The size and flexibility of MT allows us to tailor all our placements to suit your expertise, timeframe, and interests. We recruit people of different ages, from all different backgrounds, which brings a diverse range of expertise and experience to bear on our work. During their time with us, our volunteers develop skills in a wide range of fields including fundraising, project management and research. Some of their fantastic work included running a survey to evaluate our Radio Guru project, designing steel reinforced frames for our Earthquake Reconstruction programme and establishing an online shop to sell local produce from the deprived communities in which we work. We rely on the commitment of these volunteers to support our two permanent members of staff in Nepal. By developing an association with other expert organisations, we can bring the knowledge and experience of the brightest students in the UK to directly improve the projects we develop as well as providing the sort of experience that will enhance our volunteers future employability.
Here are the range of placements that we offer:
Of course, there is the possibility to work on several of the projects, if you would like. Just let us know in your booking form. We want to make sure that you have the best possible time working with us as possible.
Our placements run throughout the year, so you are free to apply whenever is most convenient for you. You are able to volunteer with us for as long as you like, but 5 months is the maximum you can stay in Nepal on a tourist visa.
We rely on our volunteers to help us deliver the much needed projects, and if you would be interested in working with us further then please apply below.
Volunteer applications have three stages:
- Stage 1 – Apply using our online form, stating which placements that you would be interested in working on.
- Stage 2 – We will contact you by email to discuss your application and suggest suitable placements.
- Stage 3 – Skype interview to clarify any details and arrangements to do with your placement.
We are always on the lookout for specialist volunteers who have professional experience and who will be able to further develop our projects on the ground. For example, if you are an engineer, you would be a vital asset to our Earthquake Reconstruction Programme, or if you have worked in the healthcare sector, for our various sanitation projects which are on-going. Please contact us via the form stating what experience you have had and which of our projects particularly appeals to you.
Once you’re place has been confirmed, you will be able to start fundraising. We have a Fundraising pack in our downloadable resources, as well as a Welcome Pack to let you know what you can expect from your placement, as well as general travel information and safeguarding policy.
We also run an internship programme, designed to develop the skills and abilities of individuals looking to start a career in the private sector. For a list of our current vacancies, check out our Charity Job page.