Thank you for your interest in volunteering with ETC. Please note that, due to our small staff size and the varied timing of our program activities, our need for volunteers is very specialized and limited. We simply do not have the personnel to manage volunteers except under special conditions. This is especially true for those who seek short-term (less than six months) volunteer opportunities in Nepal, and/or who do not speak Nepali or Thami/Thangmi.
Please refer to the guidelines below. If after that you are still interested in inquiring about volunteer opportunities with ETC, please contact Lisa or Teresa.
Anyone interested in volunteering in Nepal must be able to pay for his or her own transportation and living expenses, including the cost of getting to and from Nepal.
If you are fluent in English, you may be able to help our Kathmandu staff with activities related to communications and reporting. The need for this sort of assistance is very occasional, and it is difficult to predict when or if it will be needed.
If you have experience in working with children and have at least six months to offer - a year would be even better! - then you may be able to teach English, mathematics, or science to children in rural schools.
Other long-term opportunities may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Our Ithaca staff consists of two part-time people, working from our homes. There is no physical office to which you can come, and our needs are very sporadic. If, just as an example, you need to achieve 50 hours of volunteer work within a relatively short time period, then we are very unlikely to be able to promise you sufficient work. However, we occasionally have some project- and time-specific needs, possibly including activities along the lines of the following examples:
* Helping with mailings - folding, stuffing, sealing, stamping
* Helping to plan and carry out special events
* Scanning and digitally storing/organizing paper photos
* For those with related expertise/knowledge, the possibility of helping with our public relations efforts
If you are interested in joining the U.S. Board of Directors and have expertise in such areas as marketing/public relations, fundraising, event planning, or accounting/finance, please contact Lisa or Teresa for more information.