About Us

Volunteer and Internship Foundation Nepal  – Who we are

Volunteer and Internship Foundation (VAI) Nepal is a women owned and operated foundation that aims to provide meaningful experiences for individual or groups looking to contribute to various community needs in Nepal. We are committed to improving education for girls in poor families of the Lamjung district, located to the West of Kathmandu. We have many programs in and around Kathmandu for volunteers including the Buddhist Monastery English Teaching Program, Women Empowerment Program, Child Care Program and Organic Agriculture Support Program.

In addition to volunteering opportunities, we connect students with local internship programs in Nepal. Because we are based in Kathmandu, we provide these services at a considerable discount to international programs. We can process the applications directly with the pertinent government offices and provide your transportation and housing needs. We specialize in internship programs specially medical electives and veterinary internship. If you are seeking internship position for other sectors, such as Business Management, Journalism, Agriculture, Nursing, Human rights etc, please contact us.

“Travel for women empowerment” is our slogan as the profit from the travel arrangement will be donated for education of poor girls in Lamjung district. Join our volunteering or internship combined programs for better Nepal experience and support for meaningful cause.

Benefiting the Lamjung district: The founder of VAI Nepal is from the Lamjung district, where her husband still teaches in the local schools and commutes back and forth to Kathmandu to visit her and their son. Some students can not afford proper uniforms, and are potentially sent home from school. Female students face heading home and embarrassment from routine (ie. monthly) medical needs. Schools sometimes travel hours to neighboring towns simply to print or copy school materials. A simple power outage can shut down the school for entire days. VAI Nepal has a number of potential projects to address these and other basic issues the schools face.