Making a Difference
by supporting local charities and nonprofits.
Making a difference by
supporting local charities
Creating long term impact Globally Skilled
Our unique sustainable volunteer programmes enable professional volunteers from across the globe to share their knowledge, skills and expertise to support local charities in the rural areas of Nepal and India to further their ability to grow.
Our partners are rural development organisations who work in small, remote towns and communities. They are at the forefront of International Development across Asia so sustainable volunteering can have a big impact.
Do you believe in making a difference through sustainable volunteering? Learn how we support local charities through our volunteer programmes.
Our training approach
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 in order to understand their specific needs.
Why can't they access training from where they are?
The organisations we support are typically based in small towns which are distant from cities. This locational disadvantage limits them from accessing the support that the larger urban areas provide.
Training courses are also expensive, and those financial constraints mean that training is a luxury not many are able to afford.
Our volunteering approach
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 measurable change during their short visits overseas. Our volunteer programme ensures that the right people benefit from your expertise.
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 are able to connect their new partner organisation with other professionals; further raising awareness of its profile and cause. We want our volunteers to be making a difference from the day that they join us.
What type of organisation you could volunteer with?
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
Jomsom Foundation Nepal
The Jomsom Foundation is based in Upper Musang and works with remote rural communities. They focus on gender equality for women through menstrual health awareness and sexual health awareness. It has 4 team members and works with over 20 different communities.
Garud Society - India
Garud Society - India
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
Adivasi Alliance - India
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.
Discover more about our volunteer programmes
Our partner organizations are small and independent:
- Officially registered not-for-profit organizations
- Annual funding of less than $250,000 USD
- Organizational goals linked to the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development
- Work directly for and with rural communities.
- No political or military affiliations
- Annual reports available for the previous 3 years
Note: Orphanages and animal sanctuaries have separate profile criteria and we do not work with certain operating model types.
We assess each organization to discover their unique training needs:
- Organizational goals and strategy
- Staff knowledge and competencies
- Organizational challenges
- Ongoing and upcoming projects
- Areas of growth
We provide each of our partner organizations with up to 4 fully funded training opportunities per year:
We aim to work with our partner organisations not just once or twice, but we look to create a long term relationship so that we can work together throughout the years to work towards the United Nations Global Goals 2030.
Development organisations often struggle to fund staff training. We aim to change that.
No matter how small or remote an organisation is, our goal is to provide them with training. We fund all of our training, at no cost to our partner organisations.
Our funding is all-inclusive and covers a wide variety of expenses, including staff time, travel logistics, translations and on-site volunteer costs.
Volunteer fees are fundamental in allowing us to provide every organisation we work with access to training. We use a pooled funding system to subsidize all partner organisations. Our funding model allows us to offer training to everyone, fairly and equitably.
When you volunteer with us, you become a CDV Professional Volunteer, partnering with CDV Global and our Partner Organisations.
If you have at least 10 years of professional experience and want to directly impact the sustainable development of the world, you are welcome to apply.
We accept applications from individuals from across all industries and with a variety of backgrounds. Development organisations have a diverse range of training requirements and so need a diverse range of people to train them.
You don’t need a background in training or education (we’ve got that covered), just work experience and an independent traveling spirit.
We have created a program that encourages successful partnerships between organizations and volunteers.
Our facilitation package provides a structured environment in which you build relationships while creating a collaborative training package before your arrival overseas.
CDV Global is unique among volunteering organizations in that we actively foster collaboration between our volunteers and staff of our overseas partner organizations. Our goal is for you to communicate with each other before, during and after the training programs.
We coordinate support through our training consultants and Network Managers. Our training consultants help our volunteers plan and devise training sessions, while our Network Managers provide volunteers with cultural context and information on individual countries.
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.