Nepal, home to the Himalayas and 28 million people, is well known for its spectacular scenery.  The country became a republic in 2008 and is undergoing a political transition following 10 years of civil conflict, which ended in 2006.

Nepal faces multiple development challenges, exacerbated by frequent natural disasters, unreliable access to power, limited road connectivity and lack of foreign investment.

Australia has a long history of supporting human and economic development in Nepal, including through micro-enterprise programs to lift people, particularly women, out of poverty.

AVID priorities

  • Education

  • Enterprise and job creation

“Nepal has eight of the highest mountains in the world and is a beautiful country to work and live in. Buddha was born in Nepal and thus, Nepal maintains values of peace and harmony. Even after two decades, working with volunteers in Nepal has never been boring but always enjoyable!

– Nepal In-Country Manager, Hari Bastola


Due to current Nepalese Government visa requirements, only people holding Australian passports can undertake volunteer assignments in Nepal.


Scope Global is no longer recruiting for the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program. AVID will conclude on 31 December 2017. Volunteers on assignment at that time will be supported to transition to the new Australian Volunteers program. More information about the new Australian Volunteers program can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) website.