Kindergarten Volunteer in Kathmandu Nepal
Kindergarten Volunteer in Kathmandu, Nepal
There’s a lot of fun to be had on our Kindergarten Volunteer project here in Kathmandu! You’ll be working at a small school with 35 – 45 children who just love visitors from other countries! Primarily, you will be working with little ones between 3 and 6 years old, helping to build their confidence and learn some basic language skills through song, rhyme and games. So, if you’re the kind of person that young children just seem to flock to, then this programme is definitely for you!
Reach Out as a Volunteer to help Kathmandu’s Children
This programme reaches out to children from underprivileged communities, so you will be working across a range of abilities. Importantly, fun, empathy and affection are the buzzwords here, as it will often be those who seem least engaged that need your help the most! Also, whilst you will have support from local teaching staff, you will be free to come up with your own fun activities – even bringing your own materials if you like! This is a rewarding and valuable project, where your input is helping to build a brighter future for these children.
Explore all that Nepal’s Capital has to Offer its Adventurers!
Sheltered by mountains in a picturesque valley, Kathmandu has a wealth of culture, and a super friendly community! Take in the stunning scenery, (you can see the Himalayas in the distance!) or explore by foot along the many rivers and streams which cut through the landscape. And, if you love shopping, there are markets galore where you can buy Indian artefacts, clothes and trinkets to take back home! Further, if you love to dine out, you’ll find loads of great eateries, including Italian, Indian, Chinese – and of course, local cuisine too! Although you’ll probably plan some adventures for the weekends, Kathmandu has plenty to keep you busy during your stay here as a Kindergarten Volunteer!
Why be a Kindergarten Volunteer in Kathmandu?
- Help children to build their confidence and language skills for a better future
- Improve your kindergarten skills, learn new techniques and share a few too!
- Explore Kathmandu’s vibrant towns and villages, and unique culture
- Stay in our safe and comfortable accommodation, mixing with new friends!
- Discover authentic Nepalese cuisine, with all meals and beverages* included
*tea, coffee and drinking water
The kindergartens have around 35 – 45 children from 3 – 6 years old. The kindergartens consist of teachers as well as supporting staff to assist the teachers. In the main, the children are taught basic English, alphabets, numbers, rhymes, and other basic concepts. Importantly, most of the children come from underprivileged families who live below the poverty line, so you will need to be flexible with your teaching techniques.
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. However, your Education Project will continue as usual from Tuesday onward throughout the rest of the week.
Orientation Day Schedule (Monday)
- 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
- Kindergarten volunteerting 2-3 hours
- Kindergarten volunteering 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 Kindergarten Volunteer here in Kathmandu, you can choose to explore the area or simply relax with new friends back at your accommodation. In fact, 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. In addition, there are also several malls where you can find all you need. Furthermore, 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!
You will be staying in a beautiful part of Kathmandu Valley, a small, mountain-sheltered valley that is the historical centre of Nepal. 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 gender-based dorms. Here, you’ll find 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. You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. Our meals are a mix of Western and Nepalese food, and expect to have a chicken dish about once a week. (vegetarian options are always available). 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.
Our house is located five kilometres away from the city centre, where you can find anything you might need. Further, the nearest ATM and supermarket are only 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 – transport for your own outings is not included.
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