About the local hosting organizationVIN is a non profit charitable volunteer organization based in Nepal founded in 2005. VIN’s mission is to empower marginalized communities through enhanced Education, Health, Income generation & Basic infrastructure programs with special focus on women and children by conducting training and research through mobilizing local and international volunteers to promote equality, economic well-being and basic human rights.We are also a member of international volunteer networks worldwide like CCIVS, NVDA, EU Volunteer ALLIANCE, FoVIN-NL, US, Australia.
About the volunteer workA sustainable future for the planet can only be achieved if both animals and people are part of the eco-system It is a forgotten fact that even they need food and water. Conservation and management of animals have a significant bearing on the survival of every species by helping in promotion of rational use of environment to provide a high quality of living for mankind. VIN works in partnership with different organizations for the welfare of the animals. Community Dog Welfare (CDW) Kopan is one of our partners, is committed to community awareness and responsibility for dog welfare in Kopan, Kathmandu. CDW is managed and run by Kate and Doug Clendon, a New Zealand couple who have been living in Nepal for over 25 years. We welcome volunteers to help with the care of the dogs. The dogs are always delighted with company and while they do get out daily for short walks, they enjoy extra outings. Sometimes bathing is required or treatment and bandage of wounds. Extra brushing is also welcome. The volunteers will work with local staffs who come for four hours morning and afternoon. In the morning they clean out the kennels, take the dogs for walks in groups and feed them their breakfast. In the afternoon, they take them all for walks again and cook for and feed dogs.
Local accommodationThe volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN. The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female Volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms. There will be 3-5 persons in one room. Volunteers are required to sleep on the simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag. They will be provided three times food- breakfast, lunch and dinner in Nepali Standard.
About the project locationVIN takes you a half day cultural sightseeing for world heritages located here in kathamandu. Either before, during or after your workcamp, there exists the options to undertake VIN-organized tour to Nepal’s nearby attractions.
RequirementsBasic English, Computer knowledge
Extra info about the projectThe detail info sheet and acceptance letter will be sent from VIN after we receive your Complete Volunteer Exchange Form (VEF) from the sending organization. Local Transportation: 20 EUR will be charged for the round trip to the placement.