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

Orphanage Homes

Volunteer Community Nepal has been working in collaboration with various orphanages in Nepal to set up Child Care Orphanage Volunteers program. Every year hundreds of orphan & abandoned children wander the streets of Kathmandu. A majority of them become child laborers, become street children and never get time to actually enjoy childhood. VCN aims to give them their childhood. If you were to become a volunteer, you could be placed into one of the orphanages VCN works with, giving the children the care and support they never received.  
 
Childs need your loving and caring touch. Taking care of children without parents or homes is indeed the pure worship of God as a human being, and is seen as pure humanitarian work around the world.  Volunteers will be placed in an orphanage where they will live with the children.  The children are mostly between the ages of four to eighteen, and they may or may not have a basic understanding of English.  The general role of the volunteer in this placement is to act as an older sibling: to take care of, look after, and encourage them to participate in the different extracurricular activities.  These activities include music, dance, games, and drawing.  The skills instilled by these volunteers make the children more independent and leave lasting impressions on their lives.

Volunteers  would be delighted  to teach the children basic English, science and math (if you are interested), help them with their homework, teach orphan children basic sanitation, put together little field trips or creative activities such as arts and crafts for them, inspiring them to pursue what they are good at, and overall ensure their physical and emotional well-being. You will also be a helping hand in their daily routines, preparing them for school every morning. Our former volunteers have shared their opinion that this specific program has changed the way they view the world.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

 Program:  Orphanage Homes Child Care
 Project:   Children’s Development
 Start Dates:  1st and 15th of each month
 Language Requirements:  English (Basic Nepali will be provided)
 Food and Accommodation:  Nepali Standard - 2 to 3 times a day
 Key Activities:  Teaching English, creative works, support for homework, caring
 Beneficiaries:  Destitute children age 3 to 15, volunteers, local staffs
 Working Hours: 3 to 5 hours a day / 6 days a week
Required Qualifications and Skills: High School / No formal schooling and experiences needed

Every year, hundreds of children leave their destitute villages to find work in Nepal’s crowded cities. Most of these children deprived of education end up working as child laborers in restaurants, factories, and hotels. These disadvantaged children need attention, love, care, and a decent education that could eventually provide a window of opportunity, for future success.    

VCN offers the street children the support and devotion they deserve. Volunteers teach basic English, creative writing, and other subjects such as math and science to these eager learners. As a volunteer, you also organize tours, games, drawing activities, performing arts (singing, dancing), painting and other activities that the children enjoy and learn from at the same time. While being able to help the children with the strictly academic material, preparing them for school, and helping with their homework, volunteers may also contribute to the children’s emotional intelligence, enhancing their communicative skills and ability to interpret various situations.VCN Volunteering in Nepal Orphanage program is an enriching and life-changing experience for our volunteers as well as the children. Many of our former volunteers have reported that this project, in particular, has been memorable and fulfilling, and has changed the way they view the world itself.    
 
VCN has been working with different orphanages of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur. VCN has been supporting them by making donations and placing volunteers in the orphanages. Most of the orphanages in Nepal are poorly resourced, understaffed, and are struggling to run their programs. There is an urgent need for any kind of help and support. There are many areas where volunteers can use their educational skills, and time, making meaningful contributions to the life of orphan kids of Nepal. Aid is urgently needed in education, skill training, sanitation, and administration.  

Volunteer’s Role

Volunteer Community Nepal operates different educational and skill training programs for orphans under VCN child care in Nepal. So depending on the need of the projects themselves and the skill/interest of participants, volunteers can get involved in any of following activities:   

•    Teach English (2-3 hours a day) in an orphanage or school (when the orphanage kids go to school during the day). 
•    Sanitation (help kids brush their teeth, shower, and learn personal hygiene). 
•    Organize games, drawing, singing, dancing, and other creative extracurricular activities. 
•    Take kids on educational tours. 
•    Help kids do their homework and monitor academic progress.
•    Provide Child care services for orphans who cannot go to school. 
•    Help kids get dressed and reach safely to school. 
•    Help in food distribution, kitchen duties, and the chores of the kitchen garden. 
•    Provide other forms of help in the administration. 
•    Help in other activities or programs designed for kids. 

Skills/Qualifications Needed  

There is no need for a specific qualification for Orphanage Programs in Nepal. However, the volunteer should be interested in working with the orphans as well as love towards them, having a willingness to share themselves with the children, and be passionate about the cause that VCN is promoting.

Room/Food/Supervision

VCN manages lodging and food for the volunteer. In most cases, volunteers stay with the kids in the orphanage where they get a separate room, and Nepali food three times a day.  In some other cases, volunteers stay with a host family.