Love Volunteers

Daycare Support

Kathmandu, Nepal show on map
Support the children by committing time to them, where the parents aren't able to. Collecting kids from school, playing or helping with homework are typical tasks. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

The program

This essential program works with society's most vulnerable. Based in the magical city of Kathmandu, volunteers will be working with children to provide the care, support and attention that the children in these institutions desperately need. Unfortunately, Nepal suffers extreme poverty, resulting in many families simply being unable to care for their children. Many children have left destitute villages to find work in the capital and will end up trapped in child labor in restaurants, hotels and factories. Many of these children are subjected to sexual abuse by their employers. They are often left walking the streets and preyed upon by human traffickers or those wanting to take advantage of them. This project’s aim is to take these children off the streets and provide them with quality child care and education, saving them from a life of abuse and neglect. Volunteers supply much-needed labor to support these children with care, attention, an education and most importantly – love.

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide childcare to the vulnerable children of Nepal
  • Improve the future prospects of the children of Nepal
  • Provide medical care and an education to those in dire need
  • Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both students and international volunteers alike
How you can help

This amazing program is desperate for willing volunteers to share their love and compassion with these wonderful children. They need enthusiastic, passionate and caring volunteers to carry out the daily work required to give these children the quality care they need to thrive. The role is often highly demanding but equally rewarding. Children's center volunteers will find they are constantly busy supporting the needs of these at-risk children. They will help them with daily tasks such as; getting ready for school and sanitation, completing daily chores around the home, collecting children from school, helping them with their homework and learning English. A big part of the role is simply spending time with the children who crave attention. Playing games with them, singing, dancing and playing outside are all activities that are encouraged and will be thoroughly enjoyed by the children – and the volunteer! This is a wonderful way for volunteers to learn more about the Nepalese people and culture while helping make a difference to the lives of children in need. 

Volunteers will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Helping to teach children
  • Attending to and interacting with the children
  • Creating activities and entertaining the children with games and songs
  • Teaching basic English and hygiene practices
  • Help with duties in the home where required

Typical day

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last around 6 hours, Monday to Friday, with a break during the day whilst the children are at school. While we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

6:00am Wake-up and travel to the placement

Volunteers have an early start to get the children ready for school before enjoying brunch and a break during the day.

7:00am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

Volunteers assist the children with their morning routine and organise simple activities before the children leave for school.

9:00am Take the children to school and return to the host family home

10:00am Brunch with the host family

11:00am STOP VOLUNTEERING DUTIES FOR LUNCH AND FREE TIME

Volunteers are welcome to use this time to prepare activities for the children, relax, explore or help-out at our partner's offices.

3:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START AGAIN

Collect the children from school

3:30pm Assist with homework

5:00pm Organise tutoring lessons, creative games and activities for the children

6:30pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

Volunteers have time to relax or run errands in town before dinner.

8:00pm Dinner with the host family

Details on Arrival

This project is available year-round and programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month with volunteers arriving the preceding day. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Free-time activities

Volunteers on this program have the opportunity to experience Nepal's vibrant capital city. Kathmandu is a juxtaposition of urban sensory overload (traffic, people, sounds, smells) and serene temples. Whilst on placement Volunteers stay with local host families and volunteer in one of many childcare centers we work with in the Kathmandu Valley.

An amazing way to experience authentic Neplalese life in a tranquil rural, village or city setting.

Climbing
Hiking
Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School, University level
Required Documents
Emergency Contact, Passport and Resume
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers with suitable education, qualifications or experience are highly sought after. Regardless, a volunteer’s individual role can often be tailored to suit their particular skills and interests. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 18:30

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Love Volunteers (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Love Volunteers
  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Orientation & full safety briefing
  • Accommodation
  • Food & Meals
  • 24/7 local support network
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Registration Fee included
Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu you will be collected at the airport and taken to your accommodation. A comprehensive three-day induction is provided which will include specific information about your placement as well as covering the basics of the Nepalese language and an insight into the culture. This is a great opportunity to mix with other volunteers and get to know the local team.

  • Program Start: 1st and 15th of every month with volunteers arriving the preceding day.
  • Arrival/Departure Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (Code:  KTM)

Accommodation

Volunteers on this program have the unique opportunity to stay with a local Nepalese family. Host families are experienced at caring for volunteers and are welcoming and supportive. Their homes may be basic by international standards and the levels of English may vary but this is more than made up for by generosity of spirit. 

Initially volunteers stay in a hotel in Kathmandu city and are provided with a three day orientation session before transferring to their host family home.

Living conditions in Nepal are far from luxurious and will vary between homes.The accommodation will have running water but hot water is uncommon as are heating and air-conditioning. Electricity will be available but is unreliable and may be turned off for a period each day.

When volunteering during Nepal’s winter months (particularly December, January and February) warm clothes and a heavy sleeping bag are recommended.  

WiFi may be available in the Host Family Home for a small fee but we recommend that volunteers purchase a local SIM card and data package on arrival in order to stay in touch with friends and family. 

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Three simple and delicious meals per day are provided throughout the placement and are normally vegetarian with staples such as rice, lentils (dal) and vegetarian curries.  Volunteers are encouraged to take a lunchbox or one can be purchased on-site.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Nepal.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Nepal provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,228
6 weeks
$ 1,435
8 weeks
$ 1,642
10 weeks
$ 1,849
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 2,068
Average fees
$ 240 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kathmandu/Nepal between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Love Volunteers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Nepal.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Love Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Asia Southern Asia Nepal  Kathmandu, N/A

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