My name is Michelle. I live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I’m 60 and retired from teaching 3 years ago. Every year or so, I have a special volunteer project. 2009.
Nepal is an astonishingly beautiful and diverse country, ranging from the well-known peaks of the Himalaya to the low-lying regions of the Terai. The Nepali people also foster a wealth of cultural diversity, with over 70 languages or dialects and scores of traditional festivals celebrated throughout the year. The nation deserves to take pride in having a unique, and indeed very rich cultural and historical background. Nepal is also an under-developed country, with low rates of literacy, high rates of poverty and a persistent gender imbalance. The Volunteer Society Nepal seeks to address the issues of literacy, poverty and gender...Read more
I arrived at VSN Nepal full of anticipation. After two weeks of trekking, I had learned a little Nepali and was ready to start my volunteer placement. Nepali language classes.
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Why not combine a volunteer.
Volunteer Society Nepal is a Nepali organization so we offer placements that are highly affordable and designed for youth students to adult professionals. As we are a local organization that means we know our country better and this allows us to reduce overheads, yet still provide fantastic service equal to the high cost international agencies. From the very first day of our volunteers’ arrival until your departure from Nepal, we do everything possible to make sure our volunteers will have a safe, meaningful and pleasant stay. We make sure all our volunteers are well prepared before beginning work as a volunteer; we provide you orientations, training in Nepali language, culture, work practices and guided sight-seeing tours.
Volunteer Society Nepal is committed to serve the communities in Nepal. Huge percentage of the participant’s fee directly goes for local communities. VSN is proud to share with you that we are the only volunteering organization that has already been able to establish several projects like CBIA School for 800 students, orphanages, women centers to provide vocational training and non-formal education, scholarship program for needy children, a day care center for intellectually disabled children, regular nutritional food supply to different orphanages and providing school supplies in different schools.
Volunteer Society Nepal is founded and run by Nepali professionals; we collectively have more than 50 years’ experience of working in leading international volunteer based and development organizations in Nepal. Since the last 12 years, we have been specializing in overseas volunteer programs in Nepal. We frequently visit to our project sites, meet volunteers, discuss with host families, local people and organizations, revise and set up meaningful and rewarding volunteer programs. Our staff and coordinators are consistently praised and recognized by our volunteers for their friendliness, hard work, and professional services.
Our programs are highly flexible. In addition to volunteer projects outlined on our website, Volunteer Society Nepal also offers placements in other areas at the special request of our volunteers. In our program, volunteers usually work from 1-20 weeks; we can customize your program needs to include more than one project as well. We manage volunteer programs as per your available date
We have placed hundreds of volunteers from 17 to 76 years old from all over the world. All of them have had a great experience while they made a meaningful contribution in supporting local disadvantaged & marginalized communities. After returning to their homes safe and sound, some of them have already come back to Nepal and many have made plans to come back soon to join us.
Arriving to work in a foreign country can be a nerve-wracking experience; this is why at VSN we provide a friendly and in-depth welcome. The in-depth welcome encompasses:
You will be given full support by our team. Our experienced dedicated professional staff are available to you for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to support you at your placement to make a worthwhile difference during your program. Our staff are trained in placement to follow best practice procedures, including monitoring, security, and emergency procedures. The office acts as a point of contact with our staff and a general meeting point for volunteers. Our staff organizes the details of our placements and accommodation according to strict criteria and high standards. They are there to assist with any concerns, problems, advice, and general administration that may arise during your time away. They are available during the day at the office and directly contactable 24 hours a day by phone.
The annual calendar is divided into five seasons- summers, winters, spring, monsoon and autumn. Due to presence of Mount Everest and some other challenging mountains in the world, Nepal is a hot spot of mountaineering. Many travelers with the intention of adventure or climbing visit the place to explore several of its sightseeing.
The ranges of mountains in Nepal are captured by high peaks, gorgeous hills, natural parks, and lakes.