How does it work?

How does it work?

How does it work?

Around Good People organises Experiential-Learning dentistry placements broadly grouped under two categories:

  1. Volunteering Dentistry Projects in rural areas
  2. Dentistry Elective projects in both urban and rural areas.
  1. Volunteering Dentistry Projects in rural areas: This is a marquee flagship programme run by AGP volunteering placement projects in rural communities that brings oral healthcare delivery to uncovered areas. This is basically a supervised hands-on volunteering project.
  2.  Dentistry Elective Projects (in both urban and rural areas) are the most popular elective placements. The placements are fully supervised and well-structured to suit the rigorous academic and ethical requirements of many dental schools in the western countries based on as observational and handholding by practicing dentists. The following placements are essentially designed to be the elective projects:

It takes 3 to 5 working days for AGP to process your application for technical suitability and regulatory due diligence checks. Once the Agency approves the application considering your suitability they issue the Approval Intimation.

Upon obtaining the same, AGP issues the Approval Letter and the invoice electronically. After the receipt of your programme fee, you will be sent out a formal Invitation along with the following:

  1. Volunteer Handbook
  2. Clinic Manual
  3. Nepal Country Guide Book

These booklets contain important and all pertinent information to help you prepare for the trip.

Upon the receipt of your placement fee, AGP keeps engaged with you through a dedicated real-time platform ‘MY Nepal TRIP, sharing all relevant information pertaining to your placement. Vital information about your inoculation, flights, health insurance and Medical Indemnity Cover will be monitored through the platform to help in Just 2 weeks before your departure, you will get the detailed itinerary about the outreach placement through ‘My Nepal Trip’

On arrival you will be received at the Kathmandu International Airport by our representative.

Elective Project

  1. Rural Dental Outreach Elective Project
  2. Rural School Oral Health Elective Project
  3. Urban Dental Hospital/Private Practice
  4. Urban School Oral Health Elective Project


  1. You may apply online, or
  2. You may fill out the downloaded application form.

You will need to submit the following:

  1. a) Recent passport photo
  2. b) Valid international passport
  3. c) Valid Medical Indemnity Protection Cover.
  4. d) University ID copy

Fill out the application and submit attaching the aforementioned documents online. Or send the filled out application form by email to: [email protected]

You may also separately send the documents if not available at the time of the submission of the application. However, you have to mention clearly the expected date of submission of the same.

You will be welcomed into the first night of your stay in Kathmandu. There will be a programme orientation followed by a welcome dinner. If as per your placement itinerary you have your 2nd day in Kathmandu, there will be an immersive workshop on Nepalese dental phrases and cultural orientation. The following day (either 2nd or 3rd day) we either fly or ride to the destination by road whichever is convenient. The 2nd /3rd day we arrive at the village and get the village/accommodation orientation followed by clinic set up orientation, discussion on the clinic operational procedures and in-situ demonstration of the triage/screening of the patients/handling of various dental equipment and tools/supplies, clinical procedures of various conditions/complaints and set clinical operandi of the treatments. There will be activities of culture/folk dance, etc./games/hamlet trips every day at the outreach village. On the eve of the last day, there will be a farewell dinner and photo ops. The volunteers will be transported back to Kathmandu for their onward trip back to home. The outreach is fully supervised by experienced dentists and assisted by dental nurses.




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.