Volunteer in Pokhara, Nepal

Highlights

  • Experience a different culture and expand your horizons
  • Contribute to the local communities
  • Make a difference in the lives of those in need
  • Join a field of your liking

Overview

The Volunteer work offered by Insight Nepal includes:

• Teaching English at Primary Level to Higher Secondary School Levels.
• Community Development projects.
• Women and Children related projects
• Community Health projects
• Environmental projects

The Volunteer Program in Nepal consists of three primary phases. In each phase, the participants will have different activities and experiences designed to make the most of their time in Nepal.

Orientation Phase:

At the beginning of this phase, participants will be given a brief orientation about the schedule of the program, health care, some cultural clues (the dos and don’ts) and information about the Nepali host family. Sight seeing tours will be arranged including some important places and other facilities in the Pokhara city. During this phase, participants will learn basic communication skills in spoken Nepali from a professional language trainer. Participants will also stay with a Nepali family to stimulate cross-cultural experiences and to reinforce new language skills. This also provides ample opportunities for participants to learn about Nepal before moving to the placement site. All these activities and experiences will help them to build self confidence and develop the cultural understanding necessary for starting the placement phase.

Placement Phase:

During this phase participants will work at their placement sites according to their interests and the needs of the host organization. Participants will work in coordination with a staff member of the host organization. Insight Nepal functions as a liaison between the volunteer and the host organization.

Since participants will be working and interacting with different people in a new environment, it will be an excellent opportunity to share their ideas and skills with others. In other words, this is a process of “give and take” in which participants not only contribute their time and skills but gain a new perspective of the world. This phase can be as challenging as it is rewarding but it will be an unforgettable experience.

Outdoor Activities (Optional):

A. Village Excursion/ Trekking

B. Yoga and Meditation Course or Yoga Retreat

C. Day Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park

D. White Water Rafting

Important Information

Prospective volunteers should be flexible, physically fit, and willing to immerse themselves in another culture. We welcome volunteers with skills of all types and from all backgrounds.

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