Summer 2013 Volunteer Program - Kathmandu - Nepal
Start Dates: 10 June 2013, 01 July 2013, 22 July 2013 and 12 August 2013 - 3 weeks
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Start DatesThe Summer Program in Kathmandu, Nepal has the following start dates are 10 June 2013, 01 July 2013, 22 July 2013 and 12 August 2013. Volunteers need to arrive one day prior to the program start date.
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- 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 are you Paying For ?
- Return Trip to Airport (Can be arranged at extra cost)
- Local Transportation
- Visa Fees
What's NOT Included ?
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 ATMâ€™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