During our ten-year journey as a national WWOOF organization (www.wwoofnepal.org), we have had the opportunity to connect international volunteers with Nepalese organic farmers, and in doing so share the colorful charm of our culture, the warmth of our communities and the beauty of our surroundings here in Nepal. Based on the interest generated by WWOOF Nepal in both international and local circles, we are looking to organize a new program in the region called the Asian Culture Exchange Program. This program offers opportunities to international volunteers to more deeply learn about and share in the unique lifestyle of the people of Asia. It would expand the WWOOF movement, giving interested volunteers the opportunity to stay in any community in the region, not just communities surrounding organic farms. This gives volunteers an extraordinary chance to experience how the people of Asia live by facilitating communication, exchange of cultural experiences, and understanding.
Human beings in this day and age are keenly interested in visiting new places and meeting people of different cultures. The main aim of this project is to facilitate this exchange, and more specifically to share with the international community how the people in various regions of Asia are living. The program will serve to facilitate the building of international friendships, supporting and enhancing the humanistic movement, and promote global peace and non-violence. Participants will work with farmers and other interested individuals, communities, and organizations while having the opportunity to meet new friends, learn about other community designs, teach about their own community, and develop worldwide relationships. They will become part of a vital network of international exchange.
The program aims at re-connecting with the ancient wisdom that communities in Asia carry, and spreading a message of friendship, respect, brotherhood, compassion and love throughout the world. Our vision is to create positive change in the global society by fostering communication between individuals who have the desire to be a part of this type of shift. By creating an exchange of knowledge and resources we can empower each other in a way that will sustain our earth and the lives of the people who share this planet. The Asian Culture Exchange program is a tool for exploration of the vital aspects of different cultures for Global olunteers.
At the center of this project is a belief in the Ancient Indian philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, an understanding that the whole world is one family. We are rooted in the desire to foster peace and harmony among the different societies of the world, and our vision is that someday all the peoples of the world can live together and accept one another like a family. Today, people are divided on the basis of caste, creed, religion, and geographical boundaries. We feel that we have a responsibility as human beings to make an effort to remove all such boundaries from the human mind by spreading love and an understanding of our inherent connectedness throughout all mankind.
We also are rooted in the vision and ideals of the organic agriculture movement. We seek to unite the international community with local communities in Asia, and focus this greater community’s resources on fostering both human justice and environmental justice in Asia and around the world. By thinking global and acting locally, we can all make a difference.
There are 56 countries in Asia. This program will begin by working with countries in South Asia and slowly extend across Asia as time and resources allow.
The Asian Culture Exchange Program is only for people coming from outside of Nepal who have an interest in culture exchange. If you have an interest in culture exchange , or if you have any organization such as an NGO, INGO, youth group, community association, school, college, co-operative or any progressive community and interested in inviting volunteers participate in culture exchange we can gladly make you a host. People can come your home from Asia or from the West, to whom we will have sent your host description beforehand. They will stay in your home, learn about your culture through community service and participation in local activities, and in turn share their culture and personal help with you. Our main goal of this project is to create a humanistic movement by developing compassion, love, friendship and co-operation through culture exchange. In the 21st century, people want to explore and learn by visiting many places, seeing different cultures, meeting new people, tasting new food and developing their knowledge through a variety of experiences and surroundings. That is why we decided to establish this project.
If you have an interest in culture exchange Our Hostingincludes schools, NGOS, INGOS, orphanages, wildlife reserves, private organization, natural parks, and sustainable living initiatives – projects with a social or environmental goal that could use some help. If you are interested to be our host or our volunteers pleased write us email email@example.com
If you answered yes to the above questions, then join us!
US $ 40 for an individual to join ACEP
US $ 55 for a couple to join ACEP together
US $60 for an individual to join both ACEP and WWOOF Nepal
US $75 for a couple to join both ACEP and WWOOF Nepal
The above membership fees are valid for a one-year membership.
If you are interested in joining ACEP as a volunteer, contact us by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to become a volunteer, you must:
Print out and sign a copy of the Volunteer Agreement, and scan it to: email@example.com
Send the appropriate membership fee to: (Please read the attached brochure)
This Project is for you if you:
We are constantly in the process of expanding our list of people, organizations and communities who are interested in participating in this project. If you are part of a community or organization in Asia and are interested in being a host, we would like to hear from you. Please fill out the form below to help us determine if you or your farm or institution meet our criteria for being a host. We screen hosts using a thorough examination of your profile, which includes what you do, how you work and why you want to be a part of this program. Our aim is not to discourage you; we simply believe it is important to screen all applicants to ensure the safety of our volunteers. Contact us for more information on our selection criteria.
Once you are approved, you will receive a notification via e-mail. If you do not receive anything within two months, please check your Spam Filter for an e-mail from us, or let us know that you haven’t received a response.
There is a membership fee for Hosting: US $ 5 for one year. If you are interested in welcoming newcomers and participating, but you have no money to pay fees, please let us know. Scholarships may be available. Remember, you still need to be eligible according to our selection criteria.
Please submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Sub: Unique membership Number
Dear WWOOFERS, Thank you very much for joining us.
Kindly note before you reach to the host you are supposed to get an unique membership number from WWOOF Nepal in writing that you need to show to the host and give your name and membership number to the host . That WWOOF Nepal often visits to the host and makes random verification of the membership number and verifies whether you paid the membership fees. . Kindly note this is your complete responsibility to show your suitable identification clearly written your name and address and give your membership to the host or WWOOF Nepal staff if any inspection . That WWOOF Nepal frequently verifies your membership number on the site. Failures to do so we will remove you from the host property and inform to the police as soon as possible. This is a new law implemented to stop illegal WWOOFers as you know we always respect to the genuine WWOOFERS and completely help our level based for any problem. Also you can get your membership number in writing to WWOOF Nepal at email@example.com
WWOOF Nepal Team