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Volunteer with us

Local Volunteers


Do you live in Nepal and like to volunteer with us? We need lots of help! You can help for as little as one hour per week by walking some of the dogs at the Chobar Animal Sanctuary. Please fill out the volunteer form and email it to

Volunteer jobs:

– Dog walking and grooming at Chobar Animal Sanctuary

– Mobile education and treatment camps (fund raising, education)

– Communication (membership management, newsletter design, trainings, etc)

– Campaigning (for more information about our campaign, click here )

Steps to take:

1. Fill out the Volunteer Form at our office or at home

2. Deposit Rs 500 at our office

3. Get a brief intro to Animal Nepal and instructions

4. Receive a certificate after one month of volunteering

For more info call Programme Manager Kapil kafle 9842574592

Overseas Volunteer


Are you interesting in volunteering with animals? Animal Nepal welcomes volunteers who are able to carry out the following  jobs for at least 2 months:

  • Veterinary services (only for certified vets and vet nurses)
  • Grooming and walking dogs
  • Grooming and feeding donkeys
  • Fundraising
  • School visits
  • Administrative tasks

In order to be accepted please follow the following steps: 

1. Send your CV and motivation letter to

2. We send you the Volunteer Form. Please fill it out and return to us.

3. We send you the Volunteer Manual and Code of Conduct

4. If you are happy with these please deposit $ 75 on our account.

5. We  help you find a place to stay (@ $ 10-20 per day) and take care of airport pick up, sim card and one day introduction

Overseas volunteer FAQ’s

How much does it cost?

You are expected to pay for your flight, lodging and food. We provide you with lunch at our shelters on a daily basis. We also help you find a comfortable room @ Rs 1000-2000 ($ 10-20) per night. We pick you up from the airport and offer you orientation classes and sightseeing before you start the work.

Will I get a visa?

You will qualify as a volunteer tourist. The Nepal government offers 5 months tourist visa in a year. You can apply at the Nepal Embassy or Consulate in your home country or buy one upon arrival at the airport. Bring US dollars or euros for this purpose.

What kind of support do you offer?

We provide you with a briefing before you start and a coordinator is always available to answer your questions. Although we are a small, busy team, we try our best to make you feel comfortable.

How should I prepare myself for volunteering in Nepal?

 You need to take anti-rabies and other required vaccinations in your home country.

If I am a vet should I register with the government?

Yes, you need to register with the Nepal Veterinary Council. Please bring your certificate and any official document that you have. You will be asked to pay US$ 100 to practice in Nepal.

What problems am I likely to face?

Helping animals in a country that needs volunteers such as yourself can be a very rewarding experience! Our staff are a motivated lot and the dogs and equines we treat are generally wonderful creatures.

At the same time, working here can be difficult. Kathmandu is highly polluted and suffers from a lack of water, electricity and fast internet connection. Animal suffering is abundant in Nepal; you may feel overburdened by the scale of the problems.

The facilities and care provided to the animals will not be up to Western standards. You might become attached to the animals which are returned to the street after recovery. The staff will lack skills (some are illiterate) and at times there will be communication problems.

Things you can do to make your volunteer experience a happy and fruitful one:

  • Act and dress according to Nepalese standards
  • Show commitment; inform the volunteer coordinator when you are unable to come
  • Learn Nepali; even a few basic sentences will help
  • Don’t think you know it all; working in a developing country is a different ball game!

Do you have any rules?

  • Volunteers are expected to read the Volunteer Manual before starting the work
  • Volunteers other than vets and nurses are not allowed to enter the Operation Theater or interfere with medical treatment of shelter animals



Sponsorship options

The animals of Nepal needs lots of help! There are different ways to make our work more effective:


Sponsor the spaying of a dog – Rs 2000, € 20, US$ 25, AU$ 26

Spaying and neutering is the single most effective way to create a healthy dog population and to prevent millions strays from experiencing the misery of disease, neglect and abuse.


Sponsor a sick or injured dog – Rs 2500, € 25, US$ 30, AU$ 32

Animal Nepal each year rescues hundreds of sick and injured dogs. Your sponsorship will help to give them optimal care.


Sponsor the retirement of a working donkey – Rs 47.000, € 420, US$ 475, AU$ 600

Over 1000 equines work in Kathmandu’s brick factories. Animal Nepal rescues those that are sick or handicapped and offers them a well-deserved retirement in its Godavari Donkey Sanctuary. Your support pays for all food, medicine and care bills.


Sponsor a shelter care taker – Rs 179.00,  € 160, US$ 180, AU$ 230

Animal Nepal’s caretakers form the backbone of our work with suffering dogs and donkeys. Your support pays for the salary, benefits, health insurance and annual vaccinations of these hardworking staff.


Sponsor the salary of a vet – Rs 400.000, € 350, US$ 400, AU$ 510

Animal Nepal employs two veterinarians in its stray dog outreach programme. These multitalented professionals show much grit and dedication! Your supports pays for the salary, benefits, health insurance and annual vaccinations on one vet.


Sponsor a spaying camp – Rs 150.000, € 1500, US$ 1700, AU$ 2155

Spaying and vaccinating female strays is part of our core activities, aiming at creating a smaller, healthier dog population. Each year we conduct 4-5 No Rabies, No Babies camps in different communities, covering 60-80 dogs. Your support pays for all logistics, medicines and food for one such camps.


Sponsor the maintenance of ambulance – Rs 256.000, € 2288, US$ 2590, AU$ 3285

Not a day goes by when our ambulance does not rescue injured and sick dogs (and sometimes cows and monkeys). But its maintenance can be expensive! Your support pays for one year of fuel and maintenance.


Feel free to contact us for more information!

Pramada Shah, Uttam Kafle

Animal Nepal office

Dobighat, Patan

PO Box 23066, Kathmandu, Nepal

Office: ++ 977 1 5538068


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