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CONTACT INFO
Himalayan Foundation Nepal
P.O. Box: 8975 EPC 4030,
Dhapasi, Kathmandu
Skype: david.prasain
Email: info@hfn.org.np
Email: himalayanfn@gmail.com
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VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS >>>
1. Community Health Program (1 Week to 2 Month)

HFN aims to mobilize volunteers with health backgrounds in rural communities where people do not have access to health facilities because the government is not able to provide adequate health services. Further, the rural populations of Nepal are often unwilling to go to the hospital or seek contemporary health services because of their religious and cultural beliefs. Many people die without getting the benefit of modern medication. HFN is playing an active role in linking these rural populations with those around the world and within the country who have experience and training in the health field. We welcome all the interested medical students, individuals, professionals, organizations, associations and other experienced groups to join the health program.


A.1. General Medical Checkup Camps:

HFN is organizing medical camps in the rural areas of Nepal in coordination with a local medical college, private and government hospitals and other organization those who are working in the medical field. Medical volunteers will be mobilized to work in health camps for general check-ups and for distributing medicine and consulting as per the patient's requirements. Non-medical volunteers will assist health workers and will help with administration work such as registration following patients and consulting them regarding good health care practices and awareness.


A.2. Long-Term Placement

Medical volunteers will be placed at health posts, hospitals, and other health institutions, either being run by the government or a local community, in both rural and urban settings. Volunteers will work with doctors, health assistants, nurses. They will work daily, 3 to 5 hours, 5 days a week.

Program Requirements
Volunteers must be:

  • 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 we provide?
Airport Pickup/ Transportation:

  • Volunteers are picked up from the Nepal International Airport in Kathmandu by the manager or a representative of our organization
  • Those volunteers who will already be in Kathmandu will be met by a staff member at a decided meeting point

Orientation Week in Kathmandu and Language:
All volunteers are provided with an orientation by our manager covering topics such as Safety and Security, Transportation, Nepali Language, Nepali Local Culture 2 day guided  city tour around Kathmandu Valley too. All the activities which will be done during the period of stay.
Lodging:
Accommodation is provided at our own orphanage home which provides an authentic local Nepali family environment. Volunteers are provided with their own room and bathroom which is usually shared with other volunteers though a private room can be provided by previous arrangement. Staying with a host family will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to experience Nepali lifestyle and live with a warm and welcoming family. You can even learn to cook Nepali food. While volunteering, our staffs will visit you every two weeks. During the visit, we will check on your progress and make sure you’re satisfied and happy.
Food:
Volunteers are provided with two meals a day and a mid-day snack sourced from local ingredients. Meals are served at the orphanage home and include rice, curry and vegetables (a traditional Nepali dish known as (Dal,Bhat, Tarkali and Achar).

Project Location:

The project placements are located in all over Nepal according to your interest and chosen program. Mainly Kathmandu,  Chitwan, Pokhara and Nawlprasi . Most of the volunteer placements are located within 2-4 km. from their accommodation and volunteers use local transportation such as mini bus or taxis for their commuting.

Languages: English

In-country support:
24 hours 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$ 350
Two weeks US$ 425
Three weeks US$ 500
Four weeks (a month) US$ 575
For each additional month US$ 500

What you are paying for?
The program fee is used to provide both a professional and welcoming volunteer service program and helps fund work at the orphanage and the HFN sponsor program for underprivileged children in the community.
Services included in program fee

  • Pickup from the airport, transport to your placement.
  • Accommodation.
  • Food during placement with a host family / hostel- Nepali standard 2 to 3 meals a day.  
  • Orientation.
  • 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?
Apart from the fees, other costs that are to be met by the volunteers are:

  • Airfare / travel to Nepal
  • Visa and Visa extension fee (Visa (tourist) fee in US$: for 15 days, US$25 for 30 days US$40 for 90 days US$100 Per additional day:- US$2 fine maximum 90 day per year)
  • Airport taxes (arrival and departure tax)
  • Local Transportation
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any other Donation

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