Education Volunteer Kathmandu Nepal
Education Volunteer Kathmandu Nepal
Do you love getting children excited about learning? In this programme as an Education Volunteer, you will be doing just that! Nepalese children often don’t have great opportunities to get an education, so your input will be really important in creating a foundation for their future. So, if you want to work somewhere with amazing sights, and rich cultural traditions, Kathmandu is the perfect place to improve your teaching skills and make a difference to a community that will appreciate your time volunteering here!
Make a Difference to Children who Need a Better Start in Life
Poverty in Nepal means that most people don’t have the opportunity to travel. Therefore, your presence in these small, local village schools, will give them an understanding of the wider world. Primarily, though, you will be simply be making lessons fun for the children as you build their confidence, language and learning skills. And if you like, you can also teach, in English, a range of subjects including history, science, mathematics, and geography amongst others! Importantly, as an Education Volunteer, you need not have previous experience, only creativity and lots of enthusiasm! After all, this programme is about helping children to dream big, and reach their full potential!
Experience the Vibrant Culture of Kathmandu as an Education Volunteer
During the week, you will have plenty of time to explore the area – and there are lots of places to visit! Go shopping for clothes, Indian artefacts and crafts, or head out to the mountains and forests for a trek or nature-spotting. In the evenings, you can either relax back at the accommodation with your friends or head out together. In fact, you’ll find everything from Italian, Indian, Thai, Korean and Chinese cuisine, in addition to local food.
Why be an Education Volunteer in Kathmandu, Nepal?
- Make a difference in the lives of children who have little access to the wider world
- Improve your own teaching skills and rise to the challenges of a different environment
- Learn first-hand about the Nepalese culture and community
- Explore the valleys of Kathmandu and beyond, with new-found friends
- Stay in safe and comfortable accommodation with all meals and beverages* included
*tea, coffee and drinking water
Your time is as much about bringing fun to lessons as it is about learning, so don’t be afraid to break away from the curriculum if it will help to get your message across! Making your activities creative, unique and memorable will have a more significant impact on the children’s learning, and you’ll all enjoy the experience more.
You will arrive on Sunday and have plenty of time to relax and be refreshed ahead of your exciting week as an Education Project in Kathmandu!
Mandatory Orientation Day
On the Monday of your first week at this location, you will join our orientation day to get accustomed to your surroundings. Your Education Project will continue as usual from Tuesday onward throughout the rest of the week.
Orientation Day Schedule
- Welcoming Ritual – Puja to the Gods & goddess and name-giving ceremony with ice-breaking activities
- Review the schedule,
- Social behaviours norms dos & don’ts in Nepali culture
- Cross-culture seminar on eating, drinking, clothing bathing & toileting customs in Nepal
- Talk on safety & security during the program. Signing up the Code of Conduct, Child Protection Policy and Release & Waiver of Liability. Collection of passport copies, photos, and police clearance
- Information on placement and visiting the placement site.
- Assignment to find local places in and around the programme, and house neighbourhood.
- Clothing shopping at the local market.
Tuesday to Friday
- Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
- Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
Please note: This schedule can be changed depending on weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Evenings and Weekends
At the end of your day as a volunteer, you can choose to explore the area or simply relax with new friends back at your accommodation. Many of our volunteers enjoy mixing with their new volunteer friends during the week and plan their weekend adventures together!
Places to Visit
Shopping in Kathmandu is an experience in itself! Thamel is a tourist hotspot, where shoppers can find Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian artefacts, wood carvings, handicraft and unique clothing. There are also several malls where you can find fashionable clothing and grocery stores offering everything from wine to breakfast cereals. And if dining out is your thing, you can have a dish from a different country every night, with a plethora of restaurants serving local and international dishes!
During your time as an Education Volunteer, you will be staying in a beautiful part of Kathmandu Valley. This is a small, mountain-sheltered valley that is the historical centre of Nepal. Throughout, rivers and streams interlace with the landscape, with its many brick-red villages along the ridges of the valley. Excitingly, you can even catch a glimpse of the snow-capped peaks of the majestic Himalayas – a must-see while you are here in Nepal!
About the Accommodation
Our accommodation is comfortable and you will be staying in male/female dorms. There is a mini library where you can read, a beautiful garden to relax in and dining and lounge areas where you can hang out with your fellow volunteers. Importantly, be aware that there is a curfew of 22.30 at the house, to ensure the safety of yourself and others. Further, no alcohol can be brought into the houses.
Nepalese food is delicious, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. Here, you will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two on weekends with a mix of Western and Nepalese cuisine. If you are a meat-eater, expect to have a chicken dish about once a week, (vegetarian options are always available) but you can also choose to eat out at any of the local restaurants. In addition, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages if you prefer to make your own meals.
Our house is located five kilometres away from the city centre, where you can find anything you might need. Also, the nearest ATM and supermarket are located a 15-minute walk away from our accommodation.
From this location we provide free transport to your next program at the following location(s):
- Buddhist Monastery
Please note that extra provision must be made for your own additional excursions.
Trip Country Info
Population: Approx. 28.98 million
Currency: Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Time zone: UTC +5:45
Namaste and welcome to Nepal, a country of high Himalayan Mountains, artistic monuments, exotic wildlife, and diverse cultures. Located between 80 12′ east longitude and between 26 22′ and 30 27′ north latitude, Nepal extends along the south slopes of the Himalayas in central Asia.
Although Nepal is small, it has the greatest latitudinal variation of any country. The land rises from the southern plains of the Terai, barely above sea level at 70 meters, to the top of the Mt. Everest, the highest peak on Earth at 8848 meters above sea level, in a distance of less than 200 km.
Book your volunteer travel holiday and experience one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world as well as the highest mountain ranges. Nepal has lush valleys that team with exotic wildlife ready to be explored on your gap year adventure. It is a beautiful country located in South Asia bordering both India and China. As you enjoy your volunteer travel experience in Nepal you will come across many remote monasteries and villages that adorn the stunning landscape where you will experience the best of Nepal. The outstanding beauty and friendly Nepalese people are the main reasons people book gap year holidays to Nepal and why they are a popular choice with us. We have a compreshensive selection of gap year holidays in Nepal with a number of teaching and community programs on offer.
Have a look at our latest gap year experiences in Nepal or contact us for more about work & travel in Nepal or your questions about specific programs. The volunteer Nepal program is a very good way for you to experience the most of what the spiritual and enchanted land of Nepal has to offer. You may also choose to trek Mount Everest or smaller mountain hikes like Poon Hill.
Participant Criteria & Requirements
|Under 18, Parental Consent is Required|
|DBS, Police Background Check|
No requirements have been provided.
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Travel insurance