Look after children in a Nepalese orphanage for 6 - 12 weeks
Live with a local family or in a volunteer house and work alongside local people
Make a genuine and worthwhile difference and boost your CV
Offer emotional and educational support to orphaned children in Nepal
How you can help
Play with children and give them the attention that they crave
Feed and clothe younger children
Assist those struggling at school and help with homework
Help with cooking and tidying up
Get involved with awareness and skills development initiatives
Why your help is needed
In Nepal there are many homeless, parentless, disabled and street children and whilst there are orphanages and rehabilitation centres, they are few and far between and in most cases they are under resourced.
Volunteers on this project can make a real difference to the lives of young children who have had a difficult start to life. They will engage with the children through play, help them with basic education, homework and offer a helping hand to get them through the day.
There is also a need for experienced care workers and medical staff to assist those children who are receiving medication and suffer mental or physical disabilities.
Responsibilities are varied, ranging from feeding and clothing children to playing games and keeping the orphanage tidy, taking lessons and helping with basic education. Volunteers should be willing to get involved wherever help is needed.
How long can I go for? 6 – 12 weeks, with a two day arrival orientation
Working hours: 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
Eligibility: British/Irish, 18+
Experience of working with children would be an advantage.