Fundraising & Donations
The goodwill to volunteer in Nepal is a great first step. On this page you can find hints, tips and resources to help raise your volunteer fees or for extra money to fund a particular project
We firmly believe our volunteer fees offer exceptional value for money, so that as many people as possible can volunteer in Nepal. Below we have pulled together some basic fundraising guidelines that can be used to help raise money for your volunteer fee, or to raise extra money to fund a particular project.
Should I bring extra money or supplies from home?
Many of our volunteers bring money with them and some also bring clothes and other items. When choosing what to bring though, please remember how cheap things are in Nepal: a pair of socks is around $1, a full badminton set $5, and warm winter clothes around $15. A small amount of money can go a long way here.
To get an idea of what you can do, read about two volunteers’ donations here: Donating more than just time
Simple ideas for raising money:
Give yourself plenty of time so you can collect money and develop good ideas
Be clear on your placement so you can explain to people exactly what you are doing and why it is worthwhile
Make it easy for people to donate money online; Just Giving and Click and Pledge are both good websites
Contact EVERYONE you can think of. No matter how small the donation, it is all put to good use
Past volunteer’s ideas:
Run a Marathon or sponsored 10k: Click here to find a marathon near you
Long distance cycling trips: inspiration from Adventure Cycling
Write a column for a newspaper about your experiences
Sponsored neighborhood car washes
At a wedding or anniversary ask guests to give money instead of gifts
Shave your hair off!
Possible ideas for schools, universities and companies:
Many groups raise money at home for a particular project they will be working on in Nepal. Raising money for a new project, and then being a part of building it is both rewarding and satisfying. Many groups hold events to raise the required funds such as concerts, plays or sports tournaments, at which they tell people about VSN and the work they will be doing.
Why not try:
A sponsored school event such as a play or concert
Renting out a bar for all your friends and charging a small entrance fee to raise funds
Hosting a pub quiz with occasional questions about Nepal
5-a-side Football tournaments
‘Battle of the bands’
To help you present Friendship Society Nepal (FSN) and our work in the best way possible, you can use these resources below. The posters can be printed or adapted to feature your school or company logos and event details.
Recruitment Poster: suitable for schools, universities, organizations
Leaflet: general information for potential volunteers
Volunteer Recruitment Poster:
Donation reminder business cards:
PowerPoint presentation about FSN and the work we do: Orphanage/ Child Care
Volunteering in an Orphanage in Nepal gives children desperately needed love and hope
Please find out the Bank Details for Donation:
Name of the Bank: Himalayan Bank Limited.
Name of the Account : Friendship Society Nepal
Account No. 01905709270016
Swift Code: HIMANPKA
Karmachari Sanchaya Kosh Building, Tridevi Marg, Thamel,
P.O. Box 20590, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Telephones : 4250202, 4250359
Telefax : 977-1-4250356
Swift : HIMANPKA
Email : email@example.com
Mr. Sunil P. Gorkhali, Branch Manager
2ND Bank Details is below:
Name of the Bank: Sanima Bank Limited
Name of the Account : Mitrata Samaj Nepal
Account No. 0090000094607
Swift Code: SNMANPKA
Branch Manager -Bimal Bastola
Chuchchepati, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: 01-4490041, 6222806