Orphanage Childcare Volunteer

Rejoice and Salvation in Trinity Services - Jharuwarashi, Nepal
Quick Facts: Placement ID: IND-277 Location: Jharuwarashi, Nepal Sector: Social Services Category: Childcare Min Duration: 2 weeks Lodging: BaseCamp or Host Family Language: Basic
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Volunteer Job Description

Rejoice and Salvation in Trinity Services (RST) is an organization that has an orphanage that provides food, clothing, shelter and an education to distressed orphans, children from single parent's who are in direr need, as well as children from endangered castes, in Nepal.

RST Services is very happy to have childcare volunteers to help them in the daily care of the children. They have roughly 46 children and 4 single mothers to look after all the needs of the children. Daily duties include a routine full of activities that requires the support of additional staff and volunteers.

The volunteers may be asked to participate in almost any activity that provides help to the children and/or assistants in keeping the house and garden in order. They need help to care for the kids, teach English, help with daily household tasks, and agricultural work.

Volunteers may be asked to help the children get ready for school after their morning meal. Once the children return from school, volunteers may be asked to assist the children in understanding their homework assignments. During the daytime the orphanage has their own garden, where volunteers may be asked to assist. The garden provides a little income for the orphanage, as well as fresh food for the children. There is plenty of potential to spear-head projects such as: painting, eco-system development and outdoor renovations.

There are no specific educational requirements for a childcare volunteer at this placement. However, the volunteer must be a mature and positive individual who has a sincere desire to help children. The volunteer should be able to be flexible in his/her duties at the orphanage.

Volunteer Tasks Required

Playtime

All healthy children have a lot of energy all day long. Childcare volunteers must be prepared to be very active. Creativity would be an important tool to help the children keep busy. Create new games and/or sports, as well as participate in existing ones.

General Care of the Children

A childcare volunteer's help is always welcome by the staff at the orphanage who are continuously busy. Volunteers may be asked to assist with the bathing of the children, dressing them, feeding them, as well as helping to keep them entertained and happy.

Teach Songs & Rhymes

The best way to connect with children is by singing and dancing. In general all kids wants to sing and dance. A childcare volunteer may be asked to teach children new songs and rhymes that may be able to improve their English language skills and/or teach about good hygiene issues. Volunteers should do their homework prior to their placement and come prepared with a repertoire of songs and rhymes.

Orphanage Chores

A childcare volunteer may be asked to help in the general cleaning of the orphanage, as well as assist in maintaining an attractive appearance to the building and its grounds. This may also include working in the garden of the orphanage.

Host Organization Details

Rejoice and Salvation in Trinity Services

Rejoice and Salvation in Trinity Service,( RST Services), was established in 1990, as a non-profit organization. However, it functioned as a non registered organization with the Nepali Government and Social Welfare Council until 2006, due to some legal issues that were not completely resolved until that date.

The "sole and heart core" of RST Services is their MISSION to raise children and mentor them. Their main OBJECTIVE is to help children from marginalized communities and poverty stricken areas in Nepal. The RST Services especially reaches out to street kids, orphans and single parent children.

There are a larger number of children in Nepal who were made orphans due to the long standing civil war that lasted for almost a decade. RST Services, in its beginning days started out as a childcare and support service. Five children, (3 girls and 2 boys), from rural parts of Nepal, who were orphans or children of single parent's, were the first to attend the childcare center.

RST Services AIMS to:

1) Provide food, clothing, shelter and an education to distressed orphans, children from single parent's who are in direr need, as well as, children from endangered castes, in Nepal. 2) Organize and implement free, "Health Camps." 3) Organize and implement primary education in remote villages. 4) Provide skill development training for women, ( especially single mothers,) in remote areas, so they are better prepared and thus usually more successful in obtaining jobs.

RST Services were established especially to assist orphaned children and children from single mothers in direr need. However, in recent years they have extended their services to include assisting single mothers in various ways.

Does this organization have any religious affiliations?

Not at the orphanage, but they are directed and run by a Christian Charity.

When They Were Founded

Rejoice and Salvation in Trinity Service, (RST Services), was established in 1990, as a non-profit organization. The founder was, Mr. Suresh Kumar Khati's and his parents, Sannani Khati (mother) and Tikaram Khati (father). Mr. Khati's parents had no formal education so had more difficulty, if written communication was necessary. They were both keen supporters of this organization.

registered in the government office in 2006 with the registered no.248/063/064 and Social Welfare Council No.20697/063/064. The work was on the go and after many years of its inception it was finally registered in the government office, for earlier there was some legality to be fulfilled in order to get it registered.

Who They Work With

Underprivilaged and orphaned children as well as single women who are socially discriminated against.

How Are They Funded

This organization is self-funded. As well, they have national and international donors. They receive donations from their International Church. They also receive donations from volunteers.

Donation Requests

RST Services would appreciate any donations such as:

Stationary for children Clothing for children ranging from ages 5 to 18 yrs old Bedding First Aid supplies Funds for food Funds for construction of infrastructure Equipment and supplies for skill development training for single mothers and children

Placement Location Information

Jharuwarashi, Nepal

Transfer From BaseCamp

Distance & Time

Distance from BaseCamp:
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Weather in the Area

City/Village Description

Nearest Medical Clinic

Badigaun Health Post
Badigaun
Lalitpur

Placement Address

Rejoice and Salvation in Trinity Services

Jharuwarashi
Nepal

Accommodation and Meals

All of our volunteers begin their stay in Nepal at our BaseCamp Center in Kathmandu. Given that this placement is less than a 1 hour and 15 minute commute from BaseCamp, volunteers working here will have the option of living with us at BaseCamp or living with a host family.

The following information outlines a brief description of life at BaseCamp and also what someone can expect living with a host family in Nepal. Once you have completed our application, you can let our staff know if you would prefer to live with a host family. Otherwise, your application will default to having you live with us at BaseCamp.

If you have any questions about the difference between life at BaseCamp or life with a host family in Nepal you can always give us a call or send us an email. Our contact details are listed in the footer of every page of the site.

BaseCamp Nepal

BaseCamp Nepal
BaseCamp Nepal Address

Uttam Chowk, Ekikaran Road
Ward No 16
Kathmandu, Nepal

BaseCamp Nepal Contact Details

Tel: (977) 1-438-9397
Mobile: (977) 980-314-1173

BaseCamp Nepal is located in the Naya Bazaar district of Kathmandu just a few minutes walk from the popular backpacker district of Thamel. We are situated in a beautiful four story building, with nine rooms and a capacity for almost forty guests. Each level of the house has four balconies, plus the hostel has two roof top patios. Pillows, sheets and blankets are provided.

The second and third floor of the hostel each have a spacious common area. The kitchen and large dining room are on the fourth floor. A fire pit and plenty of seating make the roof top patio a favourite gathering spot. Great for viewing the rising or setting sun, planning your next adventure or relaxing with a cup of chiyaa.

Back on the ground, there is an organic community garden in our courtyard in which interested guests are always welcome to help tend. Wireless internet access is available throughout the house, making it easy to stay in touch with friends and family back home.

The meal plan at BaseCamp is a 14 day rotation of various dishes from around Nepal. The idea behind our plan is that volunteers will familiarize themselves with local dishes and meal table etiquette before moving on to a host family. For the volunteers who stay in BaseCamp throughout their program, the meal plan offers a diverse and authentic diet.

BaseCamp Nepal is also where language training and orientation workshops take place. We have a classroom area for the more formal parts of our orientation and each day we will visit various parts of Kathmandu as volunteers become familiar with life in Nepal.

Living With a Host Family in Nepal

Living with a host family in Nepal is a fantastic way to gain a deep understanding of and appreciation for the people and customs of the country. Each home-stay will provide a bed and three meals per day for our volunteers. The majority of host families offer private rooms with only one or two volunteers living with the family.

Living with a host family can greatly enhance your performance at your placement. For one, it will have a huge influence on the speed with which you gain familiarity with the local language. This, along with your deeper understanding of cultural practices and beliefs that you are likely to gain in this environment, can go a long way to improving or strengthening your relationships with your team mates at work. Furthermore, a significant percentage of our host families are closely affiliated with the organizations with which our volunteers work. As such, even the evening meal or hanging out around the house can become valuable time during which volunteers can share their ideas and continue their support of their host organization.

All of this being said, living with a host family is not for everyone. It is very important for volunteers to honor the house rules in their host family and to be punctual. Also, depending on how remote your placement location, host families can be very rustic. Our staff in country can give you a better idea of what exactly you can expect from a host family in any particular community. However, in general, if these things sound like they might pose a challenge for you, we strongly suggest that you look at a placement within commuting distance from BaseCamp Nepal.

How the Program Works

Our program structure and costing is completely flexible which lets our volunteers ensure that they only pay for exactly the degree of support that they want.

Option 1 - Free Services

Some volunteers prefer to coordinate their own accommodation, meals and other support while overseas.

Anyone is welcome to use our volunteer placement search tool to help in finding a placement that is well suited to their interests. Once someone finds a placement that they wish to work with, they are welcome to make all the rest of their arrangmeents on their own.

As well, our team of staff overseas are often able to offer a few helpful pointers for volunteers 'doing it on their own'. Just send us an email with your questions and we will put you in touch with our team abroad. We only ask that you keep your requests fairly general, as this type of advice is exactly how our team earn their living. :)

Option 2 - Placement Support - 250 USD

Other volunteers would like assistance in selecting and confirming their placement, but they plan to manage their own accommodation and other expenses on their own.

These volunteers have the option of choosing to only have our assistance with selecting and confirming their placement. This option also includes ongoing placement support while abroad, so a volunteer would be able to ask our team for help if things at their placement were not working out.

In providing Placement Support, our team works with each volunteer through email, telephone and either Skype or Google Hangouts, to ensure that each volunteer has a clear understanding of their placement options. Our in-country staff will put together a custom list of placement options for each volunteer that they believe are the most appropriate matches with the volunteer's background, skills and interests. Then each volunteer can work with our team both in Canada and abroad to go through each of the options and narrow-down their selection.

Option 3 - Full Program Support

For most volunteers who are volunteering for less than a year, they are looking for an option that includes their accommodation, meals, airport reception, country and program orientation and placement support. This is what our Program Fees are designed for.

We are proud of how over the years we have ensured that our program fees are amoungst the most reasonable of any program in the world while we continue to provide exceptional volunteer support both at home and abroad.

Our Program Fees and listings of what these do and do not include are listed below:

Program Fees

Program Fees - Nepal

  Registration Fee
250
 
  1 Week
295
 
  2 Weeks
400
 
  3 Weeks
505
 
  4 Weeks
610
 
  5 Weeks
715
 
  6 Weeks
820
 
  7 Weeks
925
 
  8 Weeks
1,030
 
 
 
  Additional Weeks
95
 
All program fees are listed in US Dollars.

What is Included
  • Pre-Departure support
  • Placement consulation
  • Airport reception & transfer
  • 2 Day orientation
  • Accommodation (BaseCamp or host family)
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Emergency & placement support

What is Not Included
    Before Departure
  • International flight
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Visa costs where required
  • Work permits where required
    While Overseas
  • Daily transportation to and from placement
  • Transport to airport on departure
  • Placement fees if requried


Program Dates


Our regularly scheduled program start dates are the first Friday of each month, every month of the year. We strongly recommend beginning your program on one of these dates as this will allow you to go through our orientation alongside other international volunteers.

If you would prefer, our application will also allow you to select a custom start date for your program. Keep in mind that there is an additional fee for a custom start date which ranges from 50 to 75 USD.

Jul 05, 2019 Aug 02, 2019 Sep 06, 2019
Oct 04, 2019 Nov 01, 2019 Dec 06, 2019
Jan 03, 2020 Feb 07, 2020 Mar 06, 2020
Apr 03, 2020 May 01, 2020 Jun 05, 2020
Jul 03, 2020 Aug 07, 2020 Sep 04, 2020
Oct 02, 2020 Nov 06, 2020 Dec 04, 2020
Jan 01, 2021 Feb 05, 2021 Mar 05, 2021
Apr 02, 2021 May 07, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

PLEASE NOTE:

These dates are the day that volunteers should plan to arrive on the ground in country. We can accommodate arrivals in-country at any time day or night on these dates.

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