The Mighty Roar

Assistant of English Teaching

Kathmandu, Nepal show on map

Help make a difference to underprivileged children in Nepal by teaching and assisting in a range of public and private local schools.

You will get fully involved with all aspects, from planning lessons through to teaching your very own class! The enthusiasm and smiles of the staff and children will make you feel at home from day one.

As tourism is such a major industry in Nepal, being able to speak fluent English is now a must-have skill if you are wanting to get the higher paid jobs.

The Nepalese education system severely lacks investment and so is of an incredibly low standard. Around 41% of all adults in Nepal are completely illiterate, as teachers are often very under-qualified and children do not get the education that they need.

Most of the teaching projects are based in Kathmandu and are generally within walking distance or a short ride on public transport. You may also get the opportunity to volunteer at the local orphanage, teaching English or helping the staff to take care of some of the mentally disabled children, who adore the volunteer visits.

Starting with the basics of the language, the children are very happy to learn short, simple sentences which help them to express themselves. The children also look to pick up the language naturally as you spend more time with them over your time as a volunteer.

With the children ranging from 5-15 years old, they are very eager to learn. These young pupils all have a real thirst for knowledge that helps to make your teaching experience as rewarding for you as it is for them.

You will plan and teach fun and interactive lessons that develop the children’s confidence and conversational skills that will make a huge difference!

Volunteers for this project will need to have lots of enthusiasm for working with children. You also need to be fluent in English, whilst also being willing to learn more about the country of Nepal and the different styles of teaching there.


Typical day

Our English teaching volunteers usually teach for between 5-6 hours per day from Monday to Friday. Throughout your day you will be teaching different groups of classes, with children aged between 5 and 15 years old. Some of the activities throughout your volunteering time will include:

  • Assisting the local teachers with lessons following local curriculum
  • Lead your own classes (once familiar with everything)
  • Evolve new ways of teaching in a play-way method
  • Carrying out any administrative responsibility given by managers or teachers
  • Improving speaking/listening and pronunciation skills for children
  • Providing recreational activities and playing with the children
  • Taking the children on small excursions, on picnics or outings
  • Help with various tasks around the centre as required

If you are looking to make a real difference to the lives of children in these underprivileged local communities, all the while exploring the spiritual and culturally rich country of Nepal – this is the programme for you.

Details on Arrival

1st and 3rd Sunday of each month

There is no availability to volunteer from mid-June/July/August, or mid-Dec/Jan as this programme follows the school term times.

Free-time activities

You will have long weekends to go and explore stunning Kathmandu and it’s surrounds. Nepal is the land of a thousand temples and also has incredible trekking trails. Nepal offers culture, history, cuisine, shopping, religion and adventure, with popular destinations such as Chitwan National Park and Pokhara also available to see. It’s not a country to miss out on.
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Hiking
Yoga/Meditation

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 (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
English at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 15:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
The Mighty Roar (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 The Mighty Roar

Fees include accommodation, airport pick up, registration fee and some meals

Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport
You should arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (KTM) on your selected start date, being the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. You will be met by one of our local team members or an appointed driver who will be holding a named sign and who will then take you straight to the volunteer accommodation.
Accommodation

During your time in Nepal, you will be staying at our accommodation located in a peaceful neighbourhood just outside of Kathmandu city centre.

Although the accommodation is basic, it is very clean and will ensure you have a comfortable stay throughout your time here.

Everything you need is all within a 5 minute walk, with several shops and restaurants to buy some snacks for the evening.

You will be sleeping in single beds in shared bedrooms with 2 or 3 other volunteers. All bedding is provided as well as ceiling fans to keep you cool during the hotter months. You will have a small cupboard where you can put some of your belongings.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Your breakfast and dinner will be provided at the volunteer accommodation and is included within the programme fee. The menu rotates on a weekly basis to give you lots of variation and this is your chance to try out many local dishes!

Lunch is an additional expense and many volunteers choose to purchase ingredients at the local shop and prepare back at the house. You can of course head on out to one of the many restaurants nearby.

You can expect some of the following meals:

Breakfast – Cereal, bread, fruit, toast, jame
Lunch (not included) – Lentils, rice, salad, vegetables
Dinner – Lentils, fried rice, noodles, salad, momo

With prior notice we are able to cater for the following dietary requirements; vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.

Internet Access
Good 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)
$769.00
5 weeks
$848.00
6 weeks
$927.00
7 weeks
$1,006.00
9 weeks
$1,164.00
11 weeks
$1,322.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$2,349.00
Average fees
$145.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kathmandu/Nepal between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. The Mighty Roar 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 The Mighty Roar during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Asia Southern Asia Nepal  Kathmandu, 50/11 Gautam Tole Marg

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