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Volunteer Teaching Abroad

Trip Overview

Trip Overview
Join our impactful volunteer teaching program in Nepal, where you'll teach conversational English to disadvantaged children. Alongside improving their language skills, you'll engage in recreational and artistic activities, assist local teachers, and contribute to curriculum development. Your dedication will empower these students and provide a unique insight into Nepali daily life, enhancing both your and their future careers.
Engage in Nepal's Community Initiatives: Empower youth with English lessons, support women's groups with life skills, and contribute to hygiene and environmental awareness. Make a broader impact beyond teaching English!

Skills and Requirements

- Fluency in English is a requirement, and no specific qualifications are needed. A passion for teaching underprivileged children, along with patience, open-mindedness, and respect, are essential qualities. Your hard work, passion, and compassion for those in need are crucial for fostering support and love within these communities.
- A criminal background check certificate
- Travel insurance for your safety
- Vaccination (Please visit your GP or seek medical advice if you intend to volunteer and travel in Nepal.)

Trip highlights

Impactful Volunteer Teaching: Join our volunteer teaching program in Nepal, where you'll teach conversational English to disadvantaged children, empowering them for future success.
Community Initiatives: Contribute to broader community projects, empowering youth and supporting women's groups.
Safety and Support: Benefit from dedicated local coordinators ensuring your well-being throughout your stay.
Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in Nepali daily life by staying with local families, experiencing authentic hospitality, and savoring traditional Nepali cuisine like Dal Bhat Tarkari.

Safety and support

Your well-being is our top priority. At VCD Nepal, we value the safety of our volunteers above all else. Our local coordinator and VCD team are dedicated to looking after you and ensuring that you stay safe, comfortable, and healthy throughout your time in Nepal. From the moment you arrive at the airport, our coordinator will be available to assist you with anything you may need. We provide a detailed orientation process as soon as you arrive in the country, ensuring that you are well-prepared for your volunteer experience.

Arrival Information

Upon your program start date, arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Look for a VCD Nepal coordinator holding a sign with your name, making it easy for you to spot them. They'll guide you to your accommodation, ensuring a smooth transition to your volunteer experience in Nepal.

Accommodation and meals

During your first few days in Kathmandu for orientation, you'll stay with a local host family or at a nearby guest house/hotel. The rooms are basic but comfortable, equipped with Western-style toilets, hot water, and free WiFi. Once your volunteer placement begins, you'll stay with local families in villages or cities, enjoying private rooms with basic furnishings. Meals, featuring Dal Bhat Tarkari, are served three times daily, with breakfast around 7 am, and lunch and dinner around 9 am and 7 pm, respectively.
In city areas, hosts provide amenities like Wi-Fi, western toilets, and hot showers. However, village hosting families may have limited facilities such as internet access, hot showers, or western toilets. Nonetheless, the village stay offers a unique, rustic experience. Participants can purchase bottled water or request filtered/boiled water.

Upon Arrival Orientation

Upon arrival, you'll undergo orientation to familiarize yourself with daily life in Nepal. You'll spend a couple of days at a host family or local hotel, meeting fellow volunteers, and adjusting after your flight. You'll have the chance to try local food and get ready for your placement. During orientation, you'll receive:

Language lessons
Information about cultural and gender issues in Nepal
Details about your placement
Insights into teaching English in Nepal
Introduction to Nepalese cuisine
A Kathmandu city tour, including famous sites like Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple.
This orientation ensures you're well-prepared to begin your volunteer work and immerse yourself in Nepali culture.

Getting to the site

Your volunteer placement journey begins with a scenic public bus ride, offering a glimpse into local life. Upon arrival, you'll be guided to your assigned school placement, where you'll teach English to young children aged 6 to 14. In addition to teaching, you can also arrange recreational activities such as sports and music to educate and engage the kids.

Typical day at the placement

Your typical day at the teaching English placement unfolds with joy and excitement. Each school has its unique needs and tasks, ensuring various exciting activities throughout the day. A sample daily schedule includes a morning wake-up with tea and light snacks, a hearty dal/bhat meal before heading to school, engaging in teaching activities, exploring and relaxing in the local surroundings, and concluding the day with dinner and family time, savoring Nepalese cuisine.

Day breakdown
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM – Wake up and enjoy a morning with tea and light snacks.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM – Relish dal/bhat before heading to school.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM – Engage in school teaching activities.
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM – Personal Time: Explore, read, or immerse yourself in local experiences.
7:00 PM – Dinner and family time, savoring Nepalese cuisine.

Weekends & Free Time Activities

Explore the breathtaking adventure activities that Nepal has to offer during your free time, including trekking, hiking, paragliding, white water rafting, and more. Ask for assistance with VCD Nepal team member. They will help to organize it for you.

Program fee

The program operates year-round with breaks for internal exams and festivals. Our affordable program fee, starting at $250, covers accommodation at a local family, three local meals per day, and project support.

1 week $250
2 weeks $350
3 weeks $450
4 weeks $550
5 weeks $600
6 weeks $650
7 weeks $700
8 weeks $750
Additional week $50

Program Duration

The teaching abroad Nepal Program operates throughout the year, offering flexible durations ranging from 1 to 20 weeks. Please note that the local festivals, winter holidays and exams may impact the regular class schedule.

Destination

Through out Nepal. Popular destination: Kathmandu valley, Dhulikhel, Chitwan and surroundings & Pokhara region.

Included

  • Airport transfers

  • Accommodation and meals
  • Language and cultural orientation

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Certificate of completion
  • Personalized project
  • Program orientation
  • 24/7 support

Excluded

  • Visa
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Expenses

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VCD Nepal is a non-profit volunteer organization based in Nepal that connects local communities with international volunteers to provide education, healthcare, sanitation, and environmental services.

Address

Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone

+977 9851034934

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