Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.

Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager

Team up with teenagers from around the world and work with children in culture-rich Nepal

Join us in Nepal as a teenage volunteer and help the local community by working with disadvantaged children. Use your energy and enthusiasm to help kids learn new skills, like counting to 100 and writing the alphabet. This is a great way for you to get childcare experience while exploring a different country.


Your work with kids will involve a lot of learning through play and doing fun games and activities. Play is one of the main ways children learn, and lets you be part of improving their development. It also lets you be part of our long-term work with children in Nepal.


You’ll also get involved with community work. Add a colourful coat of paint to a classroom and create murals to inspire students. You can also assist with tasks like building a playground.


You’ll live and work with other teenagers in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city. As you fly over the vast Himalayas and arrive in Nepal, you’ll know you are about to be part of something exceptional!

When you apply you only pay £195, which comes off the total price.

Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 01903 708300 to see if we can offer a discount.

Project Overview

Start Dates:

Fixed dates during school holidays

Minimum Duration:

Two Weeks

Placement Location:

Kathmandu (Read More)

Accommodation:

Host family Read More

Requirements :

This project is only for 15-18 year olds

What's included in the price?
  • Accommodation

  • Food (three meals a day)

  • Travel and medical insurance

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off

  • Transport to and from your work placement

  • In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff

  • Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team

  • Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival

  • Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources

  • Training and workshops from our experienced local staff

  • Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns

  • Access to our local office with internet connection

  • Certification of project completion

  • Visa support and advice

  • Access to our alumni services and discounts

  • Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website

  • Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor

  • Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination

  • A free cultural awareness course

  • Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch

  • Organised weekend tourism trips

  • Dedicated full-time staff members with you 24 hours a day

What's not included?
  • Flights

  • Visa costs (where applicable)

Is volunteering with children in Nepal for teenagers right for me?

Childcare & Community in Nepal is for you if you are passionate about helping kids and want to use your own hands to work in local communities.


You’ll get childcare experience and also learn skills like teamwork, leadership, and planning. These skills will be useful additions to your CV when you apply for a job or university. 


Are you travelling abroad for the first time on your own? No worries! Our High School Special is designed to give you as much support as possible, and our staff are always there to help. You’ll also be part of a group with other teenagers from around the world.

Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, take a photo with their students.

What will I do as a teenage volunteer doing community work in Nepal?

In Nepal, you’ll get involved in practical work with children and in the community. Here’s what you can expect to do:


  • Help children learn through play by running engaging educational games
  • Make sure children practice good hygiene daily
  • Renovate schools to give children a bright, stimulating learning environment
  • Meet like-minded volunteers your age from around the world

Your work will focus on the following areas:


Working with children

You will be a pair of valuable helping hands to teachers. You’ll work through games and activities to teach the children new skills, while also having fun. Run outdoor activities like egg-and-spoon races or read books with the children. You can do puzzles, draw together, or run arts and crafts lessons.

Your supervisor will have plenty of activities planned for you to do with the children at your placement. If you’re feeling creative, you’re welcome to come up with your own ideas for lessons, games, and activities.


Community work

You and the other volunteers will work together to make physical improvements at schools and care centres. Paint classrooms and create colourful educational murals. Or help with building desks or playground equipment. You can also get out the coloured cardboard and crayons and make flashcards, posters, or other educational materials.


This is important work, as kids will continue to benefit from your work long after you’ve completed your project.


Expanding your horizons

This is your chance to tick something off your bucket list while you’re still in your teens! Travel to a diverse and culture-rich country and meet like-minded high school students from across the globe. Live and work in the shadow of the highest mountain in the world.

During your free time, we will have a range of activities planned for you to make the most of your time abroad. Watch wildlife at Chitwan National Park, barter with vendors at local markets, and eat your weight in dumplings during a cooking class.

Where interns work

Kathmandu

Our Childcare & Community High School Special is located in Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu. The city stands at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains and attracts many tourists, mountaineers, and adventure-seekers.


You’ll work in schools and care centres in the heart of Kathmandu, or in the more rural outskirts of the city.

AIRPORT PICKUP, FLIGHTS AND VISAS

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Nepal Arrival Procedures page

What are the aims and impact of this project?

The aim of this project is to meet the needs of disadvantaged schools and care centres in Nepal. These placements have limited funds and lack things like playgrounds and learning materials. This makes it more difficult for teachers to run classes and for children to get the stimulation they need. With your help, we create better learning environments to help teachers with kids’ development. 


We do this by asking our volunteers to help with various tasks. This could include painting a classroom, repairing the floor at a care centre, or building desks. Over the course of your project, you will likely see a community work project through from start to finish. And you will leave your placement knowing that you have added something tangible to the students at the school where you work.


It’s also important to invest in working with young children. It is in their early stages of development that they learn the basic skills that influence them later in life. Through sports, educational activities, and games you can help with their social and physical development.


Join this Childcare & Community Project for teenagers and be part of helping with the early development of young children in Nepal.

Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, take a photo with children.

Management Plans

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

Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers and interns actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work.


We produce an annual High School Specials Impact Report, which documents some of these achievements. Find out more about the impact of these projects, and read the latest report.

FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION

You'll stay with a host family in Kathmandu or Chitwan. They will welcome you into their home, eager to share their customs and have you teach them about your own culture. We believe that this is the best way to immerse yourself in the culture of Nepal and have a truly unique experience.


We will always try to let you live alongside at least one other Projects Abroad volunteer or intern at the same host family. Your room will be modest, but comfortable, clean, and safe.


Your programme fee includes three meals a day.


Find out more about our accommodation.

SAFETY AND STAFF SUPPORT

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have all the extra support you need as a young person travelling abroad. Our Projects Abroad staff are there for you 24 hours a day during the week and over weekends to provide constant support and guidance. Our staff also make sure you feel comfortable and safe at your placement and accommodation. 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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