Full of mountains, glaciers and rivers, located in lap of Mt. Everest is Nepal, one of the most beautiful countries in world. There are many homeless children in Nepal and orphanages are filled to maximum capacity. Do something for the children of Nepal and volunteer at one of the many orphanages found in this beautiful country.
Project fee from EUR 710
Your Role as a Volunteer
While Nepal may be one of the most beautiful countries in the world, it is also one of the world’s poorest countries, with many of the children living in orphanages.
Some of your activities as a volunteer might be:
- Teaching English or assisting teachers in their lessons.
- Giving children the care and attention they need.
- Helping prepare food and overseeing meal times.
- Keeping an eye on the children during their daily activities such as cleaning, swimming or playing.
- Help keep the orphanage clean as well as plan and supervise other activities.
- Organise the homework group, when the children come home from school.
The orphanages are located in Kathmandu Valley. You will work 5-6 hours per day and you are going to work in two different projects, one in the morning and another after lunch.
This project will be closed from the 27th of september to the 2nd of october.
The Project’s Mission
The project aims to help in the development of poor areas in Nepal. By providing orphans with a good education and upbringing, this project hopes to brighten their future by giving them opportunities they might not have had before.
The project is run by a non-governmental organization that aims to promote global understanding and encourages collaboration among people from different countries. Thanks to this cooperation, Volunteer Travels can offer you a well-organized and safe trip for all those who volunteer.
Our partner has great experience in welcoming participants to their programme in Nepal and can with confidence assure that they have happy travellers every week on their project placements. Their dedication to give the best experience for their participants is refected in the Complete Satisfaction Garantee that they offer to support each and every volunteer with comfort and quality.
How do I book a trip?
You can book your trip with Volunteer Travels by calling us on (+46) 08-23 93 00 or by booking through our website www.volunteertravels.com by clicking on “Book a trip”. You can also email us on [email protected]. When you have registered yourself we will send you an invoice with a registration fee of £200.00. The registration fee is later incorporated into the trip price and the amount is then deducted from your final invoice. When you have paid the registration fee you are formally registered. You will then receive preparatory information from us in good time to plan your trip.
On arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, you will be picked up by a staff member from our local partner organisation and taken to the volunteer house. Your orientation will last for one day, on your second day after arrival. During your orientation you will learn about Nepal, its religions, culture, people, destinations and history, as well as some basic language.
Accommodation and Food.
You will stay at a volunteer house together with other volunteers. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included during yourvolunteer period.
During your volunteering period, Sunday will be your day off and sometimes this will include Saturdays. You are free to explore your surroundings or go on tours during this time off. Nepal has many attractions to offer its visitors. Make sure to visit one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage shrines, located in the Kathmandu Valley; visit the Asan Market or the Balaju Garden. There is much more to see so be sure to organise tours and excursions at the beginning of your stay in this ancient and incredible city.
Situated between the Indus Valley plains and the Himalayan mountain ranges, you will find the little spiritual kingdom of Nepal. The country is one of the poorest, but the generosity, warmth and joy of the Nepalese people is what touches your heart. In Nepal, there are plenty of cultural treasures, ancient temples and some of the best hiking trails. The country has an amazing landscape with a tropical jungle in the south and the Himalayas in the north, including Mount Everest – the highest mountain in the world.
The capital Kathmandu is in itself a minor miracle – an almost medieval town surrounded by fascinating mountains. The city fascinates people with its charm, number of temples, cobbled streets, bustling markets, amazing scenery and a pleasant climate. It is the political, as well as cultural capital of Nepal.
Nepal is slightly different in that it has 5 seasons, including monsoon season. Winter months in Kathmandu fall during December, January and February with temperatures sometimes dropping to around 0˚C. During the day, the temperature rises to on average 15-20˚C with sunny skies. From April to September, the daily temperatures rise to 25-30˚C. During May it rains for about 10 days and will reach its peak monsoon season in July, with around 21 days of rain, which declines in August and September.
Flight tickets are not included in the tour price. You could book your tickets from any travel agency of your choice.
Your final destinaton is Kathmandu. Please book your ticket so that you arive on the starting date of your project.
Please book your ticket so that you arrive in Kathmandu on a Sunday from 10 am the same day as the project start, until 6 am on Monday, second day of project.
If you want to go home right after the end of the project, you should book a trip home from Saturday midnight until Sunday 11:59pm, after the number of weeks you have chosen to work as a volunteer.
Be sure to check that the arrival and departure dates on the tickets are right and that your names are spelled correctly. Tell us your arrival time and flight number as soon as you have them.
It is the volunteers responsibility to acquire the right visa for the trip. Different visa rules may apply depending on your nationality. Visit the embassy web page of your destination to find out what the visa terms are between your country and that destination.
It is your responsibility to make sure that your insurance covers illness, injury and theft whilst you are volunteering. Most travel agency’s sell a travel insurance that is valid for volunteer work, so be sure to enquire about it when booking your flight tickets. Volunteer Travels does however, supply liability insurance and is included in the price. Liability insurance applies to instances when compensation for damages is demanded of you, as a private person, for unintentionally hurting someone or for unintentionally damaging someone else’s property.
You should contact your nearest vaccination centre for any questions regarding vaccinations needed to travel to Nepal. Volunteer Travels recommends vaccinating against Hepatitis A and B when travelling abroad.