Monastery Volunteer In Nepal


Our Monastery volunteer program in Nepal involves teaching monks in Nepal. You will teach a group of young monk students from various background English, sports and computer skills. The monks living in the monastery belong to the families whose faith is Buddhism. Often the children are from the poor families from the mountainous regions of Nepal. The monastery provides the young monks with accommodation, meals and education. Additionally, being in the monastery young monks also learn and study Buddhism and perform various rituals.

A lot of monks are keen to learn English as part of their education but many monastery lack the funding required for skilled English Teachers. These monk children are only provided limited time a day of English teaching from government teachers, most of which are not well equipped in teaching the subject, and thus very little development takes place. Hence, there is a great need for skilled English-speaking volunteers to teach them the basics of the language and provide them with much-needed confidence that comes with a better understanding of the outside world. This project is about as close as it comes to two different worlds coming together, and you can expect to learn a few things yourself from these fascinating people during the course of the program.

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What is involved

Although monks spend most of their day in ceremonial practice and worship, you will have the chance to offer your own program of teaching activities during their two hours break around noon, depending on the need the time can be extended up to 6 hours a day. Generally the monks are aged between 5 years to 18 years. However, sometimes the older monks above in their 20’s take part in the classes as well. The monks highly appreciate this worldly change in their schedule and are excited to learn from and about you! We invite you to create playful, creative and fun teaching activities, both giving the students an opportunity to learn from you as well as giving you a close-up look into the daily life at the monastery.

here are very few teaching resources for teaching (generally basic class rooms with a blackboard) so please be mindful of that. Classes will involve basic speaking, reading and writing English as well as some basic grammar sessions. We ideally prefer students who have completed a TEFL to be able to work in such an environment, however anyone who is keen to be a teacher or with good English skills should also apply.

Teaching Monks in Nepal

Some details

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January April July October January April
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February May August November February May
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March June September December March June
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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.


Teaching Monks
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.


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


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

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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