Plan Volunteering Nepal: Kathmandu - Volunteer in Nepal

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  • Location(s): Pokhara, Nepal: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Volunteer, Intensive Language, Gap Year, Graduate Program, High School, Research

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PVN Nepal is run volunteer organization a PVN NEPAL is a non-religious, non-political non-government a customized volunteer program, our organization Stand for a social benefit for various ways. Our major mission is to create a global understandin... read more

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PVN Nepal is run volunteer organization a PVN NEPAL is a non-religious, non-political non-government a customized volunteer program, our organization Stand for a social benefit for various ways. Our major mission is to create a global understanding by encouraging volunteers to assist with our local marginalize people, community development and youth mobilization programs we have been working various parts in our Nepal. Our organization, Plan my Volunteering Nepal (PVN-Nepal) provides all the interested volunteers throughout the world a chance to tour throughout this beautiful country volunteering in any sectors they like. Finally, we sincerely express our cordial best of luck you for your safe and enjoyable tour to Nepal with PVN–NEPAL. And you are most welcomed! a) Teaching English at our Village Recourse CentersThe primary purpose of the Center is to offer community youth the opportunity to develop their English language skills and to give the young people a beneficial and positive way of spending their time rather than taking up drinking, smoking or gambling. PVN-Nepal's Resource Centers offer English language instruction and cultural interaction with young people and adults in the community. Ultimately, the philosophy is that improved language skills will lead to employment, particularly in the Chitwan and Pokhara tourist areas as well have an enormous advantage in any further education: the English language is the medium for tertiary education in Nepal. Being able to consolidate classroom knowledge with a native or very good speaker of English is an enormous advantage in learning English and learning about cultures is also enriching and important.

 (B) Environmental Awareness Volunteers will teach environmental awareness at the local school and/or Environmental Post for 2 to 4 hours each day, Sunday through Friday. Environmental awareness projects will be defined by the individual volunteers based-upon their areas of expertise and the needs of the village community. Example projects include: creating "green" clubs, planting a flower garden, planting trees, garbage management, recycling programs making a smokeless stove, building a toilet pit, etc. Volunteers may also provide assistance to youth clubs or women's groups in the community sharing their ideas, skills and knowledge about environmental issues. After completing the Nepali language and cultural training, volunteers will be placed with a Nepali family in one of the program villages. The host family will live no more than one-half hour from the school/Environmental Post PVN Nepal local coordinator will be helping to volunteers.

 (C)Cultural Exchange & Home-stay Program Home-stays and cultural exchange programmes can be arranged in most areas of Nepal with our 30 Host-families. Participants will be placed with a Nepali family in a small rural village for the duration of their stay. This provides the volunteers with an excellent opportunity to learn about all aspects of Nepali culture, lifestyle, language, food and people. Volunteers should remember that this is a cultural exchange and that an effort to offer some knowledge of their own home culture and customs to the family with whom they stay is appreciated. During their stay, volunteers will attend 2 hours of language lessons in the morning and in the afternoon. They will also have the opportunity to visit and help out at the local school. Homestay programmes are best organized from August to December which is the time when most large local festivals take place. This makes for an overall more exciting experience for the volunteer. Nepali culture is distinctively friendly and open and participants are made to feel as though they are part of the family. PVN Nepal local The coordinator will be on hand to help volunteers.

(D )Health Post & Sanitation Issues PVN Nepal's health post-program provides a wide variety of experiences depending on the time of year. While at your placement, volunteers may be doing very hands-on work such as giving shots and treating wounds; conducting home-visits; developing and delivering information on health issues such as birth control and personal hygiene; providing office support; and providing knowledge transfer to the health post doctors on the latest first aid techniques. Volunteers usually work approximately two to four hours a day in the health post, supplemented by teaching health education classes at a local government school or women's group. Prior to your placement at the health post, volunteers will receive one week of Nepali language and cultural training. During their placement, volunteers will stay with a local Nepali family located within a half-hour to an hour from the post. PVN Nepal local co-ordinator will be available to help volunteers.

(E )Teaching various subjects in Schools In this program, volunteers teach various subjects at their choice at government schools to students of varying age and ability, although most students are aged ten to sixteen. Depending on the school, volunteers will either teach independently or with another Nepali teacher. Volunteers teach between two to four 45-minute classes each day, six days a week (Saturdays are holidays). Volunteers enrolling in this program will also be expected to share their own teaching methodologies/experiences as well helping the school's teachers to develop their own conversational English skills. Prior to their placement, volunteers will receive two weeks of Nepali language and cultural training. During their placement, volunteers will stay with a local Nepali family located between a half-hour to one hour from the school. A PVN Nepal local coordinator will be available to help volunteers. This will be one of the most fulfilling experiences of your life.

(F) Volunteering at Orphanage Volunteers will be placed in an orphanage where they will live with the children, or with our host family, assisting them in their day to day routine. The children are mostly between the ages of four and fifteen and have a basic understanding of English. The general role of the volunteer will be to act as an older sibling: to care for, look after and encourage the children. Volunteers will teach the children general life skills, including health and sanitation, as well as arts, crafts and music. Depending on your own skills and interests, though, you can also teach songs, music, dance, cooking, or any number of activities, and generally just spend quality time with the children.

(G)Fundraiser for our Resource Center and other projects Volunteers are needed to raise funds for PVN-Nepal. We need grant writers and fund-raisers of any kind to bring urgently needed funding to the organization and its project. We would like the volunteer to raise funds to run the program we are running in different parts of Nepal and the different types of programs. The volunteers will raise money and send it to PVN Nepal and the volunteers will also provide with one of the various volunteering opportunities we are providing.

|| PROGRAM LOCATIONThe placements are available in Kathmandu Valley, Langtang, Pokhara, lamjung, Tanahun, Gorkha and Chitwan, all of which are near to a major city. Volunteers can look up the places to get more of a feel for the areas and we can discuss where you will stay when you arrive according to your needs and with considerations of safety of volunteers and availability. Our local co-ordinators will be looking after you. We also can manage placements for 30 people as we have 30 facilities to place volunteers at a time but we need to receive flight arrival information at least a month in advance. || YOUR DAY AT THE PLACEMENT|| In a typical placement, volunteers stay in a family where they eat Nepali food with the family twice a day (around 9 o' clock in the morning and 7 o' clock in the evening). Tea is served in the morning and in the afternoon. Volunteers may have the opportunity to get together with other volunteers and share their experience. You will be able to travel to nearby towns to purchase things for daily use and could travel to other areas on a longer vacation. Besides your project work, volunteers can utilize their spare time in organizing the youth and women's groups of the community to do some worthwhile activities like building a smokeless stove, toilet by using local materials, making a soak pit, kitchen gardening, making a solar dryer, garbage management or paper recycling.

 || PROGRAM REQUIREMENT We do not ask for any formal qualifications from our volunteers. All we ask is that you have a genuine desire to help people and willing to experience new culture and lifestyle.

 || PROGRAM SCHEDULE Our programs run throughout the year. The volunteer program starts on the 1st and 15th of each month, however, we are flexible if you would like to start the program at another time. You can volunteer for any time from 2 weeks to 5 months. || TRAINING During your training period you will have Basic Nepali Language classes - 2-3 hrs, morning. Nepali cultural orientation/ general cultural exchange - 1hr, afternoon. Language and Skills Activities - 1hr, afternoon. Sightseeing - 1 1/2 hrs, afternoon. Playing with Orphan children Different Nepali dinners - Training length will be accordingly to your stay. It ranges from two days for two weeks up to three weeks for five months. Training will be in two phases the first phase will be at this Hotel, the 2nd phase will be in the village. - After completion of your orientation phase, you will be escorted to your assigned placement with our staff. You will be staying with a host family so you can immerse yourself in Nepali culture and get the most out of your stay here.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Volunteer
Intensive Language
Gap Year
Graduate Program
High School
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Maymester
  • January Term
  • Spring Break
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • English Language and Literature
  • Accounting and Computer Science
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical Engineering
  • African Languages, Literature
  • African Studies
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Mechanization
  • Agricultural Production
  • Agriculture Business, Agricultural Management
  • Albanian Language, Literature
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Demography, Population Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • General Education
  • General Engineering
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
2012
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