Affordable Volunteering in Nepal with International Volunteer HQ
More than 80% of the children in Nepal do not have access to a good educational system. This is due to a lack of financial and physical resources as well as the remote mountain geography of the country. Volunteers participating in the IVHQ Teaching English program teach English at a Nepali public or private school, depending on the need for volunteers at the time of volunteering. Volunteers can also assist with creating low-cost teaching materials for the school and help organize health check-ups for students. Teaching English volunteers also have the opportunity to participate in other school activities, such as sports or sanitation programs. Many volunteers teach English in the mornings before arranging sports, drama and song in the afternoon. N.B. Volunteers do not need to be a qualified or experienced teacher.
In lesser developed countries such as Nepal, thousands upon thousands of children are orphans, with no real home, no family and no opportunity to get an education. Through the IVHQ Orphanage Work program, volunteers are placed in an orphanage or care house where they assist children in their day to day routine. The general role of the volunteer will be to act as an older sibling to the children. The work of volunteers can vary and depends on the oprhanage in which they are placed and the requirements at the time of the placement. Examples of work include; helping teach the children and assisting with tuition of general life skills, health education, games and by drawing and painting with the children.
Volunteers can complete their Medical Elective at a hospital in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur, where they will have hands on clinical experience in a field of operations relevant to their expertise. The IVHQ Medical Elective program is invaluable for a career in medicine. Volunteers will experience first hand the stark contrast between Western medical practice and the realities of medicine in developing countries. Key requirements for a volunteer on the Medical Elective program are initiative, enthusiasm and readiness to work in unfamiliar circumstances, such as surgeries with minimal resources and understaffed hospitals. N.B. Volunteers need to be training or qualified in a relevant medical field and are required to present a copy of their qualifications and certificates to the IVHQ program partner on arrival in Nepal. The medical elective also incurs a surcharge of US$5 per day to cover costs associated with this program.
Remote Health Post Work
Remote health clinics in Nepal struggle to attract qualified doctors and medically trained personnel let alone sufficient resources, such as equipment and medicine. IVHQ Remote Health Post Work volunteers work at village health clinics assist local health staff in performing day to day tasks such as dressing wounds, administering vaccinations, drawing blood, screening and organizing patients, collecting medicines and generally helping in whatever capacity they are required. There is also the need to conduct seminars to motivate and educate local villagers on health initiatives. N.B. Volunteers need to be training or qualified in a relevant medical field and are required to present a copy of their qualifications and certificates to our program partner on arrival in Nepal.
Program Start Date
IVHQ Volunteer programs in Nepal begin on the 1st and 15th of each month.
accommodation, food, airport pickup
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) provides safe, quality and highly affordable volunteering programs in developing countries all over the world. Each year we place thousands of volunteers on our programs abroad and have a wide range of volunteer travel opportunities across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Whether you are travelling abroad, taking a gap year, wanting to experience a volunteer holiday, or simply wishing to provide assistance in a developing country through volunteer travel, International Volunteer HQ has the program for you.