Number of Past International Volunteerse:1555
    Higa Tomonari
    Personality Development for Children Work Camp
    Japan
    09/06/2024 to 20/06/2024
      Martina Contiello
      Agriculture
      Italy
      09/06/2024 to 22/06/2024
        Jonathan Maillefaud
        Teaching in Community School
        Switzerland
        03/06/2024 to 16/06/2024
          Chrysoula POULIOU
          Children's Development: Children's Life Skills Facilitation
          Greece
          03/06/2024 to 11/06/2024
            Patrick Joseph Connolly
            Teaching English at Buddhist Monastery
            UK
            20/05/2024 to 16/06/2024
              EMILIE Jarousseau
              Women's Empowerment: Women's Life Skill
              France
              20/05/2024 to 02/06/2024
                Mickael Heitzmann
                Teaching English at Buddhist Monastery
                France
                20/05/2024 to 16/06/2024
                  Daisy Brown
                  Children's Development: Children's Life Skills Facilitation
                  UK
                  06/05/2024 to 19/05/2024
                  Lucy
                    Lucy Jane Burbury
                    Women's Empowerment: Women's Life Skills
                    Australia
                    06/05/2024 to 19/05/2024
                    Laura
                      Laura Sophie Hartmann
                      Women's Empowerment: Life Skill
                      Germany
                      06/05/2024 to 26/05/2024
                      Randall
                        Zirui Zhang (Randall)
                        Women's Empowerment: Women's Trafficking Prevention Education
                        China
                        06/05/2024 to 02/06/2024
                          Kristian Barslund Andersen
                          Teaching English at Buddhist Monastery
                          Denmark
                          06/05/2024 to 02/06/2024
                          Number of Past National Volunteers: 11
                            Dipendra Kandel
                            Medical Care
                            Nepal
                            03/06/2024 to 21/06/2024
                              Nisha Budhathoki Magar
                              Children Development and Women Empowerment
                              Nepal
                              15/01/2024 to 12/06/2024
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                                Merina Maharjan
                                Women's Empowerment Program
                                Nepal
                                15/09/2019 to 15/10/2019
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                                  Laxmi Kandel
                                  Women's Empowerment Program
                                  Nepal
                                  15/09/2019 to 15/10/2019
                                    Laboni Pradhan
                                    Children Development Program
                                    Nepal
                                    20/08/2019 to 20/09/2019
                                      Smriti Khadka
                                      ECD
                                      Nepal
                                      19/08/2019 to 19/11/2019
                                        Pritika Bhattarai
                                        ECD
                                        Nepal
                                        19/08/2019 to 19/11/2019
                                          Sarika Rai
                                          ECD
                                          Nepal
                                          19/08/2019 to 19/10/2019
                                            Arpan Dahal
                                            Arts & Crafts, Library Camp
                                            Nepal
                                            19/07/2019 to 19/10/2019
                                              Namrata Rai
                                              Teacher's Training
                                              Nepal
                                              01/08/2019 to 01/10/2019
                                                Binu k. Basnet
                                                Public Health
                                                Nepal
                                                19/07/2019 to 19/10/2019

                                                Your Experience/Setting

                                                On arrival you will be greeted at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transported to your hotel / hostel (alternative arrangements can be made for those already in Nepal prior to the start of their placement). You will then receive a comprehensive a two to three-day induction, during that time you will be provided with information about your particular project as well as general information, including basic Nepalese language and culture, health and safety. This is also a good time to mix with other volunteers or interns who may be great sight-seeing companions and a source of support during your volunteer placement.

                                                During the induction you will be accommodated in a budget hotel or hostel at VIN. However, a large part of the VIN experience comes from the immersion of a

                                                home stay with a Nepalese host family. While this is an essential part of the experience we also recognize that it can be a challenging one, becoming part of a new culture and becoming accustomed to facilities that will be more basic than those you are used to. However, all our host families are experienced in accommodating volunteers – although their ability to speak English will vary – and you will have 24 hours’ access to contact and support from our staff members during your placement.

                                                Volunteers will be placed in one of VIN’s working areas namely Tarakeshor Municipality of Kathmandu, Taluwa, Thulachhap and Bhadaure of Okhaldhunga, and Okharpouwa, Kaule of Nuwakot district. While at the working site the volunteers are requested to bring their own lunch, water bottle, safety gears, face mask and other essential belongings. As a volunteer you are advised to be in a comfortable and modest attire with preferably long sleeves. If you wish to raise project funds or collect project specific resources, you may contact us.

                                                Requirements

                                                • Gender: Female / Male
                                                • Minimum Age: 18+ years (16-17 years old person can volunteer but need to present parents’ consent letter)
                                                • Language: English (Intermediate)
                                                • Educational: High School Graduate

                                                Schedule and Commitment

                                                You will work five to six days a week, up to six hours per day. You may propose your preferred time and hours; however, the working time period will be dependent on the institution you have been placed. A minimum of 2 weeks’ time commitment is expected of a volunteer. The longer you commit, the better impact you can make. You should be willing to commit a certain amount of your free time and energy, show a lot of commitment and be a good listener. You are expected to work constructively and co-operatively maintaining good reputation and standards at all times. Volunteer should abide by relevant security concerns and access procedures. Moreover, you should be receptive and positive to performance appraisal, advice and feedback. Throughout your placement you will have the full support of VIN. Your safety is our highest priority.

                                                Mentoring and Support System

                                                You will receive a clear and concise on-the-job instructions, course of action, context of work and policies/strategies before your placement begins. You will be

                                                provided with ample of guidance and support throughout the placement with trainings / onboarding sessions incase necessary. You will be in a constant communication and regular check-in with the VIN volunteer coordinator. VIN aims to maintain a culture of continuous feedback between the volunteer supervisor at the placement to monitor the performance of the volunteer and ensure the project delivers desired outcomes.

                                                In case of an emergency, you may contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators who will be available anytime for your assistance and support.

                                                Time and Fees

                                                Mid and Long Term Volunteers:
                                                • 2 weeks minimum stay- € 385
                                                • 3 weeks – 470€
                                                • 4 weeks – 555€ (after 4 weeks for each additional week we charge €75)
                                                University Internships:
                                                • 4 weeks minimum stay- € 615 (for each additional week we charge €85)

                                                What VIN offers you in return?

                                                • On Arrival orientation (two to three days)
                                                • Food and Accommodation during on arrival orientation at VIN’s hostel / budget hotel on sharing basis
                                                • Food and Accommodation during Placement: Nepali Standard local host family – 3 meals a day
                                                • Transportation: Airport pick up; one time transport to and from the project site
                                                • Local volunteers’ support cost (optional)
                                                • VIN T-shirt
                                                • Certificate of participation
                                                • 24 hours emergency support
                                                • VIN admin cost.

                                                What is excluded? Airfare, VISA (http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa), vaccinations, travel & medical insurance, return airport transfer, personal travel and weekend activities expenses etc.

                                                Desirable/ Common Skills 

                                                • Excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills
                                                • A team player with good work ethics
                                                • Time management and leadership qualities
                                                • Adaptable, flexible and able to work under pressure
                                                • Accepting of different ideas and culture
                                                • Problem solving: always be part of solutions than part of a problem
                                                • Creative