Volunteer Winter Break Trips

Escape the winter chill and do meaningful volunteer work over the Winter break with WIN-NEPAL on our Winter Break Trips. These 1-4 week programs are designed to give you the means to make as great an impact as possible in a short period of time. No previous experience is required, and we welcome volunteers of all ages and skill levels, from students to professionals.

You will work with a group of volunteers from around the world, giving back to the local community and exploring your new environment together. You can come by yourself or sign up with a group of your friends.

Building in Nepal Winter Break Trip


  • ROLE: To assist with on-going relief work and help with the construction of temporary schools
  • ARRIVAL AIRPORT: Kathmandu (KTM)

In the wake of the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in April 2015 and damaged or destroyed more than 24,000 classrooms, WIN-NEPAL identified an urgent need to set up alternative learning spaces for children. Any assistance you can provide on the Disaster Relief program will help children return to a normal school environment more quickly.

On this two-week program, you will join a group and contribute to important relief work in Kathmandu over the winter break. You do not need any previous construction experience to volunteer but you should be physically fit. 

Your group will focus on building temporary schools, working under the supervision of a civil engineer and a skilled mason. Although the mason cannot speak English, a WIN-NEPAL staff member will serve as a translator on the building site. You will get involved in a variety of tasks on-site, such as mixing cement, painting, and digging trenches.

In Nepal, you and the other volunteers in your group will stay in a hotel. In the evenings, you can enjoy socializing with the other volunteers at cultural and leisure activities organized by our local staff. Over the weekend, volunteers will travel together on a trip to Chitwan National Park (a World Heritage Site and the first national park in Nepal).
If you are a high school student and first-time traveler you may want to consider our High School Special Program in Nepal