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Friendship United Nepal (FUN-Nepal)

Friendship United Nepal (FUN-Nepal) is a volunteer Organization registered in District Administration Office and Social Welfare Council in Nepal as a non-profit making and non government organization in 2008.

FUN-Nepal is established by group of dedicated Volunteers working in the field of societies and communities for uplifting living standard of Vulnerable and Marginalized people and also development of backward areas through mobilization of national and international volunteers.

We have distinct, amazing and knowledgeable programs regarding volunteering in Nepal such as Teaching English at school, community learning center, Sanitation Awareness, Climate change and the Environment Conversation, Health Service, Woman empowerment, Cultural Exchange, and Servicing orphanages and so on.

FUN-Nepal has been formed specifically for service oriented and cost effective to volunteers so, we offer very low cost to work as a volunteer per weeks or months. We would expect from you to connect as international volunteers for enhancing full dignity of human life by providing free social service to physically and geographically vulnerable communities and people in Nepal.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: May 29, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Humanity Foundation

Program:
Location: Thailand
Posted: May 28, 2016
Overall:
8
Support:
6
Value:
8

RCDP Nepal

Volunteering through the conservation program in Chitwan area was a very enriching experience. We stayed at a welcoming family and learnt a lot from their culture and way of life. Working at the plant nursery brought us some knowledge about eco-agriculture. We had the chance to go to Sauraha national park which is about 30 km away from Rampur area. We had no particular problem with food. Almost everything we needed was already paid or provided by the organization. Usually people are happy to help when you are in need (when they speak English). Landscapes are wonderful, especially at sunset. We spent the last 2 days in Katmandu. There are many things to explore in that city. I highly recommend to ask for famous monuments and districts.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: May 27, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

RCDP Nepal

I did my project for 3 weeks in the south of Nepal, in Chitwan. I was with a friend of mine and we were sharing a room in a family. The family was very welcoming and as we were with the manager of the project, the whole family was speaking English very well so communication was pretty easy. Concercing the work, we were working on a field for the conservation project and we were seeding trees and some vegetable to distribute to the local community. I found the project very fulfilling and I really felt like it was useful.
RCDP Nepal is one of the few organization which give all the money in Nepal and so we know our money will help the locals, not like many other company where money don't even leave the US.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: France
Posted: May 27, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

AFS

I am writing as a HOST MOM!
We're nearing the end of our year, and I am appalled at the way AFS treats its volunteers, students and host families.

For all of the money that you pay for a program like this, I am shocked at how little the organization actually provides in the way of support.

Over and over again I have watched AFS dump on its volunteers, while neglecting the concerns of the students, host families and birth families.

My host student was placed with me after leaving an ABUSIVE host family. AFS IGNORED the situation until it had escalated so badly that even the school and other concerned parents got involved. We all acted quickly, but AFS doesn't work on weekends, so it took an extra 2 weeks to get the student moved to my home.

AFS does very little to actively provide support for its students when there are problems. Its staff members say things like, "We're trying...", when I know firsthand that nothing has been done (since I work closely with the school). They are slow to respond to calls and emails.

I've been dealing with AFS since January, and I am making sure to let everyone know what they are getting into, if they do business with this organization.

The only reason I didn't give a 1-star for overall or value is that I am guessing that when everything goes right, this might be a good program for some people. But in the event there IS a problem of any kind, don't expect any help or support. You won't get any from anyone with afs.org in their email address. (You might from the overworked volunteers). The people who are paid are too busy selling and marketing the program to actually pay attention to the needs of the participants.

Program: Study Abroad
Location: USA
Posted: May 25, 2016
Overall:
4
Support:
1
Value:
4

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