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Summer Volunteer in Asia Nepal

HFN has organized a summer volunteer travel program for the summer of 2016 which involves an exciting cultural journey in the heart of Nepal Kathmandu. The journey will start in Kathmandu with an orientation, followed by volunteering work with an orphanage, volunteers then move on to teaching English to children with mental and physical disabilities for 2 weeks. Volunteers work in and stay at the orphanage placements where they spend time with disadvantaged children. This involves working 5 days a week performing the many tasks needed to run the orphanage and care for the children.
During the Volunteer in an Orphanage Opportunity, most volunteers enjoy work and travel vacations, which in the Summer Program include a weekend tour to some of the most popular tourist attractions in and around Kathmandu. The Tour includes visits to Patan , Bhaktapur and Nagarkot around Kathmandu valley, as well as other forms of site seeing.

The mission is highly recommended for volunteers looking to make a difference in asia Nepal as well as exploring the special sights that the country has to offer. Friends and family are welcome to join this program together.

Program Requirements

Volunteers must be:

  • At least 16 years or older at the start of the program
  • Have an open mind and flexible attitude towards working in new and different environments
  • Prepared to do some manual work during their placement

What we provide?

Airport Pickup/ Transportation:

  • Volunteers are picked up from the Nepal International Airport in Kathmandu by the manager or a representative of HFN
  • Those volunteers who will already be in Kathmandu will be met by a staff member at a decided meeting point

Orientation Week in Kathmandu and Language:

All volunteers are provided with an orientation by our manager covering topics such as Safety and Security, Transportation, Nepali Language, Nepali Local Culture, and a two day guided tour of Kathmandu. All the activities will be done during the period of stay.

Lodging:

Accommodation is provided while you work in a volunteer program . You will stay either at our Living Orphanage Home, a host family, in a project hostel or in a Home base. Living at a Home base provides an authentic local Nepali family environment. Volunteers are provided with their own room and bathroom which is usually shared with other volunteers though a private room can be provided by previous arrangement. Staying with a host family , will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to experience Nepali lifestyle and live with a warm and welcoming family. You can even learn to cook Nepali food! While volunteering, our staff will visit you every two weeks. During the visit, we will check on your progress and make sure you're satisfied and happy.

Food:

Volunteers are provided with two meals a day and a mid-day snack sourced from local ingredients. Meals are served at the orphanage home and include: rice, curry and vegetables (a traditional Nepali dish known as (Dhal,Bhat, Tarkali and Achar).

Project Location:

The project placements are located in all over Nepal according to your interests and chosen program. The most common placement locations are: Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara, Hetauda and Nawlprasi, and these are generally within 2-4km of the volunteer's accomadation. It necessary volunteers will use local transportation such as mini bus or taxis for their commuting.

Languages:

English

In-country support:

24 hours support is provided by our staff members. Once you arrive in the country you will be provided with the contact details of our local coordinator who you will be able to contact at anytime during your stay.

Pre-departure information:

After we receive a deposit, all participants are provided with a pre-departure information booklet by e-mail which will contain all the vital information about your program such as details of the country, project location, Visa requirements, Immunization requirements, details of accommodation, contact information and suggested packing list.

Program Fees Expenses:

HFN strives to keep costs low while providing you with a professional service to fully prepare you for your volunteering experience . Compare our prices and services to other organizations .
One week US$ 150
Two weeks US$ 225
Three weeks US$ 300
Four weeks (a month) US$ 350
For each additional month US$ 325

What you are paying for?

The program fee is used to provide both a professional and welcoming volunteer program and helps fund our orphanage and the HFN sponsor program for underprivileged children in the community. Services included in program fee:

  • Pickup from the airport and transport to your placement.
  • Accommodation.
  • Food during placement with a host family / hostel - Nepali standard 2 to 3 meals a day.
  • Orientation.
  • Provisions for the children at our orphanage.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information.
  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from HFN Staff.
  • NGO government tax.
  • Free wireless internet at our office and Orphanage Home in Kathmandu

What is not included?

Apart from the fees, other costs that are to be met by the volunteers are:

  • Airfare / travel to Nepal
  • Visa and Visa extension fees. Tourist visa fees US$ 25: for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days US$100 for 90 days. Additional time- US$2 fee per extra day, maximum 150 days stay per year.
  • Airport taxes (arrival and departure tax)
  • Local Transportation
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any other Donations

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