Skills Based Volunteering

for Professionals

Our program isn't just an overseas experience  

We offer you the opportunity to affect real change in the development of rural communities in Asia

Volunteering Abroad with Impact

Training Approach

Our unique training approach enables skilled volunteers to deliver essential training to the staff of grassroots organisations.

Sustainable Development

Volunteering with CDV Global means you become an integral part of our team and our mission to positively impact sustainable development.

UN Global Goals

In doing so together we are actively helping the organizations fulfil the aims of the  United Nations Global Goals 2030.

Sustainable Volunteering learn more...

Who volunteers with CDV Global?

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and with all sorts of experiences.

Our Volunteers:

Are experienced professionals

Our Volunteers:

Are independent travelers

Our Volunteers:

Come in all shapes and sizes, including

Mid-career professionals
More than 10 years work experience
Sabbaticals & career breaks
Couples & friends
Career changers

We stand-by our non-discrimination policy and are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all of our volunteers.

The benefits of volunteering with CDV Global

The benefits of becoming a member

For a lifetime membership fee of £35 you get a team of people finding opportunities that match your skills to one of our many grassroots partner organisations in India and Nepal.   

Full access to our Opportunities


Membership gives you full access to our opportunities, with much more detailed information.



We have three simple rates


This gives you access to all of our opportunities, a dedicated consultant and direct access to our in-country Network Managers. 


Our  opportunities are all one flat rate cost. This allows us to deliver training and resources equitably to our partner organisations.    

Opportunities as a pair or couple £2450

We welcome couples and friends who want deliver an opportunity together and will talk you through the process. The cost can be split as you require.  

The Opportunity

Our opportunities are set at a flat rate of  £1850 for an individual. This cost is inclusive and covers all range of services that we provide for you. We won't ask you for any other fees or add any surprise costs onto your trip.   

No Fee Application Process

We don't charge you an application fee when applying for our opportunities.

You do however, have to be a member to apply for an opportunity and you must have spoken to our consultants and one of our Network Managers prior to applying for an opportunity. 

We do restrict the number of applications you can submit at any one time to 2. 

Applying as a pair or couple? 

We are happy to encourage couples and friends to apply together to deliver training. Talk to us about your joint skills sets and lets see what we can do together.  The cost to undertake an opportunity as a pair or couple is £2450.

Why is there an additional cost?

The extra cost covers the 2nd persons additional administrative (including training consultancy) and logistical costs (food, accommodation & travel). 


Visas & Insurance 

Our fees cover only the services that we provide as set out above. There are some key costs that you are responsible for and must factor into your budget when applying for our programme:

Visa Costs - India

Volunteering in India on a tourist visa has now become possible, which is great news! Citizens of most countries can now apply online for a 30 day 'E Tourist Visa' and it costs between $25 - $45 dependent on your nationality. 

You must be able to show that you have been invited to volunteer and your partner organisation will arrange the relvant paperwork for you. 

There are certain restrictions on which ports of entry you can use to enter India on an E Visa, but all the main international airports accept E visas. We will happily talk you through the process and make sure you have the right paperwork from your partner organisation. 



Explore all our opportunities 

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. 


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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