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Volunteer Teaching in Nepal

Are you passionate about helping others, teaching, and working with children? Would you like to teach English in Nepal while exploring the breathtaking sceneries? If you answered yes, then this volunteer opportunity teaching English in Nepal program is a unique opportunity just for you.

Nepal is a stunning country highly blessed with natural attractions throughout the country. Not only is it home to a diverse array of fascinating cultures and customs, it is also the center to fascinating Buddhist religious practices.

Unfortunately, Nepal is a developing country. In Nepal, access to good English education is only available to rich families as public schools do not have the resources and manpower necessary to provide a good English education, which hurts children from low-income families.

By joining Volunteering teaching English in Nepal project, you support schools to make a significant impact on the present and future lives of children. Also, you will have the opportunity to help students learn and sharpen their English language skills that will bring job opportunities in the future.

You can become a volunteer working with children in Nepal for a rewarding and fulfilling experience. If you want to make a positive impact in the lives of these children and create a literate Nepal, contact GCR about this exciting chance today.

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

When you take a volunteer trip teaching English in Nepal, you will teach 3 to 4 hours each day, five-six days a week. Most of the students range in age from 6 to 13. In Nepal, each school has its own on staff English teacher who will assist you with teaching methods, offer advice on solving communication barriers, and provide suitable curricula for the classrooms. Depending up on your experience, you will work as assistant to local teacher or as a main teacher

You do not have to be a native English speaker. Anyone fluent in English can teach in Nepal. The schools in Nepal are closed during the holidays and exam periods. During these times, Global Crossroad will organize alternative tasks for you, such as assisting in our orphanage program (if necessary).

Volunteer teaching English in Nepal is a very meaningful project. Your work will allow you to actively teach and share ideas, create an interactive environment for learning. Additionally, this will give you a chance to work alongside local teachers to improve their existing level of English and create a better future for the children. Your will support children that will pass the skills to others and eventually reach many other children even future generation.

Skills and Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications needed to join our volunteering teaching English in Nepal projects beyond a fluency in English. However, insight into Nepalese language and culture is valuable when volunteering teaching English in Nepal and you should consider enrolling in our one-week language studies and cultural immersion program.

You should have strong English fluency, both written and verbal, yet no previous teaching experience is required. You should also have a love for teaching. When you sign up for a volunteer opportunity teaching English in Nepal, you should be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient, and strive to be good role models for the children.

While working as a volunteer, your days will be joyful, positive and exciting. Everyday you will be able to share your love and passion for teaching children and make a positive impact in their lives.

In Nepal you can choose to work with schools, institutions and orphanages and they all have different needs, programs and schedule, so there is not such a fixed daily schedule as tasks vary every day. Just be open to take on as many tasks as you can.

  • First Day: On your first day of teaching English volunteering in Nepal Program you will be accompanied by a local coordinator to the school and introduced to the local staff. The rest of the day you will get to familiarize yourself with the duties, facilities and the children.
  • Weekdays: - A typical volunteer will be something like this:
  • 7.00 AM - 7.30 AM – The day will start early and bright, you will share a delicious local Nepalese breakfast with your host family.
  • 9.30 AM – You will set to you head out to for a full day of fun activities. Like teaching, and administrative work.
  • 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM – You will teach several (4-5) 45 minute classes. You will mainly be teaching English, however, you may also have the opportunity to teach other subjects. Please take note that the school day begins with a prayer.
  • 12.00 PM – You have your lunch break, around noon; you can choose share a meal with the children or with your fellow teachers as your exchange culture and traditions.
  • 4.00 PM – Work usually ends around this time and you are free to travel back home or spend your time exploring the local area.
  • 7.00 PM – After a long day full of fun activities and experiences, dinner will be served; you will enjoy sumptuous traditional meals with your host family as they share Nepali culture with you.

Volunteer Teaching in Nepal: 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 Teaching(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

While volunteering in Nepal teaching English program, you will be hosted by local family. This family is properly vetted and they are highly respected in the community. The family is welcoming and ready to love and respect you as well as provide you with a secure comfortable home featuring running water, electricity and western-style toilets. They will also provide you with three local meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day.

Read more about our amazing host families in Nepal.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

There will be enough time for you to spend explore Nepal. You will have plenty of free time every day after work since you only work for about 4 to 5 hours per day Monday through Friday. Over the weekend this will be the time to travel to the rest of the country to explore the amazing scenery and experience the Nepali vast culture and architecture.

Learn more about Nepal and places you can visit while volunteering in our projects.

Safety and In Country Support

GCR’s top priority is your security. You will be supported from the time you land in Nepal until you finish your project. Additionally, you will be assigned to an in-country coordinator who will be available to help you if you need anything. GCR also offers Comprehensive Insurance and Evacuation Plan to ensure you are safe at all time while working in our Nepal volunteering project.

Volunteer Teaching in Nepal: FAQS

Arrival and Departure

To join teaching English volunteer project in Nepal you must fly into Tribhuvan International Airport, one day before the start of the project. Notify us immediately if you miss your flight or the flight you’re scheduled for gets delayed.

An airport pick-up service will be available for you hen you land in Nepal. A local representative will be waiting for you at the international airport. However, we do not provide airport transfer services at the end of your volunteer services but your in-country coordinator will be happy to advice you the best way to get to the airport.


Without a tourist visa, you will not be allowed entry into Nepal. You should apply for tourist visa by visiting the official embassy of Nepal in your home country before the start of your volunteering teaching English program in Nepal.

You can also get on arrival visa in the airport. It will cost you US$25 for a 15-day single entry visa. But citizens of countries like the USA, UK, Canada and Australia are eligible for on arrival visa. You can stay in Nepal for a total of 150 days within a calendar year.

You can even extend your Nepalese tourist visa and work in our volunteer teaching English project in Nepal. If your stay in Nepal will be more than 90 days in total, visit the office of Immigration Department in either Pokhara or Kathmandu for visa extension.

Click this link to find out more information about Nepalese visa policy.


For a week-long visit to Nepal, the CDC and WHO recommend vaccinations for Malaria, MMR, Hepatitis A, chickenpox, Japanese Encephalitis, Yellow Fever, Polio, Typhoid, and Rabies, and Hepatitis B.

Vaccination is an important travel necessity to participate in volunteering  English teaching program in Nepal. You can learn more about these vaccinations here:

What is the name of the school?

Several school are included in our volunteer abroad teaching English in Nepal program. All details will be provided upon the completion of your application process.

How many pupils are there in a class? How many pupils does a school in Nepal have?

The size of the schools in Nepal varies. Normally, a class might have 20-30 pupils. The school may range between 250-500 children.

Are there specific details that I should know?

It is highly recommended that you be extremely patience given the basic level of English spoken in Nepal. Sometimes you might find the school system in Nepal a bit unusual or too permissive. However, working in Nepal with children will be very rewarding.

Why Volunteer Teaching in Nepal?

You will get the opportunity to educate children

When you join this program, you will teach English in schools. The children from poor economic backgrounds attend these schools. Working as a teacher in these school provides you with experience to provide much needed education to the deprived Nepalese children.

You will understand the education system of Nepal

Each country has its own rules, regulations, and curriculum to the education system. It will really be a nice experience for you to learn about a new education system in a developing country.

You will gain international work experience

One of the major benefits of volunteering in teaching project in Nepal is the invaluable work experience that a volunteer achieves. This project allows overseas volunteers to enhance the career and boost self-confidence. This will, not only, help them in escalating their career prospects, but also will help them get through the college of their choice.

You will strengthen your mental peace and happiness

While teaching in Nepal for a humanitarian cause leaving monetary mindset behind strengthens your peace and happiness. Knowing that your skills and experience help change the life of disadvantaged Nepalese children gives you the sense of attainment.

You will get deep knowledge about Hinduism and Buddhism

Though Nepal is a secular country, majority of the Nepalese people follow Hinduism and Buddhism. When volunteering in teaching English opportunity in Nepal, you get the chance to immerse in Nepalese cultures, traditions and also get to celebrate Hindu and Buddhist festivals. In the process, you will gain deep knowledge about Hinduism and Buddhism.

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,
Work in an Orphanage,
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.

Teaching English Opportunities in Other Countries

Other than this teaching English program in Nepal, GCR also offers great volunteer opportunities teaching English in many countries cross the world.

Check out some of our most popular English teaching programs below