Frequently Asked Questions:

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When is the appropriate time to come and volunteer in Nepal and who can apply?

Nepal is always good for volunteering; there is no certain time. The weather is good round the year. Interested volunteers can come any time in the year.

Where will we stay after we arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal?

Volunteers stay in VfC’s The Hub in Kathmandu after the arrival. The Hub is fully furnished with state of art infrastructure including comfortable rooms, TV, fast Wi-Fi, well equipped kitchen, 24 hour Hot water, security, sports facility, etc.

When will I get the response after applying?

The applicant will be corresponded within a week.

How will I pay the program fees?

Once you are selected, we will send you the volunteer Information Kit which includes all the information regarding training, sending program fees and other things which you will be needed. All information and skills required to accomplish your volunteer work will be provided through our training program. Details about it will be sent to you after final selection.

What kind of training will be provided to me in the training program?

All information and skills required to accomplish your volunteer work will be provided through our training program. Details about it will be sent to you after final selection.

Which language do I have to speak to volunteer or to teach?

Volunteers should have good knowledge of English for teaching program and they will have to use the same language while teaching.

How will our families contact us when we are in placement area?

Most of our placement areas are connected to telephone, mobile and Internet services, you can easily buy a SIM card in local store, which has international call facilities.

Where will I stay in the placement area (Host District)?

Volunteers will stay with the host families in the placement area, or in some cases,VfCitself will arrange accommodation where our volunteers can stay.

What sorts of Health Care Facilities are available?

Our all placement areas have got Hospitals, private clinics and medical stores where you can receive treatments and get almost all kinds of medicine.

Can I travel to Kathmandu and other tourist places on weekends or in public holidays?

As we are the strong believers of volunteerism, we advice volunteers to explore the locality they are volunteering in. You can travel to Kathmandu and to other places on holidays.You will have to pay for all the expenses that occur during the travel. We will be happy to assist you. But you have to inform VfC one week prior to your travel.

What kind of vaccination should I take before coming to Nepal?

You should consider the following vaccinations, but please consult your doctor or clinic for the latest recommendations regarding vaccines and Nepal:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever
  • Rabies
  • Tuberculosis
  • Malaria tablets
What should I bring to Nepal for myself?

It will depend on the time when you will apply. We will send you the details in information kit after final selection.

What will be the lump sum daily expenses in Kathmandu and in host district?

Lump sum expenses in Kathmandu can be from $20 to $25 per day if you go out for drinks, party. In placement areas the daily expenses will be $10 to $15 per day depending upon your personal expenses. It is highly recommended to purchase one of the travel guides, such as the Lonely Planet for Nepal to help you estimate how much money you may need.

Why should I come to work with VfC Nepal?

Young professionals who have been working in development sector run VfC. They started their careers as volunteer and have expert knowledge on management and needs of volunteer. Unlike other development organizations, VfC Nepal serves directly works with local people for sustainable change in the community. It actively encourages people to volunteer within their communities, aiming to unite all sectors of society working together to set up and run locally needed and developed projects.