You can communicate back home via internet facilities or make international calls. Most of the host families have Wi-fi facilities; however in monasteries/Nunneries the internet might be slow. It is better to buy Nepali SIM card, top up and use internet. This will also help our staff to call you in your local number for follow ups, share plans and contact you immediately.
The easiest way for volunteers to receive important post / packages from friends and family abroad is to use the VIN postal address in Kathmandu, and you can then pick up your mail from our office. The postal service might take more days to get your packages delivered. The courier is fastest but expensive.
We place volunteers directly in the communities where their skill and experience compliments our different community development programmes. Presently we are working in three districts of Nepal, Kathmandu, Nuwakot and Okhaldhunga. So you will be placed within the communities in one of these districts.
In Nepal, schools run from Sunday to Friday, 10am to 4pm (although times may differ slightly depending on location and season), and volunteers have Saturday and Sunday off, in addition to local festivals and holidays.
The schools will be closed during public holidays, 15 days in Summer, 15 Days in Dashain and Tihar(greatest festival of Nepalese). On average volunteers teach for 4-5 hours per day.
There will be three terminal examinations in one calendar year. Your teaching load will vary depending on the specific school, and volunteers should discuss their anticipated workload with the headmaster / principle of the school at the beginning of their. planning schedule.
We require volunteers to give us a confirmed start date as we need to arrange for their program with project staff and consult with host families regarding their placement.
You will be teaching 3-5 hours per day, 5 days a week.
We can help organize trips if volunteers are interested as per their request.