History: Hotel Parkside has had strong links with overseas volunteers since 2006. Volunteers have been sent through Quest Volunteer Travels and Tours (P) Ltd in Kathmandu, run by Salve Shakya.
Volunteers come from many countries – USA, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Switzerland are just some of the countries that have supplied volunteers.
Volunteers work in:
Environment - Teaching environmental awareness and waste disposal skills
Elephant welfare and training
Elephant Dung Paper Project: product development and marketing
Teaching in orphanages and monasteries
Community Welfare and Women’s Empowerment issues (Tharu Cultural Museum)
Green Society Nepal Website development.
There are other opportunities for Professional people (Retired or Career Break) to offer vocational skills training, such as:
Clothes making and sewing
Painting and decorating
Hotel management, catering, service industry.
Objectives: To maintain and encourage a volunteer program, to build on established international contacts and ties, to update news of Volunteer programs through Facebook, the Green Society Nepal and Hotel Parkside’s websites and all available marketing tools.
Who benefits: the local community, Hoteliers and HA, local businesses, Chitwan National Park, children, teachers.
Arrival at Hotel Parkside, orientation and introduction to program.
Elephant safari and elephant bath at river.
Tharu Cultural Show in evening.
Day 2. Breakfast.
Visit Tharu village and Cultural Museum.
Visit to Elephant breeding centre.
Dinner with host family, Nepali food.
Early morning canoe trip, bird watching
Walk around village.
Visit Elephant Dung Paper factory.
Dinner Host family, Nepali food.
Meeting with Sauraha Hotel Association.
Visit Women’s Community Project
Departure 9.00am for Bus Park, return to Kathmandu.
Volunteers can arrange to stay any amount of time to suit them, UP TO the maximum allowed 5 months under Nepal Government Tourist Visa regulations.