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Volunteering in Nepal

If you are an acupuncturist, herbalist, chiropractor, massage therapist, naturopath or other natural-health practitioner, Acupuncture Relief Project needs your help. We have two volunteer programs designed to provide opportunities to serve at our treatment facilities in Nepal.

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Special Projects and Advanced Internships

Third World Medicine Immersion Program

Acupuncture Relief Project offers opportunities to well qualified applicants to participate in Special Projects and Advanced Internships. These special projects are developed at the request of local communities and with the express authority of Nepal's Social Welfare Council. 

Special Projects are designed for practitioners interested in a facilitated training experience to learn all aspects of providing primary health services in the third world.

nccaom pda logoThese programs are generally 7-9 weeks which combine an intensive clinic practice with a curriculum that will take your skills to a new level. Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned veteran, you will be embarking on an exciting journey not only as a health care practitioner but also as a scholar of the human experience: an adventure of self-exploration and development through service to others.

As a practitioner, this is an opportunity to perfect and learn new skills while witnessing the transformative power of your medicine and serving a community that desperately needs your help.

This Program offers 54 PDAs certified by the NCCAOM


Camps of 7-9 weeks, limited to six practitioners.

Participation Includes:

Visa, Living Expense Stipend, Lodging, Food, Clinic Supplies, Interpreters and Clinic Staff. Also includes 50+ hours of training and team facilitation by a experienced project lead.

Currently we are not accepting applications for this program. Please consider our Bajrabarahi Volunteer Program currently accepting applications for 2023.

If you have questions, Contact Us.

Bajrabarahi Clinic Volunteer Program

Bajrabarahi Clinic Volunteer Program

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The Bajrabarahi Clinic Volunteer Program invites qualified practitioners to work and live at the Bajrabarahi Clinic for a duration which suits their individual situation. Your stay can be as short as three weeks or several months in duration. This program is for people who are comfortable working independently or within a small group. Previous experience living and traveling in the third word is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

We require a minimum commitment of 3 weeks but prefer stays of 5 weeks or longer.


This program is available for up to two practitioners (space is limited) at a time, year-round. 

Participation Includes:

Domestic Transportation, Lodging, Food, Clinic Supplies, Interpreters and Clinic Staff

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