You will work as part of a team in a community centre, home or school for 1 – 2 weeks. You can directly assist our host communities; as you will be working along with the local people and community members. You become part of a service-based grassroots movement and a growing community of active global citizens. You will help to improve their lives and build a sustainable future. The satisfaction and pride that comes from helping others can be life changing.
Can I be a volunteer?
YOU can! Anyone with the heart to help, adventurous spirit and a caring soul. No special skills or training is required. If you have physical limitations, you can work according to your ability.
ASF is very grateful for your generosity towards our good cause. Your generous donation will directly benefit our programs. The donations will allow ASF to improve many underprivileged out of the poverty line. ASF would like to acknowledge your thoughtfulness and kind-heartedness as your donations will truly make a difference in the lives of so many underprivileged who lives in the poverty line in Nepal.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
1. Direct bank transfer (bank number)
2. Physical goods (what do you need?
3. Volunteering programs (see volunteer programs)
Alpine Social Foundation is a registered charity. For further information or any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to contact us. (Donation to a bank account Via Credit Card / PayPal / Bank transfer)
2 Weeks Volunteering Program
This is an example of 2 weeks program:
- Day 1 – 3 : Arrival in Kathmandu, airport pickup and transfer to your accommodation. Relax and explore Kathmandu. Training and orientation in Kathmandu with sightseeing in the afternoon.
- Day 4 – 13 : Transport to your project location. Your volunteer work starts at your project.
- Day 14: End of the program. Return to Kathmandu for your onward journey or tour trekking programs on your choice.
We normally place our volunteers in local host-families. It provides these families with a regular income – we always pay above the market rate – and this enables them to afford additional benefits, such as extended education for their children or better access to healthcare. It also develops cultural understanding – on both sides – but perhaps most importantly for our younger volunteers: perhaps the experiences they have today will help to shape their attitudes when they become the opinion-formers of tomorrow.
The people who host interns are of all kinds. Couples with or without children, joint families, single parents, single people etc. Host families provide accommodation, food, emotional and moral support, and guidance for the exchanges (interns). A routine day in a host family is the behind-the-screen-look into the culture of the hosting country and gives a large insight into the customs of a family; an experience like no other can give to one who wants to learn about another culture.
Not only learning but also understanding why the culture is like the way it is. Host families help the exchanges (interns) to interact with the local community, which increases their chances of making friends and contacts. Members of the host family play an important role in guiding the exchanges (interns) in their everyday life during the exchange term, as they will be the first ones to whom the exchanges would ask questions. Host families expect the exchanges (interns) to follow the house rules, duties and live exactly like any other member of the home or household. Also it is expected that exchanges (interns) be treated in the same way as any other member of the family.
A Nepali host family requires that the volunteer who live in their home should be willing to become part of his/her host family with the same rights, that he/she should be prepared to help with the daily household chores (clean his/her room, help to prepare meals or to clean the dishes, etc.)
What we look for in YOU!
Volunteers should exhibit cross cultural sensitivity and a creativity and willingness to work with diverse communities.