Nepal Orphans Home, the umbrella organization of Volunteer Nepal, does not offer volunteer placements in our homes. Our children’s academic schedules make this impractical. However the Volunteer House sits central to our homes and to our Chelsea Education and Community Center, and we welcome volunteers to come for dinner or help with homework after school at any of our homes. Volunteers are welcome to work with the children on Saturdays and holidays as well. Our volunteers who remain in the valley for their placement tend to do this.
There are a number of local and outside the valley orphanages which welcome volunteers. Some of the local orphanages are within walking distance to the Volunteer House and others a short bus ride away. These homes welcome volunteers throughout the day and are homes which we have carefully selected for the good that a volunteer’s presence offers.
We have placements in orphanages outside the valley in Charikot, which is nestled in the hill district surrounded by 4000 meter peaks; in Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha; and in Pokhara, the Switzerland of Nepal.