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Teaching English in Nepal: Highly affordable Volunteer Programs with IKPVA!!

Volunteer in Nepal and join one of the exciting, affordable vounteer programs in this fascinating country with the backdrop of the Himalaya! You can choose whether you want to volunteer teaching English to young monks at a buddhist monastery close to Kathmandu or at public schools. You also can share your love with children at an orphanage, or work as a medical volunteer at Kathmandu’s Pediatric Hospital. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities in Nepal available, and our prices are among the cheapest!

Teaching English in Nepal and more Volunteer Projects at a glance:

  • Location: Kathmandu;

  • Available all year round – teaching in schools is closed during Great Dashain Festival;

  • Arrival dates of the volunteer programs: 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month;

  • 4 different projects, including:

  • Teaching in a Buddhist Monastery,

  • Teaching English at a Local School in Jarshing Pauwa, Kathmandu

  • Childcare / Orphanage

  • Medical Internship at the Pediatric Hospital in Kathmandu

  • Accommodation in a Homestay or in a Monastery;

  • Program fee includes: Airport pickup, Orientation, Accommodation, 3 meals per day, support from the local staff, and 24/7 emergency support;

  • Program fees starting from only $270 for 1 week;

  • No transfer fees on top.

Affordable Volunteering in Nepal, including Childcare/ Orphanage; Teaching English in Schools or in a Buddhist Monastery and Medical Internship


Volunteer Work in Nepal – Overview

Volunteer in Nepal - Beautiful view of lake and Mount Everest overed with snow on top
Volunteer in Nepal

If you choose to Volunteer in Nepal with IKPVA, you will have a wide range of highly affordable and exciting volunteer programs at your disposal.

As IKPVA offers several different volunteer placements in Nepal, you may choose from childcare at an orphanage, teaching English in schools or a Buddhist monastery, and the medical internship as volunteer in Nepal at the Kathmandu Pediatric Hospital.

Volunteer Teaching English in Nepal at a Buddhist Monastery

If you’re looking for a unique travel experience, volunteering at the monastery may be the perfect choice. During this program, you’ll teach English to local monks while learning about Buddhism and their way of life.

Medical Volunteer: Internship at the Pediatric Clinic in Kathmandu

If you have medical training, you can take part in IKPVA’s pediatric hospital placement in Kathmandu city, where you will have the chance to practice non-intrusive care to patients, under the supervision of local professionals.

Volunteering in Nepal starting from only $280,00 per week

Volunteering in Nepal with IKPVA starts from only $280 for one week, and you can apply year-round.


Affordable Volunteering in Nepal – programs

Volunteer Teaching English in Nepal at a Buddhist Monastery

Affordable volunteering in Nepal with IKPVA in Buddhist monasteries teaching young monks.

The young monks in Nepal want to learn English in order to further their academic and professional opportunities. At this volunteer placement, you will teach English in a monastery located within the peaceful highlands of the Kathmandu valley.

A volunteer in Nepal teaching English at a Buddhist Monastery
Teach English at a Buddhist Monastery

Get a close insight of Buddhist culture and spirituality

Buddhism is a religion based on the ideals of peace and compassion. As a volunteer at the monastery in Nepal you can learn much from the followers of Buddhism, especially from their mantra of a simple life. Therefore you will have the opportunity to get a close insight of Buddhist culture and spirituality. At the same time, your teaching will help the monks developing language skills and open new opportunities for their future.

Also, if you have any other talent or skills that you could share with the monks then our local coordinator will be happy to provide you with some space for that.

Teaching English to the young Monks – An Inspring Experience as a volunteer in Nepal

Teaching English to the child/junior monks at the Monastery has been an interesting, inspiring and educational experience for me. I only hope my pupils experienced it the same way. The atmosphere in the monastery was very welcoming, peaceful and enjoyable and so were the people in it. – Lammert Lettinga

Requirements/ Qualifications for Teaching English at the Buddhist Monastery:

We expect you to have a high level of proficiency and fluency in English, although you do not need to provide proof in terms of language tests or degrees. If you want to teach English as a volunteer in Nepal, you must have good grammatical accuracy. Furthermore, applicants must respect Buddhist values and the way of life of a monk.

Teach English in Nepal at Local Schools close to Kathmandu

Antonia Bozzolo at the school
Antonia Bozzolo at the school

Volunteer in Nepal with IKPVA teaching in local schools!

This is a great opportunity for volunteers who want to gain teaching experience while improving learning environments in rural areas of Nepal.

Educational facilities in Nepal, in the most part local community schools, still lack a qualitative education system. Therefore taking English classes with volunteers from developed countries is a really good option for the students of these schools.

Teach English to bright and enthusiastic students

Students are enthusiastic, bright and eager to learn. We believe that receiving classes from teachers from across the word not only improves the learning process, but also opens up multiple dimensions to educational exercises, and helps the local teachers too.

Antonia Bozzolo: Amazing Teaching Experience as a Volunteer in Nepal

Antonia Bozzolo teaching at school
Antonia Bozzolo

I spend a month teaching in a school in Kathmandu Nepal.
It is an amazing experience, especially if you want to put your teaching skills on the line.
I have learned not only that I love what I do, but also gained confidence and good experience.
You also get to understand a different culture and meet amazing people! – Antonia Bozzolo, Las Condes

Benefits from teaching English in Nepal

In Nepal, English is learned as a second language and is essential for academic and professional success, but often students here find it a difficult subject to advance in. Hence this project is primarily orientated towards teaching English; but depending on your interest and skills you can also contribute by teaching Mathematics, Science, Computer Basics or Arts.

Requirements/ Qualifications as a Volunteer in Nepal Teaching at School:

You are not required to have prior experience or professional training in order to volunteer with us as a teacher in Nepal, but you should respect the value of this work. Furthermore, you should dedicate yourself to pass on your knowledge and help these children to get the most out of your visit.

Work at an Orphanage as a Childcare Volunteer in Nepal

Childcare Volunteer in Nepal at the orphanage
Childcare Volunteer in Nepal

Volunteer in Nepal with IKPVA in our Orphanage projects.

Since Nepal has long suffered from insurgency and conflict, many children have been left homeless and orphaned. Therefore, working in the childcare project you will have the opportunity to make a humble difference in the lives of these children. You will be helping them day-to-day by creating and learning. Children love to sing, paint and dance! They will greatly appreciate the recreational and extracurricular activities you offer. Moreover you will educate them on important issues like sanitation.

Share you love with the children, be someone who really cares about them

The most important role you will have as a childcare volunteer Nepal is to make the children feel that they are with someone who truly cares about them. The idea is not to make a dramatic change or life-changing contribution to these kids, but is more that you as a volunteer in Nepal share your love and affection with them and make them feel valued and special.

Simply by playing and having fun with them, being honest and present, you will have a really positive impact on their daily life. The key objective of this project is offering mental, intellectual, physical and social improvement to these deprived children.

Requirements and Qualifications for a Childcare Volunteer in Nepal

There are no specific skills or qualifications required to volunteer in Nepal in our orphanage project, but those that are interested in social & child development are well received. If you truly love spending your time caring for the children, the placement as a childcare volunteer in Nepal is the perfect choice for you!

Work as a Medical Volunteer in Nepal at the Pediatric Hospital at Kathmandu

Medical Volunteers in a rural clinic in Nepal
Medical Volunteer in Nepal

Work as a medical volunteer in Nepal at the pediatric hospital in Kathmandu city. Therefore this medical program is a great way to learn about the Nepalese healthcare system. Meanwhile, in Kathmandu you will start immersing yourself in the local culture. Your tasks will vary depending on your background, but if you have medical training or formal experience, you will be able to practice non-intrusive care for patients, under supervision from local professionals. This program starts from $330 for your first week in Nepal, with housing included in a homestay or in a monastery.

Share and Improve your Medical Skills as a Volunteer in Nepal

This project also gives you the opportunity both to share and improve your medical skills and to discover the most eminent health issues that developing countries face today. You will learn a great deal while also doing really valuable work as a medical volunteer in Nepal. Thus, your work as a medical volunteer in Nepal will have a positive impact on the local community and the development of the Nepalese healthcare system.

The hospital will welcome you as a keen learner and will also expect you to share your knowledge of the medical techniques from your country.

Live in Historic Kathmandu while working as a Medical Volunteer in Nepal

Since you will be living in the historical Kathmandu city in this placement as a medical volunteer in Nepal, you will get to witness the peculiar way of life of its inhabitants, and immerse yourself in Nepali culture. Everyday while you are working at the Hospital, you will enjoy wonderful food, as the staff serves you a traditional Nepali Style lunch. You will have a local support contact who will be there for you throughout your volunteer placement.

Exchange Experiences and Knowledge as a Medical Volunteer in Nepal

At the hospital I was able to exchange experiences and knowledge that was beneficial to both sides and was also extremely well integrated in the hospital routines. Thank You Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center for this opportunity!!!

Requirements/ Qualifications to Work as a Medical Volunteer in Nepal:

Applicants should be medical professionals, students or trainees. Your responsibilities as a medical volunteer in Nepal and the type of work you will be doing depend on the resume you provide before you start. CV is required.

Volunteer in Nepal, the Magic Land of the Himalaya

Since Nepal is situated between the Tibetan region of China and India, it features a broad array of landscapes, from high Himalayan peaks to the jungled maze of the Indian plains. Moreover, it is home to 8 of the world’s tallest mountains, including the great Mount Everest.

Nepal is awash with snow-topped peaks, historic monasteries and spiritual mantras. It is also the birthplace of the founder of Buddhism, Gautama Buddha.

This small nation has long held a particular allure for travellers, because it stands out for its majestic natural beauty, boasting a diverse range of astounding natural phenomena. Since it first opened its borders in the 1950s it has received wandering souls from across the world, drawn in by this unique and mystical place, and its many options available to adventurers.

Sports activities with the backdrop of the Himalayas

Volunteer in Nepal - Tower of a Budhist temple in Nepal

With the backdrop of some of the world’s most dramatic and panoramic landscapes you can get your feet wet going rafting, kayaking and canyoning. Surround yourself in nature while trekking and climbing. In your free time during your stay as a volunteer in Nepal, you can or feel the thrill of mountain biking, paragliding, or even bungie jumping.

Discover medieval cities, the beauty of the Himalayas or take a spiritual tour

If you are a more relaxed type, you may prefer to take a stroll through the medieval, temple-lined cities or appreciate the beauty of the Himalayas from a spectacular viewpoint. You can even take a spiritual tour of one of the ancient temples spread across the Kathmandu Valley.

Volunteer in Nepal

There are plenty of options, from combing through Nepal’s national parks in search of rhinos and tigers, to crossing the country rafting, hiking or astride a motorbike. However, the only dilemma visitors have to face is how to pack everything in to one trip. Therefore, many people come back year after year, and always find new treks through the Himalayan Mountains and new things to explore in the atmospheric temple towns of the Middle Hills.

Since Nepal is famous for its adventurous terrain and lovely ambiance, it has become the dream destination for volunteers who wish to make a permanent, positive change in the lives of the disadvantaged.


Highly Affordable Program Fees to Volunteer in Nepal

Please Note:

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the projects incur a registration fee of US$ 199.00 on top of the program fee.

What does the program Fee to volunteer in Nepal include?

  • Airport Pickup
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation for all projects
  • 3 meals per day
  • Support from local staff & Program supervision
  • In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
  • In-country administration costs
  • Donation to support the local project

There are no hidden costs. Our programs to volunteer in Nepal are highly affordable and have the best cost x benefit than any other.

IKPVA is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. We aim to turn volunteering abroad more accessible in order to enable more people to help doing the really important work.

Participants in our programs to volunteer in Nepal normally find US$ 50 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.

The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date.



Volunteer Work in Nepal – Project details

Location, Accommodation & Orientation

Our programs to Volunteer in Nepal are located either in Katmandu or in Sauhara province, please check the specifics of your project below:

Orphanage Project: Childcare Volunteer in Nepal

Location: New Baneshwor, Kathmandu

Accommodation: host family

Orientation: Takes place on the first day and includes introduction to the Orphanage, its rules and regulations. Participants will be introduced to the basic Nepali language and greetings.

Volunteer in Nepal Teaching English in Schools

Location: Jarshing Pauwa, Kathmandu

Accommodation: host family

Orientation: Takes place on the first day and includes introduction to the project location and rules and regulations of the school. Participants will be introduced to the basic Nepali language and greetings.

Teaching English in A Buddhist Monastery as a Volunteer in Nepal

Location: Aarubari, Jorpati, Kathmandu

Accommodation: Monastery

Orientation: Takes place on the first day and includes introduction to the project location and rules and regulations of the monastery. Participants will be introduced to the basic Nepali language and greetings.

Medical Volunteer in Nepal at the Pediatric Hospital in Kathmandu

Location: Gothatar, Kathmandu

Accommodation: host family

Orientation: Takes place on the first day and includes introduction to the hospital and formatting your work plan according to your capabilities. Participants will be introduced to the basic Nepali language and greetings.



Our programs to Volunteer in Nepal provide 3 meals per day of typical Nepali food in all the projects.

Volunteers should notify prior to arrival about any dietary requirements.


Start & Duration of the volunteer programs

Our programs to volunteer in Nepal start on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the months. Therefore, volunteers should arrive on Saturdays. You can choose to volunteer from 1 to 12 weeks

NOTE: The project teaching in schools is closed in Great Dashain Festival, which normally occurs from Mid October – Mid November


Requirements to Volunteer in Nepal

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old at the start of the placement.

As a volunteer in Nepal, you must have adequate volunteer travel insurance. You also are required to provide a criminal background check to local staff on arrival in Nepal or during orientation;


Language Skills required in order to volunteer in Nepal

Fluency in English is required in all the projects.



During your stay as a volunteer in Nepal, you will have a competent support and advice from the local team and project leaders. There will always be a member of the local team working with you at the projects. The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience as a volunteer in Nepal.


Still in doubt? Read about volunteer experiences in Nepal!

Rita, from Portugal, in action on her Medical volunteer program in Nepal!

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