VSSN is able to keep the cost of volunteering to a minimum as we are not aiming to make a profit, we use all of it's income for conducting programs, maintaining office, updating legal documents and providing education to unprivileged children. VSSN is committed to promote responsible volunteering by deploying overseas volunteers for community development and using volunteer’s fund for the host families and host institutions. We provide most comfortable logistic for each volunteer with best working environment. We also find ourselves involved emotionally in many projects where children are concerned and we try to make up any shortfall in funds to ensure their needs are addressed. Feel free to inquire if you need more information about your program and your payments.
VSSN Program Fees in Euros (For the year 2012 and 2013):
A. Schools, orphanages,construction, summer, environment program:
One week to two weeks: Euros 300 €
Three weeks: Euros 400 €
Four weeks (a month): Euros 500 €
For each additional week: Euros 60 €
Building cost:- If you are joining construction program, you need to collect 150 Euros extra from each participants to buy materials for building work.
B. Health/Medical program:
One to two weeks: Euros 350 €
Three weeks: Euros 450 €
One month: Euros 550 €
Additional (Per Week): Euros 70 €
C. Monastery Program:
One month’s fee: Euros 600 €
Each additional week: Euros 100 €
VSSN Program fee covers these expenses:
1. Airport pick up and drop off.
2. 2 days sight seeing in Kathmandu with a guide.
3. Initial stay in a hotel in Kathmandu (during training and sight seeing).
4. Language classes and travel orientation.
5. Placement arrangement/ regular support and transportation (a car) to and from the placements within Kathmandu valley, we organize tourist bus for Pokhara .
6. Food and accommodation in placement.
7. Donations for Health Centers, Orphanages and Monasteries are included.
Convert your cost according to your length of stay into your currency. We accept Euros, travelers checks, cash in Nepali Rupees, US$, Canadian $, Australian $, and Pound Sterling, we also accept credit cards. Please email us to know exact program fee of your particular program and length of stay.
Apart from above, volunteers will cover these costs:
Visa (tourist) fee in US$:- Multiple entry 15 days costs US$ 25, 30 days costs US$ 40, 90 days costs US$ 100. You can easily buy visa at Kathmandu airport, at immigration they receive US$ in cash for visa.
Immunizations and Travel Insurance.
Also you will need a weekly budget of up to US$20 (Euros 15€); to cater for all your other expenses like bottled water, personal items, beverages and entertainment.
Volunteers will be provided at least 2 main meals a day during their placement.
Program fee is to be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu.
The volunteering period can be arranged to run from 1 week to 5 months.