- Who?Groups of at least 5
- When? Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
- Where? Chitwan, Nepal
A group trip to Nepal to volunteer on a medicine project will give you a wealth of experience in one of the worlds poorest countries. Nepal is a truly stunning destination, and you will volunteer on a group trip with a backdrop of beautiful countryside, snow-capped mountains and roaring rivers.
You will spend time in a number of specialist hospitals. You could spend time in an eye hospital, cancer hospital or a community hospital. We also have opportunities to work with staff in a family planning hospital too. In these facilities you will rotate through various departments where you will shadow staff and have ample opportunity to discuss specific cases with them. The medical staff are keen for you to learn from them and are happy to ensure you have a worthwhile volunteering experience. You will also have chance to attend medical seminars and lectures.
The role of volunteers is observational. As volunteers are not licensed medical professionals in Nepal, the government does not permit them to do practical work in hospitals. Volunteers can however get involved with practical work during outreaches.
At the weekend there will either be a trip to the local temples and central markets, or a trip to the huge and beautiful nature reserve of Chitwan national park.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.