Nepal

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I completed a health care volunteer program at Shadid Memorial Hospital in Nepal for two weeks. Despite being unwell for a few days during this time, I learnt more than I thought I ever would. The staff at the hospital were very supportive, answered any questions I had, explained procedures and the care they were giving and also let me be involved in all aspects of a patients care. The staff at the hospital should be applauded for the amazing work they do each and every day.This experience allowed me to gain an understanding of how I can improve m own practice as a student nurse and how appreciative the Nepalese people are of any nice gesture you give them. The hostel itself was nice to stay in as it was clean, warm, had more than enough food and support was always on hand if needed. Nepal is a beautiful country and it is amazing to see the Nepalese so happy when some have so little. Overall, I had a great experience on my two weeks here and wish I stayed for longer.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Dec 8, 2017
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
9

We Volunteer Nepal

I spent two months with we volunteer nepal and I would definetly recommend it to everyone who is thinking about a volunteer programm in Nepal.

The communication before I arrived was smooth. Bhagawan (he is the one responsible for the communication with the volunteers) answered all of my queries fast and copious. This made me feel very comfortable even before i arrived.

He then picked me up from the airport and I spend the first days with him and his very sweet wife Manju. They made me feel like at home! They provided super delicious food, went on activities with me and gave me some nepalese language and culture lessons.

Once arrived at the monastery where I should live for the further two months Bhagawan never hesitated to contact me questioning if everything is ok. He and his wife even visited me once in a while (consider: the monastery is about 2 hours drive away from his home) to make sure that everything is really ok.

After my two months were over, I started a trekking trip with my brother through the himalayas. Bhagawan gave us loads of information and even helped us with the transportation. He was even ok to leave our luggages with him during this time as we didn't needed them.

All in all, I would really recommend we volunteer nepal. Bhagawan and his wife are two very kind hearted people which will make your volunteering experience a very unique one!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Dec 4, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

RCDP Nepal

i was volunteering 3 months in Rampur chitwan on a farm.
I digged and mulched the fields. Seeded plants and saw them growing. the work was sometimes hard but I enjoyed very much and I'm really glad that i could live with a host family togerher. it was nice to see how is the actually life in nepal. We shard food, experiences and celebrated many festivals together also one marriage. i will really miss them and the wonderful peaceful time on the farm.

I can only recommend it!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Dec 3, 2017
Overall:
7
Support:
7
Value:
6

RCDP Nepal

Had a really good time in Nepal!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Oct 28, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Projects Abroad

Nepal was my first time out of the country, but it was an experience I will never forget. I knew that if I ever needed anything in Nepal, I had 20 different people I could call for help. The Projects Abroad staff was so awesome and helpful. They made sure to place us with a caring and kind family, and with supervisors who wanted to teach us. My time in Nepal is something I value very much, but the knowledge and background that I now have for physiotherapy and foreign countries is so much more.

My favorite part of Nepal was my host family. I stayed with 3 other volunteers and now have 3 new best friends from around the world. My host mom was the absolute sweetest human being I had ever met. She was constantly making sure that we were all comfortable and happy. Her three sons were always there to help and even pick us up from town if we needed a ride. My roommate could not figure out how to get home from her placement, and kept getting lost. My host family was always ready to pick her up when she was lost and even walked to and from work with her for a week. My host mom had a knack for making maps to help us to get work and to town and I will never forget them. The food was impeccable and we experienced true Nepali culture. My host mom will always hold a special place in my heart.

Outside of work and home, I got to get really close with the other volunteers. Going to a foreign country for 5 weeks could be a taxing challenge, but having 30 other people to do it with made it so much easier. Every Friday, the staff at projects abroad organized a group activity. We learned about Nepal culture and food, while getting to see all the volunteers. This allowed us to get to know each other and have friends to hang out with on the weekends. Besides our Friday night activity, the staff also organized outreaches weekly. This meant that typically once a week, we went out to the community and participated in something related to our placement. In physiotherapy, we typically went with the medical volunteers to talk to schools and kids about hygiene, health and activity. Other times, a doctor or physiotherapist would come in and teach us something new. I valued this experience because it was constantly challenging me in my field. Along with the challenge, I got to exchange information and knowledge with people who valued the same stuff as me. The Projects Abroad staff always made sure that our outreaches pertained to our field and were important for the community or us. Overall, my experience in Nepal is something that I will never forget.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Oct 26, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

Projects Abroad

I traveled to Nepal for three months to work on the disaster relief/building project. The support I received in the months leading up to my departure from Projects Abroad was amazing. I had my flights and insurance organised by their team and the staff were always happy to answer my many questions about visas, money, Nepali culture and the project itself. Upon arrival I was welcomed into my host house with 13 guests, I quickly learnt that the volunteer community that Projects Abroad created would be, after the Projects Abroad staff, your lifeline. From teaching you the ins and outs of the way of life and the language, to becoming your tour guide for the cities attractions, there would always be someone who had been in the city long enough to make you feel like you were travelling with a local.

Work was very varied with demolition, bricklaying, concrete mixing, sanding and painting. It was busy and hard work at times but every volunteer could work to their own capabilities. The onsite Nepali engineers and masons guided us through every step while our Projects Abroad building coordinator was always there to ensure the smooth running of the project as well as the overall well-being of the volunteers.

For the duration of my stay I was looked after by incredible host parents, Ram and Mina and their two year old daughter Eva. After work we would often spend hours with Eva teaching her how to kick a soccer ball or chatting to our host dad Ram who had very good English, about his life and Nepali culture. The food provided for us was always plentiful and delicious, with the local masala tea served twice daily quickly becoming an addiction for many volunteers. Volunteer life was always busy, you were never short of places to see and people to meet with weekly activities hosted in the centre of Kathmandu by Projects Abroad. We practiced yoga and momo (a dumpling) making and learnt traditional Nepali dancing. Projects Abroad made sure that you were wholly immersed in the culture whilst having the experience of a lifetime, could not recommend it more highly.

Program:
Location: Nepal
Posted: Oct 21, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

Before I left for my travels earlier this year I completed the necessary training to receive my EMT certificate in the states. After some searching online, I found this opportunity and thought it would be a great way to combine my travels with my newly learned skills.
The pre medical program was a fantastic way to experience a different hospital environment in a place with limited resources. I had the opportunity to observe the ER general OPP multiple endoscopies, the path lab and 4 surgeries during my 3 weeks.
The bedrooms and common space provided were both very nice in areas to stay for 3 weeks. Enough space was provided even with 7 volunteers, the volunteer house is very big and safe.
And I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed everything about Nepal. Its challenges, its food, its people made it an amazing experience and I want to return very soon.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Oct 20, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Institute for Field Research Expeditions - IFRE

I've been to Nepal for 4 weeks working in Shahid Memorial Hospital.
The experience was very formative. I was unlucky because I've been there during the longest local festival so in the hospital there were less patients than usual, but still I found something to do. This experience gave me the opportunity to assist some operations I would never be able to assist in my counttry untill the last years of my studies.
I have learnt that if you want to do something it 's just up to you: be openmind, kind and available to do every kind of things and you'll be sutisfied.
I've also learnt that sometimes just talking with local people can give you and teach you more than actually doing.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Oct 6, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Original Volunteers

A massive thank you to Original Volunteers and my coordinator, Asim, for an amazing stay in Nepal. This was my first time volunteering and it was an experience I will never forget. I spent almost two weeks at the children's happy home in Pokhara, Nepal not only volunteering but also learning about traditional Nepalese culture. The children were all boys aged between 5 and 16 years and their happiness, friendliness, and warmth on a day to day basis made my stay with them so enjoyable and I miss them dearly. Daily activities included helping the boys with their homework before and after school, helping around the house, and playing with them. As the boys went to school myself and the other volunteers had free time to explore the scenic and picturesque mountain town. As a citizen in a modern and advanced western world it struck me by how hard life is in the village for the poorer community yet for these young boys it is just a normal way of living. I will definitely keep in touch with Asim and I wish to return in the future to help with the developing projects.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Oct 1, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
7
Value:
10

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

This volunteer program was an amazing experience, I went to Nepal Kathmandu to the medical program. I worked in the hospital for 4 weeks. I did so much and learned much more. I did helped the community doing daily “Health Camps”. We checked blood pressures and blood sugars for early hypertension and diabetes detection. We typically saw 60-80 people in the 2 hours we did the camp. Then it was back to the hospital, where I mostly helped in the emergency department. I helped starting IV drips, medication administration, ECGs (with an old, but very cool ECG machine), vital signs and wound care. I also started following the outpatient department (OPD) physician. He taught me a lot! I saw a patient come into the ward with abdominal pain, assessed with appendicitis), I cleaned his wound the following week. The entire process was interesting and educational. I saw at least 3 endoscopy procedures, one of which was a patient with gastric (stomach) and duodenal (small intestine) worms! Overall, the best advice I can give next volunteer is "you will get out of this experience what you put in". Don’t be afraid to ask questions and offer your help. To help immerse yourself with the hospital staff and especially if you’re staying for longer than 1 week, take the Nepali language immersion class. I was to say things in Nepali to staff members, patients and strangers alike. I think it helped them welcome me more into their culture and lives. I felt very safe at home, including my personal belongings. I felt safe at work too. I had my own locker. Incredibly supportive and welcoming people. My host dad took me to the clinic when I was sick (I went to a local food market..bad idea). My host mom always made sure I was fed. They were so nice and loving people.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Sep 30, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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