Nature of the project: Renovation & Painting
Type of the project: Construction/Environment
Starting & Ending Date: 10 Oct – 23 Oct
Skills and Qualification: Not Required
Workcamps Cost: 250$
Total Space Available: 15
Work at above project includes renovation of a school, community center or an orphanage at the rural areas of Nepal. While volunteering in this project, you will be performing different type of tasks such as digging, leveling the surface, roofing, collecting and transporting materials, lifting stones, watering, plastering, repairs and painting. You may also need to help in building, painting and decorating whenever required. Your effort in renovating and painting these buildings is highly valued by these people and is highly beneficial to them too. They otherwise would have waited for the government help which is unlikely to happen due to shortage of funds. Helping poor and needy people is so rewarding that you would find peace within. In the spare time you may go around and get acquainted with the place and enjoy the landscapes with your fellow volunteers. Join hands with GWC and help poor villagers live life with a smile and dignity. Little gestures of help and care offered by you will brighten up the lives of these poor people.
Typically you are expected to work for about 4 to 6 hours a day; however if you wish to put in more working hours in the interest of needy you are welcome. A typical working day begins after breakfast at 8:30 am till 11 am and after lunch at 1:30 pm to 3:30pm. It is highly recommended that you work with other project closely to adjust better and maximize the impact.
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport, from where you will be transferred to your respective accommodation. Your 1st day will be a rest day, so that you can easily recover and refresh yourself after a long journey. But at nights, you can stroll around and enjoy the beautiful place by exploring your surroundings.
Day 2: You will be welcomed at GWC Nepal Office, where you will be given a short introduction of GWC. You will also be introduced about the local people, local conditions, local language & culture, host family, safety & climate and social or political issues.
Day 3: You will leave for the project site where you will meet with the local villagers and will introduced about the project and environment.
Day 4 – 9: Work in Project (Refer Project Highlights for details)
Day 10: This is the time to relax and refresh by taking a tour to village site, interact with locales, staff and your fellow volunteers. You will visit and explore various sightseeing spots and will get to have lots of fun. After dinner in the evening, you can have more fun when you join cultural program performed by local community people which is always a visual treat.
Day 11-12: Project work (Renovation & Painting) continues.
Day 13: Explore the beautiful places of Nepal along with fellow participants who all are of almost of your own age. This will enhance the bonding among the participants.
Day 14: Completion of project, final experience synthesis and Farewell program will be conducted at the end. This is a wonderful platform to the participants to recall and share important experiences and lessons learnt. During this, a short program of certificate distribution will also take place. Once the program is over, the group of volunteers (youth participants) will leave for departure for their respective destinations.
GWS partner organizations at Nepal will arrange and manage your accommodation, food and supervision while you work in at the project. During 2 weeks of work camp, your accommodation and food management is provided by a host family. Living or staying with host family gives you opportunity to know Nepalese culture more closely. You’ll be served with Nepali food 3 times a day which includes Dal, Bhat, Curry, Bread, and Pickle etc with occasional supplement of chicken or mutton. The meal might be cooked by a group of volunteers with the support of local staff. Although a beautiful, warm and friendly place, you should not expect luxurious treatment or accommodations because we ideally want you to feel and experience the real local Nepalese culture and lifestyle closely.
Volunteers traveling to host country are suggested to arrive one day before the start of program. The weekly work camp fee will cover expenses at beginning of the first day of the program (Refer to date in the table) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program and/or stay beyond the last day of the program, expenses will be the responsibility of the volunteer (usually $30-$50 per day for room/food at the hotel).
If you are delayed or miss your flight, it is highly recommended that you call our offices or your coordinator and make alternative arrangements with them. In the event that a volunteer gets lost, then we suggest them to go to the specific contact hotel (provided within the pre-departure package) using a pre-paid taxi service. There is an office offering pre-paid taxi services inside the airport. Please do not use outside taxies. Once participants make contact with GWC’s representative or in-country coordinator, they will then be transferred to GWC’s respective offices/hostel.