Review Volunteer Lauren Warton in NEPAL Kathmandu Teaching in Special School program

Review Lauren Warton Volunteer in NEPAL Kathmandu Teaching in Special School program

How was the local Coordinator and the staff and the support provided in-country?
The coordinators are super helpful + always available to chat to when I need help or have problems.

What was the most surprising thing you experienced while in the program?
Cows that sleep in the middle of the road.

What was most difficult thing you experienced while in the program?
First were at school –there was nobody who spoke much English and the principal was away so I didn’t even know where my class was making somebody helped me but then had to leave their own class to do so. So be proactive, start lessons, bring any school material to teach english.

Review Lauren Warton Volunteer in NEPAL Kathmandu Teaching in Special School program

Any tips for future volunteers….(clothing, travel information, packing, sightseeing, donations)
Pokhara is a great place for a weekend away. Pack light, because cheap weather appropriate clothes can be purchased in town.

Other things volunteers should know:
It is helpful to learn some basic Nepali phrases before you arrive, and pack bug spray!
Catch the US$6 bus to pokhara!

Personal paragraph (volunteer program testimonial):
Overall I had a great experience in Kathmandu. I loved the other volunteers at the home
Stay, coordinators’s family, and all of the sighting /things etc. My volunteer placement at the
School was not expected however, I hope that I will help in other ways, for examples
Fundraising

Review Lauren Warton Volunteer in NEPAL Kathmandu Teaching in Special School program

How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security?
I felt very welcome, secure + at home staying with the local coordinators family, moms were always great.

7.  What was your memory of this trip?
I will have great memories of our home stay in Thali, weekends in Thamel + trip to Pokhara

Review Lauren Warton Volunteer in NEPAL Kathmandu Teaching in Special School program

8. How was the information you received from ABV prior to traveling? (emails, website, support) was there anything missing or should be included to prepare other volunteers?
Good!! Further volunteers make sure you read the overview

9. Are you willing to other potential ABV volunteers about your volunteer experience?
Yes!


A Broader View Volunteer (ABV)  allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.

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