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Volunteer in Nepal with Volunteers Initiative Nepal

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Welcome to Volunteering Nepal. This website provides a complete information on volunteering & internship projects abroad. This site is owned and maintained by Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) to promote volunteering & internship projects worldwide. VIN is a Nepal based volunteer organization trusted by 1000s of volunteers & interns worldwide.

About us

We are a non-religious, non-political, non-governmental, non-for-profit organization (NGO) made up of, educationalists, social activists and other professionals within the field of development. VIN is officially registered under the Society Act with the District Administration Office Kathmandu (Registration No. 147/062/63), and is also affiliated to the Social Welfare Council Nepal (SWC) (Affiliation No. 20910).

We are a professional Organization. We are a member of international volunteer networks worldwide –like Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), Network for Voluntary Development in Asia (NVDA), EU Volunteer ALLIANCE and we are also mother charity of FoVIN, US, NL, Australia and Singapore.

VIN prides itself on empowering the most marginalised communities of Nepal. Since 2005 in coordination with local and international members we have organised volunteering in Nepal.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower marginalized communities, with a focus on women and children, through enhanced educational programs and community training to promote equality, economic well-being and basic human rights.

We have four development pillars viz Education, Health, Income and Basic Infrastructure.

Experience in the field dictates that an inclusive and integrated approach to development is conducive to positive sustainable long-term change. Our organisation prides itself on having a dedicated full-time team, ensuring that communities receive the follow-up support required to transform short-term projects into long-term benefits. We don’t leave until we can see successful results in in the communities in which we operate.

Volunteer Programs

We offer a variety of volunteer & internship programs in Nepal which to implement sustainable solutions which promote positive change for the lives of disadvantaged communities in Nepal. Volunteers will do various activities in the communities to take charge of their own development. We believe in building capacities through mutual relationships with communities based on trust and mutual understanding. Our programs take a holistic approach to development hinging these four main pillars;

Specific ObjectivesBy synthesizing local and international knowledge, We take a globally-minded and culturally sensitive approach to building the capacity of marginalized communities.

We and our partners hope to achieve the following goals in Nepal:

  • Make women self-reliant through a number of initiatives including literacy classes; income generation projects; saving and credits groups.
  • Support and provide facilities facilitating the foundations of early childhood development.
  • Provide basic health services, education & infrastructures through volunteer & internship projects and community health centers.
  • Forming Children’s clubs within schools: a supportive non-formal environment through which children can learn about their basic rights through creative activities.
  • Helping children who have suffered as a result of the conflict in Nepal to regain access to education.
  • Sponsoring education for the disadvantaged including: orphans, victims of conflict and children from incapacitated families.
  • Providing English language classes at youth clubs, with volunteer opportunities within their local community.
  • Providing English teaching to school and within Buddhist monasteries and nunneries.
  • Monitoring education standards, through teacher development workshops.
  • Implementing resources and providing health care professionals to raise community awareness about pertinent health issues.
  • Establishing a Community Learning Centre (CLC) which is open to all, with the aim to eradicate illiteracy and develop the professional capacities of the Nepalese.
  • Supporting orphanages through both volunteer and financial support of education programs, and other fundamental necessities.
  • Acquainting international volunteers with the riches of Nepali culture and ensuring a safe and memorable stay within a supportive environment.
  • To provide safe affordable and structured volunteer work support for students and professionals.

Community-Based Volunteer Placements

All volunteers in Nepal participating in the community-based projects will be paired with a local host family. This unique cross-cultural experience is great opportunity for volunteer immersion at a grassroots level and a chance to appreciate sharing the lifestyle of those you wish to help.

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Our Recent Works

VIN News Updates

VIN's health volunteer providing free medical checkup in Kavresthali

VIN conducted free medical checkup in Kavresthali

Volunteers Initiative Nepal’s (VIN) medical team including VIN’s doctor and VIN’s health volunteers conducted free medical checkup in Kavresthali health post throughout November. The team...

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Total Sanitation Program at Shree Khadwalkot Primary School, Jitpurphedi

On 21st November, 4 workcamp volunteers who had joined VIN under “Total Sanitation Program” conducted their first sanitation class for the children of Shree Khadwalkot...

Read More Published on: 30/11/2016
Volunteer of VIN conducting total sanitaion program at school of jitpurphedi
ECD teachers refreshment training cconducted by VIN

Early Childhood Development(ECD) teachers refreshment training conducted

Last year in April, the Early Childhood Development (ECD) teachers were trained about the teaching learning techniques in ECD classroom. This year, on 22nd November,...

Read More Published on: 23/11/2016

VIN received work camp volunteers

On 20th of November 2016, Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) received 4 volunteers for the work camp and also conducted induction for them. This is the...

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Volunteers at VIN for Workcamp in November

What our Volunteers have said

Testimonials

Chantelle Du Toit Smith with school girls

Chantelle Du Toit Smith

"My name is Chantelle Du Toit Smith and I was working with the Computer Science Volunteer Project.  I was at Kali Devi Secondary School and..."

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Pippa from UK participates in women Empowerment program at VIN

Pippa Hardingham

"I came here to focus on women: ‘women’s empowerment!’ I proudly told my friends and family as I clicked my heels and boarded a plane..."

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Anna from UK comes to VIN for participating in Women's Empowerment Program

Anna Hobbiss

"My time in Nepal, working on VIN’s Women’s Empowerment programme in the Jitpurphedi community, has been rich in experience and emotion. Especially valuable was the..."

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Flora at work

KWOK YAN TANG Flora

"I only stayed 4 weeks in Nepal, however in these 4 weeks, I have already experienced many things that out of my expectations before I..."

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cecilia smith from USA

Cecilia Smith

"The most rewarding part of my experience has been working with the local women, who embraced me into their homes and culture. Kindness runs deep..."

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Joosje Baltussen on VIN for public health and medical care program

Joosje Baltussen

"My experience in Nepal was amazing! The first few hours after arriving in Kathmandu Airport were very overwhelming, but the VIN staff gave me a..."

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What jean says about VIN

Jean-Arnaud Espinassouze

"Loved my experience in Nepal. Glad to have learned a lot of thing from people here, from this peaceful nature and beautiful country. Working with..."

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jeremie Gicquel enjoying with children at buddhist monastery

Jerome Gicquel

"Teaching English in a monastery is a really nice experience. We can learn a lot about Nepalese and Tibetan culture and about Buddhism also. The..."

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