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Free Volunteering Nepal is not a NGO but a non-commercial private initiative by Nepali and European people offering free volunteering opportunities in small remote communities. We decided to start our own program after we found that things are getting way to complicated and into a wrong direction when it comes to volunteering in Nepal.
It is quite obvious that volunteering has become an nontransparent and profitable industry in Nepal. Since the primary interest is the money paid by the volunteer, the projects are often questionable and the skills and efforts of volunteers are not put to good use (Check where to volunteer in Nepal for a comprehensive report about this problem.) The bad results: Many good people wanting to help refrain from volunteering while small needy communities and projects have little chance of getting in contact with volunteers in the shadow of the respective NGOs.
We, the Nepali members of Free Volunteering Nepal, own a trekking agency in Kathmandu (if you want to have a look at us, check the ‘TEAM’ section at Pristine Nepal Trekking). After the earthquake in 2015, when the school and most buildings in our home areas collapsed, we experienced a heart-warming wave of support from our current and former customers. We realized how many of our customers were also looking for volunteering opportunities to help improve the conditions in Nepal and get to know the unique and original Nepali culture. However, many also complained that they could not find a convincing organization or project.
We, the European members, were looking for volunteering opportunities in Nepal. However, we had to find that volunteering in Nepal is in the hands of a bunch of large NGOs which charge quite incredible amounts of money to the volunteers.
Together, we thus decided in January 2017 to bundle our skills and launch Free Volunteering Nepal, a non-commercial volunteering project focusing on small remote communities.