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Medical Volunteering Nepal!

Are you interested in or have experience in healthcare and a thirst for an adventure abroad? Are you looking to learn while working alongside professional medical doctors in Nepal?

Are you passionate about helping people living in poor communities to get proper medical care? Check out this volunteering in healthcare projects in Nepal just designed for you!

Nepal is world-famous for the highest mountain peak in the world, the Everest.

Also known as the trekker’s paradise, it attracts millions of rock climbers and hikers every year.

Sadly, an overwhelming number of Nepalese never receive proper health care. Many of the state’s health centers—established to provide services—are inadequately staffed.

When you join medical volunteer program in Nepal, you will shadow local medical professionals and doctors. You will learn and get medical experience that will help boost your future medical career. Your support will provide much needed relief in hospitals and medial centers allowing the hospitals to care and attend to more people. In addition your passion will help change lives of disadvantaged people, while treating sick people in poor communities.

Join this unique opportunity and gain valuable experience shadowing doctors in Nepal while learning new skills, contact us today to learn more about this unique and affordable opportunity.

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

As a volunteer in Kathmandu, you will assist local doctors and medical staff with patient treatment. Also, volunteers may support hospital programs such as record keeping, sanitation, nutrition, or treatment of minor injuries. Kathmandu Medical volunteers will shadow local doctors and learn mostly from observation. Due to inherent risk involved and medical regulations, volunteers cannot treat patients or become involved in surgery during the project.

You can also work as a medical volunteer in a private hospital located at Ratnanagar, Chitwan. Medical program in Chitwan is indeed an amazing opportunity for you to shadow local doctors and nurses as they treat a variety of diseases. You can shadow local doctors in emergency ward, opd ward, pathology, radiology, Ot, dialysis, indoor services, hospital pharmacy, immunization and more. This will give you invaluable experience in the medical field that will greatly benefit you in the future.

Becoming a medical volunteer in Nepal is a very impactful project. Your help will support the few doctors and medical practitioners in the country so they can rest and give quality medical attention to people. Also you will work in understaffed hospitals providing extra manpower to be able to cater for more patients. Additionally, your love and passion while working for poor people in the communities will positively impact lives and empower the future generations.

Skills and Qualifications

It is highly recommended that you have a proof of experience in a medical field, such as pre medical student ID, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician's credentials. You should at least be interested in healthcare and be compassionate about helping people. Insight into Nepalese language and culture is also valuable for this volunteering in healthcare in Nepal project – consider enrolling in our one-week language studies and cultural immersion program.

It is also important that you are loving, kind, open minded and compassionate with sick people.

While helping people in Nepal expect to have fun, exciting and new experiences everyday. You will have the opportunity to work with doctors and patients and change lives of people who are desperately in need while learning new skills and experiences.

You will work with different hospitals and clinics in Nepal, and each of them has its own needs, programs and activities. There is no fixed program because tasks may vary everyday. Be prepared to have a great time while helping at all times.

  • First Day: On your first day of volunteering in Nepal in medical project, you will be escorted to the hospital by a local coordinator and introduced to the medical staff you will be working with. The rest of your day will be spent briefing you on your duties and responsibilities.
  • Weekdays: A typical weekday is as follows:
  • 7.00 AM – 7.30 AM – You will share a local delicious breakfast with your host family ready to positively start your day
  • 7.45 AM – After breakfast, you will set out to leave home and travel to the hospital for a fun day, filled with activities like assisting patients, assisting doctors and teaching first aid.
  • 12.00 PM – At noon you will break for a delicious local lunch with your medical colleagues and other volunteers
  • 3.00 PM– Your day ends at this time and you will be free to rest and discover the nearby local area or check out the shopping centers.
  • 6.45 PM– After a long successful day, you will share a traditional home cooked Nepalese dinner together with your host family as you exchange experiences and culture.

Volunteer in Nepal Orphanage: Dates and Fees

Dates: Volunteer in Nepal

All volunteer programs in Nepal start every Monday. Though we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.

Price: Volunteer in Nepal

Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteering in Nepal programs at the world's most affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Nepal application and registration fee cost US$299. In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly country coordinator. And he will distribute it room, food, and project. This ensures the transparency of your fee. And This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Weeks Medical(Kathmandu/Chitwan)
  1 Week   $255
  2 Weeks   $500
  3 Weeks   $675
  4 Weeks   $850
  5 Weeks   $1,025
  6 Weeks   $1,200
  7 Weeks   $1,375
  8 Weeks   $1,550
  9 Weeks   $1,725
  10 Weeks   $1,900
  11 Weeks   $2,075
  12 Weeks   $2,250

Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
Language and Culture Program fee $250
How your fee is allocated?

Program Fees Cover:

  • Accommodation (volunteers house or host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • In-country support
  • Program Orientation
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers

Program Fees Exclude:

  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

The volunteer trip to Nepal program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your programs last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses.

Accommodation and Meal

While volunteering in Nepal, you will be staying in volunteer house or host family, or project hostel. Wherever you live, GCR will provide you with a secure and safe accommodation throughout your stay. In addition, you will also get three delicious local Nepali home cooked meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day. Be prepared to enjoy your new home and learn new culture and language.

Learn more about accommodation and meal in Nepal.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

You will have plenty of free time to explore Nepal during your volunteer project. In the week you will work for 4-5 hours and spend your evenings discovering around the city of Kathmandu. It is also a chance to join fellow volunteers and discover the area together. During the weekend you will have two full days to travel on longer trip in the other cities and attractions

Read more about the exciting destinations in Nepal.

Safety and In Country Support

Your safety our priority. GCR takes serious comprehensive steps to ensure that you always feel safe and comfortable while undertaking your volunteer project. You will also be supported to take all the necessary preparations, and when you arrive in Nepal you will have an in-country coordinator available at all times of day if you need help. In addition, every year international officials from GCR travel to reevaluate all the projects in Nepal to ensure your safety.

Learn more about GCR volunteers’ safety

Medical Volunteering Nepal: FAQs

Arrival and Departure

You will have to fly into Tribhuvan International Airport for medical volunteer program in Nepal. Global Crossroad provides you airport pick up services ensure you share your fight details with our airport representatives once they are confirmed. However, GCR does not provide airport transfer services after the completion of its medical volunteer projects, you are free to ask the host family or local coordinator to help you get transportation to the airport

If you miss you flights or if their flight gets delayed, they should notify our country coordinator as soon as possible so that airport pick up time can be changed. We also advise that you come one day earlier to be able to participate in the medical projects.


A valid tourist visa is needed to join medical volunteer program in Nepal. You can obtain a tourist visa by applying for a single entry tourist visa at the embassy or consulate of Nepal based in your home country. But it can take some days to fully process your visa application form.

There’s visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. If you are the UK, USA, Australia or Canada, you can apply for visa on arrival and get entry into Nepal. A 90-day single entry tourist visa will cost you US$100.

You can also apply for a visa extension and continue working in Nepal medical volunteer program by visiting the Immigration Office of Nepal in Kathmandu/Pokhara.

You can learn in-detail about Nepal tourist visa here:


To participate in medical project in Nepal, vaccination is a must. The most recommended vaccines for Nepal are Hepatitis A, Yellow Fever, Malaria, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis, chickenpox, Polio, Rabies, and MMR.

Check out this link to find more information about these vaccinations before the start of your medical volunteering project in Nepal.

Will I be working in a hospital or clinic?

You will mainly work in hospitals in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara. However, there are some small community based clinics in which you might be placed. Placements depend mainly on the skills and competence of each individual volunteer.

Are there any specific details that are necessary to be aware?

It is important to note that this is not an opportunity to fill the shoes of local doctors; this is more of a learning and observational opportunity. It is important to have an open and flexible mind.

Why volunteering in Nepal in medical project?

Travel to the exotic country of Nepal and volunteer your time with a severely underfunded healthcare system that needs your support and help! Gain invaluable experience as a medical volunteer observing doctors and patients up-close in a variety of medical settings.

You will gain life changing experience in a developing country:

As a medical student and dreaming of being a medical person, then going on a medical volunteer project in Nepal is an exciting way to advance your career. You will learn unique methods and techniques used abroad. This will indeed be an amazing opportunity to discover and experience the standards of medical practice in the developing country

Provides you with a sense of attainment:

Leaving your comfort zone and heading towards on the health care volunteer program will not only help you enrich yourself, but also you can make a priceless difference in the life of helpless people. Your talent, knowledge and experience can help them gain a healthier and harmonious life. This will provide you with a sense of attainment.

Increases your mental peace and happiness.

Taking part in health care project abroad helps you increase mental peace and happiness by overcoming depression. Volunteering abroad puts you in constant contact with others and helps you develop a backing system, which in turn defends you against depression.

You will make a difference

Being a part of the healthcare volunteer project in Nepal not only enriches you with life-changing experiences, but also allows you to make a significant change in disadvantaged people’s life. You will earn a remarkable sense of accomplishment, pride, and fulfillment by making a difference in the lives of needy people.

Other Volunteer Opportunities Available In Nepal

No matter your passion or interests, GCR offers a variety of life-changing, volunteer programs in Nepal such as
Work in an Orphanage,
Teach English,
Teach Buddhist Monks,
Nature Conservation,
Photo Journalist Volunteer Project, and much more.

For more information on our exciting programs in Nepal, contact us today.

Medical Volunteer Opportunities in Other Countries

Other than this medical program in Nepal, GCR offers great medical volunteer opportunities in many countries cross the world.

Check out some of out most popular medical programs below.