The VCD Nepal organic farming program works with various families and local communities around Kathmandu valley, Chitwan, Pokhara, Dolakha and other rural part of the country to help locals move away from the hand to mouth existence of subsistence farming.
In this program, international volunteer will be working in the organic farm together with local families. They will be sharing modern cultivation method for high and quality production of agricultural products like grains, fruits, vegetables etc.
Due to lack of proper knowledge and awareness about farming local communities are using traditional method with high consumption of chemical fertilizers and other harmful agents for high production which destroy environment and product quality. We believe that by recruiting volunteers in the organic farm we will be able to help them to discover sustainable way to produce organic food without using chemical fertilizers and find the best farmers marketplace to sell their quality products.
Organic Farming program can be physical tough and the weather is usually hot and humid so does require a good level of fitness. But there is nothing quite like the satisfaction volunteer will feel just knowing that you are helping to grow organic food and keep our communities on the way to sustainability.
REQUIREMENT – No specific requirement needed for this placement but volunteer with organic farming knowledge would be highly appreciated.
AGE – 17yrs+
YOUR ACCOMMODATION – Volunteer’s accommodation will be arranged at a local host family. They will provided a clean private room. Most of the family have Nepali style toilet. Free WI-FI is available at some of the host families.
MEALS – You will be provided authentic Nepali meal(dal/bhat) 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch & Dinner) . Most family offers vegetarian meal. Tea is served few times a day.
JOB AT THE ORGANIC FARM – Planting, Digging, Watering, Harvesting crops, gathering organic material for compost.
WORKING HOURS – This is more like becoming the part of the local family so there is no working hours. You just enjoy your time with the local family and help them.
COST – 115 Euros per week
PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES – Accommodation at a local family, 3 meals a day, public transportation to and from Kathmandu, Nepali language and cultural orientation, agricultural information, airport pick up and drop off.
PROJECT OPERATES – All year round
PROJECT DURATION – 1 week to 5 months
(Home stay and cultural exchange program can be arranged allover Nepal upon request).