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Dental Volunteer Program in Nepal

Are you a qualified dentist or currently studying dentistry? Do you have a passion for using your dental skills to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need? If the idea of gaining valuable international dental experience excites you, we have a wonderful opportunity for you through our dental volunteering program in Nepal.

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IFRE Volunteers offers high-quality dental volunteer program in the breathtaking country of Nepal. Nepal is one of the poorest countries of the world and struggles to provide adequate dental care to its residents. To address this issue, IFRE runs dental care volunteer program in Nepali hospitals, where volunteers spend a substantial amount of time closely observing experienced dentists and specialists. This hands-on experience includes watching dental procedures and surgeries, learning techniques, and gaining insights into patient interactions.

As an international dental volunteer, you can make a significant impact by assisting local dental professionals who often face resource limitations. Your contribution will help underserved communities gain a better understanding of dental hygiene and receive the essential dental care they need. Join us in making a real difference while experiencing the culture and beauty of Nepal.

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Volunteers’ Responsibilities & Impact

Learning and Watching : You spend time observing experienced dentists and specialists, closely watching dental procedures to learn techniques and how to interact with patients.

Supporting Dentists and Staff: You assist dentists and other dental professionals in various ways. You prepare treatment rooms, sterilize equipment, and help during dental procedures. You may also handle tasks like managing patient records and scheduling appointments.

Basic Patient Care: You provide essential patient care, which includes taking patient medical histories, recording vital signs, and ensuring patients are comfortable during their appointments.

Treatment Procedures: With guidance from licensed dentists, you may perform routine dental tasks like cleanings, fluoride treatments, and X-rays. You also help identify dental issues and discuss treatment plans with patients.

OPD Department Work: Dental volunteers usually work in the outpatient department (OPD) of dental clinics and hospitals. Here, you care for patients who come for routine check-ups, consultations, and minor dental procedures.

Teamwork: You often collaborate with other healthcare professionals like oral surgeons and orthodontists to ensure patients receive comprehensive care.

Skills and Qualifications:

To be eligible for this dental volunteer opportunity, you must either hold a recognized qualification in dentistry or be a student in this field of healthcare.

Volunteering in this dental project in Nepal will be a rewarding experience and your days will be fun and exciting as you learn a great deal from local dentists.

Working hours may vary slightly, but you can expect to work 3-4 hours per day, Monday to Friday. Your volunteer shift is in the afternoon.

First Day : On your first day of volunteering in a dental project in Nepal, you will be brought to your project placement by our passionate in-country coordinator. They will introduce you to the local project staff and give you an informative orientation. You’ll learn about your duties, your schedule, safety protocol, and go over the culture and customs of Nepal.

Weekdays : Your dental work begins on the second day. A typical day might look something like this:

7.00 to 7.30 AM : Begin your day with breakfast and tea.

7.45 AM : Leave your volunteer house and travel to your project site. If you’re traveling by local bus, you can do so cheaply but show up early, but don’t be surprised if it’s late, and be prepared to stand if it gets really crowded. Spend a fantastic day as a dental volunteer in a hospital in Nepal!

12.00 PM : Break for lunch. Spend the time connecting with your fellow volunteers and project staffand make friends from around the world!

3.00 PM : Work at the placement usually ends. You’ll be free to travel to your volunteer house, prepare for the next day or do some shopping and sightseeing.

6.45 PM : Every evening you will have a traditional dinner at your volunteer house. Immerse yourself in the local culture, practice your Nepali language, and make the most of your time in this fascinating country.

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Our Fees

IFRE is the most trusted and respected volunteer abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to travel internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.

We believe in 100% transparency. Rest assured, we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly program fee goes directly to your host family, and includes housing, food, project donation and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.

Program Dates

IFRE programs begin every Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints, you can still start your chosen program on any day of the year.

Nepal Dental Volunteer Fee (US$)

Weeks Kathmandu (Dental)
1   $255
2   $500
3   $675
4   $850
5   $1025
6   $1,200
7   $1,375
8   $1,550
9   $1,725
10   $1,900
11   $2,075
12   $2,250

Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day ( below 28 years) and $4.49/day ( above 28 years)»

Language and Culture Program fee $250

How your fee is allocated?

Program Fees Cover:

  • Accommodation (host family)
  • Food (only breakfast and dinnery)
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers

Program Fees Exclude:

  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

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Accommodation and Meal

As a dental volunteer in Nepal, you will stay in our volunteer house located nearby your placement. You will have three local meals a day.

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Free Time and Weekends Exploration

You’ll have your weekends and evenings free, so make the most of them! Spend the time teaming up with fellow volunteers and making friends from around the world, exploring Nepal and going on adventures!

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Safety and In Country Support

While volunteering in dental program in Nepal, we make sure you are safe, secure, and satisfied with your experience. We offer pre-trip guidance, carefully vet and plan every aspect of your volunteer abroad experience, and back you up with the support of a stellar in-country team that you can reach out to at any time if you need assistance.

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Dental Volunteer in Nepal: FAQs

There’s a lot that goes into planning a volunteer trip in Nepal, and it’s only natural that you have a lot of questions about how it all works. Here are some answers for you:

Arrival and departure

You will fly into the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to participate in our medical volunteer opportunity in Nepal. Please arrive one day prior to your project’s start. Just give us your flight info ahead of time, and we’ll have someone waiting for you when you land to take you safely to your accommodations.

When it’s time to head back home, just hire a local taxi to take you back to the airport. This isn’t included in your volunteer fee, so be sure to budget accordingly.


You will need a tourist visa to participate in our Nepal medical volunteer program. Depending up on your nationality, you may be able to obtain a tourist visa upon your arrival at the airport in Nepal. The lines can be quite long during peak tourist season, so we recommend applying for your visa ahead of time through your home country’s consulate.   

You will get a 90-day tourist visa and you can extend it by visiting the immigration offices located in Kathmandu. We suggest you do your research ahead of time regarding what travelers need to do coming from your home country. Check out Nepal’s immigration website to learn more.


All international travelers should get vaccinated to protect themselves, but you’ll be working with low-income patients that often lack access to regular healthcare, so you’re going to need to take even more precautions.

The basic recommended vaccinations for visiting and volunteering in Nepal programs are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Meningitis. However, you may also need vaccinations against Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies depending on your project placement.  

Please visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Health Canada or Travelers' Health United Kingdom for more information.  

For further readings:


Volunteer Health and Safety

Safety tips for your volunteer abroad trip

Why volunteer in dental program in Nepal?

Jumpstart Your Dental Career:

Launching a career in dentistry becomes easier with the guidance of experienced professionals. You'll gain valuable experience in the dental healthcare field, making your resume stand out.

Learn Essential Dental Skills:

Develop crucial dental skills like cleaning, repairs, extractions, and x-rays through our program in Nepal. It's a great opportunity to improve your knowledge and abilities in dental healthcare.

Explore a New Country: Nepal is a beautiful place with stunning mountain vistas, towering mountains, fascinating culture and warm welcoming locals. You'll have an unforgettable adventure in this paradise.

Make Lifelong Friends: Volunteering abroad means meeting people from all over the world. You'll build lasting connections with fellow dental volunteers, the local project team, and new friends as you explore and travel.

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