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Volunteer in Bhutan

Bhutan is a mountainous country located between India and China. It has controlled its tourism by requiring all international tourists to visit Bhutan through a local registered tourist agency, and charging a high fee. This is done to maximize the money gained from tourism while minimizing the cultural and environmental impact. Volunteers to Bhutan do [...]

Bhutan is a mountainous country located between India and China. It has controlled its tourism by requiring all international tourists to visit Bhutan through a local registered tourist agency, and charging a high fee. This is done to maximize the money gained from tourism while minimizing the cultural and environmental impact.

Volunteers to Bhutan do not have to pay the daily fee and visit through a guided tour, making it an attractive option to some travelers. However, in order to volunteer in Bhutan you will need special technical skills that is lacking in the local community.

A couple of the organizations that work in Bhutan are:

Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Japan)

UN Volunteers Program

You may also try the Idealist.org website, which is a database of volunteer and job opportunities for around the world. You can narrow search results by country.

 

A view of the city of Thimphu in Bhutan


Bhutan Travel Guide

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About the Author:

After traveling on her own for three or four years, Chaya met up with Wade Shepard, the editor of VagabondJourney.com. They were married in 2009, and continue to travel the world together with their young daughter. From time to time Chaya blogs about family travel and life on the road. has written 102 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

Chaya Shepard is currently in: Xiamen, China

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  • Tania Gonzalez December 12, 2010, 7:21 pm

    To whom it may concern,

    I wanted to know what volunteer programs exist in Bhutan. I will appreciate any information you can give me regarding this matter.

    Tania

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  • Joana Mello September 10, 2011, 9:08 pm

    Hello!
    I’m Joana Mello, 22 years old and will graduate in the and of this year in Industrial Engeneering. I read a lot about Bhutan and I would love to help people there. Here, I already do volunteer activities with poor children, so I would like to know if I could help them teaching english, working in an orphanage, or other thing. Could you help me with more information of how can I do volunteer progrmas in Bhutan?
    Regards,
    Joana Mello.

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