Himalayan Foundation Nepal

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Kathmandu, Nepal
Minimum Stay:
1 week to 3 month


Volunteer work in nepal

"To help orphanage care center "

This is the Deal

Volunteer in Nepal and support a child

Welcome to the Himalayan Foundation Nepal (HFN). HFN is an officially registered non-government organization (Govt. Regd. No. 935) associated with the Social Welfare Council of Nepal (SWC Regd. No. 24693). In 2007 our organization began with The Living Orphanage child which started by offering food, support and shelter to 4 high-risk orphaned children in desperate circumstances, each child with a unique and tragic story. Today the orphanage in Kathmandu has grown to provide care, shelter, support and education for over 15 Orphanage children.
We believe that all orphaned children in Nepal deserve a loving home with hope for the future. HFN has expanded its efforts to sponsoring the education of underprivileged children within the community and to offering a variety of volunteer programs that provide essential support to these communities. HFN gives volunteers the opportunity to become involved in social work that raises educational awareness, enhances the lives of villagers and improves educational development. We work in partnership with 6 other orphanages throughout Nepal where volunteers have the opportunityto change lives.
Volunteering with HFN will help the lives of these orphaned children and will have a lasting impact on the local community. HFN has various programs that give volunteers the opportunity to work with children in the orphanage, street children, womens empowerment programs, community health (HIV/Aids awareness), , paid teaching jobs, Christian Volunteering Program, Free volunteer program and English teaching directly in the Kathmandu Valley or in rural villages throughout Nepal. HFN also offers ministry opportunities, Church planting, youth missions work, and vocational bible school programs. Let's work together to help make a lasting difference in the lives of those who need it most!


Pickup from the airport, transport to your placement.
Food during placement with a host family / hostel- Nepali standard 2 to 3 meals a day.
Provisions for the children at our orphanage.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information.
24 hrs Assistance and support from HFN Staff.
NGO government tax.
Free wireless internet at our office and Orphanage Home in Kathmandu

What Else

Volunteer work with Orphanage children in Nepal
Volunteer work in Orphanage Nepal (1 Week to 5 Months)
Volunteer work in Orphanage Nepal

The Himalayan Foundation Nepal is focused on providing shelter, food, and education for orphans in Nepal, a third world country that is currently in political decline and lacks many essential sources, such as proper healthcare, social support organizations and emergency shelter. By providing these orphanage children with a safe and enriched environment the HFN hopes to make a change to the childrens lives and point them in the right direction in hope to create a successful future for themselves and Nepal. We hope to give happiness and fulfillment to those who would otherwise be forced to live in very difficult circumstances.
While volunteering in the program at HFN, there are many areas where volunteers can contribute using their education and skills to provide a life-changing experience for our orphanage children. Short term volunteers will usually work with The Living Orphanage in Kathmandu, and those who volunteer for longer periods have the opportunity to visit, live and work in HFN's affiliated orphanages across Nepal.
Your volunteer work will be to help these children build life skills by assisting with homework, teaching English and Health education, helping with arts and crafts, and taking part in daily activities. Your particular skill set will determine how you will spend your time at the orphanage, as each volunteer is unique. By becoming involved in the lives of these orphans, you will be taking on a mentor role, similar to that of an older brother or sister, and show them compassion in a way that will have a huge impact on their lives.

This is a great opportunity for anyone seeking a special experience that differs from the tourist activities of the Kathmandu Valley. The children are in need of attention, love and affection. We hope their charming personalities and quirks will affect your life as much as your help will affect theirs.
Role of Volunteer

Depending on your interests and experience, you can get involved in any of the following areas:

Teaching English (3-4 hour a day), helping the children with their homework and monitoring their academic progress.
Assisting the children with their daily routine before and after school (i.e. brushing teeth, getting dressed).
Accompanying the children to school and picking them up.
Organizing games, arts and crafts and singing and dancing activities and any other creative educational extracurricular activities.
Taking kids on educational tours around Kathmandu.
Assistance in cooking, distribution, and in the kitchen and garden.
Help with administration.
Volunteers are encouraged to use their area of expertise to contribute to enhancing the quality of life for the orphans.

Program Requirements

Volunteers must be:
Willing to work with children.
At least 16 years or older at the start of the program.
Have an open mind and flexible attitude towards working in new and different environments.
Prepared to do some manual work in their placement.

What do we provide?
Airport Pickup/ Transportation:

Volunteers are picked up from the Nepal International Airport in Kathmandu by an appropriate representative.
Volunteers who will already be in Kathmandu will be met by a staff member at a pre-arranged location.

Orientation Week in Kathmandu and Language:
All volunteers are provided with an orientation covering topics such as safety and security, transportation, Nepali language, Nepali local culture, as well as a 2 day guided city tour around Kathmandu Valley.
Accommodation will be provided while undertaking the program. Accommodation options include staying in our own orphanage home, with a host family, in a project hostel or a home base, which offers an authentic Nepali family environment. Volunteers are provided with their own room and bathroom which is usually shared with other volunteers, however a private room can be provided by prior arrangement. Staying with a host family will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to experience the Nepali lifestyle and live with a warm and welcoming family. You will get the chance to learn how to cook traditional Nepali-styled food. While volunteering, our staff will visit you every two weeks. During the visit, we will check on your progress and make sure youre satisfied and happy.
Volunteers are typically provided with two meals a day and a mid-day snack sourced from local ingredients. Meals served include rice, curry and vegetables (a traditional Nepali dish known as (Dahl-Bhat, Tarkali and Achar).
Project Location:
The project placements are located across Nepal and you will be placed according to your interests and chosen program. Locations include Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhora, Hetauda Nawalparasi, Regardless of where you are placed, you will be staying in the orphanage, or we can arrange a host family on prior indication which will be within walking distance to the orphanage.
It is essential that volunteers are able to speak fluent English, Nepali and Hindi.
In-country support:
24 hour support is provided by our staff members. Once you arrive in the country you will be provided with the contact details of our local coordinator who you will be able to contact at anytime during your stay.

Pre-departure information:
After we receive full and final payment, all participants are provided with a pre-departure information booklet by e-mail which will contain all the vital information about your program such as details of the country, project location, Visa requirements, Immunization requirements, details of accommodation, contact information and a suggestion of things to pack.
Program Fees Expenses:
HFN strives to keep costs low while providing you with a professional service to fully prepare you for volunteering in Nepal . Compare our prices and services to other organizations .
One week US$ 150
Two weeks US$ 225
Three weeks US$ 300
Four weeks (a month) US$ 350
For each additional month US$ 325

What you are paying for?

The program fee is used to provide a professional and welcoming volunteer program as well as providing some financial support for the orphanage and the HFN sponsor program for underprivileged children in the community.

The following are included in the cost:

Pickup from the airport, transport to your placement.
Food during placement with a host family / hostel- Nepali standard 2 to 3 meals a day.
Provisions for the children at our orphanage.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information.
24 hrs Assistance and support from HFN Staff.
NGO government tax.
Free wireless internet at our office and Orphanage Home in Kathmandu

What is not included?
The following costs are NOT included in the above fee and will need to be covered by the volunteer:

Airfare / travel to Nepal.
Visa and Visa extension fee (Visa (tourist) fee in US$25: for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days US$100 for 90 days. Additional time- US $2 fee per extra day, maximum 150 stay per year).
Airport taxes (arrival and departure tax- this usually costs around US $26).
Local transportation.
Any personal expenses.
Any other donations.

+ Smokers allowed

+ Internet Access

+ Have animals/pets