Work camp is referred to as a short term project where an individual from various religious organisations volunteer to fulfill the immediate need of the society.

We empower the community by four major development initiatives i.e. women empowerment, community health, children development and youth empowerment. Our four pillars of development initiatives are education, health, income & basic infrastructure which are vital for the empowerment of disadvantaged communities.

It is most essential to develop basic infrastructure to achieve the goal of quality education, community health, and income. A school without proper classrooms, playground, fences and decoration cannot contribute to quality education. Most schools in the rural communities in Nepal lack the most basic physical infrastructure.

Poor countries like Nepal lack capital, skilled human resources, technical expertise and proper strategic plan for development. Furthermore, the unstable political turmoil and deep rooted corruption has obstructed the development process. We can empower community by utilizing our own potential and experience in best possible way.

VIN conducts various work camps, Long–term and Mid-Term Volunteering projects. Work camps are organized for those who wish to contribute for the development of marginalised community despite of short time to volunteer. VIN’s work camps are designed to address the immediate need of infrastructure development in the community. The activities are more focused on hands on activities such as constructing toilets in the community, building school compounds, libraries, classroom, painting and decorating school premises, classrooms etc.

We have hosted various work camps with our Asian and European partners around the globe. Our successful work camp activities and immediate result received so far have encouraged us to conduct more work camps in future.

The Long term or Midterm volunteers work for longer time whereas the work campers fulfill the immediate need of a community utilising their limited time and hence creating a positive impact in the community.

VIN’s work camp focuses on providing an immense opportunity for cultural immersion. The work campers will stay with a host family in the community. They will learn about the Nepalese culture, language and lifestyle.

Anyone who is interested to utilise their time and energy for the empowerment of poor and disadvantaged communities in Nepal can apply for participation. Your involvement can make a true difference.

We have 5 different projects under work camp for 2020:

Animal welfare camp 2020

For a sustainable future of the planet and environmental conservation, VIN is going to conduct an Animal Welfare Camp. This camp basically focuses on dogs, work towards a healthy build up, their protection and preservation (may be bathing, bandaging of wounds and much more).

In partnership with different organizations like Community Dog Welfare (CDW) Kapan, VIN helps stray dogs, picks them up and keeps them in the dog welfare camp, where there are experts and volunteers to take care of them. It’s much like running an orphanage but, for animals.

Post disaster and support 2020:

VIN conducts toilets/home construction, and works to restore the cultural heritages that are affected by earthquake. VIN also mobilises work camp volunteers to demolish the damage structure and manage the waste, work for school constructions and their renovation.

With large involvement of local and international volunteers VIN has been successful to construct 200 toilets which have completely changed the face of Jitpurphedi and moving further for more construction. The work campers under this project will be involved in activities such as construction of toilet, impart awareness on the right use of toilets.

Working with deaf children:

VIN conducts this program to support and help deaf children through educational and other activities and the program is going to be conducted at Sindhuli-one of the village of Nepal lying in Earstern Nepal.  VIN works in partnership with Shree Navajyoti Deaf Lower Secondary School which lies at Kamalamai Municipality-6 at Jasedamar village in Sindhuli District.

Fun with Kids:

Much like winter camp, it offers children in the community to learn new things in a new way i.e through fun and games. Volunteers spend their time having ‘Fun with Kids’ teaching them new things and culture. They can also work for school renovations, painting and making school a beautiful place to learn.

Children development work camp 2020:

Children Development is one of the major programs of VIN’s Integrated Community Development Approach. The aim of the Children Development program is to protect children by providing them with access to basic quality education, developing their life skills and giving access to health services through the community health program. VIN has different projects in the Children Development program such as Children’s Clubs (CC), Early Childhood Development (ECD), the School Attendance Project (SAP) and Orphanages.

The activities under this work camp are teaching creative ideas to the children such as drawing, colouring & painting, arts & crafts, origami, singing, dancing, drama, music, hiking, teaching English, physical exercise, team building and much more.

 

Code Name of Project Location Date Type Total Vols. Male Female Age
VINWC20-01 Children’s Winter Camp Tarakeshwor /

Okharpauwa / Kavresthali

5 – 17 Jan 2020 KIDS, EDU, SPOR & CULT 16 8 8 18+
VINWC20-02 Children’s Winter Camp Tarakeshwor /

Okharpauwa / Kavresthali

11 – 22 Jan 2020 KIDS, EDU, SPOR & CULT 16 8 8 18+
VINWC20-03 Library Camp Tarakeshwor /

Okharpauwa / Kavresthali

4 – 15 Feb 2020 EDU, SOCI, KIDS, MANU 10 5 5 18+
VINWC20-04 House Rebuilding Project Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 17 – 28 Feb 2020 MANU 16 8 8 18+
VINWC20-05 Environment & Culture Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 5 – 16 March 2020 ENV, CULT, EDU 16 8 8 18+
VINWC20-06 Sports for Children Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 19 – 30 April 2020 KIDS, EDU, SPOR 12 6 6 18+
VINWC20-07 Personality Development for Children Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 10 – 21 May 2020 KIDS, EDU 12 6 6 18+
VINWC20-08 Art & Crafts with Children Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 7 – 18 June 2020 ARTS, KIDS, EDU 12 6 6 18+
VINWC20-09 House Rebuilding Support Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 18 – 29 June 2020 MANU 16 8 8 18+
VINWC20-10 Children’s Summer Camp Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 8 – 19 July 2020 KIDS, EDU, SPOR 12 6 6 18+
VINWC20-11 Children’s Summer Camp Okhaldhunga 8 – 20 July 2020 KIDS, EDU, SPOR 12 6 6 18+
VINWC20-12 Art & Crafts with Children Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 19 – 30 July 2020 ARTS, KIDS, EDU 12 6 6 18+
VINWC20-13 Library Camp Okhaldhunga 19 – 31 July 2020 EDU, SOCI, KIDS, MANU 10 5 5 18+
VINWC20-14 Health, hygiene & sanitation education Okhaldhunga 13 – 24 July 2020 HEL, EDU 14 7 7 18+
VINWC20-15 Sports for Children Okhaldhunga 29 July – 10 Aug 2020 KIDS, EDU, SPOR 12 6 6 18+
VINWC20-16 House Rebuilding Support

(Gai Jatra)

Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 5 – 15 Aug 202 MANU 18 9 9 18+
VINWC20-17 School Development & Education Okhaldhunga 9 – 21 Aug 2020 KIDS, CULT 18 9 9 18+
VINWC20-18 Working with Deaf children Sindhuli 11 – 22 Aug 2020 KIDS, EDU, MANU 12 6 6 18+
VINWC20-19 Library & Festive Camp

(Teej & Panchami)

Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 18 – 28 Aug 2020 EDU, SOCI, KIDS, MANU 10 5 5 18+
VINWC20-20 Art & Crafts with Children Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 6 – 17 Sept 2020 ARTS, KIDS, EDU 12 6 6 18+
VINWC20-21 House Rebuilding Support Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 13 – 24 Sept 2020 MANU 18 9 9 18+
VINWC20-22 Raising Peace Campaign Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 12 – 21 Oct 2020 EDU, CULT 10 5 5 18+
VINWC20-23 Reconstruction Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 3 – 13 Nov 2020 MANU 18 9 9 18+
VINWC20-24 Personality Development for Children Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 19 – 30 Nov 2020 KIDS, EDU 12 6 6 18+
VINWC20-25 Social Event – International Volunteer Day celebration Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 25 Nov – 6 Dec 2020 MANU, EDU 10 5 5 18+
VINWC20-26 House Rebuilding Support Tarakeshwor /Okharpauwa / Kavresthali 9 – 21 Dec 2020 MANU 18 9 9 18+

 

 

Work camp list 2019

Work camp list 2018

Work camp list 2017

Work camp list 2016

Work camp list 2015

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