Where your money goes
Despite our low fees, Volunteer Society Nepal runs multiple projects for volunteers across Kathmandu and Nepal
We understand that it’s important to see your money is being well spent, so we have given you a full breakdown of where your volunteering fee will go. As you can see, we keep the administration costs to a minimum, ensuring that our fees are competitive so that as many volunteers as possible can come to Nepal.
Usually, after administration costs, your fee will be combined with other volunteers’ fees and then allocated to one of our projects. We believe that combining the money together means we can make big differences rather than dripping small amounts into projects and losing it in day to day expenses. For example, with $5,000 dollars we are able to set up a whole new health clinic or build new classrooms. These are the projects that make significant changes to the Nepali people.
If the cost of one part of your stay comes in under the amount quoted in this table – for example your placement is in Kathmandu and transport costs are reduced – then the extra amount is fed directly into the charitable project you are working on.
Note: These fees are non-negotiable. We are unique amongst volunteer societies in giving this much insight into the workings of our organization. We do not accept requests from people to lower our fees by allowing them to manage their own orientation, transportation etc. If you do not wish to take advantage of any of the program elements, this money will be fed back directly to the project you are working on.
If you have any further questions that are not answered here, then please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information: Contact Us