Volunteer to Teach Children in Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal Children & Youth Development



This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to improve the education of some of the poorest children in the world. Located close to one of Kathmandu's largest slum areas, near Bhaktapur, this volunteer program is based in a severely under resourced school that provides free education, text books, uniforms and shoes to more than 150 children who live in poverty within the confines of the slum, and whose parents would otherwise not have been able to send their children to school at all. Volunteers are desperately needed to work alongside local teachers (many of whom are also volunteers) to assist in teaching vital subjects that include English, mathematics, science, history, geography. Volunteer teachers have a huge impact on the student’s English language skills. An ability to speak English is hugely beneficial to youth, allowing them to pursue further education opportunities and to seek employment where English is an advantage, such as the tourism sector, which is a major market for Nepal. Volunteer teachers help many low income children learn a tool that is vital to their future success. Volunteering on this project will truly make a difference to the lives of children facing a bleak future.


Goals of this Project

- Provide free lessons to children and youth and help them improve their English language skills

- Expose non-English speakers to native English speakers in order to improve pronunciation and conversational skills

- Improve the future prospects of some of Nepal’s most impoverished people, and help them to break the poverty cycle

- Expose volunteers and children to different people and cultures

Field conditions

Volunteers will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

- Helping the teacher with the planned classroom activities, following the standard Nepalese curriculum

- Teaching basic subject matter to the children, including English lessons

- Playing games and reading to the children in English

- Teaching children good hygiene and life skills

- Helping the children complete projects

What to Expect

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 3 and 4 hours, following the 6 day Nepalese working week, Sunday to Friday. While we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

8:30am Breakfast at the Volunteer House

9:30am Walk or bus to the project site

10:30am Pre-start meeting with the project supervisor (when required)

11:00am Volunteering duties start

Lunch is taken at the school from 1:30pm - 2:00pm

4:00pm Volunteering duties end

4:15pm De-brief with the project supervisor

4:30pm Walk or bus to the Volunteer House or run errands in town

6:30pm Dinner at the Volunteer House

Evening Free time to spend at the Volunteer House or running errands, checking emails, exploring Kathmandu.

Arrival and orientation

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu you will be collected at the airport and delivered to your accommodation. Here you will receive an orientation to help you settle in, find out about your volunteering placement, the local surroundings and meet your fellow volunteers. A representative from the local team will fill you in on local and regional customs, traveling, rules and recommendations, and of course, what to expect from your volunteering experience. This is a great opportunity to get to know your hosts and ask any last questions you may have.

Program Arrival Day: Saturday

Program Departure Day: Saturday

Your stay


  • HousingVolunteer house

  • Provided mealsBreakfast, dinner

Accommodation description

Volunteers on this extremely worthwhile and rewarding placement are accommodated in a Volunteer House near to the town of Bhaktapur in Kathmandu. Rooms are dormitory style and may be shared depending on the number of volunteers.

Living conditions in Nepal are far from luxurious and part of the experience of volunteering in this location is getting back to basics! The Volunteer House has both electricity and running water but be prepared for power outages and cold water only. Heating and air-conditioning are not standard in Nepal.

Bedsheets and a pillow are provided so volunteers need only take a sleeping bag, personal toiletries and towel(s). Mosquito nets are readily and cheaply available locally and the local team will assist with purchasing one should it be required. When volunteering during Nepal’s winter months (particularly December, January and February) warm clothes and a heavy sleeping bag are recommended.

Internet coverage is available at the Volunteer House and school but can be unreliable and it is recommended that volunteers purchase a local SIM card and data package on arrival in order to stay in touch with friends and family. The local team will assist with this.

Breakfast and dinner are provided at the Volunteer House daily and lunch can be prepared in the kitchen at the house or eaten out at any of the many affordable cafes near to the school. Easy!


Shared rooms are dormitory style


from $558 USDper week

from $558 USDper week


What’s included

  • The opportunity to make a real difference!

  • Lifetime lv alumni membership

  • Program supervision

  • 24/7 local support network

  • Food/meals (as specified above)

  • Accommodation (as specified above)

  • Orientation and safety briefing on arrival

  • Airport pick-up on arrival

  • Access to the lv dashboard

  • Dedicated pre-departure support

What’s not included

  • Return airport transfer

  • Excursions

  • Local transport

  • Spending money

  • Additional food/snack items

  • Travel insurance (compulsory)

  • Flights, visas & vaccinations

Start dates

This project is available year-round and programs start every Saturday. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

A top volunteering organization recognized worldwide, Love Volunteers (LV) has been placing volunteers across several countries since 2009. At Love Volunteers, there is deep commitment towards making a lasting difference in developing communities and offering hope to both human and animal life.

Ever since launching this venture, Love Volunteers remains committed to providing transparent and cost-effective volunteering. LV has over 120 projects in 34 countries worldwide, placing over 20,000 volunteers since inception. Based in New Zealand, LV’s team has people who love and live for adventure. This team takes much pride and joy in working hard to deliver top-level assistance, as well as delivering life-altering volunteer experiences.

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  • Yee Sheau Ai-Yin

    August 03, 2015

  • It was a childhood dream of mine to volunteer overseas one day. I've been working as a nurse for five years. As I was bonded, I had no choice but to complete the bond first in order to achieve my dream. As I wanted to do something new and ...Read more

    Love Volunteers response

    What a fantastic review! You manage to sum up the very core of volunteering abroad: the nervousness volunteers feel initially and the challenge of getting used to a new environment and unfamiliar surroundings; The personal satisfaction gained from learning something new and seeing the difference you can make in others ... Read more

  • jo thorpe

    July 20, 2015

  • my kids and i had an amazing time volunteering at a nursery in Quito Ecuador. Love Volunteers were full of tips and advice and were always quick to respond to any queries. The only slight problem i had was with the travel agency recommended by them, it took 3 weeks ...Read more

    Love Volunteers response

    Hi Jo, Thanks for taking the time to write this review of our program in Ecuador. We often have family groups volunteering and it's fantastic to hear the children get as much out of this experience as the adults! I'm sure the local children in the nursery were ... Read more

  • Johanna Maria

    July 20, 2015

  • It was one of the best decisions in my life to go to Ghana for Volunteering. I will never forget this experience. I've received so much love from all the people there. I feel in the love with the kids there, i think anyone will do! I can totally ...Read more

    Love Volunteers response

    Thanks so much, Johanna, for sharing your experience and how life-changing a volunteering abroad trip can be. So much more than just a holiday one of our volunteers commented :-)It's always wonderful to hear how friendly, helpful and welcoming the local people are to our volunteers. Part of the ... Read more

  • Markka

    July 14, 2015

  • I was volunteering in Malawi for two weeks and taught English in the local school. It was really great time and I met amazing people! I would recommend it to every one!

    Love Volunteers response

    Hi Markka,Fantastic to hear you got as much out of your volunteering experience as the children you taught! That's what volunteering is all about and we love volunteers like you who make the most of their placements.All the best for the future and we hope to have ... Read more

  • Delaney and Jordan

    June 15, 2015

  • Love Volunteers is such an amazing organization. I can't stress enough how kind and helpful they were doing the whole trip process. They were happy to answer any question I asked, and made the process as smooth as possible. I would recommend Love Volunteers to everyone. I can't ...Read more

    Love Volunteers response

    Dear Delaney and Jordon,What a pleasure it is for us to play a part in helping wonderful people such as yourselves contribute in a meaningful way on these projects.Thanks so much for your amazing attitude and the kind review.We'd love to have you back on any ... Read more

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