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Volunteer for your Medical Elective in Nepal


Nepal: Bhaktapur, Kathmandu

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks


Programs start on the first and third Monday of each month


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Cost in US$:

From USD 285!

Program Fees Include:

Volunteers pay a registration fee of USD 279 which covers 24/7 support from IVHQ staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

They then pay a program fee, dependent on the duration of their volunteer program, which covers accommodation and meals during volunteer placement period, airport pick up, orientation, program supervision, In-country 24/7 volunteer support and In-country administration costs. Volunteers are responsible for their own flights, visas, travel insurance and vaccinations (where required).

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Experience Required


    For the medial elective, volunteers need to be training or qualified in a relevant medical field. Therefore, volunteers are required to present a copy of their qualifications and certificates to our program partner on arrival in Nepal. The medical elective also incurs a surcharge of US$5 per day to cover costs associated with this program. This will be included in the fees quoted to you when you apply.

Volunteer Types

  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Medicine
  • Public Health

Typical Volunteer

The majority of our volunteers are aged between 18 and 30, but we do have many older volunteers participate on our programs and we welcome all volunteers regardless of their age.

Age Range

18 and over

This Program is open to

European, Canadian, Australian, American, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide, Asian, British and Irish Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays
  • Group living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of between 2 and 20

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad