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Educational Outreach Assistant

Agency | GoEco

Join this program to assist in teaching children in Kathmandu. Volunteers can make a valuable contribution to the lives of underprivileged schoolchildren in Nepal.

The project

Due to a relatively poor economy and lack of infrastructure many Nepalese people cannot afford to travel, making opportunities to engage in cultural exchange with foreigners extremely rare. Moreover, since higher education in Nepal is taught exclusively in English, the language skills they gain at a young age become vital to their future.

This teaching project provides opportunities for foreign teachers to make an extremely valuable contribution to the lives of schoolchildren who will get the chance to practice their English with native speakers while also learning about other cultures. Volunteers work in one of three school locations: either in the heart of Kathmandu, or in nearby Pokhara or Chitwan.

The location

Nestled in the Himalayas at 4,600 ft, Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu truly lives up to expectations both in its beauty and its excitement. Kathmandu is the only metropolitan city in Nepal and the urban center of Kathmandu Valley, with over 900,000 residents and several thousand tourists each year. The city offers many modern comforts while still maintaining its cultural and traditional heritage. Thanks to the city’s diversity, with numerous ethnic groups and followers of both Hinduism and Buddhism, you will find a seemingly endless supply of new cuisines, music, temples and festivals to experience. The traditional art, fragrant incense and delectable spices provide a full sensory experience.

Kathmandu Valley also contains two sister cities, Patan and Bhaktapur, and a number of small towns. The three sister cities are home to no less than 7 UNESCO World Heritage shrines, which together form one official World Heritage Site. The area contains several additional magnificent temples, monuments and sculptures - tokens of the golden era in Nepal’s architecture.

Volunteer Work

Volunteers will mainly assist the regular staff in teaching the students math, history, science, geography, computers, and engage in various arts and crafts and games with the students. This structure allows the children to learn their core course materials while at the same time practicing and improving their English. Volunteers will work with children varying in age skill level and with varying learning capacities. Creative ideas are warmly received, and volunteers are therefore encouraged to bring posters, pictures, music and other resources to further enrich the lessons. Specific tasks may include:

  • Leading lessons in math, history, science, geography, and more
  • Teaching lessons in English vocabulary, grammar and spelling
  • Providing English language enrichment through group conversations or one-on-one practice
  • Engaging in different games, arts and culture activities.

Because most of the teaching placement will take place under the supervision of a trained teacher, you will not be required to have a teaching background for the project. Volunteers who do not have teaching experience can still make a meaningful contribution as a conversation partner and through cultural enrichment.

Dress Code

Volunteers are permitted to dress casually while at the school; however, see-through clothing and low-cut tops will not be permitted.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Typical day

 You will be placed as a teaching assistant in a class of about 25 students, and will be expected to lead four to five lessons per week. School hours are from 10am until 4pm, with lunch provided by the school at noon. Volunteers may choose to stay for the entire day, or leave after finishing their lessons. In order to enrich the curriculum, you may be encouraged to introduce creative and fun ideas such as sports, games, and arts and crafts projects.

Details on Arrival

There are a several short public holidays in Nepal on which teaching will not take place. On these days, volunteers have the option to participate in renovation activities.

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Copy of your passport and Copy of your CV/resume
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Positive and flexible attitude
Good level of English
Motivation to work with children
Completed high school/secondary school
Police clearance
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Any questions? Just ask. We at GoEco are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

One week of cultural and language orientation, as well as local sightseeing. During your first week of the program, you will find yourself immersed in the beauty and wonder of Nepalese culture. You will gain a deeper understanding of the local people through introductory language and culture classes, trips to local shops and markets, yoga and meditation and sightseeing.

Hiking
Museum/Opera
Yoga/Meditation
Contact & Reservation
$310
/week
$310
/week
4 - 8
weeks
4 - 8
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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Services by GoEco
  • Accommodations: Shared accommodations in a volunteer house
  • Food: Three meals a day
  • Airport Transfers: Included on arrival day
  • Insurance: Comprehensive travel health insurance with volunteer abroad coverage
  • Support: Local in-country team and 24hr emergency support
Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International
Accommodation

You will be staying in a shared house 5 kilometers from the city center, in in a shared, same-sex room with up to 6 other participants. Each room has a Western-style bathroom with hot water. There are several other facilities which you are also free to use, including a recreation lounge with a satellite TV and fridge, travel desk and mini library. 


There is also an option to upgrade for an additional fee to a 2-person room with a private toilet (shared with your one roommate), or a private room with a private toilet (subject to availability).

Laundry facilities are available for an additional fee. WiFi is provided at the center. Please be aware that in Nepal the speed of the internet is slower than what many international volunteers are accustomed to in their home countries.

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

You will be provided with three meals per day on weekdays, and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are mainly vegetarian, although chicken is served from time to time. There are also an array of local restaurants where volunteers may choose to eat.

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.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,320.00
5 weeks
$1,570.00
6 weeks
$1,820.00
7 weeks
$2,070.00
8 weeks (max. stay)
$2,320.00
Average fees
$310.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kathmandu/Nepal between 4 weeks and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. GoEco will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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 GoEco during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Nepal

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Nepal. Please check the visa regulations for Nepal.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Nepal and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Nepal.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Nepal.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Tribhuvan International (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Nepal while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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