MOVE Nepal is registered as non profit and non government organisation and also registered with social welfare council of nepal,
We offers affordable Travel and Volunteer programs in nepal to the people from all o ver the world.
The mission of our volunteer program is to offer meaningful volunteer
opportunities for international volunteers and seek sustainable solutions
for education, health, conservation, and development issues in Nepal. We
hope to achieve this goal by offering community oriented volunteer programs
in which the efforts of our volunteers directly help the less fortunate
people and their communities.
Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational
and community aid programs. This will give you a chance to make an important
contribution to the people of Nepal and while doing so gain an in-depth
experience of the country and culture, which will stay with you the rest of
The volunteer opportunities are in the following areas:
- Home-stay and Cultural Exchange Programs - Among our 30 host families
- English Language Instruction - Teaching in a school
- Environmental & Sanitation Awareness - ecotourism or working with green clubs
- Primary Health Care Education
- Assisting at orphanage Home
- Work in a Disabled Care Facility
- Provide Veterinary Care - Among our Host Families’ animals and village animals
- Administrative Support - To help in the office with fundraising, developing the program and correspondence.
NOTE-Volunteers are welcome to design their own program in various areas -
You are most welcome to work in any field and we will support you to arrange all the necessary aspects of your placement.
Please note that if you choose to volunteer at an orphanage , these take place during the mornings and afternoons. Most of our volunteers will thus choose to volunteer at a local school during the day.
To confirm your placement with us you need to send us your flight details so that we will pick you up at the airport. Though we can accomodate
last-minute volunteers, we prefer to receive flight arrival information at least a month in advance.
The placements are available in Kathmandu Valley, Kavre, Langtang, Pokhara, Nawalparasi and Chitwan, all of which are near to a city. Volunteers can
look up the places to get more of a feel for the areas. Furthermore, we will discuss your exact placement when you arrive according to your needs, saftey
considerations and availability. Our local co-ordinators will be looking after you.
A TYPICAL DAY AT THE PLACEMENT
In a typical placement, volunteers stay with a family and 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 experiences. You will be able to travel to nearby towns to purchase things for daily use and can travel to other areas on longer breaks. 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 or toilet by using local materials, making a soak pit, kitchen gardening, making a solar dryer, garbage management, paper recycling, etc. It’s up to you - you can do as much or as little as you’d like (though, or course, we’d prefer that you do a lot!!)
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 a willingness to
experience a new culture and lifestyle.
Our programs run throughout the year. You can volunteer for any time from 2 weeks to 5 months. The volunteer programs generally start on the 1st and 15th of each month. However, we are quite flexible if you would like to start the program on a different date, though there may not be as many volunteers doing orientation with you. Please let us know about your suitable date.
Upon your arrival to Kathmandu, you will be taken to Happy Home, our volunteer center, from the airport, where you will be meeting with other current or past volunteers and learning about their experience. 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 - 2 hrs, afternoon. Different Nepali dinners
Training length will be accordingly to your stay. It ranges from two days for two weeks up to two weeks for five months. Training will be in two phases: the first phase will be at Happy Home, Kathmandu and second phase will be in Dhulikhel / Sanga 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
BASIC PROGRAM COST
- 2 weeks is euros 275
- 4weeks is euros 375
- 6 weeks is euros 485
- 8 weeks is euros 570
- 12 weeks is euros 700
The program fees cover:- airport pickup, language training, administrative charge, training, accommodation and main meals during placement, cultural sightseeing, transportation for volunteers and supervision. You can pay your program fees up on arrival at the MOVE Office in Euros, US Dollor or Nepali rupees
The other costs you will need to meet are: Your flights, Visa (a 60 day tourist visa is only US$40, the extensions are US$60 per 30 days with three renewals possible), Shots, travel insurance, potential police check, and corresponding airport departure taxes. Also you will need a weekly budget from US$20 to cater for all your other expenses like bottled water, personal items, beverages and entertainment. Living in a village is relatively inexpensive in comparison to most western countries
and usually it is difficult to spend more than US$10 per week during your placement.
I hope this information is of use but if you have any further questions upon
visiting our website movenepal.org please e-mail us for more information
time that suits for you and we will get back to you promptly.
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