Summer 2014 - 2015 Volunteer Program - Kathmandu - Nepal
Volunteer Summer Program 2014 - 2015 Program Description
Start Dates: 23 June 2014, 07 July 2014, 28 July 2014 and 11 August 2014 - 3 weeks
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Start DatesThe Summer Program in Kathmandu, Nepal has the following start dates are 23 June 2014, 07 July 2014, 28 July 2014 and 11 August 2014. Volunteers need to arrive one day prior to the program start date.
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What are you Paying For ?
- 24 hrs Assistance and support from staff
- Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
- Pick up from the airport
- Food (2-3 times a day)
- Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost)
What's NOT Included ?
- Return Trip to Airport (Can be arranged at extra cost)
- Local Transportation
- Visa Fees
Anneruth Verhoef (Netherlands)It was really nice to stay with locals which really made me get to know the local culture. These children are very special and I hope to come and visit them again...... read more
Patrick DeMarsico (USA)This was the best experience I have ever gone through. The kids/people are the most respectful people I have ever met and Nepal is one of the most peaceful places I have ever been...... read more
Taylor Horton (USA)The highlight of my volunteering experience and trip was meeting so many nice people. I enjoyed working at my project and placement very much...... read more
Ridhima Kad (Malaysia)The placement was comfortable and I had fun helping around the orphanage. The experience was great.The highlight of my program was to help the kids out and play with them...... read more
Max Ulloa (USA)I really enjoyed teaching kids at my placement. The students were eager to learn and already well prepared. The highlight of my trip was living with a Nepalese family with loads of kids. ..... read more
Pey Yoon Yu (Singapore)I enjoyed working at my placement very much. The children are awesome and they always made my day with their smiles. The time spent with them is my highlight from my trip to Nepal...... read more
Krupa Patel (USA)I absolutely loved my program placement. The new friends I made, other volunteers and the kids. The kids were just so sweet to work with...... read more
Louise Jonasson (Sweden)I enjoyed my program placement very much, it was a great experience. I am very satisfied that i did good and something meaningful for the kids, that i get to know other volunteers and that i get new experience and knowledge about the Nepalese country and culture...... read more
Sarah Allen (USA)Working with the kids and the other volunteers was my favorite part of the trip. I am going to miss them a lot. The accommodation were beyond my expectations...... read more
What are the Program locations in Nepal?
Volunteering Solutions Volunteer programs in Nepal are located in and around the capital city of Kathmandu.
Does Volunteering Solutions help with Visa?
Receiving a tourist visa for tourism purpose is the volunteer's responsibility. Volunteering Solutions strongly recommends all volunteers to apply and get a tourist visa before departing for Nepal, although a visa on arrival could also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. If needed, Volunteering Solutions do provide with written document which would help volunteers in getting the Visa.
When should I apply for the volunteer programs in Nepal?
We are able to offer placements from any Monday of each month year round. Because of the increasing volume of applications, participants are requested to apply in advance to secure their spots.
How long does it take to process my application?
Once you have applied, we will send you details of your placement usually within 4-7 working days.
When do I need to arrive in Nepal for my program? What will happen once I arrive in Nepal?
All volunteers need to arrive one day before their program start date. Volunteers are picked up from the Tribhuvan International Airport by the local coordinator or representative. Those volunteers who are arriving overland or are already in Nepal will be picked up from the bus station or at a meeting point decided beforehand.
How do I get to the program location?
Your country coordinator will take you to your placement and introduce you to everyone after giving you a basic orientation about the program/city/culture etc.
I want to know more about accommodation arrangements?
Accommodation is provided on a shared basis in a local Nepali family home. The home stay accommodations are neat and provide a comfortable stay during your volunteering period in Nepal. All accommodations have running water, electricity and all basic amenities available.
Are there any necessary requirements to participate in the Nepal-based volunteer programs?
What immunizations/vaccinations will I need?
- Hepatitis A and B
Are there more expenses once I arrive in Nepal?
Your program fee covers you for food, accommodation, airport pick up, Orientation, Pre departure information and in country staff support. You will need to cover yourself for your personal expenses, such as traveling, telephone, internet, shopping, sightseeing etc. Traveling within Nepal is cheap; however, you should carry around $50 per week for your basic personal expenses, such as water, local transport, phone etc.
Is there phone and internet available on projects?
Yes there is usually a phone at every placement we provide. However you will have to use Internet café’s to use Internet. It is strongly recommended that you carry a mobile phone while travelling to Nepal. You can get international roaming or can simply buy a local sim-card from the airport when you arrive. You would be assisted by your coordinator.
What hours will I volunteer every day?
Volunteers usually work for 5 to 6 hours a day depending on their program. You will have weekend off so you can go to travel on weekends. However some organizations will need you to work on some Saturdaysas well.
Where can I change my money in Nepal? Are there ATM’s in Nepal?
You can change money in any bank or at the airport by showing your passport. Money changers are available in plenty in Kathmandu as well. There are ATM's located all around the capital city, Kathmandu.
Can couples or families join the volunteer program?
Yes, couples and families are welcome to join our programs. We make special provisions for families joining our volunteering programs; we will be able to provide them with program placements and accommodations together.
What will be the food arrangement?
The host family provides two or three meals per day. Typical meals provided include Dal (Lentils), Rice, Vegetables, Chicken and meat etc.
Do I need to buy health insurance?
Volunteers have the option to purchase Travel and Medical Insurance at a nominal extra cost from Volunteering Solutions. To buy insurance from Volunteering Solutions, please click here
What sorts of clothes are required for Nepal?
Lightweight clothing and rainwear is recommended as well as warmer clothing for the evenings (light jacket and/or light sweaters). A pair of walking shoes is highly recommended as well.
Do you recommend any cheap airlines flying into Nepal?
Cheap airline flying into Nepal is: -
- Qatar Airways
- Gulf Airways
- Air India
Kingfisher Airlines from London
Jet Airways from USA, Canada and UK