Sustainable and ethical travel experiences

Our collective years of experience working in the rural communities of India, Nepal & SE Asia have shown us that small charities and nonprofit organisations are the key to delivering real and effective change at the local community level and that they are integral in delivering the United Nations Global Agenda 2030 (Sustainable Development Goals).

However, they are poorly supported & lack many resources:

  • They have extremely limited access to new technologies & innovations, leaving them unable to develop new skills & increase their knowledge.
  • They are often reliant on large International Non-Governmental Organisations to provide them with  funding, but are often ill equipped to deal with these big international organisations.
  • Training courses are expensive for small charities and nonprofit organisations to undertake and are often generic and don't take into account small organisational needs.
  • And they just don’t have the same access to the networks & knowledge base that we take for granted. 

With your skills and knowledge, we can change that.

Experience volunteering in rural India and Nepal

An opportunity for Professional Development







Enhance your professional development with first hand experience of different working cultures.

Use your skills and knowledge to train a team of senior Development Sector professionals.

Grow your network at an international level.

Explore the International Development Sector and global issues.  

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Immerse yourself in the local culture; we work in mainly rural areas.

Visit local areas, discover new places unknow to most.

Meet new people & create new friendships.

You stay with a local family during the training programme.

Our training programme is designed to fit around your travel schedule.  


  • In the rural communities of India and Nepal there are thousands of small charities & non profit organisations working with minimal training opportunities.


  • CDV Global enables volunteers like you to work collaboratively with these organisations, co-creating and delivering short training programs, sharing your professional skills and knowledge. 


  • If you have at least 10 years work experience in any sector and a desire to have a real impact and affect change, volunteer with one of our small charities & non profit organisations in India or Nepal.

Volunteer with small charities & nonprofit organisations.


The Organisation

CDV Global provides training opportunities for small charities & nonprofit organisations working in rural communities.

We undertake an in-depth Training Needs Analysis of each organisation, understanding their Skills, Knowledge and Aptitudes.

In collaboration with the organisation, we create our unique training Opportunties and offer them to professionals like yourself.  


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The Volunteer

CDV Global enables independent travelers to volunteer professionally in the development sector for 4 – 7 days.

We help you create and develop a training package that you deliver, in-country, to a small charity or nonprofit organisation's staff team. ​

We are flexible with dates and you'll be able to fit the training around your travel plans.  

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The Result

Small charities & nonprofit organisations benefit from professional training and global access to industry professionals.

Volunteers grow their professional network on a global scale, discover new and unique projects, and work collaboratively in a different culture and environment.

We all directly impact on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

Your skills & knowledge
will have an impact on:


You train Development Sector workers improving their skills, knowledge and networks


The workers new skills and knowledge increases their delivery capacity in communities    

Global Goals 

The organisation is more effective at delivering the United Nations Global Goals 2030


Organisational Growth

Staff training enables grassroots organisations to:

Innovate strategically

Adapt new technologies

Increase productivity 

Employee Growth

Staff training enables grassroots organisations to:

Grow Professionally

Collaborate effectively

Increase staff retention 

Network Growth

A thriving network enables grassroots organisations to:

Create Awareness

Increase funding 

Maintain industry relevance

Find out more about our opportunities

Your skills + our training programme

Using your expertise

Together we create the training you'll be delivering.

Maximising your time and impact before you go, with our 12 week training plan.

You'll have a dedicated training consultant to work together with.

And direct contact with your partner organisation.

Our Training Model fits your travel plans

Training Part One: 

3, 4 or 5 days  

Your arrival will be the day before the training commences. The following days will be filled with delivering training plus a half or full day site visit to one of the communities your organisation works with.

The main components of your training will be delivered and you'll be spending time with both the organisations staff and your local community. 

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A successful Part 1 training is followed by a break. This is valuable for both the trainer and those being trained as it allows time new knowledge and skills to be practiced and embedded into the team.

During this time period, the volunteer is continuing with their traveling. There is normally a planned break of between 5 to 15 days. 

Training Part Two: 

1 or 2 days 

On return to the organisation, the volunteer undertakes a day or two of planned sessions that enable the team to refelct, ask questions and clarify their learning.

This not only embeds the training and enables a sucessful ending to the program it also offers the opportunity to solidifiy your relationship with the organisation. 

Why volunteer with CDV Global?

We offer something very different...

Because we provide long term strategic training solutions to small charities & nonprofit organisations, your knowledge & skills have a real and lasting impact. 

You will create new networks & strong relationships whilst experiencing the remote and rural areas of India or Nepal    

Our training is also endorsed by both the NGO Federation of Nepal and the State of Karnataka's NGO Federation; FEVOUD-K. You can be assured that we maintain the highest of standards.    

Volunteering for professionals.  


CDV Global membership

A Lifetime membership

with unique benefits

Immediate access to all our in-depth, online opportunities.

Your own dedicated personal consultant - no call centers or 'agents'. 

Video meetings with our English speaking staff in India and Nepal. 

Latest opportunities & updates direct to your email. 

Access Member Benefits for a one-time cost of £35

Get unparalleled access to small charities and nonprofits in India and Nepal.  Our team of experts will guide you through volunteering in the international development sector.

Volunteering with CDV Global means you train organisations that work directly towards supporting the Global Goals


About CDV Global

CDV Global is a platform that enables professionals from across the globe share their knowledge, expertise and time with grass roots development organisations across Asia.


Contact Us

Call +44 (0) 1892 620695

Our offices are open from 9AM - 5PM GMT 



Bangalore, India 

Kathmandu, Nepal 

Tunbridge Wells, UK

Berlin, Germany

Vancouver, WA. USA 


CDV Global supports the Sustainable Development Goals
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