Full of mountains, glaciers and rivers, located in lap of Mt. Everest is Nepal, one of the most beautiful countries in world. This volunteering project takes place in Kathmandu, Nepal’s political and cultural capital. As a volunteer you will assist with English and Special Education at a primary school in Kathmandu.
Project fee from EUR 710
Your Role as a Volunteer
Education is probably the most important tool for development. Therefore, participants are invited to teach English & Special Education in a self-chosen fashion to the local children at a primary school, as well as at a children’s centre during and after school activities. Volunteers are also welcome to teach different subjects such as mathematics, history, science, geography, computer, technology, music and other subjects. All higher education in Nepal is in English, so it is vitally important that children be fluent in English to continue with higher education. You will work 5-6 hours per day in two different projects, one in the morning and after lunch another.
The school will be closed from the 24th of september to the 5th of october.
The Project’s Mission
The project aims to better the future for the children, involved by encouraging them to speak English and further their education at an early stage.
This project runs in cooperation with our local partner, who has a long experience in receiving volunteers. Thanks to this partnership, Volunteer Travels can offer you a well-organized and safe volunteer experience.
Our partner has great experience in welcoming participants to their programme in Nepal and can with confidence assure that they have happy travellers every week on their project placements. Their dedication to give the best experience for their participants is refected in the Complete Satisfaction Garantee that they offer to support each and every volunteer with comfort and quality.
How do I book a trip?
You can book your trip with Volunteer Travels by calling us on (+46) 08-23 93 00 or by booking through our website www.volunteertravels.com by clicking on “Book a trip”. You can also email us on [email protected]. When you have registered yourself we will send you an invoice with a registration fee of £200.00. The registration fee is later incorporated into the trip price and the amount is then deducted from your final invoice. When you have paid the registration fee you are formally registered. You will then receive preparatory information from us in good time to plan your trip.
Your Everyday Life
On arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, you will be picked up by a staff member from our local partner organisation and taken to the volunteer house. Your orientation will last for one day, on your second day after arrival. During your orientation you will learn about Nepal, its religions, culture, people, destinations and history, as well as some basic language.
Accommodation and Food
You will stay at a volunteer house together with other volunteers. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included during yourvolunteer period.
During your volunteering period, Sunday will be your day off and sometimes this will include Saturdays. You are free to explore your surroundings or go on tours during this time off. Nepal has many attractions to offer its visitors. Make sure to visit one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage shrines, located in the Kathmandu Valley; visit the Asan Market or the Balaju Garden. There is much more to see so be sure to organise tours and excursions at the beginning of your stay in this ancient and incredible city.
Situated between the Indus Valley plains and the Himalayan mountain ranges, you will find the little spiritual kingdom of Nepal. The country is one of the poorest, but the generosity, warmth and joy of the Nepalese people is what touches your heart. In Nepal, there are plenty of cultural treasures, ancient temples and some of the best hiking trails. The country has an amazing landscape with a tropical jungle in the south and the Himalayas in the north, including Mount Everest – the highest mountain in the world.
The capital Kathmandu is in itself a minor miracle – an almost medieval town surrounded by fascinating mountains. The city fascinates people with its charm, number of temples, cobbled streets, bustling markets, amazing scenery and a pleasant climate. It is the political, as well as cultural capital of Nepal.
Nepal is slightly different in that it has 5 seasons, including monsoon season. Winter months in Kathmandu fall during December, January and February with temperatures sometimes dropping to around 0˚C. During the day, the temperature rises to on average 15-20˚C with sunny skies. From April to September, the daily temperatures rise to 25-30˚C. During May it rains for about 10 days and will reach its peak monsoon season in July, with around 21 days of rain, which declines in August and September.
Flight tickets are not included in the tour price. You could book your tickets from any travel agency of your choice.
Your final destinaton is Kathmandu. Please book your ticket so that you arive on the starting date of your project.
Please book your ticket so that you arrive in Kathmandu on a Sunday from 10 am the same day as the project start, until 6 am on Monday, second day of project.
If you want to go home right after the end of the project, you should book a trip home from Saturday midnight until Sunday 11:59pm, after the number of weeks you have chosen to work as a volunteer.
Be sure to check that the arrival and departure dates on the tickets are right and that your names are spelled correctly. Tell us your arrival time and flight number as soon as you have them.
All foreign nationals, except Indians, need visas to enter Nepal. Multiple entry visas for 15 days (US$ 25), 30 days (US$ 40) or 90 days (US$ 100) can be obtained from any Nepalese embassy or consulate. You can also get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Be sure to check about visas according to your nationality well in advance of any travel plans.
Tourist visas can be extended for a period of 120 days at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
It is your responsibility to make sure that your insurance covers illness, injury and theft whilst you are volunteering. Most travel agency’s sell a travel insurance that is valid for volunteer work, so be sure to enquire about it when booking your flight tickets. Volunteer Travels does however, supply liability insurance and is included in the price. Liability insurance applies to instances when compensation for damages is demanded of you, as a private person, for unintentionally hurting someone or for unintentionally damaging someone else’s property.
You should contact your nearest vaccination centre for any questions regarding vaccinations needed to travel to Nepal. Volunteer Travels recommends vaccinating against Hepatitis A and B when travelling abroad.