At a glance
- Travel to Asia with like-minded people to do community volunteering in Nepal. Support local teachers and improve the learning environment by completing renovation work.
- Limited resources and funds means that many teachers could do with an extra pair of hands. You can help by running educational activities and games with the children.
- Live and work in the bustling city, Kathmandu. When you’re not working, we’ve organised plenty of cultural and social activities for you to enjoy, along with a weekend trip guided by local staff.
Fixed dates throughout the yearSee Dates
Anyone aged 18 or over can join
What will I be doing?
Your group will support staff and children at schools and care centres, and do renovation and maintenance work at these placements. Here are a few of the things you can expect to do:
- Support local teachers by organising and running fun, educational activities
- Assist with the improvement and maintenance of schools and care centres
- Encourage children to practice good personal hygiene every day
- Participate in social activities and explore Nepal with your group
Your work can be split into three main categories:
Promote early childhood development through fun, educational activities
Your group will spend a lot of time with children at care centres and schools. You’ll support local staff by planning and running educational activities that help children learn important early childhood skills. For example, you can play a ball game to help children develop their hand-eye coordination.
You’ll also help teach basic English, and improve literacy through activities like reading stories. This works out really well with a group of volunteers. Each group member can take a small group of children to practice reading or English vocabulary. This helps give each child more focused attention.
Encourage children to practice good hygiene
It is important for children to practice good hygiene everyday, to help keep them healthy. Throughout your stay, you’ll encourage the children to wash their hands regularly and brush their teeth properly. This helps reduce infection and the spread of disease. Try to make hygiene fun by using games and songs in order to encourage them! You can also brainstorm ideas for activities with your group.
Assist with manual maintenance work
You will spend some of your time doing maintenance work with your team. Your work will depend on the needs of the placement at the time, but will most likely include tasks such as painting or building.
With limited funds, maintenance work is often left undone. If your group can come in and finish the project, it will go a long way with helping to improve the children’s learning environments. Working together as a team, you’ll be able to do a lot in the short time you’re in Nepal.
When you’re not working, you will be able to experience and explore Nepal with your group and Projects Abroad staff. You’ll get the opportunity to visit nearby attractions and witness the beauty of surrounding areas, and we’ll also give you a Nepali language class. Over the weekend, we’ll take you to Pokhara and you’ll visit Swayambhu Monkey Temple.
Where will I be working?
Your group will work at schools and children’s care centres in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Most of the children at these centres come from underprivileged backgrounds. Furthermore, the centres have limited funding and resources. Staff are in need of helping hands, and the facilities need maintenance.
Kathmandu is a vibrant and somewhat chaotic city. It’s home to stunning architecture, fascinating sights, and friendly people. Positioned at the foot of the renowned Himalayan mountains, Kathmandu is often called the ‘gateway to the Himalayas’ and it attracts thousands of climbers as well as tourists. This is the ideal place to get to know Nepal and its people!
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring our impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
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