Do you have a green thumb? Do you enjoy working outdoors and doing physical activities? Volunteer in Nepal in the Nature Conservation project!
Natural resources in Nepal are slowly deteriorating due to deforestation, land fragmentation, desertification and the nation’s high dependency it. There is also an unfortunate lack of awareness amongst the local population regarding the negative effects of deforestation.
New Hope collaborates with an established community nursery program in Chitwan, which aims to distribute indigenous tree saplings at no charge at all to local farmers, schools, communities and NGOs.
Volunteers will also participate in nature preservation awareness and cleaning campaigns as well. Be part of the effort to conserve the natural environment of Nepal, while enjoying a peaceful, laidback lifestyle amidst gorgeous panoramic views.
As a volunteer in the Nature Conservation project in Nepal, you will be working at a community nursery and support its efforts in indigenous sapling care. Depending on the individual’s skills and expertise, and the needs of the local staff, your daily duties include but are not limited to:
- Support indigenous seedling care
- Support seedling distribution to villagers throughout Nepal
- Digging and preparing nursery beds
- Sowing seeds
- Weeding, trimming, pruning
- Filling plastic soil bags
- Planting, mulching
- Collecting seeds
- Eliminating diseased trees
- Taking flora and fauna inventory
How You Can Make a Difference
By volunteering in Nepal in the Environmental Conservation project, you’ll be helping the nursery to achieve its conservation goals. If you are seeking to experience the life of a field worker in environment conservation, this is the ideal project for you.
Gain invaluable hands-on experience alongside local conservationists with plenty of activities for volunteers to participate in. Your efforts and contributions can create a positive impact on nature and promote environmental conservation amongst the locals.
While working in the project, volunteers can learn a great deal about nature, conservation efforts, work in nursery and awareness drives.
Skills and Qualifications
There are no specific qualifications needed to join our Environmental Conservation project in Nepal, except passion for the environment and an interest to protect its beauty. Volunteers also need to be flexible and willing to help out whenever needed. Due to the nature of the project, volunteers need to be in good shape and also be prepared to get dirty in certain tasks.
This project is located in Chitwan. Nepal is a country of matchless beauty. On the northern borders of Nepal, the majestic mountains of the Himalayas draw visitors in the thousands every year.
As you travel south from there, you’ll pass countless snow-fed rivers, deep ravines and gorges, green valleys and a gorgeous panorama of overlapping hills. Nepal eventually ends on the flat plains that border India. In these varied terrains, countless ethnic groups thrive with their multitude of languages and unique cultures.
Chitwan: Chitwan lies about 4-5 hours drive from Kathmandu. Chitwan is a regional hub that connects the flat region of Nepal with the hilly region. While the main town itself lies in the flat region, you can see the hills start from the Chitwan.
Volunteers to Chitwan can enjoy traditional Nepali hospitality. During your free time, you can visit Chitwan National Park, one of the best parks to see Bengal Tiger, one-horned Rhino and ride on the back of the elephants. The Park also attracts plenty of birdwatchers.