VCD Team

Local Team

Bikram Paudel (Bicky)
Founder/Director

Bikram is the founder of VCD Nepal. He has worked with  over 3000 volunteers before he started VCD in 2007. Bikram has over 16 years of experience working with international volunteers. He is really passionate about social work.  He can be contacted 24/7 for  international volunteers. His number is 0977 9851017902.


Santosh Pokhrel: He is a one of the founder team member of VCD Nepal. He is responsible for arranging suitable placement for international journalism and photography intern. He is also working as an editor of a National fortnightly newspaper.


Prakash Silwal: He has been working with VCD Nepal since 2012. His duties are to take volunteers to sightseeing, airport pick up and drop off. He is pretty handy when volunteers need him.


Pratikshya : She joined VCD Nepal in 2014 as a library coordinator. She is helping Bikram to manage community library in Chitwan.


Shyam Silwal: He started working as a village coordinator with VCD Nepal in 2007. He takes care of VCD volunteer while they are in his village. His family  hosted more than 100 volunteers from 21 different countries in the last 10 years.


International Team


Gitte Hoehl, Denmark

Email: gittehoehl@hotmail.com
Gitte has visited Nepal a total of nine times with her first visit in 2008. She has spent more than one year in Nepal, working at the orphanage in Chitwan, at monasteries in addition to volunteering at most of VCD Nepal’s projects. At home in Denmark, she is a retired teacher of 39 years and has a passion for travel, experiencing new cultures and helping where she can.


American Coordinator

Connie Lau
New York, USA
Email: conniesju@gmail.com
Connie has been to Nepal four times. She loves Nepal. She volunteered at the VCD office and also taught at the Children resource center in Pokhara.


Teresa Yung
Maryland, USA
Email: tnyung@gmail.com
Teresa worked with VCD Nepal in 2008. She taught English at the local school in Chitwan for 2 months.


UK Coordinator

Nathanya Laurent
Leeds, UK
Email: nlaurent@clara.co.uk
Nathanya taught English in Nepal for 5 weeks in 2011 in her first visit. She volunteered again with VCD in 2015 for about 3 weeks. 


Canadian Coordinator

Vibha Dhawan
Calgary, Canada
Phone: 1 -403-667-3195
Email: curious.lounge@gmail.com
Vibha volunteered with VCD in 2011. She taught at the school in Pokhara for 2 weeks.


Finnish Coordinator

Miriam Pylkko
Email: miia-e@windowslive.com
Miriam has spent a total of 8 months in Nepal. Her projects have included helping at a monastery, teaching at a school and she has helped with the establishment of the VCD head office in Kathmandu, and aided in coordinating volunteers. She has also traveled extensively throughout Nepal.


German Coordinator

Rebecca Wollborn
Hamburg, Germany
E-mail: rebeccawollborn@web.de
Rebecca volunteered twice with VCD Nepal. In her first visit she volunteered at the monastery but in her second visit she did medical intern at one of our hospital placement.


Dutch Coordinator

Trix Van Hest
Email: trixvanhest@gmail.com
Trix lives in Amsterdam. She volunteered with VCD in 2009 for a month.


Spanish Coordinator

Martha de Ramon
Barcelona, Spain
Email: martaderamon@hotmail.com
Marta fue una voluntaria de Cataluña, estudiante de sociologia que pasó 3 meses en Nepal. Estuvo alrededor de un mes como voluntaria en un orfanato de Pokhara, ayudando a los niños y niñas con sus quehaceres, jugando y realizando varias actividades de ocio. Otro mes estuvo trabajando en el monasterio del valle de Kathmandu enseñando ingles a los monjes budistas. Para Marta estar en el monasterio y compartir el dia a dia y las oraciones con los monjes fue una experiencia inolvidable.


South American Coordinator

Maria Del Rosario Vasquez
E-mail:
Maria spent about 5 months in Nepal in 2014/2015 . She joined VCD for tourism and hospitality program. She also helped VCD to develop it’s new projects. She is very kind and friendly.


Middle Eastern Coordinator

Shahad Alamoudi
E-mail: shahadalamoudi@hotmail.com
Shahad is a medical student. She did few weeks of medical intenship along with her two friend at one of our medical palcement in Kathmandu.


Japan & South Korea Coordinator

Alicia Warren
Japan/South Korea
Email: lishajoy@gmail.com
Alicia volunteered in an orphanage home in Chitwan for one month in 2008.