Trip Details

Women Empowerment Project Volunteer in Kathmandu Nepal

Are you all about empowerment? Would you like to share your passion with other women? Many women travel to Kathmandu from rural areas to find work as housemaids, and without a basic education can struggle to earn a living.  This Women Empowerment Project Volunteer placement in Kathmandu offers an amazing opportunity to change those lives for the better.  So if this sounds like you, read on!

Help Local Women get a Better Chance at a Bright Future!

You will teach and educate adult women with different learning capacities and backgrounds. However, you won’t be doing this on your own! In fact, you will have plenty of support from project staff who will keep you on the right track. Further, you will have written resources to work from. As well as teaching conversational English, you’ll also teach key topics such as personal development, environmental awareness and general health and safety. Ultimately, the aim of this programme is to provide these women with an educational foundation to help them become more independent and informed.

Explore Kathmandu’s Vibrant Culture and Friendly Community!

In addition to its unique culture, Kathmandu offers stunning scenery, wildlife and busy streets to explore! For example, shoppers will find no end of markets with Indian artefacts, clothes and trinkets to take back home! In fact, we suggest you bring an empty suitcase! Further, if you love to dine out, you’ll find loads of great eateries, including Italian, Indian, Chinese – and of course, local cuisine too. Lastly, whilst you’ll probably plan weekend adventures further afield, Kathmandu itself will keep you busy during your stay as a Women Empowerment Project Volunteer!

Why be Women Empowerment Project Volunteer?

  • Use your passion for equality to help local women find their feet
  • Learn new skills and gain an understanding of barriers that African women face
  • Explore Kathmandu and head off on adventures further afield with new friends
  • Enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine and learn new culinary skills
  • Stay in our comfortable accommodation with meals and beverages* included

*tea, coffee and drinking water

Get in touch to find out more or browse through our many other volunteer experiences.

Trip Itinerary

On our Women Empowerment Volunteer project here in Kathmandu, you will teach basic conversational English, basic computer skills and other subjects of your interest to women of different age groups and backgrounds.

The school was set up to educate young and older women who cannot read or write. Therefore, you’ll also assist with life skill activities, and inspire them to reach their full potential through your own passion and creative skills!

Over the course of the week, you will deliver four to five lessons, daily, including creative activities such as sports or games. In fact, anything which you feel will help these women to build their confidence will be gratefully received by both staff and students!

You will arrive on Sunday and have plenty of time to relax and be refreshed ahead of your exciting week as a Women Empowerment Volunteer in Kathmandu!


  • Breakfast
  • Women Empowerment Volunteering  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Women Empowerment Volunteering 2-3 hours
  • Dinner

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. And if dining out is your thing, you can have a dish from a different country every night, with a range 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!

Trip Accommodation

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. Additionally, you’ll find a communal dining and lounge area where you can hang out with your fellow volunteers. Be aware, however, 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.


You’ll love Napali cuisine! Consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables, your meals will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. Importantly, if you’re a bit of a picky eater, you’ll find a mix of Western and Nepalese food, and can expect to have a chicken dish about once a week. However, 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
  • Kavre
  • Mate
  • Pokhara

Please note – transport for your own outings is not included.

Trip Country Info


Population: Approx. 28.98 million
Capital: Kathmandu
Language: Nepali
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

Standard Requirements

Under 18, Parental Consent is Required
DBS, Police Background Check
Travel Insurance

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa