What will I be doing on this Childcare & Community Work project?
You will teach and play with children, do maintenance work in schools, and explore Nepal with your group. Here are some of the tasks and activities you will do during your stay:
- Help teachers work with children at a local school
- Help with basic maintenance and renovation work in schools
- Explore Kathmandu and experience the way of life in Nepal
Childcare volunteer work in Nepal for older adults can be divided into three main categories:
Interact with and teach children
You will help with organise and run educational activities and games designed to teach basic English. For example, you could play English Bingo, or teach them a nursery rhyme. We try to include an element of fun in each activity, as students are more engaged when they’re enjoying themselves.
Help with renovation work
You will also help with renovation work at schools by doing painting and building work. You can get creative and paint murals on blank walls to transform them into something stimulating and interesting for the children.
Experience and explore Nepal
When you aren’t working, we've organised plenty of social and cultural activities for you to enjoy, along with a weekend trip. Our Projects Abroad staff will be there to accompany you and you’ll get to explore Nepal along with your fellow volunteers. Visit ancient temples and enjoy a trip Chitwan National Park where you’ll go on safari, walk through the jungle, and watch cultural dances.
Where in Nepal will I be working?
You will live and work in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Located at the foot of the Himalayas, Kathmandu attracts thousands of tourists and climbers. Vibrant and energetic, this city is home to beautiful architecture, fascinating sights, and friendly people.
You will work at a primary or secondary school with disadvantaged students. Nepal is not a wealthy country, meaning that many schools are underfunded, under-resourced, and frequently understaffed. Extra pairs of helping hands are needed and welcomed!
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.
Meet the team in Nepal
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