Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN)

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About VIN

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) is a non-government and non-for-profit organization (NGO) which was founded by a group of development workers, educationists, advocates, social activists, cultural and tourism experts, ex-volunteers and other professionals. The organization has officially been registered under Society Act with the District Administration Office Kathmandu, Nepal (Reg No.147/062/63). This has also been affiliated to the Social Welfare Council (SWC) (Affiliation No. 20910) Nepal. VIN has been a good forum for development practitioners and professionals.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower marginalized communities, with a focus on women and children, through enhanced education programmes and whole community training to achieve democracy and raise economic productivity.

 

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VIN has been deploying its volunteers under volunteer Nepal Programme in teaching in schools, teacher development,  health and sanitation, child and youth development, English teaching in monastaries,  language and culture, environment and community education, teaching computer science, Construction and other material support, working in orphanages and rehabilitation centers, cultural exchange and home stay, and entrepreneurship. Through our internationa... Icon_arrow_rightMore

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How to get there

VIN's main office is in Kathmandu. You can easily find us when you are in Kathmandu.

How much does it cost?

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization and has not been funded by any organizations. VIN is proud to offer all of the services, that our competitors offer, at a very special economical price. VIN’s costs are nearly two to three times less then other volunteering organizations. We are Nepal based organization and we place volunteers directly to our own projects. We therefore do not have to pay for any other agencies or organizations. We have mainly volunteer staffs and do not have to spend that much for the operation cost. Our full staffs also do not make 6-figured salaries; and we work very hard and smart to keep costs down especially for you the volunteer where it counts the most. That’s the reason VIN’s volunteering programs are the most affordable programs in Nepal compared to other organizations.  We remain devoted to maintaining both the quality of the program and the safety of all volunteers involved. Our program costs range from 260 Euros to 990 Euros depending on the program and the length of stay. Any money saved out of the program fees directly goes to our projects. Our all programmes are funded through volunteers supports. Here is a brief summary of the program costs that VIN offers: 
The volunteer Program Cost is to be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu.   Following is the updated program fee structure decided by VIN's board for upto June 30, 2009:   Volunteering Duration                 Program Cost in Euros     One week                                                      260€
  Two  weeks                                                   360€
  Four  weeks                                                   465€
  Six  weeks                                                     535€
  Eight  weeks                                                  605€ 
  Ten  weeks                                                    675€ 
  Twelve  weeks                                              745€
  Fourteen  weeks                                           815€ 
  Sixteen  weeks                                              885€
  Eighteen  weeks                                            955€ 
  Twenty weeks                  995€

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You can join with VIN volunteering team at any time. Our programs are around the year