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India

Volunteer in the Indian Himalayas!

HELP assists schools and medical clinics in the Himalayan regions of Sikkim, Ladakh, Uttarkhand and West Bengal. The main need is for English language, Maths, Science and...

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Nepal

Take your medical skills into the Himalayas!

Join HELP and other skilled volunteers worldwide! This is your opportunity to make a difference in the promotion of quality health within a poor village community in the

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Nepal

Volunteer in the Annapurna Sanctuary

Join HELP in Nepal as we run a community-driven project in rural primary schools and a local clinic. As a volunteer, you will be placed in any of these programs based on

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India

Volunteer in Sikkim

Are you willing to share your time to a program focused on supporting the educational needs of children in Sikkim? Volunteer in India through HELP and, in the process, meet...

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India

Volunteer in Ladakh

We offer great opportunities to teach in primary and secondary schools located in the extreme north-west of India, particularly in the Ladakh area. Ideal volunteers are those...

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Nepal

Volunteer: Kathmandu and Pokhara Valleys

Share your passion in teaching by volunteering in Nepal through the projects offered by the Himalayan Education Lifeline Programme (HELP). You will be placed in either a

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India

Volunteer in North-West India

The SASA Academy is situated in a remote village in Uttarkahnd state, at a height of 6000 feet. The SASA Academy, which was established in March 2000, is run by the Serve...

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Nepal

Volunteer in Nepal

HELP assists schools and medical clinics in the Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys, as well as in the mountains in the Annapurna reserve. In the schools, the main need is for

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Himalayan Education Lifeline Programme Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    6

one of the best things I have done

I would heartily recommend HELP to anyone who is seriously thinking of volunteering in the Himalaya. Good support right from the start, getting a basic TEFL qualification before I went out, good guidance on what to expect (although nothing can really prepare you!). I can't easily sum up the experience - amazing, brillant, humbling, life-changing - all words that don't quite do it justice.

Program: Volunteer in the Indian Himalayas!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Compensation & Benefits

    7

  • Support Services

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Community

    9

Lamdon School

Excellent experience- I recommend this program for anyone wanting to volunteer in a school in the Himalayas.

Program: Volunteer in the Indian Himalayas!

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Compensation & Benefits

    6

  • Support Services

    6

  • Day to Day Life

    6

  • Community

    7

Teaching in Ladakh - Lamdon School

We were very happy with our placement. We are an older couple, and traveled with our two teenage children. Our placement was good -- although neither one of us are traditional school teachers and we wish we had more experience teaching in a rote-style classroom. Our housing was excellent. We stayed with the school nurse, had excellent meals and felt included in the life of the family and community. We felt very grateful for the experience.

Program: Volunteer in the Indian Himalayas!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    7

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    8

Living in Ladakh

I had a wonderful experience living in Ladakh and teaching at a school there. It wasn't always easy, but some of the best things ever done do not come easily. I did have a very fulfilling experience, not just teaching, but living in a peaceful place where I was in a close knit community, where a Western woman is accepted. I have travelled a lot, and in many parts of India too. Ladakh is a place where the conservatisms that exist elsewhere are not so rigidly applied. A very restful experience where I made good friendships. I would highly recommend it.

Program: Volunteer in the Indian Himalayas!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    8

An Ethereal Experience In The Mountains...

It really was a life-altering experience. I was considering research as a career choice before this but I am certain I want to teach for the rest of my life because of this one experience. It certainly was a well-knit community and I grew to know and love everyone in the little village of Spituk in the high mountains of Ladakh, India. The students were little novice monks who were a treat to teach and the administration was more than welcoming and made me feel so comfortable. The home-stay experience with the local family made me not miss my mum/dad back home because they treated me like their own son. And the whole experience was just something I continue to miss to this day.

Program: Volunteer in the Indian Himalayas!

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