Volunteer opportunity posted by: Volunteer Service Nepal
Posted on: February 7, 2013
The high mortality rate for mothers during childbirth, as well as the short life expectancy in general, leaves thousands of children without parents each year. As a result, most of these needy children are deprived of education and find work as child labourers in restaurants, factories, hotels, slaves, and as trash collectors.These disadvantaged children need attention, love, care, and the opportunity to further their education.Orphanages provide these kids with daily meals, a bed, and some hope. Volunteering in the orphanage in Nepal is a really great opportunity to experience the obstacles and rewards of serving helpless people. Volunteers will be placed either in orphanages or host families near to the orphanages , where they will spend most of their time with the children, assisting them in their day-to-day routines.
The children are mostly between the ages of four and fifteen and have a basic understandingof English.The general role of the volunteer will be to act as an older sibling: to care for, look after and encourage the children. Volunteers will teach the children general life skills, including health and sanitation, as well as arts, crafts and music.They may also help the children with their schoolwork. As a volunteer you may also organize tours, games, drawing classes, singing, dancing, painting and other activities that children enjoy.