Supporting grassroots

You can have a long term impact 

Globally Skilled  

Our unique volunteering program enables professional volunteers from across the globe to share their knowledge and skills in rural areas of Nepal and India.


Locally Rooted  

Our partners are rural development organisations who work in small, remote towns and communities. They are at the forefront of International Development across Asia. 


Collaborative and creative volunteering

We aim for volunteers to have a long term impact

Volunteers can and do have long term impact, but after years of working with volunteers and organisations in Nepal and India, we recognised that there is a better way to ensure that volunteers affect lasting and measureable change during their short visits overseas. 

We see volunteering as an equal partnership

Sharing knowledge and skills from one professional to another creates an equal partnership. Our volunteering model is designed to do just that. 

Training those who dedicate their work to communities and individuals is far more impactful than a direct volunteering experience in those same communities.

We create lasting networks and relationships 

We actively encourage collaboration, sharing and networking. Our volunteers return home and connect their new partner organisation with other professionals further raising the organisations profile, opportunites and  awareness of its cause.   

Skills based volunteering


Why train rural charities & nonprofit organisations?  

Local organisations have developed long term, meaningful relationships with the communities that they serve and are best placed to understand the needs of those communities. 

However, many lack the organisational and financial capacity to provide necessary training to their staff. Our funding model enables that training. 


What is the type of training CDV Global provides?

Our training is aimed at building on the knowledge and skills of our partner organisations. We provide training that has an organisational impact, not project specific.  

We undertake an extensive Training Needs Analysis of each organisation that we partner with to understand the organisations training needs. 


Why can't they access training from where they are? 

The organisations we support are based in small towns which are often far from major cities and so by their location they all but cut off from accessing potential support. 

Training courses are also expensive and those financial constraints mean that training is a luxury not many are able to afford.  

Our Approach


We locate and assess remote, rural development organisations.


We offer you the opportunity to partner with these organisations.


Training costs to the organisation are covered by our funding model.


We help you deliver training and provide you logistical support.


Your work directly impacts rural communities and local individuals. 

What type of organisation would you train?

We partner with large numbers of rural charities and nonprofit organisations across Nepal and in Southern India. They are diverse and work in all areas of development, these are just a few of them. 

Jomsom Foundation Nepal

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The Jomsom Foundation is based in Upper Musang and works with remote rural communities. They focus on gender equality for women through mestural health awareness and sexual health awareness. It has 4 team members and  works with over 20 different communities.


Garud Society - India

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Garud Society focuses on projects that enable communities to increase their livelihoods by training young people on water system maintenance and conservation and through providing skills training on how to market agricultural products to larger towns. 


Adivasi Alliance - India

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Working directly with disenfranchised tribal communities, the Adivasi Alliance promotes land rights and provides advocacy for civil actions. They also work closely with local tribal groups ensuring that local resources are managed effectively. 


Find Out How

Our Partners

We are partnered with National and State level federations who represent the organisations we train. This ensures our training is delivered to the highest standards through regular monitoring and our work is reported at national and state level through these Federations.

The NGO Federation of Nepal

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The NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN) is a national umbrella organisation and represents over 6500 Non Government Organisations. 

They are a longstanding federation and have been pre-emient in shaping Nepals' civil society. As an independent body, they play a vital role in bridging the gap between local development organisations, local and national government and international organisations.  

We are proud to be partnered with the NFN. Together we are working towards increasing their members organisational capacity and increasing awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

(NGO - Non Government Organisation)  

FEVOURD - K (India)

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 FEVOURD - K is based in the State of Karnataka and is the main state level federation for Community Development Organisations. They represent over 1000 organisations and are linked across India at both State and National levels. 

FEVOURD - K is a longstanding federation and helps deliver rights to indiginous people, provides training and networking opportunities for local organisations and promotes the United Nationsl Sustainable Development Goals. 

We are proud to be partners and we work together to enhance local development organisaions opportunities for training and development.  

   Our Funding Model   


To maintain transparency and fairness, each partner organization is required to follow a grant request process. This is standard practice for the development sector.


Once the training is completed, CDV Global delivers funds that cover the entire cost of the training. Our partner organization is required to file a training report before receiving the funds.


Because we are committed to ensuring that each partner organization can access our training, we provide up-front training grants to any organization unable to cover the cost from their current budget.

Local Communities with
Global Skills

Our mission is to help fulfill the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 by increasing the skills of small local charities and nonprofit organisations based in remote, rural areas of developing countries. ​

We believe that by linking professionals to local charities and nonprofits, we increase their ability to positively impact the individuals and communities they serve. 


Interested in joining us? Become a member.

Become a member and you'll get full access to all of our opportunities,  a dedicated International Development consultant and 1 to 1 contact with our In-country Network Managers in Nepal & India. 

Ethical Travel, Meaningful Volunteering

Want to find out more?

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 


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