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Volunteer in Patan Nepal - Volunteering Abroad Opportunities
Volunteer Abroad in Patan Nepal: The lovely little city of Lalitpur, also known as Patan, is located about 20 minutes from downtown Kathmandu. Lalitpur (Patan) is believed to have been founded in the third century B.C, and is one of the oldest cities in the Kathmandu Valley. Lalitpur is said to be the most beautiful among the three royal cities alongside Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. The city is known for its finest tradition of arts and crafts and its rich cultural heritage. Most of the locals are engaged in various trades, especially in traditional handicraft and cottage industries. Lalitpur in fact is the only town in entire Nepal that has produced the highest number of most talented artists and finest craftsman ever recorded in Nepalese art history. The fine temples and places of worship draw thousands of visitors each year.
We offer the following programs in Lalitpur (Patan):
Program Length: 1-24 weeks Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day Accommodations: Home stay. Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day Requirements: 18 years or older, an open mind to new adventures.
Volunteer are needed to help at a local children's home which houses 100 children; infants to 16 yrs old. These children are orphans, some have been abandoned, and some have parents but still require extra support. The orphanage strives to provide a better future for some of the most vulnerable children in Nepal. As a volunteer, you will primarily assist with the daily care of the kids; including bathing, feeding and clothing.
You can work with infants and toddlers, and also older school age children. Volunteers can teach English, help with homework and exam preparation, and to simply engage the kids in extracurricular activities. You can arrange activities, create arts & crafts projects and share your time and caring with these wonderful children. Volunteers also assist the local staff with administration and planning duties. Prior experience not necessary, volunteers should have a lot of patience, an open mind and a sense of compassion.
Accommodation and meals with a local host family. Airport transfers on arrival and departure in Katmandu. Our local Project Coordinator will provide an orientation tour of Kathmandu arrival, project briefing, an introduction to the children's home staff and children.