Family and friends are more than welcome to enjoy all the opportunities available to you on the placement except the clinical related ones. Fees for such services are calculated on an individual basis and depends on whether or not they require Around Good People to provide accommodation and/or discovery trips. Please have any friends or family fill out a Booking Form which may be requested at outreach[at]aroundgoodpeople.com,

The volunteering placement will be located normally in a remote village/hamlet away from the regular traffic roads. It is best advised to set aside travel/holidaying time either before or after the outreach. AGP offers a value packed holiday/trekking itineraries as add on activity to the outreach placement.

We believe that each part of your international dental volunteering experience works to complement the whole. That’s why we offer a full and balanced international volunteer experience with time built in for guided cultural activities, solo adventures, cultural exchange, and personal reflection. Whether you’re engaging in guided discussions on relevant local issues, or find yourself elbow deep in rice flour and learning how to cook an authentic dal-bhat or momo, every organized cultural activity will offer you a deeper understanding of the community and all of its beautiful complexities. Our cultural experience in the village is very immersive and expansive and every day there is something to do, be it milking a cow/buffalo, making nepali pasty, weaving a bamboo basket, or simply ploughing a field, partaking a folk dance and simply donning ethnic Nepali costume – is a fare away from the touristic chores and helps one understand the cultural milieu of the gentle and resilient people!

Free time is available on some mornings, most evenings, and every weekend if you are not interested in a cultural activity that is scheduled for the day. So whether you choose to go it alone or set out exploring with a crew of your fellow volunteers, every Around Good People destination offers plenty of time and tons of options for some off-the-charts excursions.

You will be charged for any activities beyond that which is included on your itinerary (village cultural immersive activity is not charged). Most students find the full placement sufficient and don’t require any further activities. For those wishing to participate in non-Itinerary activities (i.e. para gliding, etc.), the cost will be itemized and added to your final invoice. Please refer to the Itineraries sections for each placement to see what is and is not included in each placement option.

Cultural activities are organized by Around Good People and included in every volunteer experience. They are designed to give you a unique insight into your new community, so whether you’re participating in an engaging conversation with a local expert, visiting a cultural landmark, learning a new language, or practicing traditional dance, each cultural activity will offer you a new level of understanding and genuine opportunities for cultural exchange.

You will need a sleeping bag for the village outreach, however for the hotel stays in Kathmandu/Pokhara the same is not reuired.

You and your fellow volunteers will be served three wholesome, organic meals a day. Meals will vary in every destination, and always include a variety of healthy and delicious local cuisine. Vegetarian options are regularly available at all Home-Bases and our Around Good People cooks are happy to accommodate for any dietary restriction.

Absolutely! We have tons of experience with food allergies and dietary restrictions, having supported scores of international volunteers. Whether you’re vegetarian, Kosher, gluten-free, have peanut allergies, or anything else, just let us know beforehand and we’ll make sure you’re covered. Our in-country cooks, who prepare delicious home-cooked meals, have specific training in food restrictions and allergies, food safety standards, and are experienced in preparing meals for a variety of preferences.




Last updated: June 16th, 2020


The Enlightenment that speak to this time of coronavirus shutdowns and of health and economic fears.


Travel in response to COVID-19 continues to evolve rapidly. AROUND GOOD PEOPLE is closely monitoring the situation, following the advice of public health experts, and making decisions with our participants, staff, and global community partners at the forefront of every conversation. 


As the world begins to re-open, your wellbeing is our highest priority.

Thanks to the incredible team effort of millions around the world, many countries are beginning to exit their COVID-19 lockdowns and re-open their countries for visitors. While some regions may remain restricted for some months more, we plan to restart our Dental Placement volunteer programs where the local health situation and government advice allows this. AROUND GOOD PEOPLEs volunteers provide invaluable support to our local communities around the underprivileged communities in Nepal. Now more than ever, our volunteerscontributions of time, expertise and local spending money are critically needed to help these communities to get back on their feet.

Since long before COVID-19 began to spread, AROUND GOOD PEOPLE has followed industry-leading procedures to ensure the safety of our volunteers. As our programs start to re-open to volunteers, we will maintain our pledge to keep you safe. In addition to our standard volunteer safety processes, all of our local program teams will be following enhanced procedures we have developed to minimize risks from COVID-19.


Our volunteers should also take personal responsibility for their own health and the safety of others. Please do not travel if you are feeling ill or if there is a risk you may be an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19 for example, if you have been exposed to an infected individual within the 14 days before you start your AROUND GOOD PEOPLE program.

Most of our volunteers book their trips months in advance, so please take this time to plan for the future. With AROUND GOOD PEOPLE you can register for trips up to three years ahead.


Thank you for your ongoing support of AROUND GOOD PEOPLE and the communities we work within. If theres anything we can do to help you with your travel plans during this time, please get in touch with us for further information, support and guidance.


If you continue scrolling down this page, youll find answers to some of the most common questions the AROUND GOOD PEOPLE team are being asked, including details on which programs will open in the near future under different emerging scenarios.


Please stay safe, be kind, and protect the health of yourself and others, wherever you are in the world.


Rij Baskar

Co-Founder & Chief Executive, AROUND GOOD PEOPLE


Before we continue, let us say:


Thank you to all those on the front lines, the doctors, the nurses, the pharmacists, the first responders, and other medical staff. Youve risked your health to save us. You are the true heroes.

Thank you to everyone working to get us what we need. Without the grocery store employees, the delivery drivers, the warehouse staff, the manufacturing workers, and others who are supporting the relief operation, we wouldnt be able to fight this deadly virus. Without teachers and childcare workers, we couldnt support our youth. You all are the everyday heroes.


Thank you to everyone practicing social distancing and staying at home. Youve done your part to prevent the spread.


For most volunteers, its legally not possible or at least not advisable to go on medical/dental volunteer abroad at this time.


So, in this note, we have highlighted dental volunteer projects in Nepal that you can join after the Coronavirus pandemic has passed and life returns to some sort of normalcy, which we are hoping by the end of September, 2020. See what projects catch your eye, bookmark them, and apply to one later.


With these volunteer programs, use a wait-and-see approach. Because we don’t know when the Coronavirus outbreak will slow. The situation changes rapidly, so it’s hard to plan a Nepal Dental volunteer trip now. If you’re interested in a specific program, stay in touch with us. That way, once things do settle down, you’ll be ready to apply and go to Nepal for a life changing volunteering experience.


Note: Hopefully, the rate of new coronavirus cases slows and effective treatments and a vaccine are developed. There has been much progress already and the way countries and international health organizations have been working together bodes well for all of us. In the meantime, we’ll continually update this guide and our list of Nepal Dental Volunteering Projects as the situation evolves.

Covid Map

Also, regularly check this live map from Johns Hopkins University that tracks the Coronavirus outbreak around the world. This way, you can stay updated on when it’s safe to join   a Nepal Dental Volunteering Project.