Volunteer Aid Nepal (AID NEPAL) is a non-profitable, non-political, non-religious and non-governmental organization (NGO). It is social welfare and development organization working under the principle of “Development through Volunteering”. It was established by a group of graduate students as an action for community development and empowerment under the Nepalese Organization Act of 1977 AD. It focuses its activities on the progress of disadvantaged people, and plays the role of facilitator for sustainable development. As a development and volunteer organization, Volunteer Aid Nepal utilize the skills of national and international volunteers and local people into the sectors of education, health, agriculture, environment, etc. The aim of utilizing skills of volunteers is to empower local people, and to help local people directly, through the various aid programs Volunteer Aid Nepal is running.
At Volunteer Aid Nepal, we believe that volunteerism is an important aspect to leading a healthy, fulfilling life. We also realize that action, not just awareness, is the way to bring about much needed social improvement. In order to translate the concept “Think Globally, Act Locally” into action, we utilize an international community of volunteers to help change the local way of life for the better. Though the local people of Nepal are certainly specialists of their community, international volunteers have much to offer them, as they are usually more privileged than their Nepali counterparts. Thus, at Volunteer Aid Nepal, we help volunteers empower the local people, so they in turn can “Act Locally.”
Volunteer Aid Nepal runs various research programs to help discern exactly what it is that rural Nepali people need, as well as investigate the subtle differences in each of the many ethnic and social groups that call Nepal home. We collect this information in order to more effectively help the People.
At Volunteer Aid Nepal, we envision a society in which a wide range of opportunities exist, and each community member is guaranteed an equal chance at those opportunities
Volunteer Aid Nepal’s mission is to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged people. As a helping hand and support center for the holistic progress of disadvantaged people, we work with community based organizations to achieve their goals of social justice, equality, prosperity and development. We also work as a placement center for international volunteers, so that we can provide them a base from which positive relationships with local people can grow.
Our Way Forward
Here at Volunteer Aid Nepal, we will continue to strive for excellence by helping disadvantaged people in Nepal. We firmly believe that our efforts should be focused upon the needy first, and in this way, we can more effectively raise the standard of living here in Nepal. Our community outreach programs will continue to be implemented as the driving force behind our goal of empowerment, and with the help of international and local volunteers, we are determined to reach this goal.
As a largely undeveloped nation, Nepal needs outside help in order to reach a proper standard of living. This help is most effectively obtained through volunteerism. One volunteer can empower ten, if not more, local people, and an empowered local can empower 100 or a whole community. Essentially, we need leaders to create leaders. This policy of “Development through Volunteering“ will help bring about a better Nepal, and in turn, a better world.
Volunteer Aid Nepal is a social, non-profit, non-governmental, development and volunteer Organization.
- To utilize the skills of volunteers for development, reformation, and progress of the community.
- To assist International and National volunteers.
- To produce media materials to increase the feeling of volunteerism among the People and international community.
- To increase the skill of volunteers, and through volunteers, develop the skill of people and communities.
- To utilize the skills of volunteers in the sectors of education, health, environment, human rights, agriculture etc.
- To run programs for disadvantaged people and communities.
- To help Community based organizations.
- To study the society and culture of Nepal.
- To publish volunteerism promotion materials.
- To promote volunteerism in the international and local communities.
To fulfill our objectives, the support and help of Volunteers, Partners, and local people is required.
Volunteer Aid Nepal was registered with District Administrative Office, Kathmandu in April, 2008, Organization Registration details are as below:
Registration Number: 1095/064/65 ( Government of Nepal, District Administrative Office, Kathmandu )
Social Welfare Council Affiliation Number: 31279
Permanent Account Number ( PAN ): 304576748
Local people are the experts to identify the needs within their own community and the appropriate roles that outsiders can play in addressing those needs. The most effective international volunteers learn to work in solidarity with the members of the host community, helping them carry out their objectives, offering advice when asked, and encouraging them in their work. The community can benefit from your skills, labor, education, financial and material contributions, and your continued support once you return home. Whether you are working on our volunteer program in communities of Nepal, the role of the international volunteer is same – to work side-by-side with and learn from the local people, to exchange ideas, and to build bridges of mutual respect and understanding.