Orphanage Assistance & Child Care

Each year, hundreds of children leave poor villages to find work in cities. The ILO estimates that 2.60 million children in Nepal are involved in varied economic activities. Among them, many are working in dangerous circumstances, at times with even their young lives at risk. Often these children are deprived of their most basic rights, including the right to education. Most of children are abandoned at an early age, from all regions. As a result, most of these needy children are deprived of education and find work as child laborers in restaurants, factories, hotels, slaves, and as trash collector. These disadvantaged children need attention, love, care, and the opportunity to further their education.

As a volunteer in our Child Care Program, you will be working with children home. You will be helping children to go school and get them back to home. You will also be involved in teaching English and other extra curricular in the school where your orphanage kids go. Participants on this project will be volunteering to promote positive educational, social, and health-related changes for orphanage children. You will be assisting them in doing homework from school, teaching singing, dancing, playing games, painting, drawing etc. Sometimes you will take them to picnic, zoo, fun world, swimming etc..

As a volunteer you will be:

  1. Ensuring attendance by area children to the center.
  2. Giving personal attention to all children.
  3. Assisting local orphanage homes in producing report, manual, websites etc
  4. Preparing and helping feed nutritious meals to the children
  5. Helping create games and outdoor activities

Project Location:

  1. Kathmandu
  2. Pokhra
  3. Nuwakot
  4. Chitwan
  5. Lamjung


S.N. Weeks Cost €
1 1 Week 250€
2 2 Weeks 325€
3 3 weeks 400€
4 4 Weeks 475€
5 Each additional week 50€


Upon arrival, you will be picked up at the airport in Kathmandu and placed in a hostel. You will go to Hands for Help office to introduce with staff member, code of conduct about Hands for Help Nepal and briefing about your project and placement.The orientation period goes appropriate to length of volunteering and necessities. The orientation will cover following activities

  1. Nepali cultural orientation, dos and dos not in Nepal
  2. Communicative Nepali Language Course
  3. Personal safety/health /communication system
  4. Sightseeing/ travel and tours information

Date and Duration:

  1. The program starts on the first and sixteenth of each month.
  2. You can volunteer from 2 weeks to 5 months in a calendar year.


During orientation volunteer will be placed in a hostel in Kathmandu. Either you will get your own room or share with your group friends.Depending on orphanage home, if there is enough space then you will be staying at orphanage home who provide you a room. You have to understand Nepal is a one of the poorest country so you do not expect very cozy board in rural host family. Some placement may not have electricity they use either solar panel electricity with few voltage power or they use candle and kerosene lamp.


During orientation you will have food as per your choice in Kathmandu. There are varieties of restaurants that offer Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Nepali and other continental foods. During your placement you will be provided with Nepali food Daal (lentil soup), bhaat (rice) with vegetable and sometimes eggs or meat if you are non-vegetarian. Most of the meals with host families are organic. If they have buffalo or cow they will offer you non-pasteurized milk. Usually host family eat food at 8:30 am and 7:30 pm in the noon they provide you snack that would be puff corn, beaten rice, noodles etc.