Raleigh International Nepal Volunteering Opportunity for Summer Placements Local Volunteer 
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Raleigh International Nepal Volunteering Opportunity for Summer Placements

Raleigh International is a Sustainable Development charity working in Youth Development; access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Livelihood Improvements and Natural Resources Management sectors. They work across the globe providing young people with unique opportunities for personal and professional development. Raleigh International in Nepal implements the project Inspiring Youth Through Active Citizenship since 2016. They are looking for volunteers to join our Summer 2018 volunteering programmes:

On this programmes, you will be working side by side with local communities and international volunteers in various villages of Gorkha or Makwanpur districts for 10 – 12 weeks.

Please note: These roles are voluntary and are unpaid – but you are provided with accommodation, transport, food and medical cover.

International Citizen Service is a UK government funded volunteer programme aimed at providing Nepali and UK young people the with opportunity to work together in the development sector to have an impact and become active global citizens. The programme is split into 2 parts, a 10-week placement and then a personal commitment to follow up your learning with writing a report. Volunteers will receive a certificate of completion from the UK government once your report has been accepted. There are also other further opportunities to engage with UK government Department for International Development (DFID) youth programmes after completion of the programme.

For the first part (placement), young people from the UK will travel to Nepal and work with you as part of a team of 12 volunteers – 6 Nepali and 6 UK plus 2 Team Leaders (1 Nepali/1 UK).

These programmes are based in Gorkha and Makawanpur, and you will be living for 10 weeks in a selected community in a host home with a UK volunteer partner. The teammates will be living in the same community as well and you will have 2 Team Leaders who manage the programme.

The volunteers will be responsible for delivering awareness raising sessions, community infrastructure, developing resources for the community, undertaking needs assessments and action research, helping our partners deliver training to the communities and promoting active global citizenship. One will live with a host home family in a community alongside a UK counterpart and is expected to participate in family life.

After placement, one will be expected to complete a report called ‘Action@Home’. This report is one’s commitment to the ICS programme to show what they have learned and how they have applied it in their own community.

No of Requirements: 70

Duration: 10 weeks (starting from mid-April to June)

Requirements:

  • Your age should be between 18-24
  • A good level of spoken English is important for you to be able to make the most out of the experience.
  • You must be flexible and adaptable, enjoy working with others, be self-assured and have an openness to experiencing new cultures and experiences
  • We expect high degree of commitment, motivation and your acceptance of our code of conduct, which includes no alcohol, drugs or riding of motorbikes among others while on placement.
  • You are also expected to remain on placement for the duration of assignment and will only be allowed to leave the placement under exceptional circumstance upon approval.
  • You will have to pass an interview and a group assessment. These assessments are held in Kathmandu.

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