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Assist in Children's Home /Orphanages
Teach English in Schools
Primary Health Care and Medical Program
HIV/AIDS awareness program
Non-formal Education Program
Women's Empowerment/Support Program

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Primary Health Care and Medical Program

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Project Overview

Health is wealth in any nation. Without a sound health system, a nation will cease to exist since the citizens will soon die of several illnesses. In Nepal, there's a great need to boost the health system in every ramification. GVS is partnering with the health agency and other welfare organizations in Nepal with the intention of sending international volunteers who are ready to assist in various capacities in order to restore sound health system to the nation.

The health system in Nepal is very poor when compared with the international standards. In the rural areas, many people are suffering from terminal and dangerous diseases. The leading killer diseases include tuberculosis, diarrhea, leprosy, goiter, gastrointestinal disorders, HIV and so on. These diseases have led to incessant occurrences of premature deaths in the land. Infant mortality stands at 91.2 deaths per 1000 births as at 2001. The United Nations reports of 2003 states that over 60,000 Nepal indigenes are said to be living with the HIV. In fact the rate of HIV infection in the nation is on the increase. Many people are getting infected on regular basis. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers transfer the virus to their babies. This has also contributed to increase in infant mortality.

Generally, there's a death of quality health care facilities in many health centers and hospitals in Nepal. This is usually the case in rural areas. The medical centers in urban areas are better equipped although they still need extra help. There's also a dearth of qualified medical professionals such as doctors and nurses in most hospitals in the rural areas. This has led to premature death of many citizens in the rural settlements.

Poverty is also a major cause of poor health standards in rural areas. Many people cannot afford to pay the exorbitant charges for sound medical treatment in big hospitals located in the urban centers. This has continued to be a very big problem in Nepal.

According to a medical report of 2003, Nepal can only boast of 83 hospitals, 10 health care centers, 700 health posts and other outfits. There are about 1,259 physicians in Nepal. Despite these facts, the number of patients has always been on the increase. There's need for better medical centers and qualified medical professionals who can help in arresting the poor health condition of the masses. The Nepalese people require all the medical help they can get. GVS has come up to the rescue. We're recruiting willing volunteers who can serve in the primary health care and medical program. Why not grab the unique offer today? You're sure to be saving lots of lives.

You're Responsibilities as a Volunteer

When you volunteer to assist in the Primary health care and medical program, you're expected to perform the following roles:

  • Working hand in hand with the local clinic authorities
  • Helping patients to take their prescriptions
  • Assisting patients in feeding and dressing up.
  • Working in rural health posts
  • Measuring the Blood Pressure, height, and temperature of patients
  • Donating basic medical equipments such as bandages, thermometers, syringes and so on.
  • Keeping history records of the patients
  • Introducing creative and fun related programs for the children patients in order to spread smile on their sad faces.
  • Educating the local people about their basic rights of healthcare.
  • Ensuring quality treatment, diagnostics, care, and support services for the needy people of Nepal.
  • Arranging various medical classes in villages for the poor villagers to let them learn from you.
  • Arranging awareness programs about the negative effects of the sex and drugs.

PLEASE NOTE: You're not expected to conduct surgeries or carry out diagnosis unless you're permitted to do so by the local medical authority. The work is very flexible. Your work schedule can be gotten from the local medical staff. You're expected to work 3 to 4 hours daily from Monday to Friday. Weekend work is very optional. You can always adjust your work to suit your holiday periods and other engagement you may have. Remember, the activities mentioned above are just an outline, you might also be asked for other projects related activities by project coordinator, and you must be willing to give them a helping hand.

Education Requirements and Project skills

  • You must be a medical professional or medical student in order to volunteer. You can be a doctor, nurse, clinician, and therapist and so on.
  • You must be 18 years or above
  • You must have a basic knowledge of the English Language for easy communication.
  • You must have qualities such as endurance, love for the sick, compassion, creativity, open mindedness, genuine interest, docility, flexibility and the like.
  • This project is a riskier one so volunteers without having any medical experience are not allowed to work in our project. This is the reason why we ask you to submit a proof of qualification as a medical student/doctor/nurse at the beginning of project.

How GVS makes all the differences in your trip

With GVS, your volunteer safety is guaranteed. You don't need to worry about your protection as you carry out your duty. You're exposed to learn a lot from the rich culture of the Nepalese people. You'll be sharing your own culture with the people in diverse ways. As you go ahead to carry out your duties, you can easily establish lasting friendship with local doctors, nurses and even the patients. Your work is sure to be a blessing to many souls in Nepal.

The below given project fact file gives you a quick and general overview about the program. If you having any confusion or questions about the given program, then please feel free to write us: info@globalvolunteersolutions.organd let us know about your problem. We will solve your problem and our customer care center will reply you in 1-2 days.

Country: Nepal
Project Type: Primary Health Care Project
The Locations: GVS projects are located in rural and urban areas of Kathmandu
The project starting dates: Our orphanage project begins on every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. If you are not able to schedule your flight date in the above mentioned date, then please write us:info@globalvolunteersolutions.org for other alternative dates so that we could arrange alternative dates for our volunteers.
Who can apply – Our orphanage program is open for all ages and nationalities. You should be at least 18 years old. However, if a volunteer is less than 18, then he/she has to take permission letter from their parents or from their guardians.
Requirements and other skills: Our orphanage project does not need any specific qualification or special experience, all you need is lots of enthusiasm, flexibility, self-motivation, full confidence and open mind to learn from new cultures. A volunteer must have at least medium level of English communication skills for this project, as you will need English to exchange your views with others
Project Duration: We have both short-term and long-term projects. How ever it will depend on the volunteer’s demand and flexibility. Projects are available from 2 weeks up to 12 weeks.
Required Donation: You pay $375 for 2 weeks, US$145 for every week thereafter except registration and application processing fee.
Donation Contribution: Almost 70%-80% weekly program fee directly goes to your food and accommodation plus project support. Remaining 20% -30% donations goes to field management, coordinators and other general expenses in the host county.
Arrival/Departure Point: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal
Accommodation: You will get minimal types of accommodation. Volunteer should not expect any luxurious accommodation while stay and work in the project site. Our Accommodation depends on your project locations. You may stay with a host family or in a Guest House in single or shared room with a fan, with a shared bathroom with cold water and half board.
Food: Host family provide 2-3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch or dinner) or as per the itinerary. You will receive normal and same types of food that local family prepares for themselves. Volunteers do not expect special food from the host family. Some volunteers have lunch at the orphanage or as per the itinerary
Project Hours: Working Hours are flexible; 5-6 days a week, approximately 3-4 hours per day, all other time is free. The project coordinator or staff will provide you all the working hours and activities that you will need to prepare in the project.
Cost of getting to the project from host family: Depending on location; up to 1 hour bus ride or other types of transportation (Budget approximately US$10-15 per week): NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR WEEKLY FEE.
Support Group: GVS has an effective and sound support system which is always present to route and guide you whenever you need any kind of help. You can contact our local coordinator 24/7 for any help or assistance.

Program Dates & Costs

In order to adjust the flight schedule of the volunteer and to make our schedule more flexible, All Global Volunteer Solutions programs start on every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month Volunteers are advised to adjust their flight schedule and other important works according to language program schedules (not available in Cambodia). It is very unlikely to make extra arrangements for the missed classes. Internees and volunteers can stay and wait at the hotel on their own expense to start the program from the beginning.

Note: if a volunteer could not schedule or arrange their flight date in the above mentioned dates, then please write us for other alternative dates

Fee For Volunteer Programs
2 Wks  3 Wks  4 Wks  5 Wks  6 Wks  7 Wks  8 Wks  9 Wks  10 Wks  11 Wks  12 Wks 
$275 $350 $425 $500 $575 $650 $ 725 $ 800 $ 875 $ 950 $ 1025
Fee For Volunteer Internship
2 Wks  3 Wks  4 Wks  5 Wks  6 Wks  7 Wks  8 Wks  9 Wks  10 Wks  11 Wks  12 Wks 
US$310  $385 $460 $ 535 $ 610 $685 $760 $ 835 $910 $985 $1060
Airport pick up, transfer to host family/hostel and orientation: US $125

Allocation of Global Volunteer Solution Fees:

If you are wondering where your volunteer's fees are going, then you should know that all of Global Volunteer Solution's programs solely rely on participant program fees. With the fees volunteers pay to enroll in the program, Global Volunteer Solution is able to attain its goals, thus raising the bar for hygiene, education and social status of local communities and bridging the gap between the Western and Eastern cultures. Ultimately, Global Volunteer Solution, its diligent volunteers, and its hopeful grassroots organizations are able to work towards a deeper cultural understanding, global unity and goodwill.

There are four categories to the Global Volunteer Solution program fees allocation

Application processing Fee
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Registration Fee
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Weekly Project Fees
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Language & Cultural Orientation

Lesson Plan: Language & cultural courses Orientation :
One week language and cultural Training

General Questions, Before you Travel

01. What’s the best time to apply for a Nepal i volunteer program?
02. How long will it take for GVS to process my application?
03. What are the documents required from me during the application period?
04. Are there necessary qualifications for volunteers in the Nepal program?

Passport and Visa Information
Visa requirements
Program Informations

01. What in-country support do I have when in Nepal?
02. Can I get a daily schedule of programs in Nepal?
03. Where is the Nepal programs situated?
04. What is the official language of Nepal?
05. How long does the Nepal volunteer program last?
06. Will GVS arrange my flight to Nepal?
07. Is there a particular airport that I must contact and book my flight with?
08. When should I arrive in Nepal?
09. How will I recognize the GVS country coordinator?
10. What should I do if my flight to Nepal is delayed?
11. What happens if my in-country contact fails to show up?
12. Is there anything I need to prepare before leaving for Nepal?
13. How do I travel back to the airport after my volunteer program?

Food and Lodging

01. Where, how and with Whom Will I be staying with in Nepal?
02. What room will I be staying in?
03. Can I stay with my girlfriend/boyfriend or female/male friend at the same room?
04. Can I bring my local villager friend in my room?
05. Can I bring electrical appliances?
06. What about my meals?
07. What are the dos and don’ts during the project duration and the stay with the host family?
08. What happens if I am unhappy with my project or hosting facilities?
09. May I decide how long I want to stay once I get there?
10. What do I do in my free time when I am not working in the project?
11. What about drinking water?

Health and Safety Queries

01. Is it safe in Nepal?
02. What are the principle health risks in Nepal?
03. Do I need to get health insurance?
04. Who do I contact in case of a health-related emergency?
05. What are the sanitary conditions in Nepal?

Money Information

01. Is it safe to carry cash with me?
02. How much money should I bring with me?
03. What is the local currency and how do I know the exchange rate?
04. Are ATMs easily available? If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
05. How do I make contact with the GVS in-country coordinator?
06. How can my family members contact me?

Local Culture Information

01. Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in Nepal?
02. What should I know about Nepalese religious conduct?
03. How do I respect the Nepalese people?

Materials to Bring

There are different materials that you can bring with yourself

Free Time

Enjoying free Time in Nepal

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is derived from generic information about the country, and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly, and the information contained here may not be up to date. Participants should consult Global Volunteer Solutions staff or travel advisors to verify this information.