RCDP International Volunteer

  • World’s Most Affordable International Volunteer Abroad Program Since 1998
  • Highly Rated and Trusted by 18,000 thousands volunteers
  • 18 countries and more than 200 meaningful volunteer program to choose
  • Designed to share your love and passion for children, women, and rural communities

RCDP International Volunteer is a non-profit humanitarian organization that empowers disadvantaged communities with sustainable and meaningful volunteer programs. RCDP International Volunteer offer unique, highly flexible, safe and very affordable programs in over 18 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Each year, many volunteers of all ages enroll in RCDP International Volunteer’s programs and set out on an unforgettable journey that will empower them and give them insight into how lives in other parts of the world are lived. Through our volunteer program, our volunteers will have the opportunity to give back to local communities where you will live, immerse in local culture and make local friends. Your contribution will have a lasting impact.

Our Mission

The mission of RCDP International Volunteer is to offer the most affordable as well as the highest quality volunteer and humanitarian abroad experiences - enabling us to make a contribution for all of humanity in its quest to make the world a better place.

Through our volunteer and humanitarian trips abroad, we aim to spread love and compassion worldwide while improving the lives of destitute children and less-fortunate communities. We at RCDP International Volunteer also seek sustainable solutions in the fields of education, healthcare, conservation efforts and development issues through international volunteering.

Our Vision

RCDP International Volunteer will create and offer volunteer abroad programs that include humanitarian contributions, cultural experiences and idea exchanges, which are catalysts for positive change in communities, people, children and our international volunteers.

It was started in Colorado, USA in 1998

In 1998, the founder of RCDP- Nepal was a young graduate student in the United States. In the beautiful mountain city of Boulder, Colorado, he met Troy Peden (owner and founder of www.GoAbroad.com). Inspired by Mr. Peden's vision of volunteering abroad, RCDP-Nepal opened it's operation in Kathmandu, Nepal. Back then, the concept of volunteering in Nepal and India wasn't even heard of in Nepal. Therefore, we feel proud to be a pioneering volunteer organization starting volunteer program in Nepal and India.

RCDP International Volunteer Abroad was registered in the United States of America in 2016. We presently run our volunteer abroad programs through our US and Nepal Offices in close collaboration with Rural Community Development Program of Nepal (RCDP-Nepal) and extensively make use of the same infrastructures, facilities, coordinators and host families used by the latter. Therefore, RCDP International Volunteer Abroad Program can be called a continuation of RCDP-Nepal as we offer some of the most reputed and affordable volunteer abroad programs of the Nepal-based company that has worked with over 18,000 happy volunteers from all over the world.

A wonderful success story – a recognized leader in volunteer abroad Nepal

Within a year of its birth, nearly 100 enthusiastic volunteers from different part of the world joined RCDP-Nepal program. In the first year, we understood the importance of organized program, dedicated service, meaningful projects, and safety issues. Learning from the experience of working with many volunteers, we reorganized our program, added language and cultural immersion program, and started Himalayan program. Our hard work and cooperation with volunteers helped us to grow as a leading organization. Presently, RCDP-Nepal is a most recognized and respected organization in the field of volunteer travel in Nepal. Even though international and local volunteer organizations have mushroomed in Nepal, we still offer the best priced and high quality program in Nepal.

Our focus is orphans, orphanages, and underfunded schools – We have built many schools and orphanages in Nepal

The mission of RCDP-Nepal is to encourage international volunteers to contribute in sustainable community development that benefits the underprivileged and extremely poor. By developing the places and the communities, the volunteers are also developing themselves and learning new perspectives and ideas that will ultimately change their lives. RCDP- Nepal's program are affordable and of very high quality. Our focus has always been to serve orphans, orphanages, and community projects.

While running volunteer program, we remained focused on supporting poor orphanages and schools. Therefore, in collaboration with leading UK humanitarian organization, AIDS CAMP (www.aidcamp.org),  we have built several schools and orphanages in Nepal. Below are the list of some of the schools and the orphanage projects that we've help built. Presently, nearly 4000 poor children are benefiting directly from this. Our thanks and sincere appreciation goes to Aid Camp and our volunteers, who have helped achieved this dream of RCDP-Nepal. To accomplish these projects, RCDP- Nepal has also made some financial contribution, which was collected from the program fee of our volunteers.

RCDP- Nepal works with many USA and UK Based international volunteer organizations

RCDP- Nepal feels proud to work with many international volunteer organizations. We are consistently being trusted by leading USA and UK based organization such as wheretherebedragons.com, Global Vision International UK, Ozrack College, USA, University of Georgia, USA , AIDS Camp, UK, BTCV (UK), YETI (USA), to runs its Nepal program. We also collaborate with many international organizations, colleges, universities, and community group to run their Nepal program.

RCDP- Nepal runs two orphanages in Kathmandu and Chitwan

RCDP – Nepal believes that the main focus of volunteering should always be related to improving the lives of destitute children. Due to poverty and political problem, kids are being orphaned in Nepal. To help them, we've collaborated with YETI (USA) to build an orphanage in Chitwan. However, realizing the need to support more children, we have recently opened another orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal. Our orphanage presently offers education, room/food, and love for 26 children. RCDP–Nepal is not a donor, therefore, funds for these children come from the volunteers fee (we always save a small portion of program fee of volunteers to support these children).

Partnership with Volunteer Alliance Nepal

Every year, hundreds of volunteers arrive in Nepal to volunteer from UK and USA based organizations and the volunteers end up paying up to $2500 to volunteer for 2 weeks. Unfortunately, only a small portion of that money actually goes to orphanages. The orphanages in Nepal are resource poor, understaffed, and struggle to offer education, accommodation, food and other support to the children. Volunteer Alliance Nepal is trying to change this situation. When you volunteer with us, you pay your fee directly to the orphanage. RCDP- Nepal is presently supporting volunteer alliance Nepal to run its volunteer program in Nepal

RCDP – Nepal's Credentials and Volunteers' Reviews

At RCDP- Nepal, we believe in serving our volunteers, children, and communities. Since our beginning, we have consistently focused on affordable fees, high quality program, community development and safety of our volunteers. In the last 10 years, hundreds of volunteers have joined our program and returned home with life changing experiences. Please visit the links below and find out what our volunteers and newspapers are saying about us.

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