The Mighty Roar

Children's Assistant

Kathmandu, Nepal show on map
Come to Nepal and make a real difference to the lives of orphaned children. Your time and effort will immediately help the orphanage. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:

If you enjoy working with children then this is a fantastic opportunity for you. Your primary role will be to interact and engage with the children and your time could be spent playing games, teaching English, helping with hygiene, feeding and cleaning.

Many of the children don’t have any parents, although the orphanage also takes on children who have come from abusive backgrounds or whose parents are simply so poor that they cannot afford to look after them.

Your help is very much appreciated here. There are very low numbers of staff working in orphanages across Nepal, with a lack of appropriate facilities and supplies, poor infrastructure, and often poor hygiene and conditions too. 

We work with several orphanages in the local area, where you will be volunteering with children as young as just a few months old all the way up until 17 years old. There are around 25 children at each project we help where you will be sure to build up great bonds and you will not want to leave.

Government facilities are scarce and with the lack of resources and funding available, many children are not receiving the sufficient level of care and support they need.

A big part of your role as a volunteer will be giving the love, care and attention the children so desperately need and crave so that they can pursue as normal a childhood as possible.

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

During your time at the orphanage, your main role will be to interact and care for the children. You will have the opportunity to do many activities, games and generally have fun!

You will work for around 6 hours per day, 5 days a week. In the mornings, it’s an early start with work starting at 8am until 12pm. Later on in the day you will head back to help with evening duties between 4pm – 6pm. On a normal day, you could get involved with the following:

  • Playing with the children and just spending quality time with them
  • Teaching basic English, the alphabet and basic math
  • Help with school work/homework
  • Guiding them on personal hygiene and sanitation
  • Taking the children out on small excursions
  • Helping the care takers in different tasks and taking care of the children
  • Assist with general tasks such as washing clothes and preparing meals

It is important to note that not all of the children are at the orphanage because they have lost their parents. Some have been taken into care because their families live in severe poverty and could not afford to support them.

Details on Arrival

1st and 3rd Sunday of every month

Free-time activities

The hustle and bustle of Thamel (the main tourist area of Kathmandu) is just a 15 minute taxi ride away, where you can wander the narrow alleys packed with people. Be sure to pick up some great bargains in the market, but don’t forget to haggle!

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
Education Requirements
English at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
You need to have experience in childcare.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 12:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

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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 airport pick up, accommodation, 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.

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.
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)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

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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