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!
Fixed dates during school holidays
This project is only for 15-18 year olds
What's included in the price?
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?
Visa costs (where applicable)
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.
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
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.
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.
On the weekends we then got the opportunity to visit some of Nepal’s most fantastic tourist attractions. We visited the local temples, the National Rehabilitation Centre and also Chitwan National park. This was one experience which I can say I will most definitely not forget!
Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager
Projects Abroad’s Care and Community placement spoke out to me as it touched on these areas that I was interested in. They also did a well-rounded job of ensuring my safety and comfort, as well as technical tasks such as booking flights and accommodations.
Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager
Meet the team in Nepal
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