Old age home, Nepal

Volunteer for elderly people in Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Program Location

2 Weeks

Program Duration

300 $

Starting Rupee Cost

Old Age Home in Kathmandu

Overview

Project length: Minimum of 1 week to maximum of 24 weeks.

Project dates: Year round. Saturdays are preferred for arrivals but you can choose any date.

Arrival airport: Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuvan Airport).

Accommodation: Local host family and groups in a youth hostel.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Airlines: Jet airways, Spice jet, Etihad, Indigo, Go Air, Air India etc. Check www.skyscanner.in for cheap flights.

Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Project Background

The old age home is situated in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The residents in this facility is from Nepal only and most of them are not having any family member left to take of them in this old age. Some of the residents are left alone by their families because of their financial condition and the health problems of the elder. The organization do not charge any fee from the elders, who do not have anyone to take care of. The people who left their old family members in the facility they donate some funds to the center.

The beneficiaries are from the age of 65 to 85 and above too. The center is lacking with the support staff because of the scarcity of the funds to run the center. As every elder has different set of needs, like some are unable to walk, feed by themselves, bathing or changing clothes etc, they need hands on support. Here comes the need of our dedicated, kinds and supportive volunteers from all across the globe. The volunteers have to play a very vital role here to make them feel like they are deserving to get basic facilities, love and support from this world.

As a volunteer, your duties are as follows:

  • Helping the elders in daily routine and work like walking, physiotherapy (If prescribed by the doctors), changing the clothes, feeding (If they are unable to do do) etc.

  • Center management
  • Cleaning the premises
  • Making their beds
  • Washing dishes
  • Helping in preparation of the food
  • Serving the food
  • Washing the clothes and bed-sheets
  • Spending good time with them
  • Musical games
  • Playing cards
  • Listening to music and their stories
  • Indoor and outdoor sports
  • Helping the staff in the record management
  • Raising the funds for them
  • Other activities the center allots

You will be working on the projects from Monday to Friday and weekends are free. Nepal offers a lot to travelers to visit. Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, is a vibrant, noisy city. Packed full of history, palaces and temples, it is also within touching distance of Nepal’s premier attraction: the Himalaya. Kathmandu is home to places to visit like Durbar Square (with temples dating back to the 12th century), Boudhanath Stupa (a world heritage site), and Pashupatinath Temple (the country’s most important Hindu temple, on the banks of the Bagmati river).

Another must-see attraction is the Royal Palace, the site of the infamous 2001 massacre of the Royal Family by the then Crown Prince, and now converted into the Narayanhiti Palace Museum. Kathmandu is also the travel gateway to the rest of Nepal—in particular the tranquil Bhaktapur, the temple-tastic Patan, the Chitwan National Park, and, of course, the Himalaya.

The mountains hold a magnetic attraction for many who visit Nepal, with half of the world’s 8,000 metre mountains found here. The trek to Everest base camp, a two-week trip starting with a nerve-racking flight to Lukla airport, is the most popular mountain activity, whilst the stunningly beautiful Annapurna base camp can be achieved by a 7-10 day trek from Pokhara.

 

  • Program starts and ends in Kathmandu City.
  • Airport meet and greet in Kathmandu City.
  • Monday to Friday volunteering, 25-30 hours per week.
  • Weekends are free for sightseeing, adventure, trekking etc.
  • A typical work shift can be from 8:30am to 1:30pm and 2:30pm to 5:30pm evening.
  • Support: Local Namaste Volunteer Director support 24/7 during placement.
  • Departure: From Kathmandu airport.

Namaste Volunteer consists of a dedicated team, whose mission is to empower our youth by providing sustainable projects that bring about real change in local communities. Working in social development enables our youth world-wide to successfully face upcoming challenges in their personal and professional lives. We do not charge for volunteering for these causes. The fee covers services you will receive while working on the projects. The fee is as follows: 

Full Board Services Weekly Fee

If you would like to opt for full board services, provided by Namaste Volunteer, the fee is as follow with the services in the fee are mentioned in the list below.

Application fee: US $99
One time application fee for all Jaipur volunteer program is US $99. The application fee is payable only when we find your application suitable and your skills compatible with the project objectives.

Note: After 12 weeks , every week charge will be USD 150

$ 150

As your application is approved, you will be required to pay the deposit (Application Fee) USD 250 in order to secure your place on orphanage work program.
No extra charges or hidden fees.
  • Pick-up from Kathmandu Airport.
  • Traditional Hindu style welcome.
  • A detailed orientation about Nepal, NV projects, facts about Nepal, and cultural responsibility.
  • Accommodation in NV host family or on project site. (Depends on the availability) 
  • All meals (authentic Nepalese meals) breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Project visit with NV coordinator.
  • Resource materials for project use.
  • Weekly market visit to shop for your necessities.
  • Cultural classes such as Nepalese language class, Nepalese dress workshop, Yoga class, cooking class
  • Airport drop at Kathmandu airport.
  • Emergency support.
  • 24 X 7 assistance.

The following services and components are not included in the application fee and full board weekly fee;

  • Air fare.
  • Visa.
  • Insurance.
  • Vaccinations.
  • Local transportation.
  • Donation to the project. (Optional donations can be as minimum US$ 10 to US$ 50)
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel expenditure to other locations.
  • All other expenses that are not mentioned in “Full Board services” list above.

Namaste Volunteer provides a clean, hygienic and safe place to stay for our volunteers in project destinations. In Nepal we have several housing options for the volunteers. Most of the projects provides the housing on the project site. Some of the projects do not have any housing facility so NV provides Nepalese host families to the volunteers to stay. Those host families will be nearby to the projects and at a walk-able distance.The following basic facilities are available at each housing:

  • English speaking host families.
  • Shared rooms for volunteers to stay.
  • Kitchen- Equipped with basic electronic appliances
  • Separated and connected washrooms.
  • Electronic appliances

  • Television with cable network
  • Refrigerator
  • Washing Machine
  • Fans and air-coolers in all rooms
  • Lights and ventilation in all rooms 
  • Common roof-top (Not available at every housing) 
  • A small outdoor area for outdoor games
  • Indoor games (cards, carom, board games, etc.)
  • Easy access to market, vegetable stores and city

Important notes about project;

  1. Open for all to join.
  2. Physical work is involved.
  3. Emotional moments can appear.