Australasian Union of Jewish Students

Volunteer Nepal

Volunteer Nepal

This Summer Learn on Mountain-tops and Live with Locals!

Volunteer Nepal is an immersive Jewish service-learning experience with a dual focus on education and international engagement. Volunteer’s live with Nepali families for one month whilst volunteering in a remote community in the Nepalese mountains. Volunteer placements in Nepal focus on integrated community development. We believe in the value of community; alone we have little strength or power. Through community development we can create conditions for social and economic transformation.

Volunteer Nepal’s educational component has been designed to enhance volunteers’ experience in Nepal, in order that they leave with a deeper understanding of the challenges of international development work and the difficulty of living in extreme poverty. Participants also come away with a solid understanding of the values of social justice within the Jewish tradition.

Volunteer Nepal provides volunteers with the unique opportunity to live with local families. By living with Nepalese families volunteers have a more authentic experience and are able to immerse themselves in traditional Nepalese culture. It also helps create an equal partnership with the community, rather than living behind high walls in more privileged housing arrangements.

Volunteer Nepal provides Jewish young adults an important means by which to express and connect with their Jewish identity, through a shared experience with other young Jewish adults and an engagement with Judaism’s deep-set values of Equity, Justice and Kindness

Volunteer Nepal takes places from December to January and is run in conjunction with Tevel B’Tzedek and AUJS. Tevel B’Tzedek is an Israeli NGO that has been based in Nepal since 2006 and works very closely with a local Nepali NGO using a sustainable, responsible and mindful approach to international development.

Volunteer Nepal is recommended to those who are open-minded, mature and willing to step outside their comfort zone for a phenomenal learning adventure. Volunteer Nepal is run by AUJS and Jewish Aid Australia, in conjunction with an Israeli NGO called Tevel B'Tzedek.

Applications close Aug 18!!!

For flight bookings please contact FBI Travel on (03) 8573 0915. FBI Travel is AUJS's preferred travel provider.