Our pricing is
We have two simple rates
Our opportunities are all one flat rate cost. This allows us to deliver training and resources equitably to our partner organisations.
Opportunities as a pair or couple £2450
We welcome couples and friends who want deliver an opportunity together and will talk you through the process. The cost can be split as you require.
Our opportunities are set at a flat rate of £1850 for an individual. This cost is inclusive and covers all range of services that we provide for you. We won't ask you for any other fees or add any surprise costs onto your trip.
We don't charge you an application fee when applying for our opportunities.
You do however, have to be a member to apply for an opportunity and you must have spoken to our consultants and one of our Network Managers prior to applying for an opportunity.
We do restrict the number of applications you can submit at any one time to 2.
Once you have sucessfully applied for one of our opportunities, you are partnered with one of our experienced Training Consultants.
They are there to walk you through the process of devising and designing the training programme that you will deliver to your partner organisation.
We leave no stone unturned and make sure that you have a solid understanding of how to deliver training.Together with your partner organisation we collaborate to create the best possible training outcomes.
We also provide you with a wide range of curriculum materials, schedules and a plethora of ideas and teaching aids.
This is all backed up by our collaborative approach and you'll be helped along the way by your Training Consultant.
We provide you with a wide range of information on the staff team you will be training and your collaboration with the Partner Lead of the organisation will help shape your curriculum.
Whilst you are training all of your food and accommodation is covered by the opportunity cost.
Your accommodation is a host home, potentially the home of one of the staff members that you are training.
You'll be provided local home cooked meals for breakfast and dinner. Your lunches will normally be taken at the office or a local restaurant.
Vegan and vegetarian diets are well catered for, and do let us know of any allergies. Meat and dairy will generally be available.
You'll be able to discuss your dietary requirements with your Partner Lead.
As part of the programme, living with a family is an important part of the process and we do not offer alternative accommodation.
We expect our volunteers to be independent and so therefore make their own way to the locality of their partner organisation. Your partner lead will ensure you know how to get there and there will be somebody to meet you at your desitnation.
During the programme all of your travel will be arranged by your partner organisation.
Applying as a pair or couple.
We are happy to encourage couples and friends to apply together to deliver training. Talk to us about your joint skills sets and lets see what we can do together. The cost to undertake an opportunity as a pair or couple is £2450.
The extra cost covers the 2nd persons additional administrative (including training consultancy) and logistical costs (food, accommodation & travel).
You'll each need to have a seperate membership to jointly apply.
You will both share the same training consultant and your sessions will be scheduled at the same time.
You will each recieve a training curriculum so that you can work independently of each other.
Visas & Insurance
Our fees cover only the services that we provide as set out above. There are some key costs that you are responsible for and must factor into your budget when applying for our programme:
We will only accept you onto our programme with proof of purchase of a comprehensive travel insurance policy that as a minimum covers the period of your training programme.
The Nepalise government has no specific scheme for volunteers and as such a tourist visa is currently the accepted visa for entering Nepal.
You can obtain a visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and the costs vary depending on your length of stay: $30USD (15 days) $50 (30 days) $125USD (90 days). The prefered method of payment is cash, ideally in US$, but they will accept all major currencies including the Euro and Sterling. There is an ATM and money exchange in the immigration hall, but they are not always open/working. They will also accept Visa cards, but their preference is cash.
You can also apply for a visa at your local Nepal embassy if you so wish to. In our experience, Tribhuvan International Airport is very efficient and the time it takes to process your Visa on Arrival and get through immigration is normally less than an hour.
Volunteering in India on a tourist visa has now become possible, which is great news! Citizens of most countries can now apply online for a 30 day 'E Tourist Visa' and it costs between $25 - $45 dependent on your nationality.
You must be able to show that you have been invited to volunteer and your partner organisation will arrange the relvant paperwork for you.
There are certain restrictions on which ports of entry you can use to enter India on an E Visa, but all the main international airports accept E visas. We will happily talk you through the process and make sure you have the right paperwork from your partner organisation.