We welcome volunteers to help with the care of the dogs. The dogs are always delighted with company and while they do get out daily for short walks, they enjoy extra outings. Sometimes bathing is required or treatment and bandaging of wounds. Extra brushing is also welcome.
Inge walks the pups with Suri keeping an eye on things from behind.
Shell helps Kate with treatment of wound on Lucky Kali
While we do not expect any payment from volunteers to work here, we also cannot provide accommodation ourselves. However, there are two apartment/guest houses near us (about 500 m away) that offer low cost but very good accommodation. Present cost is US$10 per night or $250 - $300 per month for well equipped apartments suitable for two (or more). Meals can be arranged in house and there are low cost simple restaurants nearby. We can make bookings in advance.
A couple of photos below of one of them.
The kitchen
The bedroom

The Role of Volunteers at CDW Kopan

CDW doesn’t have a structured programme for volunteers, preferring flexibility so that people can follow their particular interests in relation to their skills, experience and background.


·         Provide the volunteers with experience in caring for community and rescued dogs and interacting with the local community in Kapan, Kathmandu.

·         Provide assistance to Community Dog Welfare Kopan by helping with dog care, publicity, fund-raising, sponsorship, adoption and promotion of dog welfare in the local community.


  1. Care and treatment of dogs, including clinic visits.
  2. Dog handling: walking, bathing and grooming.
  3. Training dogs that are candidates for adoption to increase chances of adoption.
  4. Creating toys and games for the puppies, spending time playing with them and correcting bad habits.
  5. Helping with fund raising, sponsorship and adoption.
  6. Assistance with Facebook stories, and articles, including photography.
  7. Promotion of community vaccination and sterilization programmes by distributing fliers, and posting signage in the Kapan area (as needed).
  8. Interacting with the local community to improve dog welfare.
  9. Other tasks as required. 


Expected Outcomes:

·         Additional care and time given to the dogs results in healthy and better adjusted dogs.

·         Readiness for adoption – puppies and dogs trained, fear and behavioural problems corrected.

·         Increased support for dogs and activities in the centre and in the community.

·         New Facebook posts and articles for the website.

·         Local community is aware of forthcoming vaccination and sterilization programmes so that all dogs – owned and community dogs – are brought in on the specified date.

·         Improved community awareness results in improved dog welfare.