Volunteer in Nepal Orphanage

Join thousands of volunteers on affordable programs helping to change the world one family at a time…

Your chance to make an impact by helping the less fortunate through love and care while on a life-changing adventure.

Feel what it’s like when someone else’s life has been made better because YOU were there

Partner with others who know that a better world begins with changing a single life

At $100, ours is the world’s most affordable volunteer program with no hidden fees - communities benefit directly.

Your safety is always our priority... every volunteer location and project has been thoroughly vetted

First organization starting volunteer program in Nepal, over 8000 happy volunteers since 1998

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Volunteer in Nepal Orphanage

Do you dream of changing the lives of helpless orphaned children? Are you interested to visit Nepal to help and immerse yourself in exciting Nepalese culture? Join this volunteer in Nepal orphanage program to experience this and more.

Nepal offers travellers everything from breathtaking mountains and landscapes to national parks and striking animals. You get to enjoy delicious traditional meals to wonderful antique landmarks and temples having unique architecture. All the natural and cultural wonders make Nepal a marvelous country to visit and volunteer.

Despite being a natural paradise, thousands of children are forced to live a life of an orphan in Nepal. This is due to rampant poverty, illiteracy, political instability and many other tragic circumstances. These helpless children are forced to find a shelter in the orphanages. The orphanages try everything possible to comfort them with basic needs. However, the poor children have not been getting adequate support as the orphanages lack sufficient staff and fund.

RCDP's volunteering in Nepal orphanage program works with many orphanages in Nepal to help them do a better job of caring the disadvantaged children. When you join this program, you will work with impoverished children to offer much needed affection, care and attention. Your priceless help and dedication of time will help the poor children lead a happy and harmonious life.

Join this highly impactful program to make a true meaningful difference! Contact RCDP about this exciting opportunity today.

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Volunteers Responsibilities and Impact

As a volunteer, you will work with disadvantaged children in an orphanage in Nepal. Your major roles and responsibilities will be offering the kids love, affection and care that they truly crave and deserve. You may also teach the kids English and other subjects and important life skills. At times, you may organize extracurricular activities and also assist the local staff with administrative duties if required.

Volunteer in Nepal orphanage program is highly impactful program. Your invaluable support will help to change the lives of deprived Nepalese kids. Your dedication will also support orphanages to reaching out to more children in need and provide adequate care and attention.

Skills & Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications or skills needed to be a part of orphanage work in Nepal. However, you should enjoy working with disadvantaged children and should have empathy for their unfortunate circumstances. You are also expected to be flexible, patient and self-motivated.

Volunteer Schedule

While volunteering in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan, you will enjoy each moments helping the kids and experiencing the Nepalese exquisites. There is no fix daily schedule as your duty may vary depending on the needs of the Orphanage. You are expected to be prepared to help with a lot of different activities.

Here is the sample daily schedule

  • 7.00 AM – Enjoy delicious breakfast before starting your humanitarian work
  • 7.30 AM - 9.00 AM – Enjoy helping the kids! You will help the kids get ready for school, serve them breakfast and accompany them to school.
  • 10.00 AM - 3.00 PM –Free Time: You will have lunch and can roam around to explore beautiful nearby places, if required conduct general duties at the orphanage
  • 3.30 PM – You will accompany the kids from the school back to the orphanage.
  • 4.00 PM –You will get snacks ready for the children at the orphanage.
  • 4.00 AM - 6.30 PM – You will work with the children, help with homework, conduct fun activities etc.
  • 7.00 PM– You will help prepare Dinner and have Dinner with the children.

The Start Dates

RCDP Nepal programs begin every Monday all year round. However, we allow for flexibility if you have travel constraints.

Volunteer in Nepal Orphanage: The Fee

Every year, hundreds of volunteers arrive in Nepal to volunteer from UK and USA based organizations and end up paying up to $2500 to volunteer for 2 weeks. However, RCDP offers the most affordable program fee. Our program fee starts as low as $180. The program fee is divided in as registration fee ($279) and weekly fee.

In addition to Nepal orphanage volunteer programs, RCDP runs many projects to help poor children and orphanages. We are presently running 2 orphanages in Nepal and school construction/renovation program (for detail, visit: http://www.rcdpnepal.org/about_rcdp/achievements.php). Majority of your program fee is used for your program. However, as RCDP aims is to support poor communities and children, we use remaining saving (if any left)) to run or manage our orphanages and community projects.

Weekly fee is divided between room/3 local foods a day (50%) and project donation/support of local project staffs (50%). This allocation may be different depending up on location, project type etc. However, our coordinator will explain these issues before you pay the fee.

Weeks Kathmandu/Chitwan
Orphanage/ School
  1 Week   $100
  2 Weeks   $200
  3 Weeks   $300
  4 Weeks   $400
  5 Weeks   $500
  6 Weeks   $600
  7 Weeks   $700
  8 Weeks   $800
  9 Weeks   $900
  10 Weeks   $1,000
  11 Weeks   $1,100
  12 Weeks   $1,200

Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day

Language and Culture Program fee $250

The weekly fees include:

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

The weekly fees exclude:

  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer
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Free Time and Weekend Exploration

As a volunteer in Nepal orphanage, you will work with underprivileged children for about hours a day, 5 days in a week. You will have two days (Saturday and Sunday) off for experiencing the breathtaking sceneries of Nepal. You can visit nearby beautiful places during your weekdays and go on a longer tour in weekends. Nepal offers everything from the iconic Himalayas to exotic wildlife, amazing antique landmarks to exciting local festivals and cultures.

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Accommodation & Food

During your Nepal orphanage volunteer work, RCDP is responsible for looking after the accommodation and the meal of the volunteers. You will either stay with our experienced host family or in safe volunteer house. Depending on your wish and availability, you can also stay in the orphanage. Your accommodation facilities include same gendered shared room, western style toilets with running water (no hot water) and three delicious home cooked meals.

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Safety and in Country Support

Nepal is an absolutely safe country to travel and the people are friendly to tourists. Volunteer work in Nepal Orphanage will be provided with every types of pre-departure support. After your arrival in the country, our local coordinator will be there to pick you up from the airport and guide you during your entire volunteering duration. Our in country coordinator and project staff live close to the project site and you'll have access to his mobile phone number hours.

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Arrival and Departure

Volunteer in Nepal Orphanage need to arrive at least a day before the program start date at the “Tribhuvan International Airport” in Kathmandu. Our local staff will be there to meet you at the airport and will transfer you to our volunteer hostel for overnight stay. The next day, you will be transferred to your Nepal orphanage project site. We do not provide airport drop-up service. However, volunteers can always take the help of our local staffs to book a taxi back to the airport.


You need to apply for a tourist visa to join orphanage volunteering in Nepal. Majority of the nationalities are able to obtain a tourist visa upon arrival in Nepal at the airport. For nationalities not eligible to obtain a visa on arrival, you need to apply for a visa at the Nepal Embassy or Nepalese Diplomatic Mission in your country.

Please find more information on Tourist Visa in Nepal.


Please take the advice of your doctor for the vaccinations before you travel to join Nepal orphanage volunteer program. Also, take proper precautions during your stay in Nepal.

CDC Recommends vaccinations against: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Rabies, Malaria, Yellow fever and Japanese Encephalitis in addition to routine vaccines - MMR, DPT, Chicken pox, Polio and yearly Flu shots.

Other Amazing Volunteer opportunities in Nepal

RCPD arranges many other volunteer opportunities in Nepal. Please check out the following links for detail information.

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