Volunteer and Intern for the Counseling Center of Addiction and Mental Health Issues

Volunteer and Intern for the Counseling Center of Addiction and Mental Health Issues

Photo: Our Psychology Counseling Volunteer Shane Meanwhile in a Sightseeing of Kathmandu City

If you are a psychology student, recent graduate, professional or aspirant looking to explore more in the psychology career, volunteering and interning for the Counseling Center in Nepal for the Addiction and Mental Health Issues can be the best opportunities for you.

While participating in the program you will contribute your skills, your knowledge and enthusiasm of psychology to enroll in the different activities of this counseling center working for mental health issues like addiction, depression, anxiety disorder, psychosis, ocd, ptsd etc.

This program is not only about using your skill as a psychologist or exploring the psychology practices as a student. It is something more than that, it is about experiencing the lives in an entirely different world. It is about witnessing the challenges the people of Nepal are facing with psychological and mental health’s well being. This program is about understanding the mental health issues and trying to be part of the healing process for which the local organizations are working fervently.

Your Role as A Volunteer or Intern

During your volunteering and internship program you will be helping the counseling center which is working for different issues of the people in Nepal. Here are the works of the counseling center:

  • Providing treatment and counseling against depression, anxiety disorder, psychosis, OCD, PTSD and other mental health issues
  • Providing counseling and therapy sessions for different kind of addiction issues
  • Providing clinical treatment and therapies for the mental health issues caused by addiction of alcohols, marijuana and other narcotic drugs.
  • Providing counseling for the mental health issues created by natural disasters like earthquake, landslide and floods in Nepal
  • Providing counseling and therapy for the psychological and mental health issues caused by pandemic like COVID-19 and other diseases.
  • Providing counseling for the self-punishment and suicidal thoughts.
  • Dealing with the issues caused by old aged psychological issues like delirium, depression and anxiety
  • Dealing with child psychology issues like ADHD, Autism, Intellectual Disability

Fees

Registration fee US$ 169

Program fee

1 week US$240
2 weeks US$360
3 weeks US$480
4 weeks US$600
5 weeks US$720
6 weeks US$840
7 weeks US$960
8 weeks US$1080
9 weeks US$1200
10 weeks US$1320
11 weeks US$1440
12 weeks US$1560

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* Fees for the group volunteering will be decided by our project officer depending on the size and nature of group.

  • Registration fee include
  • Volunteer FDIP staff support
  • Communication,marketing and web cost of FDIP
  • Arrangement of host family or placement.
  • Program fee include
  • Transportation from airport to placement
  • Orientation cost of volunteer
  • Contribution to host family
  • Food and accomodation
  • Emergency support
  • Program fee exclude
  • Airfares and visa charge
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bevarages extra food and laundry
  • Recreational activities
  • Any other personal needs
  • Daily transportations

Skills and Qualifications to Volunteer

This program is for the psychology students, professionals and aspirants.Though no specific prior experience is compulsory, we would appreciate if you could provide a brief description of your knowledge, skills and practices related to the project.

Orientation

2 days long orientation is held by our local staffs in Kathmandu. Volunteers are introduced to basic Nepali language and greets, meanwhile they are also informed about the custom, ritual, safety, travel guidance and all the dos and don'ts in the Nepali Society. Volunteers will be instructed about rules of the counseling and hypnotherapy centers and their duties and responsibilities.

Your Week as a Volunteer

First day:On the first day you'll be briefed about the Psychological Counseling Project and you will be ushered to the project location by our field officer.

Weekdays: In weekdays volunteer will be solely engaged in project. Daily schedule will be as follows

Morning: Breakfast ( As provided by homestay)

Daybreak: Volunteer placement

Evening: Back to homstay for dinner and rest

Food & Accommodation

Volunteers will be received at airport by our local staff. Volunteer are accommodated in our hostel for 2 days till the orientation. Volunteers are then accommodated with the host family (host is also the cofounder of counseling center).

You will be provided basic living standard with clean room, pure drinking water, hygienic food, bathroom and shower. Volunteers might share their room with other co-volunteers. Local meal in Nepal is Daal Bhaat, consisting of beans curry( daal),steamed rice(bhaat), vegetables, pickles and occassionally chicken or meat.

If you have any health issue and special dietary requirements please inform us while applying for the project. It will be tried to fulfill your all hygienic and nutritional requirement in meal but as a volunteer we will also be expecting some flexibility from you. FDIP considers your Food and Accommodation as an integral part of the efficiency for your activities while volunteering in Nepal. So FDIP team will take care of that.

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