RCDP International Volunteer Program

RCDP International Volunteer Program

About

Established in 1998, RCDP-Nepal is a recognized leader in the field of volunteering. RCDP-Nepal pioneered volunteer in Nepal and India programs. Our volunteer program offers an alternative way to enjoy the exhilarating and exotic beauty of the nature, and the people of Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. Volunteering in Nepal programs and programs in other countries comprises of language, cultural and observation tours, home stays, expeditions, trekking, and many more.... Each year, 1000 volunteers join our program in South Asia

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Kori
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I met a lot of great friends through this program and would love to go back. The orphanage was a great place to volunteer but is difficult to do much unless you know a little bit of Spanish to be able to communicate with the people in the orphanage. If you are able to communicate, you find it is a very rewarding experience and are able to help out in a lot of ways. Roger, our country coordinator was great. We lived with a host family and a bunch of young girls who were traveling and Roger made our safety a top priority. I did not take Spanish classes while in Peru but I heard they were great! DO NOT fall for scams in the plaza. There are plenty of them such as paintings and sight seeing tours. If you ever take a trip to hike or sight-see do not pay in full prior to the trip.

What would you improve about this program?
Communication between volunteers and who they are helping could be better, such as before volunteering to verify dates and working details and if/when they are needed
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Shabnam
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My time working in Hospital de Bethancourt just outside of Antigua, Guatemala was one that will be etched in my mind for a lifetime. Still, I can recall the vividness of the land - a land that has brought me the most immense of my happiness throughout all of the world I have travelled. Antigua is very safe, and I was always able to roam around, even when solo. People are incredibly kind, and it won’t take long before visitors feel a pull towards the bright city. I was immersed in OBGYN care, even going as far as delivering several babies. As a medical student passionate about OBGYN, this program helped to fill my cup as far as involvement and fulfillment goes. In my two weeks, I was able to view all sorts of procedures in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. I’d highly recommend anyone who is interested in medicine - or any sort of volunteer work - to go to Antigua. The city is safe, warm and welcoming. I feel reinvigorated after my time there and can only hope that others experience this same joy.

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Javier
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Yesterday was a very intense day full of activities. Early in the morning, seeing that it was raining heavily, our jungle excursion was canceled, and we proposed a bike ride. What we thought was going to be a simple walk through the town turned out to be an intense tour of the Nepalese landscape in which we found several animals such as elephants, deer, horses, cows, dogs or ducks. In addition, our favorite moment was when we had to cross a puddle that looked like a river as it covered us to the hip (shoutout to the leech that stung Barbara). It lasted longer than many of us could endure and some even got lost but we really enjoyed it. After a well-deserved rest, and seeing that the river still did not go down, a jungle jeep excursion was organized. Before we entered, we were lucky and honored to have been able to attend a wrestling battle live between two 12-year-old children, there were no injuries ... They warned us that silence was needed to see the animals, which It took us a little to respect, that may be the reason why we "only" saw deer, monkeys, birds and crocodiles. At the time of resting we were playing board games like the Resistance or the high pencil in which we discovered new colors such as sapphire, pistachio and persimmon. We ended the day watching a somewhat peculiar local dance that surprised some and disappointed others. And finally, Quique and the Javis woke up for dinner.

What was your funniest moment?
My funniest moment was when we went to the rafting
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Lucía
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

We had a lot of fun and the people were amazing. Lovely food and housing as well as comfort and flexibility from the organization. Rita was an amazing host mother and the kids from the orphanage were lovely. The school was very tired but lots of fun.
The local coordinator, Lilah, was extremely helping and assisted us in every single way needed. As well as the general coordinator in Nepal who always answered our questions and helped us in what we needed.

The hostels provided by the organization were always amazing and had great service.
Overall: amazing experience, will definitely repeat in the near future.

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Pablo
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Translated by Go Overseas:

Nepal

Our day began with the usual breakfast scheduled for eight. Despite some usual delays, we managed to reach our destination on time and began our jungle excursion without further delay. After two and a half hours of constant surprises and emotion, walking surrounded by vegetation and some animals, such as deer and the occasional crocodile, we finished our little adventure. Upon returning to the hotel we were waiting for a delicious Nepali delicacy (macaroni and cheese). After a deep nap we venture back into the jungle, but this time on the back of an elephant. However, some colleagues decided not to do this activity, since it was against their moral values. After two hours of constant rocking and the odd scare, we arrived back at the hotel. Once we had dinner, we decided to do some recreational activity to strengthen our links as pineapple. Finally, exhausted because of fatigue, we each turn to his humble abode in order to rub.

Original:

Nepal

Nuestro día empezó con el habitual desayuno programado para las ocho. Pese a algunas tardanzas habituales, conseguimos llegar a nuestro destino a tiempo e iniciamos sin más dilación nuestra excursión por la jungla. Tras dos horas y media de constantes sorpresas y emoción, caminando rodeados de vegetación y algunos animales, como ciervos y algún que otro cocodrilo, finalizamos nuestra pequeña aventura. Al regresar al hotel nos esperaba un delicioso manjar nepalí (macarrones con queso). Tras una profunda siesta nos aventuramos de nuevo en la selva, pero esta vez sobre el lomo de un elefante. Sin embargo, algunos compañeros decidieron no realizar esta actividad, dado que estaba en contra de sus valores morales. Tras dos horas de constante balanceo y algún que otro susto un tanto desagradable, llegamos de vuelta al hotel. Una vez cenados, decidimos realizar alguna actividad lúdica para reforzar nuestros vínculos como piña. Finalmente, exhaustos a causa del cansancio, nos dirigimos cada uno a su humilde morada con tal de sobar.

What would you improve about this program?
I think it should be a 4 week program instead of 3.

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