VSSN provides following services to our volunteers:
Volunteer Service & Support Nepal is committed to provide enough services and support to the volunteers to make volunteers stay/work smooth and satisfactory though we have limited facilities in the country. VSSN provides volunteers orientation and training as an introduction to volunteering in Nepal. We support a number of projects in the community, and with the help of program fee paid by volunteers we are trying to make a difference. VSSN programs are trying to ensure that your stay in the placement is a positive experience for all - people, place and the environment. Please see below more about our trainings and services.
All trainings and orientation is focused on preparing volunteers for understanding about cultural differences, increasing the ability of adaptation of the daily life and society to function and contribute towards development process.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD
During the orientation and training, volunteers will stay in a hotel or host family near in Kathmandu which is about 5km north west from the Airport. Accommodation is included in the program fee but for few days volunteers will cover their own food if they stay in hotel. Each volunteer will be provided single room with attached bath room. Hotel/host family has hot shower facilities.
At the placement each volunteer lives with a local family as a member of the family and receives a separate room with basic furniture. VSSN finds best host families to make volunteer's stay smooth. The families have received orientation on western habits. Families provide two main meals a day, the day time meal will be a light snacks, for drinking - boiled water will be available. The typical Nepalese meal is 'daal, bhaat, tarkaari' (lentil soup, rice and vegetables) also other food like noodles, 'roti' (flat round bread) and different kinds of seasonal fruits and vegetables are eaten. You will be eating the same food as the family eats everyday. Electricity is available and phone/ internet service will be accessed close by the village. Every Saturdays you will have a day off, as all Nepali do.