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Volunteer

Thank you for your interest to volunteer at Hoste Hainse. We welcome volunteers, as there are a number of tasks that you can get involved in, from Kathmandu-based desk jobs to Sarlahi-based field excursions and more tasks in between. However, we warn everyone in advance that we do not have any formal volunteer program, as we are a small organization, but we still manage anywhere between two and six volunteers a year, who somewhat find their own way, meaning, proactive volunteers will love this environment.

To get a feel for what we're involved in at the present, especially with post-earthquake rebuilding, please visit our blog:

www.hostehainse.org/blog

We also have a volunteer blog! Please check it out @ Volunteer Blog.

A couple of housekeeping items -- volunteers at Hoste Hainse are on self-support. That means, monetarily, we do not have a budget for volunteers. We pride ourselves for having a very low operating cost, and therefore squeeze out every penny to pass on to our projects, i.e., underprivileged children. The bulk of your expense will be your flight coming to Nepal. We normally arrange for your pick up and drop off at the airport and can also coordinate a home stay with a family (where other volunteers have stayed before) at minimal cost. We can also show you some extended stay guest houses if you are not comfortable with home stays. These start at $20 per week and can go up to $200 per week.

Below you will find a couple of volunteering opportunities at Hoste Hainse.

Interested in volunteering? Please write to us at office@hostehainse.org.



Volunteering Opportunities @ Hoste Hainse

Last updated: August 12, 2015.

 

Office-Based

 

Title

WebSite Content Writer

Description

The Hoste Hainse WebSite needs to be constantly updated, especially with the fast pace that the organization is moving at.   At the present, the WebSite is miserably out-of-date, content wise.

 

Interact with Hoste Hainse management as well as operations to find out what is happening on various fronts (projects, prospectives, policies, roadmap, etc.), and update WebSite content accordingly.

 

No HTML or Web Development knowledge required.   Just plain English.

Location

Hoste Hainse Head Office, Kathmandu

Notes

Hoste Hainse will provide office space, telephony and internet connectivity; please bring your own laptop.

 

 

Title

Networking Liaison

Description

Hoste Hainse is constantly approached by other organizations for collaboration.   We do not have the bandwidth to explore each and every opportunity and may be missing out on prospective synergies.

 

Interact with Hoste Hainse management as well as operations   to follow up on prospective leads.   Discuss with the other organizations possibilities of working together.   Update the Hoste Hainse networking e-roster with discussion/meeting outcomes.

Location

Hoste Hainse Head Office, Kathmandu

Notes

Hoste Hainse will provide office space, telephony and internet connectivity; please bring your own laptop.

 

 

Title

Proposal Writer

Description

There are hundreds of grants out there that Hoste Hainse can apply to, but does not because we do not have the bandwidth.

 

Interact with Hoste Hainse management as well as operations to explore grants that Hoste Hainse qualifies for and write proposals.

Location

Hoste Hainse Head Office, Kathmandu

Notes

Hoste Hainse will provide office space, telephony and internet connectivity; please bring your own laptop.

 

 

Title

Artifact Organizer

Description

With 25+ years of history, Hoste Hainse has a lot of artifacts (documents, photos, etc.) that we almost all lost during an office fire in December 2014.   These artifacts need to be organized by year and by project to unlock a rich history that we can benefit from, both for future projects as well as networking.

 

Interact with Hoste Hainse management as well as operations to organize these artifacts to run the Hoste Hainse office more efficiently.

Location

Hoste Hainse Head Office, Kathmandu

Notes

Hoste Hainse will provide office space, telephony and internet connectivity; please bring your own laptop.

 

 

Title

Office Assistant

Description

As with any office, there is a constant need for photocopying, binding, organizing, etc., of documents, brochures, folders, etc.   There is also a need to contact board members and other individuals for various tasks such as organizing meetings, conference calls, etc.   During meetings and conference calls, there is a need to take minutes and format them.

 

Interact with Hoste Hainse management as well as operations to help out with office work as needed.

Location

Hoste Hainse Head Office, Kathmandu

Notes

Hoste Hainse will provide office space, telephony and internet connectivity; please bring your own laptop.

 

 

Title

Accounting/Finance Assistant

Description

The Hoste Hainse Finance Department is one person, and as an organization that brings in and disburses about $150,000 a year, there is a lot of accounting/finance work that the finance department is always stretched to finish.

 

Interact with Hoste Hainse Finance to help out with finance work as needed.

Location

Hoste Hainse Head Office, Kathmandu

Notes

Hoste Hainse will provide office space, telephony and internet connectivity; please bring your own laptop.

 

 

Title

Compliance Validator

Description

With aid work comes responsibility as well as accountability.   There are hundreds of checks and balances not only internally at Hoste Hainse, but also at the national level, especially with the Social Welfare Council, the Tax Office, as well as local VDC's (Village Development Committee's).   The end result: compliance.   But sometimes these mechanisms end up playing catch-up, as opposed to being done in advance or on-the-spot.

 

Interact with Hoste Hainse management as well as operations to identify compliance issues and help mitigate them.

Location

Hoste Hainse Head Office, Kathmandu

Notes

Hoste Hainse will provide office space, telephony and internet connectivity; please bring your own laptop.

 

 

Field-Based

 

Title

Teacher - Primary/Secondary

Description

Hoste Hainse runs four schools in Sarlahi and is involved in running three more schools in Jhapa, Nawalparasi and Bajura.   The need for teachers is never-ending, especially English language teachers, as students in rural Nepal still struggle with English as a second language.   Math and Science teachers are also needed, but the medium is Nepali and therefore may be a problem for non-Nepali speaking volunteers.

 

Volunteer as a teacher in any of our primary or secondary schools.

Location

Hoste Hainse Schools - Sarlahi, Nawalparasi, Jhapa, Bajura

Notes

 

 

 

Title

Teacher - College (Bachelor's Level)

Description

Hoste Hainse is collaborating with a public Bachelor's Level College that caters to underprivileged students who attend college at a subsidized rate.   English, Math and Science teachers needed.

 

Volunteer as a teacher at this public Bachelor's Level College

Location

Kathmandu

Notes

 

 

 

Create Your Own

 

Title

Create Your Own Volunteer Position

Description

Since Hoste Hainse is a fast-paced organization, there is always work; there are always opportunities, and if you are proactive, after attending a couple of meetings you can quickly come up with a task you may be fruitful at.

 

Interact with Hoste Hainse management as well as operations, observe, and come up with your own ideas on how you can help.

Location

 

Notes

 

 


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