Volunteer Nepal – Child Care (Orphanage) Project
Friends for Asia’s Child Care (Orphanage) Project places volunteers where they can really make a difference. Through interaction and education our volunteers transform the lives of countless disadvantaged children every year. Enthusiasm and dedication are a must for this challenging role, but for the right person it is a truly profound experience.
We place our volunteers at a number of children’s homes and orphanages throughout the Kathmandu valley. You will live at the home full-time for the duration of the project, truly immersing them in the day-to-day life of a Nepal orphanage.
Volunteering in Nepal – A Day in the Life
The life of a child care volunteer is often a demanding one and it can be “go, go, go” from dusk to dawn. Responsibilities vary from home to home and often involve simply interacting and playing with the kids. Many homes will be empty during school hours, though there will often be sick children to care for. After school hours, the children will need to be fed and helped with their homework, followed by games, songs and other activities to keep them stimulated until bedtime.
Volunteer Tasks & Skills
The tasks at a children’s homes and orphanages tend to be many and varied. As well as interacting and playing with the children, volunteers help teach them about hygiene, help with medical visits and basic treatments, walking them to school, or mending clothes. The list goes on. In a nutshell, the volunteer’s role is to act as a big brother or sister by helping, advising and caring for the children in any way possible.
Volunteer Nepal – Making a Difference
Make no mistake, this is one of our toughest volunteer projects. It can be physically and emotionally draining. That said, it is also one of our most popular and past volunteers consistently rate it as one of the best experience of their lives.
The difference our Nepal volunteers make to the lives of these children almost defies description. Through interaction, education and care, volunteers enrich the lives of children who have had the toughest possible start in life. It is worth noting that not all children at these homes are orphans, many have been abandoned and others “have been given over to brokers” by their families. Everything that can be done to help these children now will reap huge rewards in years to come.
The minimum age requirement for this project is 18. No specific qualifications or experience are needed to participate, this is a role where qualities such as motivation, enthusiasm, patience and kindness come to the fore. Flexibility is also key, as you can never know what each new day will bring. After all, that’s what makes this project so special.
Participation in the Children’s Home Volunteer Project starts at $750 for two weeks. Each additional week is $80.
Volunteer Fee Includes
Airport pick up and drop off, accommodation during orientation and entire project time, 2 day orientation, 10 hours of basic Nepalese language lessons, all meals during project placement, 24/7 assistance support.
Volunteer Fee Does Not Include
Plane tickets, travel insurance, cost of transportation to and from work location and cost of criminal police background check required for this project.