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Social Event – International Volunteer Day Celebration (EDU, CULT) – 2019


Code Name of Project Location Date Type Total Vols. Male Female Age
VINWC19-22 Social Event – International Volunteer Day celebration Tarakeshwor / Kathmandu 15 – 26 Oct 2019 EDU, CULT 10 5 5 18+

 

Background/Project:

International Volunteer Day is a chance for individual volunteers, communities and organizations to promote their contributions to development at the local, national and international levels. By combining United Nations (UN) support with a grassroots mandate, International Volunteer Day is a unique opportunity for people and volunteer-involving organizations to work with government agencies, non-profit institutions, community groups, academia and the private sector.

The International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly through resolution on 17 December 1985.

Every year VIN has been celebrating International Volunteer Day with specific activities to make International as well as national volunteers involve among each other. This day is celebrated to recognize the contributions each volunteers make through their work.

Objectives:

  • To make people aware about Volunteerism

Work and activities:

  • Make presentation on Volunteerism
  • Arrangement for the Volunteer day
  • Plan unique activities to be done during the volunteer day

 

Placement Support Process: The first day is arrival day and each volunteer is greeted and received by VIN local staff at the airport and taken to VIN hostel / hotel.  On the second day volunteers will receive a full day orientation at VIN offices in Kathmandu. The placement orientation will cover cultural tips, survival phrases on Nepali language, health tips, preparation for project activities and an introduction to VIN. Volunteers will always be guided by a Nepali camp leader and VIN supervisors will visit them time to time for follow up and support. Should you have any concerns on the work camp, you may always call VIN for immediate help. During or after the work camp, our staff will take volunteers on a half day sight-seeing tour a cultural heritage site. On the last day of the work camp, volunteers will submit a detailed work report, fill up an exit form and sit with VIN executives for an exit interview and feedback session.

 

Location: Tarakeshwor: Tarakeshwor municipality is situated in the outskirts of Kathmandu District. It is around 10-15 km from main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu covered with hills, fields and woods.

 

Accommodation:  The volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN.  The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms.  The volunteers sleep on simple beds / mattress. Please bring your sleeping bag.

 

Language: Basic English should be spoken among the participants

 

Participation Fee: The participation fee is 200 Euros (+30 Euro for transportation), which is to be paid on arrival at VIN Office.

 

The Participation Fee Covers:

  • Food and Accommodation: Nepali Standard at a local host family – 3 meals a day
  • Transportation: Airport pick up and pick up and drop to the working community site
  • Materials for the work-camp and community development projects support
  • Local volunteers’ support cost
  • VIN T-shirt, and certificate of participation
  • 24 hours’ emergency support
  • VIN admin cost.

 

What’s excluded?

Airfare, VISA, Travel medical insurance, return airport transfer, entrance fees on the world heritage sights, Personal travel and weekend activities expenses etc.

 

Meeting point: VIN staff will pick each volunteer from the airport. The volunteers are requested to send their flight details to VIN on time so that we can send our staff with your name card and VIN’s Logo.

If you want to come earlier and explore the country more, you may find pre-paid taxi at the airport or VIN may help you on that.

Airport : Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

 

Leisure Activities: VIN will take you to a half day cultural sightseeing. Either before, during or after your work camp.  VIN also organizes weekends travel tours to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara, Nagarkot at an additional cost if you are interested.

(The detail info sheet and acceptance letter will be sent from VIN after we receive your Complete Volunteer Exchange Form (VEF) from the sending organization)

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