Virtual Volunteering in Nepal

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GAP Year Nepal, in response to the precautionary measures to combat the COVID-19 has come up with this concept of online (virtual) GAPYear | Volunteering programs in Nepal. If there is anything you would be interested in online (virtual) GAPYear | volunteering to offer your time, experience and knowledge, please do not hesitate to contact us. Regardless of your area of interest and degree of knowledge, there is always something you can do to help bring change for the better.

Required Skills and Knowledge

- Online skills
- Experiences in using online platforms
- Training capacity
- Motivational skills
- Positive minded
- Graphic Design
- English Language Instruction
- Business Development

Highlights
  • Build Community
  • Improves School and College Experience
  • Volunteering Adds Fun to Your Years
  • Ends Loneliness
  • Reduce Mental Illness

Impact

In the times of physical distancing, the developing countries like Nepal are facing severe resource based challenges in linking the people. There are the communities who don’t have these resources and there are the big segments of the population who have access to digital smart devices. The bottleneck lies in the proper use of these devices. Thus, the online GAPYear | Volunteering to make people learn the usage of the online channels to ease the life in this time of physical distancing can benefit this small and developing country in the lap of the Himalayas a lot.

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Karina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Experience

This summer I interned with Himalayan Circuit, a travel company located in Nepal. This experience was unlike any other previous ones that I have held. I am an avid volunteer in my community, whether it be helping children or packaging foods. This role had me strategizing with two key players: Shiva and Anish. These two individuals led me to my success by assigning me work and checking in with me. I am grateful for this experience due to the fact that I was able to build connections with people and gain a better understanding of Nepal.

Within this internship, I focused on the social media for the Instagram and Facebook pages. Other elements include correcting the English language for the travel and trekking descriptions. Some other projects included working on cover stories for raising awareness and why choosing Nepal after COVID-19. All of these projects utilized my grammatical and syntax skills. These skills allowed me to become a better writer and focus on a different type of writing.

What would you improve about this program?
The only difficulty that I encountered was the difference in time zones, at times the calls became too late. This is not an issue with my experience and changes could be made. I believe that this was the only time that worked the best for everyone. Having the experience being remote was beneficial due to the fact that I would not be able to travel to Nepal. I prefer working in a remote location and enjoyed my experience.
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Ria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Virtual Internship with Accessible Nepal

This summer I interned with Accessible Nepal, a company focused on bringing people with reduced mobility closer to the beauties of Nepal. As someone who loves volunteering in my own community, it was an amazing experience to step into an unfamiliar place and learn about their lifestyles and customs while completing this internship. This past month, I worked with both Anish and Shiva. They both helped me successfully complete my assignments by checking in with me twice a week and giving me feedback on the work I had completed. With their guidance, I was able to build connections and immerse myself in the Nepali culture.
Within this internship, I worked on the social media posts and stories for the Accessible Nepal Instagram page. By doing this, I learned more about marketing and how to address different audiences via social media. I also have created lesson plans for the ages 7-16 on topics such as maintaining a healthy lifestyle and having good behavior. Through these tasks, I learned how to adapt to an online working environment and work collaboratively with the challenges of time zone differences.
Overall, I enjoyed my experience with the Accessible Nepal team thoroughly and hope to have the opportunity to visit Nepal soon.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I wish I could have seen and experienced the Nepali culture in real life, especially after learning so much about its customs and landmarks. Unfortunately, due to COVID 19, I was unable to but I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the Accessible Nepal team and I hope to get the opportunity to visit soon!