Volunteer opportunities for mature people!

HELP volunteer,Kathleen Kressly, with her school children in West Bengal (Kalimpong). We are looking for more volunteers like her to join our programme and make a difference to the education of children in the Indian and Nepalese Himalayas! If you want to know more, please go to the volunteer page of our website.



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No space to play!

Dear friends,

I am trying to raise money for a small village school in Sikkim to buy and level some land in order to make a playground for the children. This has become a government requirement, and the school must comply if it is to retain its registered status. The total cost will be around £6400, and so I will need to try various ways of getting there.

It’s an expensive project because, like almost every building in Sikkim, the school has been built on a steep slope.…

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Volunteer news

So far this year we have had four volunteers on assignments in India and Nepal. One of these is a doctor based in a clinic in Western Nepal. The others have been teachers, three of whom are still in place. Two more will take up their assignments later this year. Encouragingly, next year is already looking good for volunteer recruitment. At the moment we already have six who are likely to join up even if they haven’t already.…

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News from our volunteer in Uttarakhand

Brinda Poornapragna has recently completed her HELP assignment at an Ashram school in the Tehri district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has submitted this item for our blog:

Nestled in the native hills of the Ganges … is an NGO which supports the cause of Girls / Women Education…

The NGO itself was established about 40 years ago and is very illustrious and well known in the region for its service to the cause and impeccable devotion to the cause.…

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Why volunteer in the Himalayas?

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Volunteering abroad in the Himalayas is an experience not to be missed! ☆ “Want to teach in the Himalayas?” This was the top result following an internet search for short term volunteer teaching opportunities abroad. Who could resist such an invitation? For anyone with a thirst for exciting travel, the Himalayas are an irresistible location, the stuff of legend and mystery.

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Volunteering in the Himalayas will give you ample opportunity to make a difference!

Still relatively inaccessible, the difficulties getting there make travel and volunteering in the region seem all the more exciting and rewarding.



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Easy fundraising!

If you’re planning to book a short break or a holiday, remember to go through #easyfundraising first! Over 250 well-known travel operators like Booking.com, LateRooms, TUI, Trainline, First Choice and ebookers will give us a donation which means more FREE money for our cause. You can get donations for booking package holidays, flights, hotel rooms, parking and trains, as well as exchanging money – it really works!
Visit: efraising.org/UnGqYnUAey

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HELP isn’t a an introduction agency, or is it?!

HELP isn’t an introduction agency, but sometimes unwittingly acts as one! On Saturday 6th April, Kerrie Anne Sullivan and Ashim Bhatta reconfirmed the vows they made at a Hindu ceremony in Nepal last year. This event, to which Yami and I were kindly invited, was held at a church in Keston, Kent. Kerrie was a HELP volunteer in the village of Changu Narayan, Nepal, where she first met Ashim. Ashim’s mother, Sarita, who runs a guest house in the village, also attended the event.…

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Time to volunteer in Ladakh!

Summer is coming – the ideal time to volunteer in Ladakh! While the monsoon drenches the rest of India (and Nepal), Ladakh remains warm and dry.

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“Unforgettable experience, glad I chose to do it.”

We currently have volunteers at a village school in south Sikkim and an ashram school in Uttarakhand (Sikkim and Uttarakhand are Indian states). We are looking for volunteers to teach English in similar schools in Nepal!.

This is what Jeremy LeafIoor in Sikkim has reported in a recent email: “It has been wonderful so far. The kids are definitely a challenge some days. I really struggled week two, things have since gotten better. I’m hoping the kids are learning as much as I am.

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Come and join us as a volunteer teacher!

We are still looking for volunteers to teach in the village schools we support. If you are 19 years or older (there’s no upper age limit so long as you are healthy!), do consider making a difference to a poor Himalayan village community by donating some of your time this year, and , at the same time, have the time of your life!

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I want to let you know that I have looked at a lot of volunteer organizations since I did your program and you have (as far as I can tell) one of the best. I really like how much you personally care about each volunteer and each school.
Anne GillilandDenjong Pema Choling Academy