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Nepal Govt. Regd. No. 1224/064, SWC Affiliation No. 22612
Sambhav Nepal Volunteer Program is primarily designed to bring forth coordinated efforts of all the experts and individuals in different areas under one platform and thereon work towards achieving its common goal and mission. It provides a unique opportunity for volunteers to live and work in Nepal. Upon selected for volunteering, an individual gets a chance to make a contribution for the sustainable development of Nepal especially in Gorkha district (Arupokhari, Aruchanaute and Ratmate villages).
Sambhav Nepal runs various volunteering trips in collaboration with Ace the Himalaya and Ace Holidays. The two travel companies are our main supporters. They help us design volunteering trips, promote them and take care of the logistic arrangements.
Volunteers are placed in schools, health posts, local villages and other projects implementing their interests and abilities in the areas of Gorkha district. The Volunteer Program provides following options for volunteers:
In our immediate relief aid trips to Gorkha in 2015, we assessed the damages and realized that we should be focusing on long-term assistance. Thus, we started two volunteering trips with the focus to rebuild the damaged/destroyed houses.
In this volunteering, the volunteers won’t be engaging on works that require technical expertise. The activities they will do are simple: carrying housing equipment like stones, sand, cement, tin, iron rods etc, mixing sand and cement, painting the walls of the houses and so on. For activities needing technical skills, we will hire building professionals. But if the volunteers have skills, then they can help us in the work and make things easier.
When the volunteers purchase any of these two trips, they automatically donate USD 300 from the trip price.
Volunteers will teach for three to five hours per day. Schools are open six days a week, Saturday being the day off. You will need a good command of written and spoken English, plenty of enthusiasm and a lot of patience. You don’t need previous experience but you will need to be creative to make learning English fun for the children, past volunteers have taught using word association games, drawing pictures of animals/people, singing (eg. “head shoulders, knees & toes!”). Minimum time commitment: 2 weeks.
We are also seeking fluent English-speaking volunteers as the villages lack enough qualified English teachers. If you are interested in volunteering as an English Teacher at higher levels (grade 7 – 10), please contact us with your credentials. We prefer individuals who hold a minimum of a college-level degree. If your first language is not English, you can still be considered for the position provided you have experience teaching or tutoring English. Minimum time commitment for the position of an English teacher: 6 months.
Arupokhari School Volunteer Program – 15 Days
Our Gorkha Health Volunteer Program also mobilizes medical personnel and health experts to the rural area where the government is unable to provide a formal health institution. With health infrastructure alack, many people in rural villages are required to travel impossible distances just to receive basic medical attention. Further, superstition and orthorox methods of treatment is also rampant. Witch doctors and shamans are revered as all-cures because there is no access to modern medicine.
In the Health Volunteering Program, the main activities include administering drugs, conducting general check-ups, diagnosing the patients and spreading awareness in community. An invidiual volunteer’s responsibilities, of course, depends on his/her medical background, including training received and experience. Our work is particularly pertinent to hygeine, nutrition and immunizations focusing mainly on women and children. By living and working with rural communities, the health program volunteers also increase the exposure of rural Nepali people to modern medicine. Sambhav Nepal welcomes all interested and experienced medical and health personnel, students including students, professionals, organizations, associations and other groups to volunteer their services in our Health Volunteer Program.
Gorkha Healthpost Volunteer Program – 15 Days