kind of volunteer opportunities is available?
I need to speak English to become a volunteer?
are the living arrangements when volunteering?
we able to do any sightseeing while volunteering?
there more expenses once I arrive?
safe is it to volunteer in Nepal?
many volunteers are there on site at the same time?
resources are available for teaching when I'm volunteering? Do I need
to bring my own?
are families accommodated while volunteering?
organizes my visa for my volunteer placement?
there any times of the year that I cannot volunteer?
What kind of volunteer work is available?
We have various volunteering and Internship program such as Information
Technology, Law, Journalism, Orphanage, Health Education, Medical Elective,
Home Stay, Cultural Exchange, Language Study, Tourism Management, Teaching
English, Environmental Awareness, Conservation and eco-work
and many more.
Do I need to speak English to become a volunteer?
Yes, English is necessary if you are in internship program as well as
in volunteering work to. It would be very helpful if you speak English
due to second language in Nepal is English. You may have English as your
language and that is also fine.
What are the living arrangements when volunteering?
If you want to go to remote area of Nepal you are provided Nepali Language
training due to they donít understand or speak English fluently. During
the training you will stay in a hotel in Kathmandu with other volunteers.
While you are there you will be accommodated and fed by the local people.
When volunteering you are placed in a 'family' home in the village you
will be working in. In most of the palaces there is electricity but you
will not find it at very remote places. Two meals a day are provided for
you while training and volunteering.
Are we able to do any sightseeing while volunteering?
Yes. You get a 10 - 15 day break between training and being placed in
a volunteer position. You are free to do as you please during this time.
There are often other volunteers that want to do trekking or just see
sights. You will however need to have reserve money for this time according
to what you plan to do. You can survive on as little as $15 (U.S) a day
in Nepal. You can also spend much more if you want a bit of luxury before
Are there more expenses once I arrive?
The Program costs cover accommodation and most meals. If you arrive early
or intend on staying on in Nepal for longer than you are volunteering
then you will need to have spare money for this time. Also some money
may be required for your days off. Other costs include paying for your
visa to enter Nepal, departure tax; personal stuff and any shopping you
will do personally.
How safe is it to volunteer in Nepal?
We work very hard to ensure you are placed in safe environments while
volunteering. In Nepal you may have heard about the Maoists rebels. Their
aim is change the way Nepal is run as a country. They are seen as no threat
to foreigners as they seek only the local support of the Nepali people.
How many volunteers are there on site at the same time?
This depends on how many people volunteer at any one time. Usually there
are between 4 and 10 volunteers at the training. If possible, you are
placed with one other person in the local villages when you are volunteering.
What resources are available for teaching when I'm volunteering?
Do I need to bring my own?
If you have resources that you think may be appropriate discuss this with
our partner via email to see if you should bring them. Most likely anything
you have will be of help as there will be limited resources. We are in
the process of developing kits that will help but these will not be available
until later in the year.
How are families accommodated while volunteering?
You will need to pay additional costs for accommodating your family in
Nepal. As some volunteer placements may not have available housing you
may be limited to the areas you can volunteer.
Who organizes my visa for my volunteer placement?
You will purchase your Visa (US$30 for first two months) at Kathmandu
airport when you arrive. After that you can update your visa by
paying US$ 30 for one month (you can stay all over five months with in
one year). If you delayed to update your visa you have to pay penalty.
Are there any times of the year that I cannot volunteer?
No, you can volunteer at any time of the year. June and July are school
holidays, however, so placements are limited to areas where schools are
open or where teaching can be done in learning centers. There are many
festivals throughout the year which can interrupt your program, but which
are also a good way of interacting with the culture.
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