Service Trips 2017 | Nepal Service Trip
Help us Rebuild Nepal!
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Interested in applying for a chance to join The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation on our next service trip to Nepal? Sign up for updates below and we'll let you know once the application process begins for our next trip. This is a life-changing opportunity to truly bless the lives of others.
Please note that this will be a physically strenuous service trip. Every day we will be working construction, which includes hauling 12–15 pound bricks, scrubbing or grinding the bricks and then cutting them, and working with cement. Plus, due to the remote location, you’ll be taking a 9-hour bumpy and curvy ride through the foothills to reach the mountain village of Yarsa and you’ll be sleeping in tents.
If you’re up for the adventure of a lifetime and ready to rough it with us in the mountains of Nepal as we restore hope to the families and children of Yarsa, then sign up to receive updates and be sure to scroll below to see details of our current 2017 service trip and images! You’ll also fall in love with the people in this village as you hear their stories of perseverance and discover their wonderful culture.
“It was by far the most amazing trip I have ever been on. I would go back in a heartbeat. I have made lifelong friends not only with other Young Living members but in Nepal as well. I loved getting to truly help someone and the only thing I got in return was a smile and a hug!- Kellie Jo Sundberg, Oklahoma
“If you look for opportunities to serve you will find them, even if you have little to give. The people of Yarsa give with all their heart. They jump in with a can-do attitude. They are quick to express gratitude and gratefulness. They have taught us that happiness is a choice.- Ashley and Noah Huth, Washington
“The most moving part of the trip for me was working side by side with the husband and wife as we built each house. Without being able to speak Nepali, I still felt able to communicate my excitement and to feel their growing awareness that their house was rising in front of them. ... When I gave them a couple of photos of me standing between them in a house with the walls completed, we all burst into tears and exchanged heartfelt hugs. You can’t buy that at any price.- Harry Sailer, Wisconsin
“Being immersed in their culture was so unbelievable. I had never been off the North American continent, so I was so nervous. But the Nepalese people were just so kind and so welcoming.- Lindsay Kusy, British Columbia, Canada
Nepal Service Trip 2017 Details
What is the trip schedule?
Nov. 26: Depart from your nearest airport
Nov. 28: Arrive in Nepal and spend the night in Kathmandu
Nov. 29: Travel from Kathmandu to Yarsa
Nov. 30–Dec. 8: Participate in service projects
Dec. 9: Travel from Yarsa to Kathmandu
Dec. 10: Leave Nepal and return home
What is the trip cost and what does it include?
The cost of the trip is $2,500 USD per person, which includes your flight, accommodations, transportation, food, and other expenses while in Nepal. The cost of the trip is tax deductible for U.S. citizens.
When can I submit an application?
Applications are currently closed. Click here to sign up for updates and we'll let you know once the application process begins for the next service trip to Nepal.
What factors are considered in acceptance process?
Applications will be evaluated based on skills, experience, desire, and an applicant’s history of supporting the Young Living Foundation. We’re primarily looking for volunteers who have construction experience or those who are willing to perform construction-type work for multiple days in a row.
When will I find out if I’ve been selected to go or not?
We will let applicants know whether their application has been accepted before or by August 21. Those who have been accepted will need to immediately make a nonrefundable deposit of $500 USD, which will go toward the overall cost of the trip.
What service will attendees perform?
Service during the trip will be primarily construction related. This will include hauling bricks to build walls, cutting bricks, mixing mortar, and working with rebar. You must be able to lift 25 pounds. You will also be able to spend time interacting with the children and families in Nepal and participate in the official opening of the new primary school! Please consider your personal health conditions, including if you are prone to motion and/or altitude sickness, and all associated risks when applying.
If accepted, what would I be expected to bring?
Please consider this preliminary packing list before applying:
- Your favorite essential oils
- Sleeping bag (rated at 0 degrees or lower)
- Sleeping pad
- Flashlight and/or headlamp (with extra batteries)
- Towels for showering
- Sandals for showering
- Shampoo and soap
- Waterproof rain jacket
- Waterproof pants
- Waterproof hiking or work boots
- Lightweight and heavyweight hiking socks
- Personal first aid kit
- All-purpose knife (optional)
- 2 pairs of work gloves
- Safety glasses
- Face masks
- Baseball hat and beanie
- Portable chargers for your phone/computer
- Dry bag
- Thieves® Wipes
- Water bottle
- 3 to 4 extra passport photos
- Tools (We will let you know what tools to bring at a later date.)
Are there any age restrictions?
Due to the conditions in Nepal and the amount of construction work included in the trip, we are only able to accept applications for people 18 or older.
Who can I contact for more information?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific questions you may have.