Medical Volunteer in Nepal: Internship at the Pediatric Hospital in Kathmandu

Work as a medical volunteer in Nepal at the pediatric hospital in Kathmandu city. Therefore this medical program is a great way for medical students 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.

Rita Gomes from Portugal with the medical team at the Pediatric Hospital in Kathmandu
Rita Gomes from Portugal with the medical team at the Pediatric Hospital in Kathmandu

Gain medical experiences at the Pediatric Hospital in Kathmandu

As a medical volunteer or nursing student, you will have plenty opportunities to expand your medical experience. For instance, you can observe different Pediatric surgical operations, or complete the nursing routines in Oncology Unit. Medical volunteers can work also at the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, or give Immunization to newborn babies such as vaccinations of polio, measles, mumps and rubella.

Improve Medical Skills and discover the most eminent Health Issues in Nepal

Volunteer Tsz Hin Lee (Hinson) from Hong Kong, during his medical program in Nepal
Medical Volunteer Tsz Hin Lee

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

Learning about the healthcare system and situation in Nepal

During your medical internship, you’ll also understand how scarce of the personal hygiene education of the people are in Nepal.
Infectious diseases such as dengue fever, scrub typhus, tuberculosis, which are very rare in developed countries of the first world, are serious health problems in Nepal.

Although the Children’s Hospital is the best children hospital in Nepal, the issue of shortage of resources and medical knowledge are still the great problem there.

Your duties as a medical volunteer in Nepal will be decided subject to your abilities and experience. Volunteers with medical training or formal experience will, under the supervision of the local team of professionals, practice non-intrusive care. The hospital will welcome you as a keen learner. at the same time you will be able to share your knowledge of the medical techniques from your home country.

Valuable Experience 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!!!

  • Magda, Camaxide, 33 years old

Live in Historic Kathmandu and Work as a Medical Volunteer in Nepal

Medical Volunteer in Nepal
Medical volunteer in Nepal

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

Staying in the Heart of Kathmandu with a Welcoming Nepalese Family

During my 3 week stay in Nepal I was very fortunate to be welcomed in a host nepalese family that not only demonstrated utmost kindness and generosity to me and my boyfriend, but also with whom I was able to learn about many customs and their meanings, cultural inheritance, frustrations and dreams in the heart of Kathmandu. I thank them for having enriched my experience in countless ways.

  • Magda, Camaxide, 33 years old

Enjoy Annapurna Region after your Volunteer Work

Annapurna Region Nepal

The final days in Nepal I spent trekking in the Annapurna region and was blessed with the most breathtaking mountain landscapes I have ever seen!

  • Magda, Camaxide, 33 years old

Start Dates & Duration

Location: Gothatar, Kathmandu

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

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.


Fees for Medical Volunteers in Nepal

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the projects incur a registration fee of  U$ 149.00 on top of the program fee.

What is included in the program Fee?

  • 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 teaching English in Nepal are highly affordable and have the best cost x benefit than any other.



Location: Gothatar, Kathmandu

Accommodation: host family


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.


Requirements for Medical Volunteers in Nepal

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

All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance and 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.



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.


Experience as a Medical Volunteer in Nepal

Volunteer Tsz Hin Lee (Hinson) from Hong Kong, during his medical program in Nepal

A Medical Volunteer from Hong Kong in Nepal: Tsz Hin Lee

Volunteer Tsz Hin Lee (Hinson), from Hong Kong, during his medical program in Nepal. Volunteering abroad is the best way ...
Rita at the Pediatric Clinic in Kathmandu

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

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Volunteering ath the Kathmandu Hospital

Volunteering in a Kathmandu Hospital – Nepal

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More Volunteer Projects in Nepal

Find all volunteer projects in Nepal here.

Among the most sought after projects in Nepal are volunteering in a Buddhist monastery, where you can teach young monks as assistant professor. Another option for beginning teachers is teaching in school, near Kathmandu. As an educator you can take care of the children of an orphanage.

Medical internships in other countries

We offer medical internships for medical students in several countries.

For instance, you can also provide healthcare for children at the Pediatric Clinic in Cambodia.

In South Africa, students can join a fascinating wildlife veterinary internship!

Moreover, we offer a new project on wellness coaching with the young students at a college in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

In Brazil, you can work as a volunteer in a clinic or take care of health promotion in Rio. The new volunteer project in Sri Lanka encompasses a pre-medical examination at Colombo’s modern hospital as well as a clinical psychology background – both of which require no medical knowledge. An ideal option for everyone who wants to study medicine and would like to have a practical experience before.

In South Africa, you can even take part in a veterinary training, with wildlife. For future dentists we offer a dental internship, in addition to volunteering at a clinic in Cusco, Peru.

Finally, in Thailand, you can work as a medical volunteer at a health center near Surin.

Volunteering Abroad

Find all our volunteer abroad opportunities in many countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America.