Along with answers, here are some frequently asked questions with regarding our volunteer programs. Please, always feel free to contact or email us if you need to know more in details. We strive to response as quickly as we can – or we would be grateful to speak to you.
What is Volunteer for Nepal?
The Volunteer for Nepal is vehemently newly established a non-governmental social organization, registered with Nepal government, associated with Nepal NGO Federation and affiliated with Social welfare Council Nepal. As a Nepal based organization this operates volunteering program within Nepal and closely works with other NGOs and CBOs.
What kind of volunteer work will I be doing?
We offer a range of placements in such as education, child care, orphanage, monastery and healthcare. Each program its own unique challenges so your role will vary depending on the project nature you’ll be working on. For more details, please you do mail us.
Why should I volunteer with Volunteer for Nepal?
-Provides quality programs on the cheapest program fee.
-Supports participants on pre-placement, in placements and post placement phases.
-Concerns about participants’ safety 24/7 support service.
-Experienced staffed members.
What is the application process?
You can apply on clicking Apply Now or download the form and send us. It will be highly obliged for completing the form. We do response as quickly as possible.
What should be the age of volunteers?
The minimum age should be 18 years. If you are below 18 year (16 or 17) we should talk with parents or guardian. There is no age limitation for maximum age to those who are mentally and physically efficiency for the programs.
How do I get Visa for Nepal?
You can get the visa on the spot when you arrive in Nepal, either at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) of Kathmandu or at road borders.
Why do I have to pay to Volunteer?
Volunteer for Nepal is non-profitable organization. Till now no grants from any organizations or donors. So the costs are to provide food and housing for volunteers, training, supervision and safety precautions as well as certain costs included in running the projects successfully. The cost varies depending on the programs.
What is included in the cost of Volunteering?
The cost covers various things depending on the project itself. Basically, included the following in the cost:
-Accommodations on your staying.
-Food (lunch & dinner)
-Airport pickup upon arrival and drop off.
-Orientation and training to familiarize volunteers with their surroundings and the work they will be doing.
-Sightseeing the most touristy area.
When do I have to pay full payment?
You can pay the program fee on the time of arriving and meeting with program coordinator.
How long do the programs last?
The first and second days of the program will be orientation and escorted for sightseeing, you can yourself explore some places and may do shopping as well. After all of this you will go to the placement for volunteer.
Do I need travel insurance?
It is mandatory to have a travel medical insurance.
What vaccination will I need?
Consult your doctor before flying to Nepal. These basic vaccinations are Tetanus, Hepatitis and Typhoid for your safety. If you have altitude sickness, you should ask your doctor to prescribe proper medicines.
What skill and language are required?
There is no mandatory specific skill and language to volunteer. Basic english colloquial is enough. For the english teaching program you have to have writing and speaking English.
How safe is it to volunteer in Nepal?
Nepal is one of the safest destinations in terms of traveling and volunteering. There is no any organized terror groups who involve in violence and murder. Our all placements are located in very safe location in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lamjung, all of our working location have police station.
What cost do I need to consider?
The cost you need to consider in addition to program fee, like flights, travel insurance, visa cost buying bottle of water, food during orientation, and spending money.
How can I communicate with my family back home?
Now these days Nepal also developing information and Technology quite speedily compare to other sectors. So you can communicate with your family and friends back home via mobile phone, internet, email etc.
Can I buy a Nepali sim card upon arrival?
Definitely you can buy Nepali sim card there are two cell phone companies Nepal Telecom and NCell have wide range of Network. It cost 2$ with few minutes credits. You need to have copies of passport size photos and a Xerox copy of your passport.
Can I talk to people who have volunteered before? If yes then how?
Literally as a newly established organisation we don’t have more volunteers few numbers had volunteered, however, we do encourage volunteers to contact with former volunteers participants. We will provide their contact no or email upon request. All of our previous volunteers are as an ambassadors who deliver message to other who are interested.