Summer Volunteer Program

Summer Volunteer Program in Nepal with Volunteer Society Nepal and spend amazing weeks in this Himalayan nation. You will undertake your volunteering journey in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal where you would experience the joy of sharing the love by serving at the orphanage, teaching English to the children or taking care of mentally disabled kids.

Summer Volunteer Program Dates

Summer Volunteer Program organizing two group arrivals. One in the month of July and one in the month of August. If you want to join a group of other enthusiastic volunteers and adventurers, now is your chance!

The dates of our two Summer Volunteer Programs:

  • July Group Volunteer and Tour program starts July 12, 2022. It is possible for you to arrive on July 10 or 11.
  • August Group Volunteer Program starts August 3, 2022. It is possible for you to arrive on August 1 or 2.

Summer Volunteer Program Highlights:

  • Volunteer in Nepal this summer to work at a local childcare centre and teach kids
  • Experience the joy of sharing the love by serving at the orphanage, teaching English to the children or taking care of the mentally disabled kids.
  • Immerse in the beauty of the Himalayas and know more about the Nepalese culture
  • Explore the cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Chitwan and Pokhara
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chitwan National Park and spot the wildlife

Volunteer tasks can include:

  • Teaching English, sports, or IT at one of our monasteries
  • Teaching English, sports, or IT in schools
  • Being a homework guide and activity organizer at a child care center
  • Helping children with intellectual disabilities at its care center
  • Work with women’s groups, teach English or give workshops, organize movie afternoons, etc
  • Take part in small construction projects.

Key Information

Improve access to quality education
Various locations in Nepal
Homestay accommodation
Based in schools, hospitals, monasteries etc. across Nepal
Up to 4 - 5 hours volunteers a day
Fully hosted experience from 300 euro for 1 week
Base Camp treks and other tours available
Durations from 1 - 4 weeks

Read reviews of our optimistic volunteers.

"We are final year medical students from the UK and we organised our medical elective with Volunteer World Nepal this summer. Right from the beginning, Umesh was so helpful in organizing our placement in Nepal. When we arrived in Nepal we were given Nepali language lessons by Shakti who helped us with basic phrases that we could use during our trip. He also took us..."

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 provides 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 Euro.

What's included:

  • accommodation
  • meals (breakfast & dinner)
  • Survival Nepali language lesson
  • email and telephone support
  • volunteer handbook
  • 24 hour emergency support
  • dedicated VWN project & travel mentor
  • regular program inspection
  • women’s development program
  • scholarships for low income students

What's Excluded:

  • flights to Kathmandu
  • visa cost
  • travel & health insurance
  • domestic flight costs
  • transportation costs for the volunteers who want to work outside the Kathmandu valley
  • sundries such as personal items, extra beverages and entertainment
  • personal travel & sightseeing
  • transportation service during weekends travel