Why Pay to Volunteer in Nepal? Well, you aren't paying to volunteer, read on.

Posted: Aug 23, 2013   |   From Our Director

The Girls

I don't know what "volunteer placement companies" charge or how they spend the money or like you, I"m also not always sure what they charge for.  I do know exactly what we charge for and it's all about supporting you as a volunteer, keeping you safe, ensuring a quality program for you to volunteer with and being there every day, all day (and night by the way) to make sure that whatever you need to have a successful time in Nepal working as a volunteer.  Here's our list of what's included in our costs and take note, not a single item is a fee or cost for volunteering, it is 100% about providing you support, a clean place to live that's also secure, good food and of course, our all-girl staff throws in unlimited smiles for free :-) 

Price ...

New Logo for Mountain Volunteer

Posted: Aug 23, 2013   |   From Our Director

Mountain Volunteer Logo

We are in the process of redesigning the logo, web site and overall volunteer program in Nepal. While Mountain Volunteer is a program of The Mountain Fund, it's own real identity and now it will. We've also changed our entire approach to hosting volunteer in Nepal. In order to volunteer in Nepal with us, first thing is you'll need a resume as our program placements are now limited to only the best, most dedicated and sincere volunteers. We've changed to a very simple, straightforward cost model as well that's very clear and easy to understand, no hidden costs, no unexplained, or unexplainable fees. 

PRICING - the price includes total, twenty-four hour a day support from our all-girl staff, a clean room in a modern house ...

Volunteers in Nepal conduct health camp

Posted: Aug 23, 2013   |   Healthcare

Medical Volunteers in Nepal

Orchid Garden Nepal is home to 140 children aged nursery to grade five who attend on a daily basis. Coming, as they do, from very poor working families they suffer from a variety of preventable health issues which the family cannot afford to pay to have treated in local hospitals. Several times a year our medical volunteers in Nepal visit and give health check-ups to all the children. This past week a group held a health camp at Orchid Garden for the children. Great work volunteers, and thank you. 

Volunteer in Nepal with us. Why you should hire us and not a placement company.

Posted: Aug 12, 2013   |   From Our Director

Executive Director

People ask, and rightly so, why volunteer with Mountain Fund instead of volunteer placement company A,B,C or D?  It's a fair question and deserves a fair answer. 

1) Most volunteer placement companies that advertise on the internet have no real presence in Nepal. That's probably a shock to many volunteers, but it's true. Over the years we've worked with quite a few of these volunteer placement companies. Many of them have never had a single staff person even visit Nepal, and others perhaps had a single person visit one time only. These companies make money by advertising volunteer opportunties in Nepal, not by actually hosting you in Nepal. In fact, they make money by using google adwords and other sources to draw your attention ...

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