Language & Cultural Orientation

It, onset of volunteer, aims to inducting Nepali culture, history, languages, food and places. It is not mandatory; you have choice to begin without it too. Our emphasis remains to be the part of it, because it helps to know people and their civilization. This program will hold in Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal by University Lecturers. On the day, you will stay at guest house arranged Volunteer for Nepal.

Orientation Week Itinerary:

Day-1
The staff or coordinator pick up you from the Airport. You will go to the office of Volunteer for Nepal and introduce to the program details, about culture, safety, food, places to visit and things to do and a week program schedule.

Day -2
You will engage on Nepali language class where basic words, welcoming, greeting, expressions and a few useful handy words are taught. Basically the learnt words will help you on your placements. On the same day you have time to explore yourself around the Kathmandu.

Day -3
On the day, there will be three hours Nepali language class to know about more words and a few sentences. And remain time you may indulge local markets at the evening.

Day -4
Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage sites you will be escorted throughout the day by Guide.  

  1. Pasupati: is a sacred Hindu temple located on the bank of Bagmati river. This is famouse as Hindu spiritual powerhouse.  It is also famous for open cremation on the bank of Bagmati River. Not allowed non-Hindus people to enter into the temple.
  2. Baudha: is one of the largest stupas in Nepal where inflow thousands of pilgrims and tourists every day. It is a belief that a Tibetan King centuries ago built Baudhanath.
  3. Swayabhunath: is the oldest ancient Stupa of Nepal, also known as Monkey Temple. Kathmandu valley looks amazingly beautiful glittering in the evening you can overview sitting on the top of the sputa. The meaning of Swayambhu is a ‘self-made or arisen’ mound hill due to tectonic plate at the time, the valley was a lake.

Day -5
Useful Nepali words and vocabulary are taught to volunteers with a view to apply with people. And so the class takes place only for three hours, and then you will go to explore the local markets with tutor.

Day-6
On the day 6- our guide will take you to visit the historic sites of Kathmandu, and will enjoy the lunch at a beautiful traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Day- 7
Ends of Orientation week

Orientation

VFN staffs or coordinator would pick you volunteers up from Airport. You may have choice to visit the office if you long, otherwise, the list of program details will be forwarded to you. The purpose of the program is to give generic information about Nepal such as culture, language, food, places to visit and things you do as a volunteer. The followings are included in the orientation:

  1. History, culture and traditional insight about Nepal
  2. Nepali language class for basic words of welcoming, greeting, expressions, as well as about important and handy words.
  3. Safety and health issues, as well as communication system in Nepal.
  4. Information and tour to Kathmandu’s most visited tourist spots.

Accommodation

In orientation you will be placed at guest house in Kathmandu where you may expect to share a room with one to three other volunteers. There will be single bed, of a bunk of beds with bedding in bedrooms. During the volunteering you will live at comfortable homstays in which electricity, running water and WiFi is basic and available. However, some rural homestays may not have electricity and running water during the dry season. To stay with the host family it is exciting as well as a huge opportunity to learn about the Nepalese’s’ way of life. Squat toilets are the standard in Nepal and you will not come across many western toilets. WiFi is available in the volunteer homestays or host family. Please note, if you are going in the winter be sure to pack a warm coat.

Meals

Volunteers are given Nepali foods or meals twice in a day in accordance with Nepali style and standard. Dal- Bhat Rice and lentil soup, Tarkari vegetables curry and Achar pickle and occasionally meat (thrice in a week) the common Nepali dish will be provided to all volunteers. Additional foods, besides this, volunteers should afford themselves. For drinking water, you are given two mineral bottles (one liter of two bottles) in a day, of which the total cost comes to be about US $5 dollar in a week, you should budget extra. If any of you have special dietary habits and requirement, please let us know when you do apply so that we could make arrangement for you. We do our best to well taking care of volunteers. Meanwhile, you should not expect to eat as we normally do at home.  We highly appreciate the flexibility of volunteers.

Cost

 

S.N Weeks Cost €
1 1 Week 250€

 

FAQ

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. There is no mandatory for maximum age, those mentally and physically efficiency for the programs are acceptable.

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. Also, if you have altitude sickness then 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.