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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, that are available in Volunteers Initiative Nepal. 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 more than 1000s of volunteers & interns worldwide, who visit us for Volunteering in Nepal.

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). Volunteers work with us for volunteering in Nepal.

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 mainly Jitpurphedi, Kavresthali, Okhaldhunga etc. Since 2005 in coordination with local and international members we have organised volunteering opportunity for volunteers for 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.

For this we mobilize all our national and international volunteers who joins VIN to volunteer in Nepal.

We have four development pillars viz Education, Health, Income and Basic Infrastructure. Volunteers get an opportunity to work in projects of any these pillars.

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  internship and volunteering programs in Volunteering Nepal 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. Volunteering in Nepal with VIN can make you select the most needed and good community, people and monastery for you.

Specific Objectives

By synthesizing local and international knowledge, We take a globally-minded and culturally sensitive approach to building the capacity of marginalized communities. We also manage volunteers for volunteering in Nepal for a social cause. They will have served the society, in the mean time volunteered as well.

We and our partners hope to achieve the following goals in Nepal through our volunteers who visit us for volunteering 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

Soap Making

Soap making Class conducted by Volunteers

Rooney(Veronika Kutics) conducted three classes on hand/ body soap making (hard type soap)  in the Kavreasthaki between 2017/05/19 –  2017/05/23. This classes were conducted under Women...

Read More Published on: 26/05/2017

Experience shared by health volunteers after first week of Volunteering

Namaste! We are 3 students (Alyssa, Marjolein and Anouk) from the Netherlands. We are volunteering for VIN as health volunteers because of our medical background (Alyssa...

Read More Published on: 25/05/2017
Health volunteers on donatin
Volunteer Intake for 15 May, 2017

2nd Intake of long-term volunteers on May for Volunteering in Nepal

On 15th of May, VIN welcomed its second LMT volunteers for the month of May for Volunteering in Nepal. There were 10 volunteers from different...

Read More Published on: 17/05/2017

Public speaking technique for women’s group member in Kavresthali community

Since March 2017, VIN’s team has implemented a Women Empowerment program in Kavresthali community. The goal of that program is to empower the women economically...

Read More Published on: 10/05/2017
Public speaking

What our Volunteers have said

Testimonials

Natalia at Buddhist Monastery

Natalia Dos Santos

"To be a VIN volunteer is a mixed of feelings. The most time we are happy because everyday there are new things to know. And..."

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Winnie for children winter Camp at VIN

Winnie Chui Wai Ling

"The VIN volunteer experience is just amazing and I could not ask for more. We volunteers, we come to help, but I think it is..."

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Maelenn Guillaumin on Winter Camp

Maelenn Guillaumin

"My experience with VIN was interesting. I met a lot of volunteers from everywhere in the world! I lived with a Nepalese family and shared..."

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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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