Child Development Volunteer

Child development volunteer in Nepal is a rewarding journey filled with opportunities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children. In child development volunteer, volunteers could contribute their time and passion to making a difference for children facing poverty or neglect. In the child development volunteer program, volunteers will become part of the family as you integrate into their daily lives. Encourage learning through creative and stimulating educational activities as well as assisting in day-to-day care.

Child development volunteer program will be helping with homework to support the maintenance of the children’s home, volunteers will be spending time surrounded by the natural beauty of our rural locations. Children have comprehensive language so being with children is about learning new things. In the child development volunteer program, you have the opportunity to understand child Psychology on a deeper level. Child development volunteer time is going to be rewarding for children, interns and instructors.

Child Development Volunteer Highlights:

  • Support learning through creative activities and teaching English
  • Make a positive impact and become part of daily life at the children’s home
  • Provide childcare to the vulnerable children of Nepal
  • Improve the future prospects of the children of Nepal
  • Provide medical care and education to those in dire need
  • Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both students and international volunteers alike

Is child development volunteer in Nepal right for me?

Child development volunteer in Nepal gives you a platform to explore childcare or early childhood development as a future career. You will learn skills like leadership or planning, which can be applied to any career you pursue.

If you would love to get experience and work with children and want to help them the most, then the child development volunteer will be a great fit for you.

What are the aims and impact of this project?

Child development volunteer program aims to promote early childhood development and support teachers and caregivers at our partner care centres. We are working to improve children’s education and quality of life. We also focus on sharing knowledge about good nutrition with caregivers and parents. Malnutrition is a huge problem in Nepal.

Additionally, child development volunteers can be involved in the following tasks:

  • Improve hygiene levels of the children
  • Raise awareness of healthy living, the environment and family planning
  • Promote early childhood development
  • Increase literacy
  • Improve the level of stimulation of each child

Volunteers will focus on teaching English and encouraging students to practice speaking with you. It will boost their confidence and you can help them with their pronunciation and grammar. Speaking English is a necessary skill in Nepal and can open the door to better employment opportunities in the future.

Childhood is the most significant period of learning for every human being, establishing the cognitive, emotional and social foundation upon which each child builds his or her future. Volunteer World Nepal child development volunteer program is an opportunity to help build a brighter future for the children of Nepal and in turn the future of the country itself.  We seek enthusiastic and flexible interns to help teach basic-level English Language and Mathematics to children in primary school, as well as help the children develop good health and sanitation habits.

Orientation begins on the morning of next day your arrival and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Nepal – an introduction to Nepal, Nepalese customs, language training details, rules and expectations, safety, travel opportunities in Nepal, and an introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to visit local temples, sample authentic Nepali food, meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing. The program may vary depending on your time of arrival. We will manage to include all below mentioned activities in you introduction program.
• Arrival and introduction host family
• Survival Nepali lessons and cultural discussion
• Local amenities and sightseeing and project start

On arrival in Nepal, volunteers stay in a host family in Kathmandu for their orientation.

Volunteers are then accommodated together in homestays and hosted by local families who have been approved by our program staff. We give your host family a fee for your support, food and board. It is exciting to stay with a host family, providing you with a unique opportunity to learn about the Nepalese way of life, meet local people, try traditional food and speak the local language – especially when host families in Nepal tend to have limited English.

Living is basic but comfortable and most homestays have electricity and running water, with the exception of some rural homestays which are without these conveniences during the dry season. Squat toilets are the norm in Nepal and you will not come across many western toilets. Volunteers can also expect low-pressure showers that are generally not heated; however, this is refreshing after a day in the heat.

You can expect to share a room with one to three other volunteers and bedrooms have single beds and bunk beds with bedding provided. It is recommended volunteers bring their own sleeping bags and mosquito nets for any trips away.

WiFi is available in most of the volunteer homestays. If you would like to keep connected during your stay, we recommend bringing an unlocked mobile phone and purchasing a local SIM card when you arrive in Nepal.

The staple meal for most Nepali families is dal bhat, which consists of lentil soup (dal), rice (bhat) and vegetables in curry (tarkari) and/or meat (masu) with a side of pickle/sauce (achar). Volunteers are served two meals per day at their homestay and can purchase additional food to supplement this if they wish.

Volunteers can have a meaningful impact on Nepalese communities by providing assistance with a wide range of activities that help make life, and the future, better for local people. Volunteer World Nepal has a number of volunteer projects in Nepal. Some are located on the outskirts of the capital city of Kathmandu in rural and urban areas, while others are in Pokhara and Salleri. Pokhara is located in mid-western Nepal and is a popular tourist destination, renowned for its amazing mountain views. Salleri is the Everest Mountain region: beautiful landscapes, hillsides dotted with villages, a lively weekend bazaar, a Tibetan camp, and many spectacular Buddhist monasteries. In Salleri you can teach in Schools, teach English in a monastery, work in a Health Clinic or work in Construction. Salleri is a small Himalayan Region town that serves as the headquarters of the Solukhumbu District.

Low-cost, fully hosted volunteer abroad programs in Nepal.
Your registration fee and your program fee provide access to a fully hosted volunteer experience with Volunteer World Nepal. In order to apply to join Volunteer World Nepal you are required to make your registration fee payment of 100 dollars.

Key Information:

Improve access to quality education
Various locations in Nepal
Homestay accommodation
Based in schools across Nepal
Up to 4 - 5 hours volunteers a day
Fully hosted experience from 200 dollar for 1 week
Base Camp treks and other tours available
Durations from 1 - 4 weeks
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Program fee for two weeks: 350 USD
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  • No booking or Credit Card Fee
  • Free Cancellation

What's included:

  • Two meals (breakfast and dinner)
  • Accommodation
  • Orientation and survival Nepali language lesson
  • Cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • 24/7 email and telephone support
  • Volunteer handbook
  • 24/7 hours emergency support
  • Dedicated VWN program and travel co-ordinator
  • Regular program inspection
  • Scholarships for low income students

What's Excluded:

  • Flights to Kathmandu
  • Visa cost
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Domestic flight costs
  • Transportation costs for the volunteers who want to work outside the Kathmandu Valley
  • Personal items, extra beverages and entertainment expenses
  • Personal travel and sightseeing
  • Transportation service during weekends travel
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