Volunteering refers to an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services to another person, group or organization for no financial or social gain. Volunteering not only promotes goodness but also helps to develop skills to improve human quality of life. Black Diamond Expedition conducts volunteering programs that give positive benefits for the volunteer as well as target community. Our volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work, such as medicine, education, or emergency rescue. These volunteers hail from different countries such as USA as part of their internship program from plethora of schools and colleges on all education levels as part of their service-learning programs and earn educational credit.
Black Diamond Expedition offers different types of volunteering programs in liasion with Child environment Nepal (CEN) and Child Education Nepal also known as CENUK. Part of the income from Black Diamond Expedition goes to CEN which directly gives benefit to the local community in Nepal. We primarily focus on skills-based volunteering leveraging the specialized skills and the talents of our volunteers to strengthen the infrastructure of nonprofits such as CEN, and helping them sustain their missions. Our volunteers travel to communities mostly in the rural and semi rural parts of the country and work on projects with local organizations. BDEX's volunteering activities ranges from teaching English in Community schools of Nepal, working in orphanages, conservation, assisting non-governmental organizations to life saving medical work.Therefore, our motto is to support the local community which is deprived of facilities.
Our international volunteering programs often aim at disseminating valuable skills and knowledge. The Environmental volunteering programs are dedicated to the volunteers who contribute towards environmental management or conservation. Black Diamond Expedition meticulously works on a range of activities including ecological restoration, environmental monitoring, such as re-vegetation and weed removal, protecting endangered animals, and educating others about the natural environment. Black Diamond envisages its volunteering activities in the recovery effort following natural disasters such as Earthquake, floods, landslides and droughts. BDEX also plans to send volunteers in community schools in the rural, semi rural as well as urban areas such that it can be an additional teaching guide for both the students and the local teachers. Both the international volunteers and the local beneficiaries can swap cultural and language experiences of their own during teaching and other school activities.
Another part of BDEX volunteering program is the community volunteering program to improve the local community. This activity commonly occurs through not for profit organizations such as CEN Nepal which liases with local governments. We, therefore, recommend you to consider honestly how your skill set may best benefit an organization and community in Nepal. You can choose a cause that you are passionate about and do some research to ensure your potential organization i.e. BDEX and CEN becomes reputable and transparent. You need to think realistically about how much time you can devote to the project initiated by us.
Hundreds of international volunteers work in different activities such as development and conservation projects in Nepal every year, supporting the street in Kathmandu and counting the tracks of endangered animals in the Terai and the high Himalayas. The ultimate aim of the travel of the international volunteers for their personal and professional growth and the opportunity to forge a connection with a local community can have a profoundly deeper significance. A number of trekking and tour agencies use the proceeds from their trips to support charitable projects around Nepal, and many travelers also undertake sponsored treks and climbing expeditions in Nepal to raise money for specific charities and projects such as the one Black Diamond Expedition does via Child Environment Nepal (CEN).
When looking for a volunteer placement, it is essential to investigate what your chosen organization does and, more importantly, how it goes about it. You will definitely have a satisfaction when you find your effort and investment purely helps the local people. Any organization that promises to let you do any kind of work, wherever you like, for as long as you like, is unlikely to be putting the needs of local people first.We, therefore, request you to choose BDEX's volunteering activities as we will timely update you about the progress of your chosen area of work. We believe on transparency and surely make it transparent.
As one of the poorest nations on earth, Nepal has few public services provided by government, and access to even basic essentials such as health care, sanitation and education particularly in the rural parts is limited, leaving many local people in a desperate position. The 2015 earthquake has only worsened the plight of Nepal's poor, with many families still living in temporary accommodation over three years after the earthquake. Dozens of Nepali and international organizations are working in areas as diverse as installing water pumps and reuniting trafficked children with their families, and almost all rely on support from donations as well as funding from international governments.So is the case with BDEX and CEN