Care & Community for Volunteers over 19 in Nepal
- Placement locations: Kathmandu
- Types of placements: Care centres
- Accommodation: Shared volunteer apartments
- Age Requirements: Volunteers must be 18 and older
- Arrival Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)
- Local Languages: Nepali
Nepal is one of the most disadvantaged countries in the world and faces numerous socio-economic challenges. As a volunteer with Projects Abroad on the Care & Community Project, you can help contribute to development and provide the support that local communities need.
The project is based in Kathmandu and places volunteers in care centres where they work with children from underprivileged areas. Your focus will be on leading educational activities such as reading, teaching basic English, and playing fun and creative games. Alongside the other volunteers, you will also educate the kids about general health issues and encourage them to practice good hygiene such as hand-washing and teeth-brushing.
You can read more detailed information about these goals in our Nepal Care Management Plan.
Volunteering in Nepal is a wonderful way to experience the culture and immerse yourself in the local community. You will share accommodation with volunteers from around the world, giving you the opportunity to form lifelong friendships as you work together on your project and explore the country. This accommodation is close to the care centres and transport is provided daily for the trips to and from the placement.
When you are not volunteering, you will explore scenic landscapes and bustling city life in the evenings and over weekends. Walk through ancient temples, go trekking, visit Chitwan National Park, search for souvenirs in local markets. or practice your traditional dance moves with your fellow volunteers!
This project is available to ages 18-25. If you are a high school student and first-time traveler, you may want to consider our High School Special in Nepal. If you are aged 50 and above, we recommend taking a look at our Grown-up Special program in Nepal.