Volunteer in Nepal for an experience of a lifetime that won’t take you a lifetime to save up for!

volunteers in NepalDo you have a yearning to travel and volunteer in Nepal?

Do you want to experience the diverse landscape and culture of Nepal while helping the less fortunate people who live there? Nepal is home to the world famous Himalayas.

Being in the presence of such a mighty mountain range is truly inspiring.

The dramatic landscape rises and falls into verdant valleys, through pristine rivers, and deep into ancient forests. Every turn and glance is picture worthy.

The people of Nepal originally came from India, Iran, Tibet, China, and Burma. You can imagine how fascinating the culture must be! Global Crossroad offers immersive cultural programs, along with their volunteer abroad projects in Nepal for an authentic and multi-faceted experience in this captivating country.

You can help improve the present and future lives of the people in Nepal through volunteer programs that involve working in an orphanage, teaching English at a school or Buddhist monastery, assisting at a hospital or health clinic, promoting environmental conservation, and so many more.

Contact us now to find out more or enroll in the volunteer program in Nepal of your dreams and start you adventure today.

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What volunteer in Nepal programs are available to me?

Global Crossroad offers several exciting and life changing volunteer opportunities in Nepal for all different interests and passions for a price that you can’t beat.

Volunteering at an Orphanage in Nepal Summary

volunteers in Nepal OrphanageBetween multiple wars, bouts of violence, natural disasters, and stifling poverty, innumerable amounts of children have been left as orphans in Nepal.

Global Crossroad works with eight local orphanages and sends volunteers from around the world to lend a helping hand in these invaluable facilities.

Most orphanage volunteers in Nepal help teach English, organize and promote creative learning activities, and assist with the day-to-day care of the children.

Skills and Qualifications Needed There are no specific skills and qualifications required in order to volunteer in an orphanage in Nepal. However, you should have a true passion for working with children.

You should also be patient, kind, compassionate, and flexible. Your love, support, guidance, care, and teachings will make a significant difference in the lives of the children who live at the orphanage.

Volunteer Responsibilities As a volunteer at an orphanage in Nepal, you will play multiple roles and have various responsibilities. During the day, you will volunteer three to four hours of your time to teaching English at the orphanage or at a local school where the children attend.

You will also help with their day-to-day routine, which includes meals and personal hygiene. After school is your opportunity to plan extracurricular activities, such as arts and crafts, music, games, and sports. Nighttime duties include helping the children with their homework.

Your help is also needed with meal preparation, facility maintenance, gardening, and various administrative tasks.

Volunteering Teaching English in Nepal Summary

volunteers in Nepal TeachingStudents from marginalized communities in Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara often do not have the opportunity to learn English in primary school because it is not part of the curriculum.

However, after primary school English is a mandatory subject.

Only affluent families can afford private English tutoring for their children.

The volunteer teaching English program in Nepal is working to bring basic English education to these young students in order to help better prepare them for more successful educational and vocational careers.

Skills and Qualifications NeededNo previous teaching experience is required in order to join the volunteer teaching English project in Nepal. However, you should have a strong grasp of the English language, if it is not your first language.

You will be asked to teach reading, writing, and verbal English skills. You should also enjoy working with children and be patient, compassionate, enthusiastic, and flexible.

Volunteer Responsibilities When you volunteer as an English teacher in Nepal, you will work two to three hours a day, six days a week at a local school. You will teach conversational English skills to students between the ages of six and thirteen.

There is an official English curriculum that you will follow, but you will have the freedom to be creative and instill fun learning games and activities. You will also help with homework and extracurricular activities.

Volunteer with the Healthcare Program in Nepal Summary

volunteers in Nepal Medical The public healthcare system in Nepal is poorly funded and severely under resourced and staffed. As a medical volunteer in Nepal, you will assist local doctors and nurses in rural health facilities.

You will help bring healthcare services to those who might not be able to receive them otherwise. This will be a hands-on, learning, and rewarding experience.

Skills and Qualifications NeededIt is not required that you have a healthcare background in order to join the healthcare volunteer program in Nepal. The program is designed so that anyone who is interested in helping people in need can participate.

Volunteer Responsibilities Your responsibilities and duties as a medical volunteer in Nepal will vary depending on your individual experience, educational background, and skills. Regardless of your roles, you will make a significant difference in the clinic that you work in and in the lives of the patients whom you help.

There is a great need for assistance with tasks such as taking vital statistics, providing nutrition and hygiene education to patients, offering counseling services, and treating minor wounds.

Volunteer Teaching English to Monks Program in Nepal Summary

volunteers in Nepal Teaching Monks Nepal is an important epicenter for the Buddhist religion. While the majority of the population is Hindu, there is a substantial population of Buddhists. In Kathmandu, there are spectacular Buddhist monasteries.

It has been decided within the Buddhist community, that young monks must learn English in order to better share their religion and traditions with the growing number of English-speaking tourists in Nepal.

As a volunteer English teacher in Nepal, you will help them achieve this. 

Skills and Qualifications There are no specific skills and qualifications required in order to participate in this unique volunteer in Nepal teaching English to Buddhist monks program. However, you must adhere to the strict rules and way of life that the monks practice.

You should only apply for this volunteer teaching English to monks program in Nepal, if you are interested in learning about Buddhism and are capable of respecting the rules of the monastery.

Volunteer ResponsibilitiesAs a volunteer English teacher in a Buddhist monastery in Nepal, you will teach English at a local monastery or monastery school in Kathmandu for three to four hours a day.

In addition to teaching English, you will also conduct creative extracurricular activities. You will have the mornings and evenings free, which is a perfect time to embrace the Buddhist way of life and traditions by learning about and practicing mediation, rituals, prayers, and songs at the monastery.

5-Week Summer Volunteer and Adventure Program in Nepal

volunteers in Nepal Summer View Detailed Itinerary

Nepal is a majestic country in the shadows of the Himalaya Mountains between India and China. Nepal is a vibrant, diverse, and alluring country both culturally and naturally.

Global Crossroad’s volunteer and adventure program in Nepal is an extraordinary opportunity to become immersed in the various cultures and natural wonders of Nepal, while also taking some time to volunteer in a local orphanage.

Orientation and Language and Cultural Immersion in Kathmandu (7 Days)

Your volunteer and adventure trip in Nepal will begin with a 7-day cultural and language immersion program. You will spend this first week in Kathmandu where you will have the opportunity explore the temples, shines, and bazaars there.

You will also spend time in the rural village of Lamatar where you will experience local village life and explore numerous sites of cultural significance.

Volunteer in an Orphanage in Nepal (14 Days)

For the next two weeks of your volunteer and adventure project in Nepal, you will spend time volunteering at a local orphanage. Your days will be spent teaching English, organizing fun games and activities, and assisting with the day-to-day routine of the children there.

Explore Nepal: Annapurna Base Camp Trek (14 Days)

Now that you’ve experienced the rich culture of Nepal and made a significant difference in the lives of disadvantaged children, it is time for the real adventure.

You will spend the next two weeks hiking the world famous Himalaya Route. This will be a journey of a lifetime and one where you will experience vast beauty like you can’t even begin to imagine.

Volunteer in Nepal Program Fees and Dates

Global Crossroad’s volunteer in Nepal projects start the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.

Every year, thousands of volunteers spend time in Nepal. Most, however, pay upwards of $2,500 for a two-week volunteer project in Nepal. This amount is astronomical for most! Global Crossroad offers volunteer opportunities in Nepal for as low as $180 a week.

You will pay a one-time registration fee of $299 and then a low weekly program fee, which goes directly to your host family and chosen project. 

Global Crossroad is dedicated to helping the disadvantaged people and communities in Nepal. The allocation of your program fees is completely transparent and any funds that aren’t used up will be donated directly to the orphanages and community projects.

Your weekly program fee is divided to cover the cost of your accommodations, three meals a day, and to support the volunteer project in Nepal that you choose to join. Please view the below chart for exact fees based on the time you are planning to commit to the volunteering in Nepal.

Weeks Orphanage/ School/
Nature Conservation
(Kathmandu or Chitwan)
(Kathmandu or Chitwan)
Photo Journalism
  1 Week   $199   $265   $285   $305   $275
  2 Weeks   $300   $415   $335   $430   $450
  3 Weeks   $370   $565   $460   $505   $625
  4 Weeks   $440   $715   $510   $580   $800
  5 Weeks   $500   $865   $635   $655   $975
  6 Weeks   $560   $1,015   $685   $730   $1,150
  7 Weeks   $620   $1,165   $810   $805   $1,325
  8 Weeks   $680   $1,315   $860   $880   $1,500
  9 Weeks   $740   $1,465   $985   $955   $1,672
  10 Weeks   $800   $1,615   $1035   $1030   $1,850
  11 Weeks   $860   $1,765   $1160   $1105   $2,025
  12 Weeks   $920   $1,915   $1210   $1180   $2,200

Arrangement of Room, Food, and Supervision

Global Crossroad directly manages your living accommodations, meals, and project supervision. Most volunteers reside at a home base, which is a permanent home that is set aside specifically for volunteers.

Most volunteer projects in Nepal are located between two and five kilometers away from your home base, so your daily commute will be quite easy.

You will receive three meals a day for the duration of your volunteer program in Nepal. Your meals will be healthy and locally inspired.

Traditional Nepali cuisine typically includes rice, curry, dahl, and chapatti, and pickles. A packed-lunch can be prepared, if you will not be back at the base for lunch.

You will always have 24/7 in-country support and supervision at your project site. Your home base will be in a safe and secure neighborhood and within walking distance to basic amenities. A professional local staff member will manage your home base.

Safety is our top priority and you will never be alone when you volunteer abroad in Nepal.