Volunteer Program Mission

Debra Stoner

Dr. Debra Stoner is the coordinator for the Nangi Village volunteer program which provides an opportunity for international visitors to offer their skills to promote sustainable development in Nangi while learning about village life in the mid-western hills of Nepal.


The mission of the volunteer program is to encourage individuals from around the world to travel to Nepal to learn about the people, culture and environment of the region through voluntary service. This program aims to recruit volunteers who can share their skills in Nangi and neighboring villages with members of the local community in a way that helps them achieve their own goals, without creating unhealthy dependencies or undermining the values of the local culture.

Volunteers can teach in the public school, work in the local nursery, provide assistance to income raising projects, assist in the medical clinic, implement projects to improve environmental conservation, or conduct other activities that are appropriate to a volunteer’s skills and the needs of the community.

Program Objectives

  • Provide a first hand experience of Nepalese village life to volunteers.
  • Facilitate an opportunity for volunteers to teach students ages 5 through 18 in a public high school in Nangi or a neighboring village.
  • Allow volunteers to share skills that might help villagers to launch income-raising projects.
  • Enable volunteers to carry out community service in areas such as public health, sanitation and hygiene, environmental conservation, or other sustainable projects.
  • Encourage volunteers to learn about the culture of Nepal and share experiences from their own culture.


Potential volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and/or completed two years of university or college level studies as the minimum requirement to be eligible for the program. No teaching certificate is necessary to teach in the school. It is expected that volunteers will demonstrate a sincere commitment to sharing their skills with the community in Nangi or surrounding villages, while also maintaining genuine respect for the people and culture of the region. Apply Here


9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rishav Sharma // Feb 6, 2009 at 11:16 am

    I am the Coordinator of IT Department of the Helping Society. Our team has Just Tried to make
    an ICT center in the REEVAN VDC of kaski District. We want to have a link with Mahabir Sir and get a advise from him. And we can also support
    your village with some computers and the skilled computer persons. Besides this I am the final year student of computer engineering.
    how can we make the relation with mahabir sir?
    I hope for your fast response.
    thanking you
    Rishav Sharma

  • 2 Chitra Pun // May 16, 2009 at 8:38 am

    You can contact to Mahabir sir by e-mail at mahabir@himanchal.org

  • 3 Subhash Kumar Sah // Jan 26, 2010 at 9:08 am

    I am very interested in ICT jobs.

  • 4 Robert Sciberras // Feb 24, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Dear Sir/Madame

    My name is Robert Sciberras From Malta. Right now I’m travelling in India.
    I’m planning to visit Nepal at the end of March. One of my dreams is to dedicate
    some of my time to other people and I believe Volunteering is one of the best options.
    Also I believe that Volunteering gives you a rewarding through all your life.

    I lived in Australia for these last five years where I finished successfully Tesol course,
    teaching English. After the course I went to Malta and I worked with International House
    as an English teacher.

    Hopefully you can give me this great opportunity.

    Thanks for your kind time

    Truly regards

  • 5 tilak raj // Mar 25, 2010 at 5:10 am

    hi, I want to know that is volunteer program is valid for only foreigner or any indian can also participate and give his services?

  • 6 John Simister // Nov 18, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Hi, I do not have a high school certificate but I have been a computer technician for over 20 years. I have taught adult students computer skills and business software (MYOB) here in Australia. Do you have any need for my skills? Thank you John

  • 7 nischaltamang // Jan 23, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    this was great i would like to do this please email me you should put more voulnterring stuff on the web site i am from america born in nepal thank you please e mail me about your voulintring thing because i would like to voulnteer to this school in the upcoming years thank you to the school for teaching my mother {Khim maya pun/tamang}

  • 8 bijay dotel // Mar 31, 2011 at 11:14 am

    can nepalese be voulnter?

  • 9 Melina Delucia // Apr 2, 2011 at 6:56 pm


    I am very interested in the volunteer program> I was wondering though would one normally stay through a whole school year? or a half school year? What are your school year dates normally? thanks alot for your time.

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