Volunteer Teaching English in Nepal


Our teaching in Nepal program takes place in the beautiful, spiritual capital of Kathmandu and during your 2 to 12 week volunteering experience, you will help our literacy program in Nepal. Your work will contribute to an ongoing project to build better lives for children and opening up new opportunities for the next generation. Quality education is lacking in many areas of the country and we work together with local schools to try and create better, more accessible learning for kids of all ages. For volunteers to truly succeed and make a difference, it’s important to have a positive, proactive attitude this program is extremely hands on and a little willingness to help will go a long way.
Your time here will consist of teaching English and other subjects but you will also play a key role in every child’s personal development. Not only are you here to impart important life skills to help the children of Nepal get a better start in later life, but your work as a teaching volunteer will be essential to building confidence and helping young people reach their potential. Working as a teacher in another country will also help you gain invaluable work experience and as someone who cares about giving back to the world, you will meet some great friends and like-minded people along the way. Our Nepal teaching volunteer experience allows new teachers or career breakers to see the world with fresh eyes, improve teaching skills with new challenges, and put existing skills to the test by being placed in a completely different work environment.

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What is involved

Your volunteering program will be between 2 and 12 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. And there may be some extra-curricular or after school activities involved.

Resources are limited and you will have to plan your lessons. Basic school books and local teachers and our local teams are there to guide you. You will be assisting local teachers or taking your own class. During holidays you will be working in community centres conducting session for primary school children.

Teaching Volunteer in Nepal

Some details

2024 2025
Jan 28,24 Jan 5, 12, 19, 26
Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Apr 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr 6, 13, 20, 27
May 5, 12, 19, 26 May 4, 11, 18, 25
Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Jul 7, 14, 21, 28 Jul 6, 13, 20, 27
Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Sep 1, 8, 15, 22 Sep 7, 14, 21, 28
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct 5, 12, 19, 26
Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Dec 1, 8, 15 Dec 7,14

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.


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.


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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