The UN (United Nations) has declared the 5th December each year as the International Volunteer Day.
This gives organisations a chance to celebrate volunteers’ achievements. VIN works with over 500 international and national volunteers each year and without volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to support all our programmes. We are very thankful for their contribution to VIN.
The main objective is mark the International Volunteers Day by celebrating international and local volunteers.
Your placement and activities:
We need volunteers to help us raise awareness of the benefits of volunteering by making presentations in schools and other venues.
Volunteers will also arrange fund activities for VIN volunteers to celebrate their achievements, show appreciation and say Thank You to their dedication.
There will be one rest day in the middle of your work camp. If you’ve volunteering at a school, the Saturdays will be a rest day also.
Volunteers stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN.
The living conditions at the host family/ hostel are simple and basic. Male and female volunteers will share the same living area but have separate sleeping rooms.
The volunteers sleep on simple beds / mattress.
Please bring your sleeping bag.
The work camp is based in Tarakeshwor municipality, which is situated in the outskirts of the Kathmandu District.
It is around 10-15 km from main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu covered with hills, fields and woods.
There are lots of sightseeing options in and around Kathmandu.
If you arrive early or if you’re planning on staying in Nepal after your work camp finished, VIN also organises weekends travel tours to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara, Nagarkot at an additional cost if you are interested.
Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) is a NGO with the mission to empower marginalised communities through inclusive and holistic development programmes.
This is done through the following project areas:
• Health and Environment
• Basic Infrastructure
Within the above project areas, we conduct the following programmes:
• Women’s Empowerment
• Children’s Development
• Youth Empowerment
• Disaster Risk Reduction
• Environment and Conservation
• Public Health and Medical Care