There are several ways you can help us by volunteering, both in Nepal and in the UK.
Volunteering for CHANCE: Options in Nepal
This placement involves working with the local implementation agencies on educational support, teacher training and income generation programmes. The work includes project management, implementation, group liaison and co-ordination. In order to carry out the tasks you will need to do a basic level course in Nepali language when you arrive in the country. This is a taxing role which will require you to be self-starting, flexible and resourceful. Depending on opportunities at your time of application you could be working on a range of different projects at all stages from project conception and design to impact assessment reports, research and writing.
Supporting International Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
This is a launch of the International Award and we would welcome any volunteers with experience of the award and some time to donate to join the team here in Kathmandu.
Expected Costs: Flights to Kathmandu, plus £750 for the first month and £500 for each month thereafter. This includes:
- Airport transfers from international flight
- 7 nights full board volunteer stay in Kathmandu on arrival with full briefings
- 25 hours Nepali language classes
- Two days sightseeing in Kathmandu on arrival
- Transfer to village location for project
- Full board in family home stay for remainder of month
- A 2 night break from the village per month for personal time, relaxation and recuperation
Timings: This placement is for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months.
If you want to visit Nepal but don’t have sufficient time for one of our volunteer placements then you may want to look at extended volunteer holiday options with a partner agency The Responsible Travellers.
Volunteering for CHANCE: Options in UK
Our volunteer work in the UK is centred around charity administration and fundraising. To support the charity in the UK you can help us by doing any of the following, either as a one-off or a regular commitment. All are self funded:
Fundraising – house parties and sales of Nepali goods
We often receive donated goods from Nepal to use for fundraising events. The goods include pashmina scarves and shawls; woollen hats; slippers and hand warmers; suede bags and purses; felting bags, accessories and decorations; semi precious stone jewellery and beaded jewellery; ponchos; yak wool blankets and much more. If you think you may be able to host a party or put on a public sale event please contact us and we will be very glad to hear from you.
Fundraising – trust fund and corporate fundraising
This placement is a desk top research role which involves investigating potential sources of funding from trust funds and corporate organisations. Through internet research and phone contacts you will be sourcing potential funds for several of CHANCE’s projects. With help from Tina, our Chair of Trustees, you will complete funding applications. The placement is flexible and allows you to work from home. You will need access to a computer with internet connection.
Administration – Supporting administration with newsletter and donor communications
For this work you will need access to the internet and a computer.
Administration – research for our Schools 4 Schools project
This role involves researching the UK teaching curriculum to find opportunities where Nepal can be used as a case study. Across grades 1 to 10 there are many opportunities for Nepal to be highlighted in social studies, geography, general studies and other classes. For each of these opportunities we wish to develop worksheets, lesson plans and activity suggestions as a resource for UK schools. For this work you will need access to the internet and a computer.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities please contact us.