Number of Past International Volunteerse:1571
    Linda Ross
    Reconstruction and disaster risk reduction
    France
    17/06/2024 to 07/07/2024
      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
              LOUIS Gonzalez
              Management and Administrative
              France
              03/06/2024 to 30/06/2024
                Ema DE AZEVEDO
                Medical Care
                France
                03/06/2024 to 07/07/2024
                  Chloé GRAFF
                  Medical Care
                  France
                  03/06/2024 to 07/07/2024
                    Lilou DI STEFANO
                    Medical Care
                    France
                    03/06/2024 to 07/07/2024
                      Patrick Joseph Connolly
                      Teaching English at Buddhist Monastery
                      UK
                      20/05/2024 to 16/06/2024
                        Mireya Bauza Mas
                        Women Empowerment
                        UK
                        20/05/2024 to 30/06/2024
                          EMILIE Jarousseau
                          Women's Empowerment: Women's Life Skill
                          France
                          20/05/2024 to 02/06/2024
                          Number of Past National Volunteers: 17
                            Rajasmita Malla
                            Environment Conservation: Waste Management Project
                            Nepal
                            02/05/2023 to 02/06/2023
                              Suhi Shrestha
                              Public Heath: Medical Care
                              Nepal
                              02/05/2023 to 02/06/2023
                                Nisha Budhathoki Magar
                                Women's Empowerment: Women's Life Skill
                                Nepal
                                15/01/2024 to 12/06/2024
                                  Manisha Pariyar
                                  Youth Empowerment: Youth club and Life skill
                                  Nepal
                                  18/03/2024 to 18/06/2024
                                    Maina Tamang
                                    Teaching in Community School
                                    Nepal
                                    18/03/2024 to 18/06/2024
                                      Sofiya Lamichhanen
                                      Women's Empowerment: Entrepreneurship Development
                                      Nepal
                                      20/05/2024 to 20/06/2024
                                        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

                                                  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