What kind of volunteers is VEX Nepal looking for?
VEX Nepal has worked with universities and colleges, organizations, clubs, church groups, youth groups and individuals. You do not need any specialized training to work with us. We will provide you with appropriate training for your program, although experience in teaching, health work or environmental project can be advantage.
When should I arrive in Nepal?
We are very flexible and as such you can arrive at a date which is best suited to your needs. You are welcome to arrive a few days earlier than the start of your program. Our representative will meet you at the airport holding a sign with your name. S/he will take you to the hotel. We can arrange your accommodation if you arrive a couple of days earlier, but you will need to pay the costs for the extra time yourself, and for any non-VEX Nepal activities. In some cases, the dates of your program can be adapted if you contact us.
Do I meet any VEX Nepal staff at the airport?
Yes, one of our representatives will meet you at the airport to pick you up holding a sign with your name.
Where will I be staying during my training period?
During your training period, you will be in Guest House in Thamel, Kathmandu.
Where will I be placed?
After we receive your flight confirmation we will find suitable placement for you.
What kinds of thing do I need to bring with me?
Fleece jacket (during winter months)
Water purification tablets and water filter
Photos of your family/ friends
A few examples of your local currency
Colored pencils, pens, drawing books, grammar books, charity donation t-shirts
First aid kit
Is there age limit in program?
Do I need any travel medical insurance?
Yes, we highly recommend that you have travel and medical insurance.
Is Nepal safe?
Nepal is the land of Buddha. A couple of years ago it was one of the most peaceful places on the earth but these days because of political unbalance crime is increasing and there is some violence but, unlike many developing countries, Nepal is quite safe. Every year thousands of tourist visit Nepal. These days the situation is getting better.
What's the weather like in the placement areas?
Nepal's climate is seasonally changeable and different in different regions. Geographically Nepal is divided into three parts. The mountain region of Nepal is very cold in winter while the mid-hill region (Kathmandu and Pokhara) and mid-terai region (Chitwan) have different climate in different seasons. The weather is cold from December to March, humid and quite hot in the summer. The spring and fall are cool and pleasant. Please bring your winter clothes if you are coming in November, December, January, February and summer clothes for the rest of the months. We advise female volunteers not to wear short skirts in villages, and male volunteers not to wear shorts. It is traditional for Nepali people dress modestly and for girls to cover most of their body.
In case you miss our representative at the airport or if your flight schedule changes suddenly, please give us a call on 977 1 4701657, 977 9849112196 0r 977 9851098167