I was thoroughly impressed at the quality of Edge of Seven. Going into a foreign country to "volunteer" - well, you hope you're going over to do something good. I was scared - so often non-profits have the best intentions, but lack either the organization or awareness of how to "get stuff done" in a foreign country and don't actually end up accomplishing much. This is NOT The Edge of Seven. Not only are they good at all those things, but they have partner affiliates abroad who were TRULY the best possible partners around. They ensured our safety and comfort, but most importantly, were truly working toward the vision of Edge of Seven and knew perhaps even more deeply than any Westerner could, the importance of what we brought with us. I fell in love with my host family, learned to speak a little Nepali, earned my Sherpa name, and believe it or not, thoroughly enjoyed back-breaking physical labor. If you're thinking about participating, stop thinking, and GO!
Review from Guidestar
I volunteered with Edge of Seven last fall and had an incredible experience. We helped to build a school that was later completed in January and by doing so engaged in super meaningful work. It was a wonderful cultural experience and when we left it was clear that our participation and the school itself made a huge difference for the village we worked in.
It's quite amazing to see the reach this young, energetic non-profit has! They are so dedicated to their mission in Nepal, and are making amazing these happen for the education of youth in the rural mountainous regions - especially for those little girls. I was designer on one such project for the past 8 months with Edge of 7, and now that the school is under construction I couldn't be more excited to see it completed. I know the locals are already touched by their dedication. And from the volunteer side of things, Edge of 7 makes it so easy to physically go volunteer throughout the year. I'm so proud of their ongoing growth & success in Nepal!
Through Edge of Seven, we volunteered for a 2 week trip to the Everest region of Nepal to build a school. The group was well prepared before the event so I felt comfortable that I was prepared when I landed in Kathmandu. While on the project, the group went out of their way to make sure that my needs were met and that this was a great experience. This was the 4th project Edge of Seven has built in Nepal and they have almost all of the wrinkles ironed out. Overall, this was a memorable and eye-opening experience and I am very impressed with the organizational skills of this group. A first class organization.
Review from Guidestar