Travel to Asia and team up with like-minded people to do community volunteering in Nepal with a group. Together, you’ll support the work of local teachers and caregivers by focusing on supporting early childhood development. You’ll also help improve the care centre’s learning environment through renovation work.
In Nepal, the care centres we work with have limited resources and funds. The staff need extra pairs of helping hands to make sure each child learns the skills they need. Your group can help by doing different educational and creative activities and games. For example, you can play a simple, fun ball game to improve hand-eye coordination.
You’ll live and work in Kathmandu with your group, and stay in shared accommodation. When you’re not working, we’ve organised plenty of cultural and social activities for you to enjoy, along with a weekend trip. Throughout it all, Projects Abroad staff will be there to guide and support you.
When you apply you only pay AUD$495, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 1300 132 831 to see if we can offer a discount.
Fixed dates throughout the year
Anyone aged over 18 can join
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Organised weekend tourism trips
Support to help you complete registration or internship documents, if applicable
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
What will I be doing?
Your group will support staff and children at schools and care centres, and do renovation and maintenance work at these placements. Here are a few of the things you can expect to do:
- Support local teachers by organising and running fun, educational activities
- Assist with the improvement and maintenance of schools and care centres
- Encourage children to practice good personal hygiene every day
- Participate in social activities and explore Nepal with your group
Your work can be split into three main categories:
Promote early childhood development through fun, educational activities
Your group will spend a lot of time with children at care centres and schools. You’ll support local staff by planning and running educational activities that help children learn important early childhood skills. For example, you can play a ball game to help children develop their hand-eye coordination.
You’ll also help teach basic English, and improve literacy through activities like reading stories. This works out really well with a group of volunteers. Each group member can take a small group of children to practice reading or English vocabulary. This helps give each child more focused attention.
Encourage children to practice good hygiene
It is important for children to practice good hygiene everyday, to help keep them healthy. Throughout your stay, you’ll encourage the children to wash their hands regularly and brush their teeth properly. This helps reduce infection and the spread of disease. Try to make hygiene fun by using games and songs in order to encourage them! You can also brainstorm ideas for activities with your group.
Assist with manual maintenance work
You will spend some of your time doing maintenance work with your team. Your work will depend on the needs of the placement at the time, but will most likely include tasks such as painting or building.
With limited funds, maintenance work is often left undone. If your group can come in and finish the project, it will go a long way with helping to improve the children’s learning environments. Working together as a team, you’ll be able to do a lot in the short time you’re in Nepal.
When you’re not working, you will be able to experience and explore Nepal with your group and Projects Abroad staff. You’ll get the opportunity to visit nearby attractions and witness the beauty of surrounding areas, and we’ll also give you a Nepali language class. Over the weekend, we’ll take you to Pokhara and you’ll visit Swayambhu Monkey Temple.
Where will I be working?
Your group will work at schools and children’s care centres in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Most of the children at these centres come from underprivileged backgrounds. Furthermore, the centres have limited funding and resources. Staff are in need of helping hands, and the facilities need maintenance.
Kathmandu is a vibrant and somewhat chaotic city. It’s home to stunning architecture, fascinating sights, and friendly people. Positioned at the foot of the renowned Himalayan mountains, Kathmandu is often called the ‘gateway to the Himalayas’ and it attracts thousands of climbers as well as tourists. This is the ideal place to get to know Nepal and its people!
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring Our Impact
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Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
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