Teaching English

Lack of effective education system, it has derailed children’s learning capacity. With fun and practical means children could easily grasp. It makes a huge difference in the lives of little ones. We believe that volunteers would share their knowledge and skills in playful manner. Teaching English is a basic to approach and communicate to community and to help the children. English vocabulary, basic writing and coordination of games the volunteers can start up, and also, there will more comfortable to live with children and interact in daily basis at volunteer house.

School going children in remote places, their situation is terribly miserable. Public schools in such areas have no at all the standard education. Private-run schools are relatively better off than a public school particularly in English, but thing is that private schools only matters to money and accessibility. Public schools are going towards country sides in poor infrastructure, resources and programs. Both private and public schools requires programmatic activities. Volunteers can organize programs by creating low- cost teaching materials for the schools as well as health check up of students. Other activities such as sanitation and sports are important to children that volunteers can set programs themselves. As volunteers of teaching English you shouldn’t necessarily be a qualified and experienced teacher.

Volunteers are valuable assets to these institutions to enhance the quality education for needy children.

As a Volunteer you will

As a volunteer teaching English, you have to teach in a primary level school. Local teachers guide and assist you. Major task of teaching English is to boost students English speaking skills. Each day you will have to work alongside of local teachers, learning from and assisting them. You can create play method to encourage your students which encourages speaking abilities. You will get a chance to teach other subjects on your skills and interests. Generally you have to get involved in teaching work as following.

  1. Teaching and tutoring children in English.
  2. Evolve new ways of teaching in a play-way method.
  3. Assist the local teachers of the schools.
  4. Teach on the based of your skills and interests subject.

Orientation

You will be picked up at the airport by VfN staff upon your arrival and taken to the Hotel. You are provided a day induction which will include basic information about your placement. This is a great chance to assimilate with other volunteers and get to know the local team. Included in orientation:

  1. History, culture and traditional insight about Nepal
  2. Learning the basics of the Nepalese language words of welcoming, greeting and expressions.
  3. Safety and health issues, as well as communication system in Nepal.
  4. Information and tour to Kathmandu’s most visited tourist spots.

Accommodation

The project fee include we organize accommodation that will be modest, but comfortable, safe and close of your placement. In orientation period you will be placed at a guest house or hotel in Kathmandu. During the volunteering the living condition will be far from luxurious but you will get own single room or share with group friends. Host family are always supportive, welcoming and caring for volunteers. The accommodation have running water and electricity is sometime unreliable. Squat toilet is common in Nepal and western toilets might be unavailable in Host family or hostel. WiFi is available but we recommend to get SIM card with data package to keep in touch with family. This is an excellent opportunity to stay with Nepalese family in order to learn and experience the way of life. On the some of our Programs you can choose the accommodation option. This includes host family, hostel or guest house. We highly recommend in winter season to pack warm cloths and sleeping bag.

Meals

You are given Nepali meals three times in a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner in the placement. Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari (pulses, rice and curry) are staple food for most Nepalis. Tarkari is vegetables curry, pickle, and occasionally meat curry also will be provided to you. Additional foods, you should self afford. For drinking water, you are given two mineral bottles (one liter of each bottle) in a day, or you can buy self of which total cost may comes to be about US $5 dollar in a week. If any of you have special dietary habits and requirement, please let us know on the time of you do apply so that we could make arrangement for. We do our best to well taking care of volunteers. Meanwhile, you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We highly appreciate the flexibility of volunteers.

Project Location

On this program location, volunteers can make a great experience of vibrant city of Kathmandu, as well as rural life of surrounding the valley and neighbor districts. On the placement volunteers will stay with local host families or hostel in the Kathmandu Valley. We have partnered with Government and private schools where our volunteers can work.

  • Kathmandu
    Kathmandu is a capital city of Nepal, the urban center of the Kathmandu Valley. In addition to Kathmandu, the Valley contains two cities Patan and Bhaktapur, and a number of smaller towns. The three cities together encompass seven UNESCO World Heritage shrines that have become one official World Heritage Site. It also houses several other magnificent temples, monuments and sculptures.
  • Pokhara
    Pokhara is a city on Phewa Lake. It’s also known as a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, a popular trail in the Himalayas. As second of the tourist city in Nepal is known. There are home to a number of our placements.
  • Shankhuwa Sabha

 

Cost

The program fee listed below include the cost of accommodation and meals on volunteering duration. Also the cost cover your pick up and drop off, sightseeing of major heritage sites in the town. Though flight ticket, travel insurance, additional foods and snacks, personal extra spending money and excursions are not included on this program fees.
Volunteer for Nepal always try to make its fees to be affordable.

S.N Weeks Cost €
1 1 Week 250€
2 2 Weeks 320€
3 3 weeks 400€
4 4 Weeks 450€
5 Each additional week 50€

 

FAQ

What kind of volunteer work will I be doing?
We offer a range of placements in such as education, child care, orphanage, monastery and healthcare. Each program its own unique challenges so your role will vary depending on the project nature you’ll be working on. For more details, please you do mail us.

Why should I volunteer with Volunteer for Nepal?
-Provides quality programs on the cheapest program fee.
-Supports participants on pre-placement, in placements and post placement phases.
-Concerns about participants’ safety 24/7 support service.
-Experienced staffed members.

What is the application process?
You can apply on clicking Apply Now or download the form and send us. It will be highly obliged for completing the form. We do response as quickly as possible.

What should be the age of volunteers?
The minimum age should be 18 years. If you are below 18 year (16 or 17) we should talk with parents or guardian. There is no age limitation for maximum age to those who are mentally and physically efficiency for the programs.

How do I get Visa for Nepal?
You can get the visa on the spot when you arrive in Nepal, either at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) of Kathmandu or at road borders.

Why do I have to pay to Volunteer?
Volunteer for Nepal is non-profitable organization. Till now no grants from any organizations or donors. So the costs are to provide food and housing for volunteers, training, supervision and safety precautions as well as certain costs included in running the projects successfully. The cost varies depending on the programs.

What is included in the cost of Volunteering?
The cost covers various things depending on the project itself. Basically, included the following in the cost:
– Accommodations on your staying.
– Food (lunch & dinner)
– Airport pickup upon arrival and drop off.
– Orientation and training to familiarize volunteers with their surroundings and the work they will be doing.
– Sightseeing the most touristy area.

When do I have to pay full payment?
You can pay the program fee on the time of arriving and meeting with program coordinator.

How long do the programs last?
The first and second days of the program will be orientation and escorted for sightseeing, you can yourself explore some places and may do shopping as well. After all of this you will go to the placement for volunteer.

Do I need travel insurance?
It is mandatory to have a travel medical insurance.

What vaccination will I need?
Consult your doctor before flying to Nepal. These basic vaccinations are Tetanus, Hepatitis and Typhoid for your safety.  If you have altitude sickness, you should ask your doctor to prescribe proper medicines.

What skill and language are required?
There is no mandatory specific skill and language to volunteer. Basic english colloquial is enough. For the english teaching program you have to have writing and speaking English.

How safe is it to volunteer in Nepal?
Nepal is one of the safest destinations in terms of traveling and volunteering. There is no any organized terror groups who involve in violence and murder. Our all placements are located in very safe location in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lamjung, all of our working location have police station.

What cost do I need to consider?
The cost you need to consider in addition to program fee, like flights, travel insurance, visa cost buying bottle of water, food during orientation, and spending money.

How can I communicate with my family back home?
Now these days Nepal also developing information and Technology quite speedily compare to other sectors. So you can communicate with your family and friends back home via mobile phone, internet, email etc.

Can I buy a Nepali sim card upon arrival?
Definitely you can buy Nepali sim card there are two cell phone companies Nepal Telecom and NCell have wide range of Network. It cost 2$ with few minutes credits. You need to have copies of passport size photos and a Xerox copy of your passport.

Can I talked to people who have volunteered before, if yes then how?
Literally as a newly established organisation we don’t have more volunteers few numbers had volunteered, however, we do encourage volunteers to contact with former volunteers participants. We will provide their contact no or email upon request. All of our previous volunteers are as an ambassador who deliver message to other who are interested.