Volunteer in Kathmandu Nepal - Volunteering Abroad Opportunities
Volunteer Abroad in Kathmandu Nepal: is a captivating place. It is the capital and largest city of Nepal, and offers visitors a mix of the modern life and ancient culture. The city is situated in Kathmandu Valley , along with the cities of Patan and Bhaktapur where our other volunteer programs are located. A visit to Kathmandu is like stepping back into the 12th century. Parts of this bustling city are very crowded and run down, and other areas are architecturally stunning and home to numerous notable Hindi and Buddhist temples, monkeys, and ancient buildings.
Kathmandu is the gateway to the Himalayans and attracts hikers and climbers from around the world. There are numerous things to see and do around Kathmandu. Among the highlights are the Three Goddesses Temple, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Mahakala Temple, Pasupatinath and Bodhnath and shopping and bargaining around the touristy Thamel area.
Today, Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, most people living on less than $1000 a year. Almost 80% of the population still makes a living from agriculture. The rate of unemployment is almost 50% and poverty levels are very rampant. Nepal's youth is quite large, accounting for almost half of the population. Many children (mainly girls) are orphaned, abandoned, homeless and living on the streets. Our programs in Kathmandu work with an orphanage home to over 100 girl, providing meals, a place to live and vocation skills to create a better future. Join us today!
With a stunning backdrop of the tallest mountain peaks in the world, warm hospitable people and old world charm, Kathmandu is a exciting place to visit and volunteer. Take a step back in time, volunteer in Nepal.
We offer the following programs in Kathmandu:
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: 17 years or older, an open mind to new adventures.
Volunteer at a Children's home which houses 100 girls; infants to 18 yrs old. These children are orphans, some have been abandoned, and some have parents but still require extra support.
The orphanage offers a full range of services for the girls with separate rooms for studying, dining, sleeping, and bathing. In addition, auxiliary services such as a clinic and isolation room for the sick children, a beautiful playground, and activities room all within a secured and child-friendly environment. Volunteers help with teaching English, caring for infants, meal preparation and teaching of vocational skills such as sewing, computers, farming - assets needed to building a sustainable future for these woman and girls. Prior experience not necessary, volunteers should have a lot of patience, an open mind and a sense of compassion.
Airport transportation on arrival, in-country orientation and project briefing with ABV Project Director, placement in program, Meals and accommodations with a local host family nearby to the project site, Support of on-site Project Director, departure transfer at the end of the program.
Tel: 1-215-780-1845 / Toll Free: 1-866-423-3258 / Fax: 1-215-887-0915
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