NGTF (Nepal Green Tara Foundation) Volunteer Program is primarily designed to bring forth coordinated efforts of all the experts and individuals in different areas under one platform and thereon work towards achieving its common goal and mission. It provides a unique opportunity for volunteers to live and work in Nepal. Upon being selected for volunteering, an individual gets a chance to make a contribution for the sustainable development of Nepal.
Through our placement of the volunteers into the homes of Nepalese families, where they share in the daily life of the average Nepalese while working in the community and the school, we have found that the experience is life-altering and affirming for both the Nepalese and the volunteers. Teaching is more than reciting knowledge; it's about giving a part of you over to the local people you work with and students. It is about building bridges, creating links, it's about inspiring, it's about sharing and more than anything it's about giving.
Volunteers are placed in schools, health post, local village and other project implementing areas of Nepal in accord with their interests and abilities. The volunteer program provides the following options for volunteers:
Teaching in Schools
Volunteers will teach for three to five hours per day. Schools are open six days a week, Saturday being the one day off. You will need a good command of written and spoken English, plenty of enthusiasm and a lot of patience. You don't need previous experience but you will need to be creative to make learning English fun for the children. Past volunteers have taught using word association games, drawing pictures of animals and people, singing (eg "head shoulders, knees & toes!").Minimum time commitment is 2 weeks to 2 months.
We are also seeking fluent English-speaking volunteers as the village lacks enough qualified English teachers. If you are interested in volunteering as an Eglish teacher at higher levels (grade 1 - 8), please contact us with your credentials. We prefer individuals who hold a minimum of a college-level degree. If your first language is not English, you can still be considered for the position provided you have experience teaching or tutoring English. MInimum time commitment for the position of an English teacher is 3-6 months.
gives a student books, a uniform, and supplies for a year
Our Health Volunteer Program also mobilizes medical personnel and health experts to the rural area where the government is unable to provide a formal health institution. With health infrastructure lacking, many people in rural villages are required to travel impossible distances just to receive basic medical attention. Further, superstition and orthorox methods of treatment is also rampant. Witchdoctors and shamans are revered as all-cures because there is no access to modern medicine.In the health volunteering program, the main activities include administering drugs, conducting general check-ups, diagnosing the patients and spreading awareness in the community. An invidiual volunteer's responsibilities, of course, depends on his/her medical background, including training received and experience. Our work is particularly pertinent to hygeine, nutrition and immunizations focusing mainly on women and children. By living and working with rural communities, the health program volunteers also increase the exposure of rural Nepali people to modern medicine. Sambhav Nepal welcomes all interested and experienced medical and health personnel, including students, professionals, organisations, associations and other groups to volunteer their services in our health volunteer program.
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