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Buds to Blossoms Pediatric Massage Volunteer Program: Nepal

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks


April of each year


* Experience with children and massage is not required for participation in this program
* Background check required


  • English

Cost in US$:

With Financial Aid USD 900 per week. Without Financial Aid USD 1,200 per week.

Cost Includes:

  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Travel while in host country
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Robust support with fundraising to cover most costs, including program fees, airfare, lodging, background check, visa and travel insurance. Volunteers receive a fundraising webpage they can personalize. They also have access to fundraising resources like fliers and cards they can download and print.
Program fees also include ground transportation to volunteer work sites in Vietnam and donations to orphanages and other sites where we work.

Credit Available




Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Childcare & Children
  • Disability Issues
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Orphans
  • Street Children
  • Youth

Typical Volunteer

Interested in working with children but need not have experience; interested in nurturing touch but need not have massage experience; gentle, compassionate, and flexible.

Age Range

18 to 80

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Group living
  • Guest House
  • Home-stays
  • Independent living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 3 to 13

Scholarships are Available

Financial aid is available on the honor system to all who apply.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 to 30 days

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Job and Internship Network