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 (Where your money goes). 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 euro 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. The fees below are depicted in euro.

Description 1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 6 Weeks 8 Weeks
Orientation Costs: Cost for Nepali language and cultural training, including hand outs, stationeries, guided sight seeing 50 75 75 75 75 75
Transportation: Picking up from the airport, transfer to placement and drop off from the airport 25 50 55 60 60 60
Food and accommodation in Host Family 55 110 150 210 320 415
Marketing costs: Internet hosting, marketing, website updates, SEO, advertisement and various marketing purposes 60 75 75 75 75 110
Support to the project: This amount goes to VSN’s ongoing projects, such as schools, scholarship/sponsorship, clothing (food aducational expenses) running the women center and a day care center for disabled children 55 90 100 100 100 100
Administration & overhead costs: Staff salaries, legal fees, renewals, rent, repairs, supplies, taxes, telephone and internet bills, travel expenditures and utilities 55 100 145 180 190 190
Total 300 500 600 700 820 940

If you have any further questions that are not answered here, then please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information: Contact Us