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Volunteer in Nepal Orphanage!

Are you looking out for a meaningful way to travel and make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children?

Are you passionate about working with orphans living in poor communities around the world?

Do you dream of an opportunity to explore Nepal, hike and climb some of the highest mountain peaks in the world? If yes, this Nepal orphanage volunteer project is perfect for you!

Nepal is a gorgeous country with vast, rich and diverse cultures.Nepal is world-famous as a one of the best trekking and mountaineering destinations in the world. It is also home to the highest mountain the world, Mount Everest that provides a picture perfect backdrop for the country.

Sadly, each year, hundreds of children leave their destitute villages to find work in Nepal's crowded cities. Most of these children are deprived of education and end up working as child laborers in restaurants, factories, and hotels. These disadvantaged children need attention, love, care, and an opportunity for education.

In Nepal private and governmental organizations are working to help these children to have a better life. GCR is looking for you to volunteering in orphanage in Nepal project to empower children in Nepal.

When you join orphanage volunteering program in Nepal, you will not only be improving lives of children but also you will feel fulfilled and satisfied knowing that you are making real positive impact in Nepal. Your love and support will help children gain confidence to succeed and change the future generation also. Your passion will positively transform lives.

You can become a volunteer today, working with orphans in Nepal for great and rewarding experience while transforming lives. Contact us today about this amazing opportunity.

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

Your commitment to volunteer work in an orphanage in Nepal offers orphans and street children the support and devotion they deserve. You will teach basic English and other subjects, such as math and science to these eager learners. As a volunteer, you will also organize tours, games, drawing, singing, dancing, painting, and other activities that the children will enjoy and also learn from at the same time.

Volunteering in Nepal for orphanages is a very meaningful project. Your work will greatly improve the quality of lives for children. They will be able to change their lives from traumatic and helpless children to happy and successful adults. These effects will have a ripple effect and be passed on to the future generation. The prosperity of one generation will help build a stronger society and eventually an economically stable country.

Skills and Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications needed to join volunteering in an orphanage in Nepal project. However, insight into Nepalese language and culture is very valuable. Consider enrolling in our one- week language studies and cultural immersion program. Additionally you need to have passion and love for children and be flexible and patient. It is important that you are hardworking, kind and be compassionate on the situations the children are experiencing.

Volunteering Nepal will be fun and exciting with new experiences every day. You’ll have a great chance to share your love, skills and passion with children to bring positive changes in their lives.

Typically, each orphanage in Nepal has different tasks and program with no fixed schedule for each day. You should be prepared and happy to help at all times with different and fun tasks.

  • First Day: On your first day of volunteering monk teaching in Nepal, you will be accompanied by a local coordinator to the monastery and introduced to the people you will be working with. The rest of the day you will get to familiarize yourself with the duties, facilities and the children.
  • Weekdays: - You will start working on the project on second day. A typical weekday will look like this:
  • 7.00 AM – You will enjoy a delicious healthy breakfast ready to start a fun and exciting day.
  • 7.30 AM - 9.00 AM – You will set out to help the kids get ready for school by preparing breakfast and ensuring they have everything they need to get ready for a fun day in school.
  • 10.00 AM - 3.00 PM – You will have some free time to visit the local area. You can explore the market, shop, or even tour the temples around.
  • 3.30 PM – This will be an opportunity for you to assist with the transfer of kids from school to home.
  • 4.00 PM – Back at the orphanage you will help get snacks ready and serve the kids.
  • 4.00 AM - 6.30 PM – This is time to spend quality time with children assisting with homework and other activities
  • 7.00 PM– Over dinner you will enjoy a delicious local healthy Nepalese dinner, which you will share with the children, it will also be a chance to learn more about Nepal

Volunteer in Nepal Orphanage: Dates and fees

Dates: Volunteer in Nepal

All volunteer programs in Nepal start every Monday. Though we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.

Price: Volunteer in Nepal

Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteering in Nepal programs at the world's most affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Nepal application and registration fee cost US$299. In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly country coordinator. And he will distribute it room, food, and project. This ensures the transparency of your fee. And This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Weeks Orphanage(Kathmandu/Chitwan)
  1 Week   $150
  2 Weeks   $270
  3 Weeks   $390
  4 Weeks   $510
  5 Weeks   $630
  6 Weeks   $750
  7 Weeks   $870
  8 Weeks   $990
  9 Weeks   $1,110
  10 Weeks   $1,230
  11 Weeks   $1,350
  12 Weeks   $1,470

Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day ( below 28 years) and $4.49/day ( above 28 years) »
Language and Culture Program fee $250
How your fee is allocated?

Program Fees Cover:

  • Accommodation (volunteers house or host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • In-country support
  • Program Orientation
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers

Program Fees Exclude:

  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

The volunteer trip to Nepal program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your programs last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses.

Accommodation and Meal

You will be very comfortable while volunteering in Nepal orphanage project. You will either live with a host family, in volunteer house or in the orphanage where the project is located. The rooms are very comfortable, clean and safe featuring modern facilities including western-style toilets, running water and electricity.  You will also be provided with three local delicious meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day. 

You will be very safe and comfortable because GCR has a proven track record of hosting hundreds of happy international volunteers since 2006 with 100% happy feed back.

Read more about your accommodation and the meals offered to you while in Nepal

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

When you join volunteering orphanage program in Nepal, you will have enough time to visit and explore gorgeous while working in GCR’s volunteering projects. Monday through to Friday, you will work an average of 4-5 hours leaving you plenty of free time during the week to check out local places around you. Additionally, over the weekend you will have 2 days to be able to go on longer trips, you can visit the other cities around Nepal

Read more about exciting destinations in Nepal..

Safety and In Country Support

Your safety is GCR number one priority. You can be ensured that you will always feel safe and comfortable during your volunteer project. You will be offered total support you need to take necessary vaccinations before travelling to Nepal and while in the project you will have an in-country coordinator assigned to assist you any time should any problem come up. We also offer a comprehensive insurance and evacuation plan to ensure your safety at all time.

Read more about our extensive security measures.

Volunteer in Nepal Orphanage: FAQS

Arrival and Departure

You have to fly into Tribhuvan International Airport for our orphanage volunteer program in Nepal. Global Crossroad advices you to come to Nepal one day before the start date of the volunteer projects.

You will be welcomed by our local representative at the airport after their arrival in the airport. Afterward, you will be transferred to your respective accommodations. However, Global Crossroad won’t be arranging any airport drop-off service after the completion of volunteer projects but local staff will be able to help you get the best transportation to the airport.

And it is very important to notify the local coordinator about flight delays and missed flights as soon as possible. By doing so, we will be able to arrange a new airport pick-up time.


Tourist visa is a must for anyone planning to join volunteering in orphanage program in Nepal. So, you’ll have to visit the Embassy of Nepal in your home country and apply for a tourist visa before coming to Nepal. Volunteers can stay in Nepal for a total of 150 days in one year.

On arrival tourist visa is also available at the Tribhuvan International Airport. If you are a citizen of countries like the USA, UK, Australia and Canada, you can apply for on arrival visa at the international airport for our volunteer work program in Nepal.

It will cost you US$25 for a 15-day single entry tourist visa and US$100 for a 90-day tourist visa. But you can always extend your visa by paying a visit to the Immigration Department in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You can stay in Nepal for a total of 150 days in one year.

You can learn more about Nepalese visa policies and its requirements by visiting this website


Vaccinations for Malaria, MMR, Rabies, chickenpox, Hepatitis A, Polio, Japanese Encephalitis, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, and Yellow Fever are necessary for you to work in orphanage Nepal volunteer work programs.

Check out this link to learn more about these vaccinations.

How far is the project from the accommodation? How do I commute daily?

You will either be housed on site at the orphanage or within a 10-20-minute walk of your placement, eliminating the necessity of daily transportation.

How many hours a day do we work while volunteering in orphanage abroad in Nepal?

There are always plenty opportunities around the orphanage for you to work additional hours doing things like cleaning, washing, shopping and cooking. On average, working hours are 4-5 hours a day from Mondayto Friday. You will have two free days over the weekend to tour around the country.

The children that you will care for  will most likely become quickly and strongly attached to you. It is important that you remain a positive role model for these children. It is also advised that you do not leave the premises after dusk.

Why Volunteer in Nepal Orphanage?

Volunteering in orphanage project is highly rewarding for both you and the disadvantaged children:

You will gain sense of accomplishment:

While taking part in our project, you will be able to get out of your comfort zone and embark on the volunteer work abroad in orphanages in Nepal. It will not only enrich you but also you can make an positive change in the needy children’s life. Your passion, love and kindness can help them gain a healthier and harmonious life.

When you volunteer in orphanage abroad in Nepal project, you will also get to help and assist the local orphanages in taking care of the children. It will be your change to teach games, music, art, and painting and make sure that the kids eat well, sleep well and live well while you are there.

You will give your time to a cause greater than yourself

You will fully be able to dedicate you time and effort while taking part in this project and improve the lives of poor orphans. You will not only be able to save orphaned children from torture and exploitation but also give them a secure space to grow up and develop a good personality.

You will help change the lives of orphaned children:

By participating in this orphanage volunteering project in Nepal, you will get the opportunity to give orphaned children healthy, secure and constructive childhoods. You will provide much-needed care and support to these orphaned children, and completely change their lives in the most rewarding way possible.

Other Volunteer Opportunities Available In Nepal

No matter your passion or interests, GCR offers a variety of life-changing, volunteer programs in Nepal such as
Teach English,
Teach Buddhist Monks,
become a medical volunteer,
Nature Conservation,
Photo Journalist Volunteer Project, and much more.

For more information on our exciting programs in Nepal contact us today.

Orphanage Volunteer Programs in Other Countries

Other than this Orphanage program in Nepal, GCR also offers great volunteer opportunities with orphans in many countries cross the world.

Check out some of our most popular volunteering in Orphanage programs below.