Volunteer Teaching Nepal

Volunteer teaching Nepal provides an opportunity to teach in private schools, community schools, Buddhist monasteries or nunneries in Nepal. Volunteer teaching Nepal will give you the opportunity to teach students who are eager to learn and improve their abilities in English, Math, Basic Science, Computer etc. Students will also benefit from cultural exchange and different teaching techniques.

Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. A large portion of the population lives below the poverty line and widespread unemployment. Donating your time as a volunteer English teacher in Nepal is a great way to spend your gap year, career break or extended vacation. Teaching Nepalese children is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Volunteer World Nepal’s volunteer teaching Nepal program is open to everyone. No matter what you believe your skill level to be, you have something meaningful and helpful to offer. Volunteer World Nepal provides a meaningful placement for anyone willing to volunteer to assist with teaching at the preschool, primary and secondary levels, and believe that the teaching skills required for volunteering for this program are a willingness to learn and an open mind. Volunteers often find songs and games helpful in maintaining the children’s attention and in encouraging them to speak or sing in English. In some placements, volunteers not only teach English but also music and dance, crafts, cooking the concept of playing etc.

Volunteer Teaching Nepal Highlights:

  • Volunteer to teach children in Nepal, and make a difference in their lives through education
  • Volunteer work includes working at local Nepalese schools and helping the in-house faculty conduct lectures for students
  • Volunteers are required to focus on the English skills of students including conversational and written skills
  • Additionally, other subjects such as Math, Basic Science, General Knowledge, Computers/Information Technology and Hygiene can also be taught
  • Support and encouragement from volunteers go a long way in creating a better future for the kids
  • Volunteer work is carried out on weekdays and weekends are free to travel and explore the country

What will do volunteer teaching Nepal program volunteers?

Volunteers under the volunteer teaching Nepal program are mostly placed in primary school or secondary school placements. You will work with local teachers, who will guide and assist you. You will get involved in work such as:

  • Teach children English, Math, Basic Science, Computer etc and make speaking lessons engaging and fun
  • Design resources to contribute towards a literacy-rich environment
  • Assist teachers with subjects like music, science, sports, art, life skills, and hygiene
  • Attend workshops about the education system in Nepal
  • Include extra-curricular activities, such as playing games, dancing, going to a picnic or outing to the way of teaching
  • You are also welcome to participate in other activities of the school such as sports, music, and arts.

What are the aims and impact of the volunteer teaching Nepal program?

The aim of the volunteer teaching Nepal program is to provide students from disadvantaged communities with the opportunity to learn and improve their English.

Nepal is currently one of the most underprivileged countries in the world. Our volunteer teaching Nepal program’s main objective is to provide students with the opportunity to learn from English speakers and support local teachers in their classrooms. Improving literacy, numeracy, and classroom management are the key areas we are focusing on. To make this happen and achieve the goal, we need your help.

Join our teaching volunteer program in Nepal and work at local schools in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Salleri, Okhaldhunga, Nuwakot, and Chitwan. Help educate children by teaching English, Maths, Computer Science, and Environmental studies. Make a difference in one of the most underprivileged countries in the world by supporting teachers at disadvantaged primary schools.

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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Read reviews of our optimistic volunteers.

"I was excited to start my volunteer placement when I arrived in Nepal to get involved at Volunteer World Nepal. After two weeks of hiking, I had a basic understanding of Nepali. Classes in Nepali language started the next day, and it was nice to start using the language straight away. The volunteers were invited inside the home of one of the language instructors to..."

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