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Working and volunteering

Volunteering

Bhutan is selective about the type of projects it wants in the country and so the opportunities for volunteer work in Bhutan are limited. The UN has numerous programs in Bhutan, all coordinated through the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Different agencies feed into the program.

Other agencies that operate programs in Bhutan include ACB (Austria), Danida (Denmark), GTZ (Germany), Helvetas (Switzerland), JOCV & JICA (Japan), Save the Children, SNV (Netherlands) and VSA (New Zealand).

Volunteers are not subject to the normal rules for tourists and the agency employing you will arrange your visa. Volunteers are allowed two visitors a year; the visitors must be close relatives and are not subject to the tourist tariff.

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