The main emphasis of the Sports Physical Education Internship Project is to get as many children and teenagers involved as possible in the sports. Offering sporting activities in this way helps youth become fitter and healthier, as well as gain a sense of belonging to a team with a common goal. This, in turn, has positive benefits for the wider society because the youth in the local community are engaged in meaningful activities, which give them structure and purpose.
Volunteer Society Nepal offers overseas volunteers to volunteer as a physical education volunteer teacher in schools. To work as a PE volunteer with Volunteer Society Nepal is a great way for you to get practical coaching experience while immersing yourself in the local community. You can get involved as part of a gap year, career break, or vacation, and you don’t need previous coaching experience to join. All you need is a passion for fitness and a commitment to helping children and teenagers develop their physical ability!
In Nepal, you will be based at either an elementary or high school where you will teach PE classes to students between the ages 6 and 18 years old. The number of students in each class varies from about 20 to 45 students. Classes usually last 45 minutes and take place in the school’s yard or on the playing field. Classes are managed every day for two to three periods. The most popular sports in Nepal are soccer; cricket and basketball.
Typically, volunteers start off as the PE teacher’s assistant and in some instances may lead the class in an activity. With time, depending on your ability and enthusiasm, you may be given a more prominent role within the class. You can expect to get involved with a variety of activities, such as
Depending on the location of your placement, you will stay with a local host family. This project offers you a real chance to use your athletic skills while interacting with Nepali teachers and students and playing a role in the local community. You will find the development you see in your students to be incredibly rewarding, while at the same time knowing that you are a part of a bigger network of volunteers and teachers who are actively making a difference in the lives of Nepal’s youth.
As we have a rehabilitation center in Kathmandu you volunteer at the center as well where you can work with disabled children. The goal here is to teach sports and physical activities that can help improve coordination, such as badminton, soccer, and core strength exercises. By working at the rehabilitation center, you can also contribute by helping out in the life skills room, and feeding area.
Once you arrive we organize an introduction for you. We deem this to be highly valuable and it’s a program valued by many volunteers in the past. By means of an introduction, you can acclimatize and prepare for your volunteering. You can begin at your project rested and prepared. In this way, you can be really effective.
Arriving to work in a foreign country can be a nerve-wracking experience, this is why at VSN we provide a friendly and in-depth welcome. The in-depth welcome encompasses basic language training, cultural training, and sightseeing through Kathmandu and surrounding. This is what you can expect from the moment when you touch down at Tribhuvan Intl. Airport. The program may vary depending on your time of arrival. We will manage to include all the below-mentioned activities in your introduction program.
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While you volunteer with Volunteer Society Nepal you will be staying with a Nepali host family. Be part of a Nepali family. Eat together with the family. Play with the children. Experience the rich Nepali culture firsthand. Many volunteers tell us this unique insight into the culture of Nepal is a key part of why they come back again and again.
All our host families have conducted training regarding hosting volunteers adequately. They know how to ensure hygiene and provide security. They will treat you as a member of the family. To secure the knowledge of the western culture and desires we train our host families yearly.
Although we do not experience it frequently and it can be considered very rare, it could be possible you are not satisfied with your host family. In that case, it’s possible to switch the host family. We want to guarantee your happiness and secure the positive experience of Nepal. Hence, we remain contact if everything runs properly at your host family during your stay.
When you arrive on placement you will be introduced to your host family by the VSN representative and given a full tour of the premises. Many of our host families have children and it seems many of our volunteers enjoy helping them with their English, learning to cook Nepali food, and mixing in with their life. The other way around, we experience volunteers learn a lot from the hosts and children regarding life in Nepal.
At the host families, you will stay with or without fellow volunteers. You can clarify your preference and we will take that into account while arranging your host family. It is always possible to stay as a couple or group of friends in one host family. You should consider the host family as your temporary family in Nepal. As they will treat and value you as a family member. They can even so help you regarding how to discover the neighborhood, advice on travels, and offer you warmth in times of homesickness.