Marina Gad, New York, United States (Feb 2018)
Even before arriving in Nepal, I was impressed by fast responses from Ecoreach to questions I had about the trip. That gave me a sense of security and assurance. After meet and greet at the airport, I was taken to the homestay. Ecoreach accommodates all the volunteer needs. I was assigned to help with the administration, which I love to do in my everyday life. The organization is transparent and craves to make improvements based on the feedback from the volunteers. Visiting Monohara Slum really puts your own life in perspective. Ecoreach is not all work and no play. On the weekend, they helped us book a trip to Pokhara. After the business hours, when possible Niraj took us on the motorbike trips around the city. Volunteering with Ecoreach has taught me that you can make a difference on the local level and immediately see the gratitude of the people. I definitely intend to continue volunteering with Ecoreach and return to Nepal next year.
Alison Brown, Manchester, United Kingdom (December 2017)
I recently spent two weeks working with Ecoreach helping a dalit community close to Kathmandu rebuild one of the family homes after the entire family lost there house in the 2015 earthquake. Not only was the experience extremely rewarding, but it was great fun and I learnt so much about Nepal and it’s culture and communities. Best of all were the people I met who all warmly took me into their lives and made me feel welcome. I was really sad to leave but am sure I will be back one day and have some new Facebook friends! The village was in a beautiful setting, the food amazing and I left feeling I had made a positive difference. I would really recommend working with this organisation. They are extremely knowledgeable, work on many important and varied projects around Kathmandu (some others of which I also was able to see), have excellent spoken English (which really helped when working in the village) and were extremely supportive at all times. The whole experience ended with a ceremony in the village and I was presented with, and dressed in, traditional Nepalese wear and treated to a wonderful last meal. Many lasting and happy memories made.
Ben Reese, Manchester, United Kingdom (December 2017)
If you are ever in Nepal and want to make a difference to a local community then you could not do better than volunteer through Ecoreach Foundation. Niran and his team have the passion and the knowledge to make your volunteering experience completely rewarding and fulfilling. Our two weeks working within disadvantaged communities provided us with a real life immersive experience that we shall cherish and never forget. Such beautiful and lovely people who welcomed us and with whom we shall stay in contact with for years to come. As a grass roots foundation your volunteering experience can really make the difference and shape how the foundation develops with the added advantage that their fees are a lot lower and more reasonable than the big corporate volunteering sites. I cannot wait to come back and volunteer again and see more of this beautiful country.
Flora Snyder, Designer
I had the pleasure of working with Ecoreach recently. It was really great to see Rajani, Madan and the entire team. The work they do is incredible. I spent two weeks with them and each day was a new best day of my life. Volunteering in Ecoreach has opened me up to cultures outside of my own and shown me what it means to be a productive member of a community. Through this organization, I have had the opportunity to personally witness a change in the lives of the communities. With sustainability and conservation being the number one goal for all projects, Ecoreach does amazing work to empower marginalized groups.I really enjoyed the Nepali food and culture. If you are looking to travel and volunteer in Nepal, Ecoreach is the place to go.