Testimonial

I think HELP has done a wonderful service to this part of the world for the past twenty years, and I know that Vidya Sagar Gyanpeeth School, for one, will miss its support.

(Ken Haigh: Vidya Sagar Gyanpeeth school, Sikkim: 2022)…

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Joseph Cottrell

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.



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Wendy Garrity

I like that it (HELP) is a small organization, very hands-on and connected with the schools, and have already referred to you others who were looking for the kind of placement I was after.…

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Lewis Strong

[HELP is] a very professional and ethically sound organisation with a real human element. Also extremely cheap when compared to many of the GAP year organisations. The application process was relatively stress free and the recommendations made by Jim Coleman of accommodation and school were spot on for me. I appreciated the opportunity to immerse myself in a culture and community off the beaten track and really experience Nepal. The HELP representative in Kathmandu was excellent. All in all I felt very well looked after.…

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James Dix

HELP is a lean and transparent organization that is focused on providing help to Nepali and Indian institutions with a minimum of bureaucratic froufrou. In Nepal, I met volunteers working through other organizations, and they were astounded at the minimum fuss and money that volunteering through HELP entailed. I found HELP though an Internet search. They looked like the best organization through which to volunteer, and I now believe they are the best. …

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Michael Winterstein

I think HELP is the volunteer organization that I looked for for a long time. It is the most easily accessible and responsive organization I found on the web. I really like the self donation to the school and how independent it requires its volunteers to be, unlike many other organizations.…

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Alastair Skeffington

HELP is rare for an organisation offering volunteer teaching in that it puts the needs of the local people before the desires of the western person wanting ‘the experience’.…

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Jill Peck

I think it’s a great organization. I’m really impressed with how small and focused on each project HELP is.…

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Kerrie Sullivan

I chose HELP because I approved of their policy of requiring telephone interviews and references. It’s shocking that some organisations will place volunteers they have never spoken to or sought references from. I also liked the idea of being part of a bigger programme that would continue to send volunteers to a school after I left.…

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Bart Hermans

HELP is an organization which gave me a good feeling from the first time I laid eyes on its website. It is a wonderful, idealistic and efficient charity. Not in it for the money, but to actually make a difference.…

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I think HELP is the volunteer organization that I looked for for a long time. It is the most easily accessible and responsive organization I found on the web. I really like the self donation to the school and how independent it requires its volunteers to be, unlike many other organizations.
Michael WintersteinSt. Paul Primary School