Volunteer testimonial

“What drew me to HELP initially is HELP’s commitment to aid the schools…..
Regarding the application process, I felt like HELP was quite good in the pre-departure aspect in providing information and connecting new volunteers with past volunteers. However, Nepal can be quite overwhelming; therefore, slightly more support once volunteers arrive could be beneficial. And because our placement can be quite isolating, possibly connecting us with other current volunteers might be helpful. Overall it was a pleasant experience with HELP.”

“When I landed in Nepal, I knew this was going to be an unforgettable experience.…

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“My experience was amazing. From start to finish, I felt so warmly welcomed into the culture as a visitor from when I landed to being in a couple hotels and traveling with drivers. Everyone was wonderful and curious and kind. The school was overwhelmingly heartfelt and captivating. The students there have my heart. I would do this again, but my time there was not long enough. I would not recommend less than 8 weeks (as indicated on the website), but it was all I could do.…

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Thanks!

It’s nice to be thanked! The principal of one of the schools we support on the outskirts of Kalimpong has sent me the following emailed message:

“Thank you so much for sending us volunteer teacher in our school.the volunteer teacher Kathleen was experienced teacher .She was friendly with the teachers as well as familiar (sic) in the home.Thank you so much.”…

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Volunteer testimonial

HELP is a great organization which connects volunteers with a school that needs extra teachers. There is no shortage of work which makes you feel needed as a volunteer.

My experience was great, I do not regret doing it whatsoever. I highly recommend trying it for those considering it. If you are thinking of getting into teaching, this is a great way to find out whether teaching is for you. It was insightful to live and witness local life. It certainly broadens your perspective on living conditions in other parts of the world.…

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Volunteer testimonial

“My time in Tathang were two of the best months of my life! I absolutely loved the children and the owners of the school, and the huge variety in work, the natural beauty of the area, and the wonderful people made the experience truly unforgettable. I really couldn’t recommend it more.”

“HELP were great to deal with, and provided good advice and support throughout the whole journey. The school really benefitted from having me there which is great, as it makes it feel real and genuinely useful that I was there.…

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HELP clearly knows the schools it works with very well and chooses them with great care, concentrating on schools where they can have the greatest impact and where their input is most needed. I was very impressed by that and by the personal nature of the organisation-I was able to ask any questions and contact them while abroad to check anything which worried me.

It was great to work with an organisation with a clear ethos and sense of purpose.They are completely committed to the schools and to finding ways in which they can work with them, while accepting that some things will be done differently there.…

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Volunteer testimonial

Overall I had a very positive experience working in Nepal with HELP and Himalayan Projects and would recommend others to do the same. I got to see parts of Nepal tourist do not get to see and take part in events that were so special to me. The people I met on this experience will stay with me forever and I am so humbled by their kindness to me. Treating local Nepalese patients was such a unique experience and I was able to learn a lot about local health conditions.…

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Volunteer testimonial

I’m so glad I came to Nepal through HELP. Some volunteer organisations can seem a bit faceless and impersonal, but this was completely not the case with HELP. With HELP I felt supported and looked out for every step of the way. It felt like an intimate and caring organisation…..The experience was life-changing and utterly priceless. It has steered me in a new direction, given me new understanding, and I will carry it in my heart always.(Joseph Cottrell, Nepal: 2017)…

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HELP is a great organisation that I think approaches helping schools in a really good way. I appreciate their values with responsible volunteering that benefits the school foremost. I also appreciate their trust I volunteers whilst on their placement to go about their work. I feel well supported as a volunteer by HELP and would definitely recommend the organisation to friends.

Shane Lefevre, Sikkim (2017)

 

And this is what the school said about Shane:

“His work is really appreciated. We are extremely happy with him.…

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By becoming a HELP volunteer in India or Nepal you will be able to make a direct, personal contribution to the education of young Himalayan people. In so doing, you will be having an unforgettable experience in a new and fascinating world.
Nikola Capla and Petra CvancarovaEverest Boarding School