This is a legally binding contract which sets forth all the terms and conditions of your agreement with Rural Community Development Program, NEPAL (RCDP or RCDP Nepal or RCDP International Volunteer). Please verify and affirm that you accept and agree to be bound by all its terms. The term 'Agreement' means between you and RCDP Nepal. 'Applicant' is the person specified on the Term Sheet and interchangeably with 'You' and 'Your'. 'RCDP Nepal' means RCDP.
RCDP International Volunteer cannot guarantee that the country you are travelling to and the volunteer projects is completely safe from Covid-19 virus. We will however maintain safety to the extent that we can.
By joining our volunteer program, you agree that you have evaluated the Covid situation in the country you are volunteering in. You agree to take all the necessary precautions including quarantine, Covid tests, vaccinations and insurance requirements as per the regulations of the country you are travelling to.
RCDP International Volunteer will not be held liable for any delays, damages, monetary loss, health issues or demise due to the Covid-19 virus. You agree to join our volunteer programs solely at your own risk and take full responsibility for your health and safety.
Each application must be submitted with a $99 refundable application deposit fee. Thereafter, RCDP guarantees you a placement. If not, we will refund your $99 deposit. The initial application deposit fee is later deducted from the total registration fee. Regarding application deposit fee, the following refund policy will be applicable:
USD 180 (or second installment) is non-refundable
In the event of war, disease outbreaks, natural calamities, and other situations which is beyond our control, RCDP Volunteers will not be responsible and liable for any loss and damage. RCDP Volunteers will also not be responsible for flights, hotel, and other costs that may incurred because of these situations. However, RCDP Volunteers may allow volunteers to change their project to a different location or postpone their project to a later date.
Volunteers pay weekly program fees directly to the country coordinator. The country coordinator distributes fund to host families, projects, and other places. We strongly suggest volunteers to pay fee up on arrive in destination country. As RCDP does not collect weekly program fees, we are not responsible for the refund of weekly program fees, and all matters must be resolved directly with the country coordinator.
In the event that we have already transferred funds to local partner or country coordinator, there will be NO refund from RCDP. Our local partner/Country coordinator distribute fund in advance to book/confirm project/room/food, all matters related to the refund of weekly program fees must be resolved directly to the country coordinator.
The fee will not be refunded after the program starts. Volunteers are entitled to full refund if RCDP cannot organize the program.
Refund of $279 of Free China Summer Volunteering
We will gladly refund your $279 if you successfully complete the 4 week or 8 week free teaching program in China. If you cancel the program or if you quit before the completion of program, NO refund will be given.
Volunteers will pay weekly fee directly to project or host families or coordinators. And we cannot control these projects or host families or coordinators so please discuss the refund policy with them before paying the weekly fee
Step Two: Once we received an application fee of $99 , we will send you a confirmation email within 48 hours (2 working days). We will also immediately forward your application to country coordinator for processing. Our country coordinator will carefully read your application, make arrangement for room/food and other logistic supports, and send placement details within 2-4 weeks.
Step Three: We will now send you the placement sheet and acceptance letter and we will request you to pay the remaining fee of $180. Once you make the final payment, you can start preparing for the trip by applying for visa, booking your flights and getting the required vaccination. After your flight details have been confirmed, please forward us the details. The details are required by our country coordinator to receive you in the airport when you arrive in the host country. From the next day, your meaningful volunteer experience starts.
You accept there is risk involved in international volunteering,. YOU HEREBY FULLY, PERMANENTLY AND IRREVOCABLY RELEASE, FOREVER DISCHARGE AND AGREE NOT TO SUE RCDP . In the similar way, YOU HEREBY FULLY, PERMANENTLY AND IRREVOCABLY RELEASE, FOREVER DISCHARGE AND AGREE NOT TO SUE RCDP Nepal, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL OF ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, ITS AGENTS, MANAGERS, PARTICIPANTS, APPLICANTS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS OR REPRESENTATIVES, or AGENCIES COLLABORATING WITH the RCDP Nepal (COLLECTIVELY "RELEASED PARTIES"), VOLUNTARILY AND WITHOUT DURESS, FROM ANY AND ALL ACTIONS, SUITS, LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, COSTS AND/OR CAUSES OF ACTION FOR DAMAGES OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RELIEF OF ANY NATURE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY, EMOTIONAL INJURY, ILLNESS, DISEASE, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR OTHER LOSSES, EXPENSES AND/OR DAMAGES (COLLECTIVELY "CLAIMS"), WHICH MAY HEREAFTER ARISE FROM ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THAT ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN ANY PROJECT OR PLACEMENT AND/OR ANY PROJECT, ACTIVITY OR EVENT SPONSORED, MANAGED, ARRANGED, OR PROMOTED BY, OR OTHERWISE AFFILIATED OR ASSOCIATED WITH RCDP, WHETHER OR NOT FORESEEABLE OR CONTRIBUTED TO BY THE NEGLIGENT ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF RCDP International OR OTHERS.
RCDP Nepal will terminate the agreement if You are found involved in any illegal activities or convicted of criminal activities. Or, if Your behavior is considered threatening. Or if you provide RCDP Nepal with incorrect medical information. RCDP Nepal will give you a written message to terminate the contract. You will then have to immediately leave the project and host family.
Volunteering in developing countries involve risk in each step. So, You agree to fully indemnify and hold RCDP from and against any and all claims for any breach by You of this agree, any damages cause by RCDP Nepal of your actions, and any contractual claim or other cause of action asserted by RCDP as a result of Your conduct and/or Your failure to perform the volunteer service required hereunder.
RCDP Nepal is a nonprofit organization registered with the government of Nepal. so, jurisdiction of any legal action would be Kathmandu, Nepal