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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

Pre Observation in community for Children development

Pre observation work for Children development activities in community

VIN has started to work in Kavresthali community from this year 2017. For pre-observation session, children development officer, visited around 11 schools of Kavresthali and...

Read More Published on: 06/03/2017

Volunteers’ Monthly Meeting

VIN conducted its first volunteers’ monthly meeting for this year on 27th of January 2017, Friday. The program was for 2.5 hours which started at...

Read More Published on: 29/01/2017
VIN meeting with their International volunteers

Workshop on Environmental issues and practises in Kavresthali

VIN has organized workshop at different sites of Kavresthali in order to know the environmental issues and practices regarding environment protection and conservation. The research...

Read More Published on: 23/01/2017

VIN is conducting Children’s Winter Camp

Volunteer Initiative Nepal VIN is conducting children’s winter camp from 8th to 16th Jan 2017, at kalidevi secondary school, kavresthali community to focus on children development. There are...

Read More Published on: 09/01/2017
Children's Winter camp being conducted by VIN

What our Volunteers have said

Testimonials

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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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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