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Volunteer work in Orphanage Nepal

As a paying volunteer teaching in Nepal you'll be catered for by a professional and welcoming volunteer service program.
The program fee helps fund work at the orphanage and the HFN child sponsorship program. This aims to raise educational awareness and enhances the lives of villagers for improved educational development. When embarking on a volunteer teaching program such as this you will be playing a vital role in the future of Nepal.

The paying volunteer teaching jobs program fee is a low cost service compared to other organizations. The cost and services are kept low so as to offer you with an affordable, professional service to fully prepare you for the experience of a lifetime and the adventure that you've been looking for.

The paying volunteer program fee includes:

  • Pickup from the airport and transport to your placement.
  • Accommodation.
  • Food during placement with a host family / hostel- Nepali standard 2 meals a day with morning and afternoon tea with Nepalese cookies
  • Orientation.
  • Provisions for the children at our orphanage.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information.
  • Nepali basic language

Role of Volunteer

Depending on your interests and experience, you can get involved in any of the following areas:

    • Teaching English (3-4 hour a day), helping the children with their homework and monitoring their academic progress.
    • Assisting the children with their daily routine before and after school (i.e. brushing teeth, getting dressed).
    • Accompanying the children to school and picking them up.
    • Organizing games, arts and crafts and singing and dancing activities and any other creative educational extracurricular activities.
    • Taking the children on educational tours around Kathmandu.
    • Assistance in cooking, distribution, and in the kitchen and garden.
    • Help with administration.
    • Volunteers are encouraged to use their area of expertise to contribute to enhancing the quality of life for the orphans.

Program Requirements

  • Volunteers must be:
  • Willing to work with children.
  • At least 16 years or older at the start of the program.
  • Have an open mind and flexible attitude towards working in new and different environments.
  • Prepared to do some manual work in their placement.

What do we provide?

Airport Pickup/ Transportation:

  • Volunteers are picked up from the Nepal International Airport in Kathmandu by an appropriate representative.
  • Volunteers who will already be in Kathmandu will be met by a staff member at a pre-arranged location.

Orientation Week in Kathmandu and Language:

All volunteers are provided with an orientation covering topics such as safety and security, transportation, Nepali language, Nepali local culture, as well as a 2 day guided city tour around Kathmandu Valley.


Accommodation will be provided while undertaking the program. Accommodation options include staying in our own orphanage home, with a host family, in a project hostel or a home base, which offers an authentic Nepali family environment. Volunteers are provided with their own room and bathroom which is usually shared with other volunteers, however a private room can be provided by prior arrangement. Staying with a host family will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to experience the Nepali lifestyle and live with a warm and welcoming family. You will also get the chance to learn how to cook traditional Nepali-style food. While volunteering, our staff will visit you every two weeks. During the visit, we will check on your progress and make sure you're satisfied and happy.


Volunteers are typically provided with two meals a day and a mid-day snack sourced from local ingredients. Meals served include rice, curry and vegetables (a traditional Nepali dish known as (Dhal-Bhat, Tarkali and Achar).

Project Location:

The project placements are located across Nepal and you will be placed according to your interests and chosen program. Locations include Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhora, and Hetauda Nawalparasi. Regardless of where you are placed, you will be staying in the orphanage, or we can arrange a host family on prior indication which will be within walking distance of your placement.


It is essential that volunteers are able to speak fluent English.

In-country support:

24 hour support is provided by our staff members. Once you arrive in the country you will be provided with the contact details of our local coordinator who you will be able to contact at anytime during your stay.

Pre-departure information:

After we receive a deposit, all participants are provided with a pre-departure information booklet by e-mail which will contain all the vital information about your program, such as details of the country, project location, visa requirements, immunization requirements, details of accommodation, contact information and suggested packing list.

Program Fees Expenses:

HFN strives to keep costs low while providing you with a professional service to fully prepare you for volunteering in Nepal . Compare our prices and services to other organizations .
One week US$ 150
Two weeks US$ 225
Three weeks US$ 300
Four weeks (a month) US$ 350
For each additional month US$ 325

What is not included?

The following costs are NOT included in the above fee and will need to be covered by the volunteer:
  • Airfare / travel to Nepal.
  • Visa and visa extension fee Visa (tourist) fee in US$25: for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days US$100 for 90 days. Additional time- US $2 fee per extra day, maximum 150 day stay per year.
  • Airport taxes (arrival and departure tax- this usually costs around US $26).
  • Local transportation.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Any other donations.

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