Volunteer Teaching in Nepal

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Volunteer Teaching in Nepal

Do you dream of touring Nepal to experience their rich and diverse culture while mountaineering in the great Himalayas? Would you like to teach English to poor and disadvantaged communities in Nepal? Then, this volunteer opportunity teaching English in Nepal will offer you exactly that and much more.

Nepal is a spectacular country blessed with several natural fascinations throughout the country. Not only is it home to a wide varieties of fascinating traditions and cultures, but also it is home to exotic flora and fauna.

English is an international language and good knowledge of this language makes children compete in international level for lucrative job opportunities. Unfortunately, the children from poor background in Nepal cannot afford private boarding schools. The government schools are often underfunded and lack experienced teachers, making it difficult to learn the precious English language for the poor children.

As a result they might lose out on profitable employment opportunities in the future. RCDP volunteer teaching in Nepal program collaborates with these understaffed schools to help the poor children improve their English language skills.

Your vital support and dedication to improve the English skills will certainly help change the current and future situation of needy Nepali children. This is indeed a perfect opportunity to gain international teaching experience in a fascinating country, building the children’s as well as your own career.

Become a volunteer for a rewarding and gratifying experience. If you want to change lives and make positive impact in lives of children, contact RCDP now to learn more about this life-changing career opportunity.

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Volunteer Responsibilities and Impact

When join this volunteer English teaching opportunity in Nepal, you will teach disadvantaged children in schools. You will be assigned the task of teaching conversational English to these kids. You will not only improve their English and conversational skills, but support the recreational and artistic activities too. Similarly you will help the local teacher with their and work on curriculum development. If need be, you will be assisting school administrations with daily tasks too.

Nepal volunteering teaching English program is highly impactful. Your support and dedication will encourage the students to speak English, and find their feet in this competitive world in future. Besides, you will also get to experience lovely Nepalese daily life while building your as well as needy children’s career.

Skills and Qualifications

To take part in this project, fluency in English is required. Other than that, there are no specific qualifications needed. However, you should enjoy teaching underprivileged children. You are also expected to be patient, open-minded and respectful. Since volunteering is all about support and love for poor communities, you will be expected to be hardworking, passionate and have compassion for the people in need.

Volunteer Schedule

While volunteer teaching in Nepal, your days will be jubilant, optimistic and exhilarating. You will spend your days sharing your love and passion for teaching children and experiencing interesting Nepali lifestyle.

In Nepal you will work with different schools and each one has its own needs, tasks and program, there is no fixed schedule or exact daily itinerary. Just be prepared to help at all times in many exciting tasks and activities.

Here is a sample daily schedule:

  • 7.00 AM - 7.30 AM – You will enjoy delicious breakfast before heading to teach the children
  • 9.30 AM - 4.00 PM – Full day of fun activities. Enjoy teaching, talking, playing with the children
  • 4.00 PM – Work usually ends at this time, you are free to explore mesmerizing local areas
  • 7.00 PM – Dinner time; a great time to discover local Nepalese cuisine and create bond with your host and fellow volunteers

Dates and Fees

Volunteer in Nepal teach English program start each 2nd and 4th Monday of each month all year round. If you have travel constraints or trouble getting to the country on the day your chosen program can also commence on any day of the year

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 teaching 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 Teaching
  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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Accommodation and Meals

While volunteer teaching in Nepal you are accommodated either in our safe and comfortable volunteer house or with warm welcoming host family. All accommodation options are comfortable, safe and clean offering you a secure living space. It has a homely feel to it and it will be your home away from home. You will experience great comfort with modern facilities including running hot and cold water, free WIFI and western-style toilets. Similarly, you will be served three delicious local meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day.

Learn more about your accommodation and meal options while in Nepal.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

When you join Nepal English teaching volunteer opportunity, you will volunteer around 5 hours a day from Monday to Friday. There will be plenty of time to explore the beautiful areas for you. During the weekend, you will have two days off to go for longer tour. Explore the antique architectures, national parks, vibrant Nepalese culture to make your stay satisfying during your free time in Nepal.

Learn more about your free time and weekend exploration in Nepal.

Safety and In Country Support

We value our volunteers’ safety at highest level. We always make sure that our volunteers in Nepal stay safe, comfortable and healthy. You will be provided an in-country support throughout your stay in Nepal. Your in-country coordinator will be available, should you need help with anything you need starting from the time you arrive at the airport. As soon as you arrive in the country you will be given a detailed orientation process.

Learn more about IFRE’s safety and in-country support in Nepal.

Project Location

Kathmandu: Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city in Nepal. The city is known for pagoda style temples dotted around the city and the half a dozen ancient historical places and World Heritage Sites. During your free time in teaching volunteer program in Nepal, volunteers can do many things in Kathmandu like visiting Buddhist temples of Swayumbhunath and Bouddha or Pashupatinath, one of the holiest Hindu shrines.

Chitwan: Chitwan lies about 4-5 hours drive from Kathmandu. Chitwan is a regional hub that connects the flat region of Nepal with the hilly region. While the main town itself lies in the flat region, you can see the hills start from the Chitwan. Volunteers to Chitwan can enjoy traditional Nepali hospitality.

Pokhara: Pokhara is a beautiful, small valley that is a starting point of many treks to the Annapurna region. From Pokhara itself, you can see breathtaking views of Maccha Puchure (Fish Tail Mountain) and Annapurna range. The town has many lakes and the lake side area of Lake Phewa has many fine restaurants and hotels.

Volunteer Teaching in Nepal: FAQs

Arrival and Departure

Make sure to arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu to join in our English teaching volunteer opportunity in Nepal. You are advised to fly into Nepal one day prior to the start date of the volunteer projects.

As soon as you arrive, our airport representative will pick you up from the airport. Please ensure that you send us your final flight information once your ticket is processed and completed.

At the end of the project we do not offer airport drop off services. However, your host family or your local coordinator will help you to find safe and secure transportation to the airport.


You will need a tourist visa. On arrival visas are available for USA, UK, and Australia and Canada nationals at the airport upon arrival. If you plan to work on our teaching volunteer work Nepal project you can stay in Nepal for a total of 150 days in one year. You can get a visa extension by visiting the Nepal immigration office. For this, you’ve to visit the Immigration Department in Kathmandu/Pokhara.

You can learn more about Nepalese visa policies and its requirements by visiting this Nepal Immigration Website.


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

Check out CDC website to learn more about the vaccinations needed to visit Nepal.

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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