Volunteer Aid Nepal (VAID NEPAL) is a non-government, non-political, non-profit 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, marginalized, and poorly educated people, and plays the role of facilitator for sustainable development by utilizing local resources.
As a development and volunteer organization, Volunteer Aid Nepal mobilizes national and international volunteers and local people into the sectors of education, health, agriculture, environment, etc. The aim of mobilizing these volunteers is to empower local people and raise awareness with a “bottom up” development strategy, 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 region, 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.
Mission and Vision
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 marginalized communities, we work with local clubs and groups 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.
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.
Our Way Forward
Here at Volunteer Aid Nepal, we will continue to strive for excellence by helping marginalized 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 volunteerism will help bring about a better Nepal, and in turn, a better world.
Volunteer Aid Nepal is a social, Non Profit, Non Government, Social and Volunteer Organization.
- To mobilize volunteers for development, reformation, and progress of the community.
- To assist 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 mobilize volunteers in the sectors of education, health, environment, human rights, agriculture etc.
- To operate programs for un-educated people and communities.
- To help local youth clubs, mother groups, and user group etc.
- 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.