Upon your arrival, you will be picked up at the airport in Kathmandu and placed in volunteer hostel. In Community service volunteer foundation office we introduce you with staff member, code of conduct about CSVFN Nepal and briefing about volunteer project and placement. In the program, you’ll hear about health and safety issues in Nepal, the history, culture and customs of Nepal. You will have your orientation appropriate to length of volunteering and necessities. During this time, you will participate in a 3-day volunteer orientation designed to ensure a smooth transition into Nepali culture life and a productive contribution to the local community. The orientation will provide you with extensive information about your new work situation, as well as tips on handling intercultural issues. After completion your orientation you will be taken to your placement.
1. Kathmandu phase
2. Village stays in the surrounding villages.
First Phase of training at Kathmandu:
We will pick you up at the airport and take you to a volunteer hostel, where you can meet with other volunteers and share their experiences. During these 3 to 4 days you will be participating in the following activities:
1. Nepali cultural orientation, dos and dos not in Nepal
2. 2 hrs basic Nepali language per day / Teaching English as foreign Language ( if necessary)
3. Personal safety/health /Environmental/communication system
4. Sightseeing/ travel and tours information
5, Introduction to the volunteer program and project
6, Introduction to the volunteer responsibilities
7, Cultural information and social issues
8, Discussion of placement
9, Typical Nepali dinners
10, Shopping opportunities
The ratio is one trainee to 4 participants in each class, depending on the need and situation. If needed, we can also create individual classes for participants who are on their own.
Second phase training at surrounding villages
After few days in Kathmandu you will be taken one of our placement villages beyond Kathmandu on the outskirts of the valley. There you will spend between 1-2 nights living with a traditional Nepali family. You will get a chance to hike, visit the local school, help the family in their daily tasks, and eat traditional Nepali food. You will also become accustomed to living in basic conditions a skill you will need to have developed for your placement.
Accommodation and Food
You will receive your breakfast and lunch. Depending on availability, during training you will either have a single room or you may share a room with a same-sex volunteer with hot water shower and western style toilets. Your meals will be Nepali style Dal Bhaat, with the volunteer host family. Upon completion of this training, volunteers may have one day in Kathmandu before they are taken to their placement villages. You may wish to take a break for sightseeing, shopping, or relaxation at this time. If you wish to have a break between your training and placement, please let info know as soon as possible.
Optional recreational activities
For a small extra cost, participants will have the opportunity to join in a range of exciting recreational activities during their stay. We can help to organize trekking, rafting and safari as per your interest in weekend but cost does not include in our program fees.
Home stay Arrangements
CSVFN arranges home stay with traditional and semi-traditional Nepalese families. Staying with a Nepalese family provides an excellent opportunity to use ones new language skills and to learn more about Nepalese culture within a home stay situation. Learning by doing provides the best reinforcement of language and cross-cultural skills acquired in a classroom situation.
Living with a Nepalese family is a great experience.
Our host families are friendly local people who are interested in overseas participants and are fun to be with. Regardless of the type of host family with which you stay, there is one thing they all have in common; a great willingness and desire to host individuals from other countries and to share their culture. Within the home stay family, you will not be a guest or a visitor but will become a new member of the family. Living with a Nepalese family will provide the opportunity to experience personal growth and will open communication channels among people from different countries and cultures. if you need more information about volunteer orientation training and you have any confusion about volunteer training fell free to contact us.