5-8 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks
Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, American, European, Canadian and Australian Participants. This Program is also open to Families and Couples.
Cost in USD per week
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Program starts and ends in Kathmandu
Airport meet and greet in Kathmandu. Afternoon city tour and orientation
Accommodation: Local host family
Meals: Breakfast and dinner daily
Monday to Friday volunteering. 30-40 hours per week
Weekends free to sightseeing
Typical shift work hours are 8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer
Follow the rules, advice and policies set by the local Project Coordinator. You are required to fulfill a 40 hour work week. Sightseeing and side trips are strictly limited to weekends. Work schedule is pre-determined by ABV and You can not make changes to this schedule. Request for days off, or time away from the program are based on the sole discretion of ABV US and the Country Coordinator. Any disregard for the work schedule will result in the immediate termination of Your program placement.
Recognize they are representatives of ABV, and their home country and should act accordingly. Remember this is a chance to be an ambassador of your country.
Acknowledge that possession of illegal substances is a grave violation of ABV policy, and if discovered will result in the immediate cancellation of your program. Participants are cautioned that the possession of drugs is often dealt with severe punishment by host country law enforcement.
Travel with an open mind; be respectful to the culture and customs of the country you are volunteering in. This means practicing patience and understanding.
Understand the alcohol consumption is not permitted in the host family, at the project site or at the local ABV offices. Responsible consumption is expected, gross misbehavior will result in the termination of your program.
Be aware of the potential hazards of becoming involved in a sexual relationship with local people in the country which you are volunteering. (ie: HIV, STDs)
Treat all people with respect and dignity, especially the elders of the community.
Dress properly with regard to the local culture, as well as weather conditions. Realize what is socially acceptable in western countries, can be considered offensive in others.
Avoid all political demonstrations and activities. Remember you are guests in the host country and subject to local laws and punishment.
Acknowledge the program and accommodations provided are customized for you and not changeable in country without approval and consent of ABV and our Project Coordinator
Advise the host family and Project Coordinators of weekend travel plans.
- Letters of Reference
- Phone/Video Interview
- Online Application