Interested in volunteering domestically or internationally? Throughout the year, NEEM volunteers at various locations within the US. Click HERE to learn more about the work they are doing and their current local partners. Each year, NEEM sends volunteers abroad to India, Indonesia, and now Namibia(future locations coming soon) where they assess for malnutrition, teach nutrition education, and implement women empowerment classes. Volunteers spend approximately two weeks in-country depending on the location. NEEM participants must be 18 years or older to apply.


The following information may answer some of your basic questions about logistics, program cost, and safety in-country. For more detailed answers to frequent questions, please look over our FAQ’s Page.


We are happy to see you here! NEEM prides itself on having the best volunteers, and we think you could be one of them!


In 2020, NEEM will host three international humanitarian trips: Namibia, India and Indonesia. This will be the first year that NEEM travels to Namibia with volunteers.  Each trip will provide unique experiences.  Volunteers can apply for either or all trips.


The number of volunteers per trip varies, but approximately 15-25 people are chosen for each trip. Volunteers are chosen based strictly on their application.  NEEM is looking for individuals who have a positive and outgoing attitude, a lot of love in their hearts and, most importantly, a desire to serve and make a difference. You don’t have to have a background in nutrition to be chosen. In fact, NEEM strives to create a well-rounded group with varying interests and expertise. With the help of Registered Dietitians, NEEM teaches our volunteers all they need to know prior to arriving in the country during two info sessions, one recorded and one mandatory, in-person session.


NAMIBIA,  JUNE 14-27, 2020,  $1700


INDIA,  JULY 5-18, 2020,  $1400


INDONESIA,  JULY 26-AUGUST 8, 2020,  $1500


The application for all 3 trips is available HERE  from November 17-January 31, 2020.



Within one week of being notified of acceptance half of the entire program cost must be paid. After that you will have approximately one month to pay the remaining half. If your financial situation requires a special request, please make sure you state it in your application.


Program Fee Includes:

  •       -Room & board
  •       -Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  •       -Guided tours/excursion costs, excluding small entrance fees
  •       -Trainings and project resources
  •       -Safety and security in-country (guard services where necessary)
  •       -NEEM t-shirt and other promotional materials
  •       -Project expenses
  •       -Airport pick up and drop off in-country

This list is not all-inclusive. The program cost covers a variety of costs necessary to maintain and build the entire program.


Your program fee does NOT include:

  •       -Flight to your country & in-country flights
  •       -Passport
  •       -Visa
  •       -Tourist souvenirs
  •       -Immunizations
  •       -Extra food

If for any reason a volunteer decides to no longer attend their summer program, then half of the total program cost may be refundable according to the refund policy explained in NEEM’s paperwork.

Why is there a program cost?


NEEM is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, self-sustainable nonprofit organization. To accomplish the mission of NEEM, to combat malnutrition with sustainable development programs, we recruit and train volunteers to travel to underdeveloped countries. Although some outside funding and grants are used throughout the year to run the organization, the volunteer program fees are how the organization sustains itself.


Program costs may be paid out of pocket or through fundraising. Program fees go towards nutrition education materials, malnutrition assessment equipment, project costs, housing and food, volunteer support, volunteer trainings and handbooks, promotional items, excursion fees, etc. When you pay a program fee, you are facilitating impact around the world.  All that NEEM is able to accomplish is because of the support of the volunteers each year.

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