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VINWC18-06 NEPAL Kapan,Kathmandu ANI,EDU,HEALTH,MANU 18/03/2018 30/03/2018

Animal Welfare Camp | VINWC18-06 | 2018-03-18 - 2018-03-30 | ANI,EDU,HEALTH,MANU | Age: 18 - 70

A sustainable future for the planet can only be achieved if both animals and people are part of the solution. 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 partner, is committed to developing 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 bandaging 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 the dogs’ their dinner.

Works/ activities

Rescue & Recovery: Taking sick and injured dogs into the shelter for medical treatment and care, volunteers can work with Doctors of Veterinary Clinic (they visit only when needed), who provide professional service with compassion and sensitivity. Nutrition is a key factor in recovery and restoration of low immune systems - the dogs receive a balanced diet of freshly prepared food. You can make dogs walk outside morning and evening, are free in the compound during the day, and secured in the kennels at

night. They are vaccinated and spayed/neutered when they regain health.
Community Work: In the Kopan area many dogs are free-roaming, whether individually owned, or community dogs. A holistic approach, based on the participation of the local people, aims to change attitudes and improve the welfare of all dogs in the community. Raising awareness among community people is one possible work for volunteers.

Hospice Care: Many dogs come into the shelter in a critical condition. The centre try to improve their quality of life by providing ongoing care for the chronically ill, injured, disabled, abandoned, neglected and aged to save them from suffering and dying on the street. They can live comfortably in a safe place receiving medical treatment and care. Every dog is given a chance for an improved life and a peaceful place to die.

Placement Support Process:

Each volunteer is greeted and received by VIN local staff from the airport and dropped to local host family. The first day is the arrival day. The second day volunteers will receive a full day orientation at VIN office in Kathmandu. The placement orientation will cover cultural tips, survival phrases on Nepali language, health tips, preparation for project activities and an introduction to VIN. Then actual workcamp starts on from the third day. You will always be guided by a Nepali camp leader and VIN supervisors will visit you time to time for follow up support. Should you have any concerns on the workcamp, you may always call us for immediate help. During or after the workcamp, our staff will take you on a half day sight-seeing tour to cultural heritage sites. On the last day of the workcamp, you will submit a detailed work report, fill up an exit form and sit with VIN executives for exit interview and feedback session. 

Location: Kopan, Kathmandu


The volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN. We have enough families available in the community and they are safe. The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female Volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms. There will be 2-6 persons in one room. Volunteers are required to sleep on the simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag.


Basic English should be spoken among participants

Participation Fee:

The participation fee 230 Euros (+20 Euro for transportation) is to be paid on your arrivals at VIN Office or upon booking the placement by Paypal or bank transfer.

The Participation Fee Covers:

Food and Accommodation: Nepali Standard at a local host family – 3 meals a day Transportation: Airport pick up and pick up and drop to the working community site A half day guided sight-seeing for the world heritage site of Kathmandu
Materials for the work-camp, community development projects support
Local volunteer support cost
VIN certificate of participation
24 hours emergency support
VIN admin cost,

What’s Excluded?

Airfare, VISA, Travel medical insurance, return airport transfer, entrance fees on the world heritage sites, Personal travel and weekend activities expenses etc 

Airport :

Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu 

Leisure Activities:

VIN takes you a half day cultural sightseeing. Either before, during or after your workcamp, there exists the options to undertake VIN-organized tour to Nepal’s nearby attractions.

(The detail info sheet and acceptance letter will be sent from VIN after we receive your Complete Volunteer Exchange Form (VEF) from the sending organization)