FAQ

Q: Why do I have to pay a registration fee?
A: The registration fee go towards the running of the organization (office space, staff, computers, email/internet and stationery).
We are currently sponsoring children in government schools. Part of the fee goes towards these children's education and clothes.

Q: What kind of volunteers is VFN/ Nepal looking for?
A: VFN/ Nepal has worked with universities, colleges, organizations, clubs, youth groups and individuals. You do not need any specialized training to work with us. We will provide you with appropriate training for your program, although, experience in teaching, health work or environmental project can be advantageous.

Q: When should I arrive in Nepal?
A: We are very flexible and as such you can arrive at a date which is best suited for you. You are welcome to arrive a few days earlier than the start of your program. Our representative will meet you at the airport holding a sign with your name. He will take you to the guest house. We can arrange your accommodation if you arrive a couple of days earlier. In some cases, the dates of your program can be adapted if you contact us.


Q: Do I meet someone of the VFN/ Nepal staff at the airport?
A: Yes, one of our representatives will meet you at the airport to pick you up holding a sign with your name.

Q: Where will I be placed?
A: After we receive your confirmation of the program we will arrange a suitable placement for you.


Q: What kinds of things do I need to bring with me?
-Sleeping bag
-Flip-flops
-Fleece jacket (during winter months)
-Sunscreen
-Mosquito net and repellent
-Water purification tablets or water filter
-Photos of your family/ friends
-Music
-Colored pencils, pens, drawing books, grammar books, charity donation t-shirts
-Flashlight
-Army knife
-First aid kit

Q: Is there an age limit in the VFN/Nepal programs?
A: No.


Q: Do I need any travel medical insurance?
A: Yes, we highly recommend that you have travel and medical insurance.


Q: What is the weather like in the placement areas?
A: Nepal's climate is seasonally changeable and different in different regions. Geographically, Nepal is divided into three parts. The mountain region of Nepal is very cold in winter while the mid-hill region (Kathmandu and Pokhara) and mid-terai region (Chitwan) have different climates in different seasons. The weather is cold from December to March, but humid and quite hot in the summer. The spring and fall are cool and pleasant. Please bring your winter clothes if you are coming in November, December, January, February and summer clothes for the rest of the months. We advise female volunteers not to wear short skirts in villages and male volunteers not to wear shorts. It is traditional for Nepali people to dress modestly and for girls to cover most of their body.`

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