Women in Nepal | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
The most touching moment I can think of, that demonstrates our impact, involves an 82 year old grandmother from the Brahmin caste (high caste). During the aftermath of the quakes, many families came together at Her Farm to create a communal kitchen. This meant families from all castes.

 

One day a woman voiced her discontent at eating food from a kitchen where low caste women were working, as some of our girls are Dalit (untouchable caste).

 

Grandma looked at the woman, and said:

“What does that matter now, we suffer together, and we’ll eat together.”

Or words to that effect. A huge breakthrough moment that an 82 year old high caste woman would think, must less utter those words out loud. She’s our immediate neighbour, she’s been around Her Farm a lot, and it has changed her thinking, or at least softened her position on some things.

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Volunteer to teach, heal, grow or build in Nepal.

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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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Mountain Volunteer in Nepal: Ross' story

Ross from Scotland - his volunteer experience with us in Nepal...
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Everyone is changed by the volunteer experience.  

Do you have the impulse to volunteer in Nepal?  Listen to the voice. 

Do it!  http://www.mountainfund.org/projects/

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Mountain Volunteer in Nepal: Jason's Story

Jason's story of volunteering in Nepal with The Mountain Fund
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Mountain Volunteer has been bringing people to Nepal for a long time. A continual series of occasions for hope!


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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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Book Your Trip to Nepal | The Mountain Volunteer

Book Your Trip to Nepal | The Mountain Volunteer | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Book Your Trip to Nepal

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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Take action. Change your life as you improve the lives of others. Here's where you volunteer to go to Nepal and build, teach or heal. 

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Medical Volunteer in Nepal with Mountain Fund

Rocky Vista Medical College joins The Mountain Fund in Nepal.
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Anyone interested in Medicine will gain enormous insight if the Volunteer in Nepal.  You'll learn through hands on experience helping the people of Nepal.  The Mountain Volunteer provides an all inclusive volunteer experience. Work in their Katmandu based hospital, scrub in and observe surgery, learn in the real world. 


For more information on becoming a medical Volunteer in Nepal investigate the opportunities in the Himalayas!

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Mountain Volunteer: Your Chance to Volunteer in Nepal

Volunteer in Nepal


The Mountain Fund and Mountain Volunteer provide an all inclusive opportunity to Volunteer in Nepal. Teach English, Computers, or Videography. Learn organic farming or work in the clinic at Her Farm.


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Change yourself. Change the world one day and one person at a time. You can contribute funds, but more importantly you can contribute time by stepping out of your life and into the Himalayas  by becoming a Volunteer in Nepal.

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Change yourself. Change the world one day and one person at a time. You can contribute funds, but more importantly you can contribute time by stepping out of your life and into the Himalayas  by becoming a Volunteer in Nepal.

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Learn Organic Farming at Her Farm | Nepal Volunteer Placements

Learn Organic Farming at Her Farm | Nepal Volunteer Placements | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalayas


Her Farm was built to provide poor, landless and homeless women and their children a sustainable home and livelihood. Her Farm is grass-roots community development that impacts the entire rural village where the farm is located.  

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What Can You Do?There is a lot of work to be done. 

The farm has a lot of land that needs to be put to use for organic farming. You can help directly and work on the land. You can work right along side our women farmers and grow the food that you, and they, will be eating. Farming is hard, but fully satisfying work and nothing tastes better than a meal prepared from the food you've grown yourself. You will be helping these women to provide a sustainable future for themselves and their children. 

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Volunteer in Nepal: Teach at Her Farm

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This is a transformational opportunity to volunteer in Nepal.

 

Qualified Volunteers have the opportunity to teach:

  • English
  • Computers
  • Videography 
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HER Farm: Volunteers from Around the World are Fighting Domestic Abuse in Nepal

HER Farm: Volunteers from Around the World are Fighting Domestic Abuse in Nepal | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Scott and Sunita MacLennan:

 

People are always welcome to donate, but the majority of our funding at Her Farm comes from volunteers that we host at the farm.

 

About 150 people a year from 26 countries (and counting), visit the farm to help in the fields, the classrooms, with repairs and in other capacities.

 

This provides many women with the job at the farm - cooking, hospitality management, logistics; and of course it gives them the opportunity to practice English, the business language of Nepal, which many women have been excluded from learning.

So, visiting www.HerFarmNepal.org and donating is good and kind.

Actually visiting Her Farm as a volunteer is even more beneficial.

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Donations are kind.  Actually going to Nepal as a Mountain Volunteer is transformative.  

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HER Farm: Safe-Haven from Abuse in Nepal

HER Farm: Safe-Haven from Abuse in Nepal | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Her Farm quickly became much more than a safe-haven from abuse. Young and unmarried women sought employment there to stave off parental pressure for marriage. Today there are women from wide variety of backgrounds as well as castes. They live together, work together and support each other’s success and wellbeing, like a giant family of 25 women.
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There are many ways you can help Her Farm thrive. Volunteers are needed to teach, heal, build and grow.  You can go to Nepal and make a difference. 

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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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Mountain Volunteer in Nepal: Rebecca's Story

Rebecca's story of volunteering in Nepal with The Mountain Fund
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Change the world one person at a time. Volunteer in Nepal. 

http://www.mountainfund.org/projects/

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Ryan Lally on Mountain Fund

A short interview
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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. 


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Volunteering in Nepal, Explore, Learn, Contribute - Change Your Vision of the Planet

Volunteering in Nepal, Explore, Learn, Contribute - Change Your Vision of the Planet | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
We've just created a new video for volunteering in Nepal. Check out everything there is to see and do. Explore, Learn, Contribute when you volunteer in Nepal. The video is here ...
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The Mountain Fund and Mountain Volunteer arrange an all inclusive volunteer experience for those willing to step up and change the world.  Volunteer in Nepal.

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Citizenship provisions discriminate against women in Nepal- The Himalayan Times

Citizenship provisions discriminate against women in Nepal- The Himalayan Times | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
With Nepal’s adoption of a new constitution, news has surfaced that in conferring citizenship by descent the requirement of both “father and mother to be Nepali” has been substituted by “father or mother”, meaning essentially that “and“ has been substituted by “or” by the drafters, perhaps in response to massive public pressure in the past few weeks. Now the question is whether “or” really applies equally to both Nepali men and Nepali women.
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The children of Nepali women are not given citizenship automatically. This is creating a stateless population in Nepal. The new Constitution does offer some hope. But discrimination against women remains commonplace.


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Nepal - Housing for women nearly complete at Her Farm

Nepal - Housing for women nearly complete at Her Farm | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
With help from 34 volunteers from Stelly's Secondary School, we've nearly finished the first home for women at Her Farm in Nepal. Her Farm is a home for landless women and children who have no place to go.
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Volunteer in Nepal. Help create and grow a place where abused women in Nepal can go and live productive lives.

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Her Farm Films Empowers Women in Nepal to Change the Narrative

Her Farm Films Empowers Women in Nepal to Change the Narrative | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
The Mountain Volunteer, The Mountain Fund and Her Farm Films announced a new volunteer program in Nepal today. Her Farm Films is the name of our production branch at Mountain Fund. The mission of Her Farm Films is to provide the training and equipment needed for Nepali women to produce short films about life in Nepal for women.
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The narrative changes when you change the narrator.


Getting the voices of women heard is a crucial step in changing the conditions for women in Nepal. Ranked as one of the worst places on earth to be a woman, Nepal is a highly paternalistic society that affords little to no chance for women to get behind a camera and tell the stories of women. We will change that and acquire a voice for women in Nepal. 


If you have the required skills, a sense for adventure, an open heart, and the courage to volunteer you can help change the narrative for women in Nepal. 


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Her Farm Nepal - YouTube

Hear the stories coming from Her Farm in Nepal.  Supported by volunteer efforts provided via the Mountain Fund, a growing number of Nepali women are building an organic farm in Nepal.   This is an amazing opportunity to lend a hand and change your world. 

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Volunteer to build, teach, or heal at Her Farm.  

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