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Environmental conservation volunteer in Nepal

Environmental conservation volunteer Nepal : (Minimum 1 Week to 5 Months)

Environmental conservation volunteer opportunity exists for volunteers who are passionate about the environment and making a difference. In Nepal the environmental is deteriorating rapidly. Sadly, this is due to poor management of the environment and the lack of incentives for increasing the value of environmental resources. It is surprising to note that nature has been the most neglected subject in Nepal. Massive deforestation activities have had devastating effects, which has contributed to Nepal's current crisis.

Nepal is rich in natural resources, but due to a demand for firewood, this has left the forest cover dwindling at an alarming rate. The growing human settlement in forested land and industrialization has also intensified the problem. Many local non-government and international organizations have been raising awareness against the issue. The effect of this campaign can be seen with community forest and local initiatives hoping to halt the process of deforestation.

Realizing the dire need for nature conservation, we started village nurseries in different rural and urban areas of Nepal, where volunteers could prepare seedlings of different plant species and distribute these free to the local people. Volunteers have the chance to teach and share ideas about environmental awareness in local schools and villages in Nepalese communities. Example projects include creating green clubs, planting flower gardens, planting trees, garbage management, recycling programs, making smokeless stoves, building a toilet pit, etc. Environmental Awareness activities and programs can also be undertaken in the children's home we currently serve. In this setting, projects could include: informing children about the hazards of inappropriate garbage disposal, building a compost bin and teaching the children how to maintain it, and/or creating paper recycling stations to teach the children a valuable skill that could ultimately be used in their future.

HFN promotes environmental awareness and conservation methods among local children and villages. Foreign volunteers have an opportunity to gain new insights into sustainable agriculture, environmental protection and resource management, while promoting community development activities in Nepal.

To promote community development activities.

Volunteers must be:

  • At least 16 years or older at the start of the program.
  • Have an open mind and flexible attitude towards working in new and different. environments.
  • Prepared to do some manual work in their placement.

What we provide?

Airport Pickup/ Transportation:

  • Volunteers are picked up from the Nepal International Airport in Kathmandu by the manager or a representative of work in a volunteer program our organization
  • Those volunteers who will already be in Kathmandu will be met by a staff member at a decided meeting point

Orientation Week in Kathmandu and Language:

All volunteers are provided with an orientation by our manager covering topics such as Safety and Security, Transportation, Nepali Language, Nepali Local Culture 2 day guided city tour around Kathmandu Valley too. All the activities which will be done during the period of stay.

Lodging:

Accommodation is provided at supervision while you work in a volunteer program . You will stay either Our own orphanage Home You will stay either with a host family, in a project hostel or in a Home base. In the Home base, which provides an authentic local Nepali family environment. Volunteers are provided with their own room and bathroom which is usually shared with other volunteers though a private room can be provided by previous arrangement. Staying with a host family will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to experience Nepali lifestyle and live with a warm and welcoming family. You can even learn to cook Nepali food. While volunteering, our staffs will visit you every two weeks. During the visit, we will check on your progress and make sure youre satisfied and happy.

Food:

Volunteers are provided with two meals a day and a mid-day snack sourced from local ingredients. Meals are served at the orphanage home and include rice, curry and vegetables (a traditional Nepali dish known as (Dal,Bhat, Tarkali and Achar).

Project Location:

The project placements are located in all over Nepal according to your interest and chosen program . Mainly Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara, Hetauda and Nawlprasi . Most of the volunteer placements are located within 2-4 km. from their accommodation and volunteers use local transportation such as mini bus or taxis for their commuting.

Languages:

English

In-country support:

24 hours support is provided by our staff members. Once you arrive in the country you will be provided with the contact details of our local coordinator who you will be able to contact at anytime during your stay.

Pre-departure information:

After we receive a deposit, all participants are provided with a pre-departure information booklet by e-mail which will contain all the vital information about your program such as details of the country, project location, Visa requirements, Immunization requirements, details of accommodation, contact information and a suggestion of things to pack.

Program Fees Expenses:

HFN strives to keep costs low while providing you with a professional service to fully prepare you for volunteering in Nepal . Compare our prices and services to other organizations .
One week US$ 350
Two weeks US$ 425
Three weeks US$ 500
Four weeks (a month) US$ 575
For each additional month US$ 500

What you are paying for?

The program fee is used to provide both a professional and welcoming volunteer service program and at helps fund work at helps fund work the orphanage and the HFN sponsor program for underprivileged children in the community.
Services included in program fee

  • Pickup from the airport, transport to your placement.
  • Accommodation.
  • Food during placement with a host family / hostel- Nepali standard 2 to 3 meals a day.
  • Orientation.
  • Provisions for the children at our orphanage.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information.
  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from HFN Staff.
  • NGO government tax.
  • Free wireless internet at our office and Orphanage Home in Kathmandu

What is NOT included?

Apart from the fees, other costs that are to be met by the volunteers are:

  • Airfare / travel to Nepal
  • Visa and Visa extension fee (Visa (tourist) fee in US$: for 15 days, US$25 for 30 days US$40 for 90 days US$100 Per additional day:- US$2 fine maximum 90 day per year)
  • Airport taxes (arrival and departure tax)
  • Local Transportation
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any other Donations
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