Govt. Regd. No.: 1290 | Social Welfare Council Affilation. No. 39746

FEE

Program Fees

VCN is a nonprofit charitable volunteer organization based in Nepal founded in 2014.VCN was established as an initiative to develop the social network between volunteers and community groups with the objective of empowering the backward community. Our model is an adaptable approach to community building. We evaluate community resources, develop the vision, and take action to create meaningful changes that help to achieve the objective.

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 Cost Headings:
Amount in Euro 
 1  Transportation (Airport Pick Up +Dropped Off):
 20 Euro
 2  Hotel Cost(1st Day in Nepal):
 30 Euro
 3  Program Induction: 
 15 Euro
 4  Project Monitoring and Evaluation:
 15 Euro
 5  Food and Accommodation: 
 30 Euro/week
 6  Administrative Cost: 
 180 for first 4 weeks and then 15 euro weekly
 
(NOTE: There will be 20 Euro extra fee for the medical internship program.) 
 
The Mission of the VCN is to encourage and invite international volunteers to contribute to the community development activities in Nepal particularly in the areas of orphan children. Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational and community aid programs. To create and promote the healthy society which is economically and socially stable and has a restorable, sustainable environment for future generations. Our mission is to integrate the efforts of good-hearted people and organization to alleviate or eliminate the causes of poverty. We do this in communities through the implementation of ideas, funds, and volunteers.

We provide time, expert service and financial resources in order to satisfy our guest. The staff of VCN works hard to ensure that your mission with a well-organized and facilitated environment.

The major source of funding for this program is the fee that you pay. VCN is fully Nepal-based organization.  We are not an agency and we ensure placement of volunteers in our own programs. Most of the staffs are local-nature.  They are paid reasonable salaries that account nominal in terms of our overall costs.  All of your program fees are to be used either to fund your time in Nepal, including transport, food, accommodation, induction, or towards funding our communities programs, along with the everyday administrative costs. 

The Program Fee Covers:
1) Transportation   (20 Euro)
•    Airport pick up by VCN staff with Nepali culture
•    Pick up from hotel to VCN office
•    Hotel to project site on the first day with your luggage
•    From the project site to VCN office / Hotel on the last day with your luggage;

2. Hotel Charge including food and accommodation for 1 night on the arrival day = (30 Euro)

3) Program Induction (Pre Service Training)   
(15 Euro)
•    Presentation on VCN history, development, strategies, success and failure stories
•    Survival Nepali language course; 2 hours each day during the induction
•    Nepali culture & Do’s & Don’ts
•    Presentation on Nepali history, politics, economy, social problems
•    Health & Safety Tips
•    Program-related orientation, e.g. teacher training tips.
•    A half day sightseeing of world heritage sites, e.g. Patan Darbur Square, Pashupatinath / Boudhanath Stupa
•    Stationary & handouts of the presentations

4. Program/Project Evaluation and Monitoring  during the project period:   (15 Euro)

5) Food & Accommodation: (30 Euro/week)
•    Accommodation at a budget hotel on the same sharing basis and lunch at VCN’s office during the program the induction.
•    Food & accommodation during placement with a host family/ hostel/monastery/orphanage homes (depending on your program)
•    The living standard will be of Nepali standard and 2 to 3 meals provided;

6) Administrative Cost  (180 Euro for first 4 weeks and then + 15 Euro weekly)
•    Staff salaries
•    Office rent & office supplies
•    Regular follow up support
•    Meeting & socialization with volunteers & interns from different countries
•    24/7 emergency support
•    Free wireless internet at our office
•    Communications like Internet & phone, letters
•    VCN promotional visits
•    Online offline advertisement
•    Administrative charge
•    Local taxes & membership fees

5) The Program Fee Excludes The Following:
•    Airfare, Visa and Visa extension fee - (check with your embassy or Nepal Immigration for the latest fee structure)
•    Stationery during volunteering period if you wish to use much;
•    Breakfast and dinner during program induction (€5 per day will be enough)
•    Return transfer to airport -VCN staff can help you to drop you from the airport if you need help;
•    Transportation during weekends travel;
•    Entrance fees to the cultural Heritage - $22 max for main cultural sites;
•    Personal travel and sightseeing (trekking, jungle safari etc. If you are interested VCN can organize for you with affordable prices);
•    Laundry, internet access, telephone, drinks or other costs accrued during training and placement;
•    Gifts to project staffs and host family, if you wish to buy any;
•    Should you wish to spend more time.in Kathmandu pre and post placement period, please remember to budget accordingly!
•    Travel and medical insurances, immunization, health expenses;
•    You will also need a weekly budget of up to the US $20 to cater for all your other expenses like bottled water.

Please use the following bank address to send money for VCN:

Volunteers Community Nepal (VCN)
SWIFT CODE: MBLNNPKA
Current Account No: 40-01-524-324819-01-9
Machhapuchchhre Bank Limited
Thimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal 


Note: Once you start your placement if you wish to discontinue for any reason, the fees of the program you pay are not refundable. 
Thank you for reading and understanding!