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Points to Consider When Choosing a Volunteer Program
by Saurabh Sabharwal Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at 3:48 AM
Your choice of volunteer program can greatly affect you overall experience as a volunteer in Nepal. That is why it is important that you choose your program carefully.
One of the things that will impact your volunteer experience in Nepal is your choice of volunteer program. It dictates who you will be working with, what type of work you will do, and where your placement location will be. Your choice of volunteer program can greatly affect you overall experience as a volunteer in Nepal. That is why it is important that you choose your program carefully.
Here are a few points that you should consider when choosing a volunteer program:
1. Volunteer only in the program that involves work you enjoy doing.
If you are going to spend a week, a month, or even months as a volunteer in Nepal, be sure that you sign up for the program that you think best suits your interest. Choose also a program where you can share whatever talent or skill you have. Signing up for the wrong program and doing what you don’t enjoy doing will just stress you out and there could be a bigger chance that you will not be able to do your best at work. If you sign up for the program that involves work you like doing, working with your best will just come out naturally. You will not feel being burdened with work at all. And most importantly, every moment you spend doing your work will be a time well spent.
2. Choose a volunteer work that allows you to enhance your skills.
Volunteering in Nepal is a give-and-take process. You give your time to serve others while you also develop or enhance something you know. This is possible if you are into a volunteer work Nepal that provides an avenue where you can utilize your knowledge, skills, talents, and trainings you may have. Constant application of any of these aspects while at work is a good opportunity for self-development.
3. Choose a volunteer work that allows for personal growth.
Pick a program which will give you an opportunity to learn new things, overcome challenges, enhance your strengths, and overcome your weaknesses. Like if you have an interest in teaching children but are not so confident doing it, there are volunteer programs in Nepal that can give you an opportunity to teach under the supervision of a professional teacher. This way you can do what you like doing while you will also learn from a mentor. Additionally, there are a number of volunteer opportunities in Nepal that can be quite challenging such as caring for street children or orphans and getting involved with women empowerment. These programs can indeed enhance your strengths, overcome your weaknesses, and give you more confidence when facing challenges ahead of you.
4. Sign up only for volunteer work if you like spending your time in the country.
Even if you like a particular volunteer program like English teaching or community development but you like your placement to be somewhere else than in Nepal, you will be better off if you don’t sign up as a volunteer in Nepal. Signing up to volunteer in a country you don’t like going might just affect your overall volunteer experience.
Your choice of program can either make or break your experience as a volunteer in Nepal. That is why you must choose your program wisely. By taking into account the points mentioned above, you can have a greater chance of selecting the right program for you.
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