Family Volunteering in Nepal

Family Volunteering In Nepal

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This week long family volunteering program in Nepal is made up of a few days’ volunteering and also a few days of adventures in these dramatic and beautiful landscapes. You will be staying within a Nepalese community, in a local homestay, enabling full cultural immersion and exchange. Although volunteering while on holiday is often see as a student gap year or empty nester activity, we believe that volunteering as a family reaps huge benefits for hosts and guests alike. Working within a Nepalese community, with adults volunteering with local teachers and children taking classes alongside local young people, is an incredibly bonding experience for adventurous family travellers. While experiencing life in Kathmandu, you will also get a chance to visit the wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Sites that the city has to offer. And of course, after your volunteering time, you will get to explore further with a few days in the stunning Chitwan National Park.
On arrival in Kathmandu on Saturday or Sunday, and a cultural orientation session with our local support team, you will begin your volunteering activities on Monday, working through until Thursday. You will be working on volunteering projects in Kathmandu schools, teaching English and giving your children a chance to learn alongside Nepalese children, enabling a wonderful opportunity for real cultural exchange. You will be working alongside local teaching staff, supporting their work as best you can according to your skills and experience. You will of course be free in the evenings to explore all the cultural highlights of this great city. On the weekend you will head to Chitwan National Park between Friday and Sunday for a weekend adventures which includes going on a wildlife safari to see elephants and other wildlife in the jungles here.

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What is involved


Your volunteering program will be between 1 to 2 weeks in total and you will be based in Kathmandu, living with a host family. Our host families have all been carefully selected so every volunteer will get the opportunity to get to know the local people and fully immerse themselves into Nepalese culture; we find that placing teachers with host families allows for the most authentic travel and you will definitely be well looked after. The families we work with are extremely hospitable and welcoming, and they will treat you as a member of their own family. Main meals will be included during your stay so you will have the chance to taste real Nepalese cooking and you will have plenty of time during evenings and weekend to go exploring or sightseeing in and around Kathmandu.

Your teaching experience will require you to teach English and Maths to students aged between 6 years and 13 years in local schools and in local community centers. Volunteers must also have some flexibility and have the desire to help out in other areas too, as every school is different and will have its own needs. You may work with students in other subjects such as sports, art or music.

On the weekend we will organise a Chitwan Jungle trip for your family. This will involve travel by public transport and accommodation in Chitwan in a 3 Star hotel.

Following this, many of our guests extend their trip to enjoy further adventures in Nepal. Some choose to come back and volunteer for another few days, and others go off on other adventures. We recommend the following four day itinerary if you choose the latter:
Fly or be driven to Pokhara, the activity hub in the Annapurna Mountains, where wonderful sites include Phewa Lake that reflects the enveloping range, Davi’s Fall and Mahendra Cave. The more active adventurers have plenty of opportunities to get out there, mountain biking, paragliding or going on a 140km/hour zipline, considered to be the world’s most extreme one. After this, hike up to Sarangkot village overlooking the lake, a wonderful activity to do in time for sunrise, with views across the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and Ganesh Himal on a clear day.

Volunteer in Nepal having lunch together

Some details


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What your first week looks like


Arrival day

Cultural immersion in Nepal
Your arrival weekend will be relaxed. We will pick you up from the airport and bring you to your accommodation. Depending on your time of arrival, our team will meet you and give you a local orientation so you can get to know the area you are living in. The next day you will be given health and safety briefing and project training before we take you in for your program.

Weekdays

Volunteers on their first day in Nepal
Your project coordinator or a member of the team will be taking you to the project and after introductions you can get started. Two meals breakfast, and dinner will be the accommodation and lunch is generally at the project site or outside. In the evenings most volunteers spend it either exploring local sights, relaxing at the accommodation or preparing for projects.

Weekend

Environment Project in Nepal
Our local team will suggest many activities for you to do! Your weekends will be free for you to explore Nepal. We highly recommend you to utilise your time so you can get to see more of the country that you are visiting. We usually make recommendations based on past volunteer experiences. Its always better to book excursions in country with other volunteers.

Weekend activities


Pokhara

Boating at Pokhara Lake (1)
Pokhara is a heaven for nature enthusiasts and adventure freaks. Camping, paragliding, and mountain biking.

Bhaktapur Heritage

Bhaktapur Nepal
Bhaktapur is known for the antique charms of Nepal. The wood carvings of the temples & monuments are truly amazing.

Chitwan Jungle Safari

Jeep-Safari-Chitwan-Nepal
The densely marshy terrain of Chitwan, spread over 332 sq miles, is a habitat to a large variety of reptiles, mammals, & birds.

Mountain Trekking

Everest with Amadablam poonhill
Nepal is a trekker’s paradise and is known for the astounding trekking routes. Our team can help you book these.

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