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Nepal Teaching & Community Work

Nepal Teaching & Community Work

Teach marginalised children and help to build their confidence. During your stay, you'll discover a way of life as beautiful and mystical as the scenery.

Prices from $945

Nepal is a place of shamans and snow-capped mountain peaks. Immerse yourself in the rich community life of a remote mountain village tucked away in the Himalayas, teaching marginalised children and helping to build their confidence. During your stay, you'll discover a way of life as beautiful and mystical as the scenery.


  • Visit one of the most intriguing destinations in the world
  • Teach English to the enthusiastic & friendly children
  • Earn your TEFL certificate for free!


  • Minimum age of 17 years


Location Nepal
Activities Teach English
Painting a school
Building water purification systems
Helping at resource centres
Agricultural work
Health awareness & construction projects
Transport Airport pick-up
Accommodation Homestay or shared volunteer house


Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
UK TEFL training day & certification if applicable
In-country Food
Airport pick-up
Ground transfers
Local orientation
Project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


Although primary education is free, government schools are often inadequate and overcrowded. Many schools in remote areas are very basic and sometimes unsafe. Often these schools have no blackboard and very little furniture. In rural areas, students usually walk several miles to go to school.

The inability of students to attend school is affected by many factors, including poor weather, overcrowded classrooms and family situations that keep older children at home to work or to care for younger siblings.

Furthermore, the heavy rains of the monsoon season cause many problems for schools. The rains make it difficult for children to walk long distances to school; they damage the existing mud walls and sheet metal roofs and turn the dirt floors, which are common in these schools, into mud. The mud makes it extremely uncomfortable to attend school and sometimes affects the health of students and teachers. In some cases, the rains cause flooding that damages the entire school.

You can give hope to marginalised children, helping to build their confidence while teaching them useful skills. You'll dance, sing, and play games with children as well as helping out in any way that you can in the community. You might be repairing the school, helping a farmer tend his crops, or planting trees.


You will begin your time in Nepal with an introductory period during which you will learn about local customs, language, etiquette, cultural sensitivities and anything else you need to complete your immersion into society. During this time you will have the opportunity to enjoy some sightseeing when not attending your classes and lectures.

Whilst on your placement, you will teach English and other subjects of your choice to children in a village school. Though their lives have been harsh they are extremely friendly and will be interested in learning all about who you are and where you come from. You can also help out on community development projects such as painting a school, building water purification systems, helping at resource centres, agricultural work, health awareness and construction projects, depending on what is required at the time you visit. Once in Nepal you can discuss your particular skills and interests with the in-country staff and confirm your schedule.


You'll be met upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport by a friendly Frontier representative and transported to your accommodation for your introduction week in Kathmandu.  Please aim to arrive on the Sunday before your project starts on the first Monday of the month.


During this project there may be a number of different accommodation options, either in a volunteer guesthouse or a cosy, clean homestay with a carefully chosen host.  Wherever you stay you'll be a member of the family, and your hosts will work hard to make you feel as such.


You'll be provided with two delicious meals a day.  This will consist of Nepali food such as rice, lentil soup and vegetable curry. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated.

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In your free time you are welcome to either relax and enjoy the serenity of local life or try your hand at conquering the countryside as you climb, bike, raft and shop your way through the region.


2 weeks $945

Extra week $345




2 weeks and longer

This project is available throughout the Christmas period


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt
  • UK TEFL training day & certification if applicable


  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Ground transfers
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up


Nearest airport(s): Kathmandu (KTM)



Flights are not included in our trip costs. However, we have partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteers find the best flight deals for their trips with us. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travellers. They provide expertise, security and a vast product range along with a Travel Butler service which is a single point of contact and support whilst you are overseas.

We recommend that you obtain a quote using the following contact details rather than book online, as our partner will offer you the most competitive fares. To receive your quote or to seek any advice for your flights, please contact our dedicated team of travel experts on 0800 082 9994 (or +44 800 082 9994 outside the UK) or email frontier@flightcentre.co.uk .


For fast, efficient and up-to-date visa advice please contact our recommended visa consultancy partner:

Depending on your destination country and your country of origin, you might require a visa. Please see the appropriate country consular website for details or contact our affiliate visa consultancy service. Please note that your visa will usually start on the date that you enter the destination country regardless of when it was issued. Please check with the relevant embassy or high commission. If you are purchasing your visa or paying entry/exit fees in-country you will probably need to pay in US Dollars. If you have any questions please consult the relevant embassy or high commission. Please check the visa information regularly, as changes often happen without warning.


You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the project. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave the UK to the day you return. It's also best to get your travel insurance at the same time as paying the deposit for your project. Depending on your policy, this will cover you for any unexpected cancellations.

Your insurance should include the following:

  • Medical cover, including medical emergencies and medical evacuations (up to USD$3,000,000 / GBP£2,000,000);
  • Personal liability (up to USD$1,500,000 / GBP£1,000,000);
  • Cancellation and curtailment of your trip (up to the value of your project contribution).

If you are going to be scuba diving you should get coverage for scuba diving up to 30m, including hyperbaric therapy treatment (unlimited). You should consider obtaining insurance to cover you for any additional activities which you plan to do during, before, or after your Frontier project. We recommend that you obtain cover for your baggage and personal effects.

Frontier Partner Projects and Frontier group projects are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organisations, local research institutes, academic organisations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.

We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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