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VINLMTV09F - Gardening Volunteer
The NaraTika Community Learning Centre (www.ntclc.org) is a multifunctional building
designed to be used as a learning, research and innovation for the marginalized
communities residing in OKhaldhunga, the Everest region. This center is targeted to
support and up lift the life standard of the people of that area. It provides a range of
services over three floors but it also has an outdoor space for children and visitors alike. We
need volunteerswho can help us maintain the plants and the gardenwhich includes planting
shrubs, trees and flowers but also a vegetable garden. Yourresponsibility of a Gardener is to
maintain the beauty of plants, outdoor grounds, and trees in a garden. You will perform a
range of general maintenance tasks including designing, producing, renewing and
preserving outside spaces.
• Maintain and grow the garden to ensure it meets specific requirements and
• Perform basic maintenance such as cutting the grass, emptying bins, managing weed
control and leaf raking.
• Plant and nurture new trees, flowers, and various plants.
• Maintain a clean garden by clearing rubbish and litterfromthe garden and grounds.
• Provide guidance to management on matters related to the garden.
• Ensure a safe environment for staff and visitors by adhering to safety and health
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD
The program fee includes accommodation
and food for the duration of your
volunteering or internship.
VIN has a hostel which can accommodate
up to 35 people, with up to five bunk beds
During the volunteer induction, volunteers
will share these rooms.
If the hostel is unavailable, VIN organises
accommodation close-by in a hotel or
During your stay at the host family or
monastery/nunnery your sleeping arrangements may be private to shared.
Bathroom and toilet facilities are shared with your host family or monks/ nuns.
Hygiene standards vary from family to family/place to place. Sometimes it might be
very basic and hot water might only be available sometimes.
We kindly ask volunteers to be flexible and be prepared to cope with non-western
In regards to food, volunteers will receive three meals a day, in Nepali standard.
The main dishes are rice based and daal bhat (lentil soup and rice), vegetables and
curries are staple foods.
Nepalese people rarely eat meat or fish and have a mainly vegetarian diet.
Eating bread is also uncommon.
If you wish to supplement your foods with more variety (such as types of vegetables,
eggs or fruits) then the cost lies with you but host families are happy to prepare the
extra food items for you.
In the host families and monasteries/ nunnery you will share their food and please
inform us if have any specific allergies or dietary requirements.
4 weeks €555 €615
5 weeks €630 €700
6 weeks €705 €785
7 weeks €780 €870
8 weeks €855 €955
For each extra week
Please note that:
The Four Weeks Volunteer & Travel Tour fee is €815.
The Five Weeks Volunteer & Trekking Tour fee is €1.295.
If a volunteer chooses to do more than one placement, then an additional fee of
€70 needs to be paid.
VIN is a non-profit organization which doesn’t receive government funding and
relies on volunteer fees in order to facilitate the programs.
Day of Arrival
We ask volunteers to send us the flight details as soon as possible so that we can
arrange the airport pick up.
One of VIN’s staff members will wait at the airport for pick up and then bring you to
VIN’s inductions start every 1st and 15th day of the month.
The induction period is part of your placement and it will provide essential information
about VIN, the project, our culture and customs.
So please arrive one day BEFORE to the induction date.
The induction will last 2 to 3 full days (accommodation and food is provided) and includes
the following topics:
Esta beca tiene una cuota adicional, que deberás pagar antes de participar en el proyecto.
Esta beca cuenta con financiamiento para boleto de avión (VIVE FINANCE NO APLICA para beneficiarios de Programa Manos por el Mundo)
Adquiere tu seguro de viajero, VIVE ASSIST te ofrece tarifas preferenciales para adquirir tu seguro de viajero, asistencia de viaje 24/7, médica, personal y legal. Así mismo este programa te apoya a resolver todas las dudas sobre tus traslados al lugar donde fuiste aceptado, te dan orientación sobre vuelos, trenes y todo lo que necesites saber sobre tu viaje.