Teaching in Public & Private Schools

Teaching English Volunteer Program in Nepal is an enjoyable and satisfying experience where the volunteers get the opportunity to teach the students who eager to improve their conversational English skills. Volunteers work primarily as instructors of English either in Nepali public or private schools. Volunteers may also be asked to assist in other school activities such as sports and other extra-curricular projects.

You will be working either in public or private schools in rural and urban location. As a volunteer in Teaching English Program, you will be teaching English subject to school children for 2 to 4 periods of a day, each period goes for 45 minutes. Volunteer will be teaching 6 day a week Saturday is day off and there are some public holidays. Most of the school children in private school have good command of English but still they may need more practice. Whereas government school children have moderate or beginners level English knowledge. Depending on school size children’s number in a class from private school could be expected 15 to 25. But in government school in lowland area more than 50 kids in a class whereas in hilly and mountain location there would be less than 15.

In urban location first week local teacher will assist you to conduct class and solve any language barrier if it appears during teaching. Until kids become familiar with you then you will be led to run class independently. All private and public school have curriculum either you can follow Nepali curriculum or you can apply your own skill

Volunteers on this project will be working 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. Teaching and tutoring children in English and math.
  2. Developing a creative environment for children through crafts, games and sports.
  3. Helping clinics staff in making field reports.
  4. Taking part in work camp that is organized by local Primary Health care centers.

Project Location:

  1. Kathmandu & Patan
  2. Sindhupalchok
  3. Lamjung
  4. Parbat
  5. Chitwan


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 your 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.

You will have your orientation appropriate to length of volunteering and necessities. During this time, you will participate in a 3-day volunteer orientation designed to ensure a smooth transition into Nepali culture life and a productive contribution to the local community. The orientation will provide you with extensive information about your new work situation, as well as tips on handling intercultural issues. After completion your orientation you will be taken to your placement.

  1. Nepali cultural orientation, dos and dos not in NepalVolunteers with Children
  2. Teaching English as foreign Language (TEFL) and peer teaching ( if necessary)
  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.

School are closed in these dates:

  1. 17th to 27th October-The biggest festival, Dashain
  2. 29th Dec to 26th January-Winter Break
  3. 30th March to 15th April-Final Exam
  4. 15th June to 15th July-Summer Break

Due to exams and festivals, public holiday’s school schedules are normally disrupted. So it is recommended that you choose other program like, Teaching at Buddhist Monasteries and Orphanage Program.


During orientation volunteer will be placed in a hostel in Kathmandu. Either you will get your own room or share with your group friends.In placement volunteer will be staying with host family who will give you a roon. 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.


During orientation you will involve in a two days tour after finishing your daily Nepali language


  1. Day 1 - visiting monkey temple (a famous Budhhist stupa on the peak of hill swayambhunath) and Kathmandu Durbar square where old palaces are made by Lichchhabi, Malla and Shah Dynasties.
  2. Day 2 - Visiting the biggest Hindu Temple the Pasupati Nath and the world Biggest Budhist Stupa Baudha Nath
  3. During your placement your host family or our coordinator will escort you to explore beautiful locations around.