Volunteers will teach environmental awareness at the local school and/or Environmental Post for 2 to 4 hours each day, Sunday to Friday. Environmental awareness projects will be defined by the individual volunteers based-upon their areas of expertise and the needs of the village community. Example projects include: creating “green” clubs, planting a flower garden, planting trees, garbage management, recycling programs, making a smokeless stove, building a toilet pit, etc. Volunteers may also provide assistance to youth clubs or women’s groups in the community sharing their ideas, skills and knowledge about environmental issues. After completing the Nepali language and cultural training, volunteers will be placed with a Nepali family in one of the program villages. The host family will live no more than a half hour from the school/Environmental Post VCD Nepal local co-ordinator will be helping to volunteers.
Requirements: No specific requirements are needed for this program and upon your arrival you will receive relevant training towards the projects you are interested in.
Program Dates: Are very flexible, the minimum time for the program is 2 weeks and the maximum length of stay is 5 months.
Suggestions: Volunteers can bring teaching materials for the villagers about environment awareness.
Accommodations: A simple room with a bed. We advise you to bring Sleeping bag and mosquito net with you or you can always buy here which is 2-3 times cheaper than back home.
Meals: Breakfast occurs at 6:30 am and consists of a cup of tea and biscuits. Lunch is served at 9:00 to 9:30 am and is usually dal/bhat (rice, lentils, and vegetables). Dinner is at 6:30 to 7:00pm and is once more Dal/Bhat. The food is very simple but also extremely tasty and filling.
Locations: Kathmandu, Dhulikhel, Godawari, Chitwan and Pokhara