Friends For Asiahttp://www.volunteernepal.org/school-and-c...
63/3 Old Chang Moi Road T. Chang Moi Chiang Mai, 50300 Thailand
2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 3-6 months (High School)
Typical Duration of Program
Friends for Asia's School and Community Maintenance Project offers volunteers a unique taste of Nepal life while making a real difference to people's lives at a community level. This is our most varied project with volunteers helping out with all kinds of tasks to help improve and enrich the lives of locals.
Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Schools and other community facilities, where they exist, are basic and often in need of repair. Our Nepal volunteers work closely with teachers, local families and community leaders in Kathmandu or Chitwan to repair and maintain schools and other buildings.
Volunteering in Nepal - A Day In The Life
Daily life in this project revolves around the routines of your host family, providing a unique experience that no tour operator can offer. Nepali families typically rise early. Breakfast is taken with the family before volunteers head out for their day's work. There is no such thing as a typical day in this project, with tasks ranging from painting walls to fixing leaky taps. Evenings are typically spent with the family who will often be joined by visitors to share the evening meal.
Volunteer Tasks and Skills
The tasks of the volunteer in this project are many and varied. The key focus on the maintenance of buildings and everything that goes with it. Cleaning, painting, DIY, roofing, plumbing and carpentry are all regular jobs in the daily routine. No special skills are required; there is always plenty to do for everyone.
Volunteer Nepal - Making a Difference
It is amazing how rewarding a simple job like painting a school wall or fixing a desk in a classroom can be. By Westerns standards facilities in Nepal villages are basic and are often poorly maintained. Volunteers in our School and Community Maintenance Project can make a significant mark on a community in the few weeks they spend there, enriching the lives of the locals and bringing a fresh perspective to students and the community.
Volunteering in Nepal offers an experience like no other. Our volunteers live with Nepali families and make a real and lasting difference to the lives of the country's most disadvantaged people.
Nestled among the peaks of the Himalayas, Nepal's stunning beauty and unique culture has made it a must-see destination for travelers and trekkers for years. For those looking to get off the tourist trail and see a different view of life in Nepal, Friends for Asia offers a choice of Nepal volunteer opportunities that enrich the lives of volunteers and locals alike.
Friends for Asia's Nepal volunteers find themselves in all kinds of unique situations and settings. Working with disadvantaged women on the streets of Kathmandu, taking care of kids a Buddhist temple or helping to build schools in the Nepal countryside are just some of the options available. All volunteers stay with Nepali host families and experience the culture, traditions and food of Nepal first-hand.
Volunteering in Nepal is a meaningful, cross-cultural experience where volunteers really make a difference. Nepal is just emerging from decades of political strife and there is a palpable sense that there is now a real opportunity to build a better future for the country. Our volunteers help make this a reality by enriching the lives of thousands of adults and children each year.
Friends for Asia's representatives look after our volunteers for the duration of the project. Volunteers are picked up on arrival at the airport, taken to their project location, and provided with a proper orientation and training for their assignment.
Of course, Friends for Asia realizes that our volunteers will want to get out and explore this amazing country. Volunteers have plenty of time off to do their own thing and see the sights.
Volunteering in Nepal is an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life with many of our volunteers coming back again and again.
The minimum age requirement for volunteers in the School and Community Maintenance Project is 18. Volunteers need to have a working knowledge of tools, building and good with their hands. Of course skills like carpentry or masonry will be a great help, but this is an easygoing project and many of our volunteers just learn on the job. There is something here for all skill levels.
An individual who loves to travel, wants to learn more about Nepal and assist Asia in it's development.
18 and up
Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.
The mission of Friends For Asia is twofold. We offer an opportunity for people to contribute, in a meaningful way, to the improvement of standards of living by building capacity in our host agencies and we provide committed volunteers to work on projects developed with host agencies that benefit the people of Thailand.