Education Volunteering in Nepal

Education volunteer programme

The education volunteer programme in Nepal was set up to support children from poor families or orphans, as well as providing support in various monasteries.

Work is carried out in community schools and adult schools. Currently, approximately 500 children and 81 families are benefiting. The ages of the children we work with range from 5 to 18 years old.

Education volunteer programmes in Nepal are recommended for: teachers, students, teenage volunteers and anyone interested in sharing their knowledge and putting their skills into practice.

The volunteer teaching programmes in Nepal take place in Kathmandu.

What will I do as an education volunteer in Nepal?

In schools

  • English language teaching (tenses, grammar, speech and pronunciation).
  • Maths teaching (according to the standard of the students and class syllabus).
  • Illustrative teaching activities, as well as support in the English and maths laboratory.
  • Supporting teachers to complete the syllabus.
  • Supporting students with household chores.
  • Problem solving sessions with students
  • Personalised help for students with more specific educational difficulties.
  • Group meetings with students and teachers.
  • Talks about the negative effects of chewing tobacco, smoking, intoxication, etc.
  • Giving support in the school kitchen, in food preparation and serving food to the children.

In the monasteries

  • Helping the monks to complete daily tasks
  • Teaching English, if you are proficient in the language
  • Teaching geography, arts and crafts
  • Teaching computer skills
  • Participate in outdoor activities and games
  • Supporting extracurricular activities
  • Support the monastery staff in taking care of the site and scheduling daily activities.
  • Help with documentation

When can I volunteer in education?


  • The education volunteer project in Nepal is open all year round, according to the Nepalese school term.
  • You can arrive any day of the week, however we recommend that you arrive on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, as it makes it easier to join the project.


  • You should arrive at Kathmandu Airport (KTM), where you will be met by the local coordinator.
  • Scheduled arrival times at the airport are from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

What will my timetable be in education volunteering?

Everyone in the education volunteer programme in Nepal works from Monday to Friday, approximately 3 or 4 hours a day. Our education projects take place in Kathmandu.

The volunteer’s day-to-day life usually starts with orientation and induction to the project. This takes place on the first day you arrive at the project, where you meet the rest of the volunteers, learn about Nepalese customs and visit your chosen project.

What is the accommodation like in education volunteering?

Accommodation for volunteers is in Nepali host homes, selected by the organisation. The host houses are equipped with:

  • Cosy common areas
  • Internet access
  • Rooms with shared bathrooms
  • Laundry facilities for hand-washing clothes