Today's Random Picks: Teach English in Nepal or Intern in Pasadena

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Every day, hundreds of new listings are added to our site, and it’s always amazing to see the variety of organizations, opportunities, and events that Idealist users can connect with. Let’s see what you (and we!) might be missing! I’ve decided to pick a few random listings each week and spotlight them here.

Today’s area of focus: Children and Youth

Organization: The United States Fund for UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)
Location: 125 Maiden Lane, New York, New York, 10038, United States
In their own words: “The United States Fund for UNICEF, works for the survival, protection, and development of children worldwide through fund raising, education, and advocacy.”

Job: Home Based Family Therapist – IDHMFTU
Organization: Riverside Community Care
In their own words: “Riverside Community Care helps build healthy communities through the delivery of innovative mental health care, mental retardation and traumatic head injury services, early intervention services, and substance abuse treatment.”

Volunteer Opportunity: English Teachers for schools
Organization: Volunteering and Adventure Nepal
In their own words: “The Federation of Business and Professional Women Nepal (BPW Nepal) serves as a forum to articulate the interests and problems of women in Nepal, particularly those related to working women.”

Internship: Adoption Intern
Organization: Heartsent Adoptions, Inc.
In their own words: “Heartsent Adoptions, Inc. is a full service, nonprofit domestic and international adoption agency created to assist adopting individuals in the journey to find their heart’s desire… a child to love.”

Event: Donation Drive
Organization: Peace of Mind Services, Inc
Date: April 2010 – April 2012. Every Tuesday and Wednesday between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
In their own words: “We focus on issues and the development of at risk youth. Our goal is to reach at risk youth, their parents and needy families and provide them with support to help sustain their households.”


Search hundreds of other listings filed under Children and Youth, or post an opportunity of your own.

[This blog entry appeared on an older version of Idealist; any broken links are a result of having re-launched our site in Fall 2010.]

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  1. Krishna writes:
    January 1, 2011 at 3:30 am

    Volunteering In Orphanage In Nepal
    Volunteering in Orphanage in Nepal
    Testimonial. Never having travelled outside Europe and being retired I had many anxieties about volunteering in Nepal for 5 weeks. These were soon dispelled when I reached The Innocent Children’s Home in Pokhara. The friendly smiling faces of the children and the warm welcome set the tone for the remainder of my stay which passed so quickly. It was undoubtedly the most enriching and memorable experience of my life. I was met at the airport in Kathmandu by Shantosh one of the orphanage staff and his wife who took me by taxi to a quiet hotel very close to the Thamel district of Kathmandu. Here we spent 2 nights before setting off early morning via tourist bus to Pokhara. During this time Shantosh and Asmita took great care of me while travelling around many of the tourist spots. After a very long but fascinating journey we arrived in Pokhara and were met my Krishna who took us to the orphanage by taxi. When I had decided to do voluntary work in Nepal I spent a long time deciding which orphanage to choose. I had heard lots of stories of people handing over large sums of money to agencies or directly to an NGO before setting out to Nepal and either being disappointed with their placement or finding out that their NGO did not exist and they had nowhere to stay and were now short of funds. One of the deciding factors for me was the fact that I didn’t have to hand over any money until I reached Kathmandu and was settled in my hotel. It was also much cheaper than going through an agency and all of the money went to the orphanage, where it was needed. My stay at the orphanage was demanding, sometimes frustrating but above all thoroughly enjoyable. The children present you with many challenges but are lovable, friendly and a pleasure to be with. I am already thinking about a return trip next year. Please feel free to contact me if you would like any more information. mikebarratt1@tiscali.co.uk
    Could you please see their website:www.teachnepalikids.org


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