Volunteering that makes a difference.
Leave an impression that lasts a lifetime.
COVID -19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE 27th May 2020:
Your safety is our number one priority and we would like to reassure you that we are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) globally and specifically in Nepal and India.
Because of the nature of our programmes we are still able to accept volunteers and we are very flexible in working with you for travel dates after travel restrictions have been lifted.
Currently travel restrictions are in place for both India and Nepal for foreign travelers and we are regularly monitoring these restrictions for updates.
For those volunteers who have already arranged programmes with us and have been impacted by the travel restrictions, we are happy to arrange date changes to your programme or offer a refund.
For daily updates on the situation we recommend:https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Discover how volunteering with CDV Global is different
Volunteer directly with charities, help develop their skills.
Off the beaten path
Immerse yourself in the local culture of their rural locations.
Visit local areas, discover places that aren't in any guide books.
Meet new people & create new friendships.
Live with a local family during the programme.
Use your skills and knowledge help develop teams of charity sector professionals.
Grow your network at an international level.
Explore the International Development Sector.
Get first hand experience of different working cultures.
A truly immersive experience
Collaborate directly with the charity before you travel.
Build relationships and trust before you go.
Be part of their team and arrive as a friend.
Designed to compliment your travel plans
Spend 7 full days with your charity
Immerse yourself in the charity's work, visit the communities they work in and learn about their culture through our unique skills based volunteering programme.
Plan your volunteering around your travel schedule
We are able to be extremely flexible and together we work closely with your charity partner to finalise dates.
Our Volunteer Programme
offers you a unique chance to discover the real story behind a community.
12 week period before you depart, preparing training with the charity and our Training Consultants via 1 on 1 video and email support.
Part One - 5 days
You'll deliver 5 days training at the charities office. Also included is a full day visiting the communities that your training will impact on.
Break 5 - 15 days
A perfect time for you to explore and discover more of the country whilst letting your Part One training solidify with the team.
Part Two - 2 days
Part Two offers more in-depth training and clarifies understanding, cementing both the training and your relationship the charity.
Who volunteers with us?
Together, we can create long term impact.
Do you believe in making a difference through sustainable volunteering?
Learn how we support local charities through our volunteer programmes.
Our volunteer programmes enable professional volunteers from across the globe to share their knowledge, skills and expertise.
Our partners charities who work in small, remote towns and communities. They are at the forefront of international development.
We don't seek to change the charities with whom we partner.
We offer growth and opportunity where there is none available.
We honour our partners community wisdom and local knowledge.
Our training is free of cost to our partner charities.
Local organisations have developed long term, meaningful relationships with the communities that they serve and are best placed to understand the needs of those communities.
Our training is aimed at building on the knowledge and skills of our partner organisations. We provide training that has an organisational impact, not project specific.
Rural & Remote
We support organisations typically based in rural communities. This locational disadvantage limits them from accessing the support that the larger urban areas provide.
Skilled volunteering is essential
Long term impact
By training the professionals in the field. volunteers are ensuring that their time is well spent and meaningful.
Our volunteering model is designed to share knowledge and expertise from one professional to another.
Our volunteers return home and connect their new partner organisation with other professionals.
Discover your next charity partner!
We work with a huge array of charities across Nepal and Southern India, personally visiting them at least once a year.
We've learnt all about what skills they need so that we can help you to share yours.
Laxmanghat Social Centre Nepal
The Laxmanghat team focus on youth inclusion and eduction.
Use your marketing & media skills to help them reach out to young people in the rural communities of Nepal.
Thavaru Public Charitable Trust India
Thavaru provide schooling and social care for young children and adults.
Help them raise awareness and boost funding opportunitie by sharing your web design knowledge and ideas.