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Orphanage volunteer - Location

The orphanage is located in a beautiful village called Sundarijal about 1 hour away from the center of Kathmandu by bus.
It is surrounded by rice fields and there is a big football ground about 5 minutes away from the orphanage by foot.
The orphanage by the founder of TCN with the help of donations and private people who came there to visit or volunteer. There are living on the whole 46 children, 27 girls and 19 boys who painted pictures, did handicrafts and decorated their home with them. They had also the facility to produce paper during the vacations, to sell it and make little bit money.
Unfortunately the whole house was destroyed during the earthquakes on 25.04.2015 and 26.04.2015, which was the strongest since 1934.
Luckily only one child was little bit injured and they could nearly rebuild the orphanage until now.


About the project

The 46 orphans remain in the orphanage year-round where they can enjoy a safe and secure environment with food and housing.
Some of them don't have parents and others are there because their family can't offer the school fee and so they have no possibility to learn something. By living in our orphanage they have the chance to visit a good school and besides learn additional activities like taekwondo, dancing etc. If they have good grades, they will be further supported for college and university.


Volunteer Work and Contribution

This project is designed to bring support and education to the children of the orphanage. Now we need especially volunteers who help with construction work, but you can also help with normal things which the children need everyday, like teaching, helping with the homework or cooking.

A typical day: On the whole your schedule can be flexible, but you should be prepared to volunteer about 6 hours a day beginning at about 6.30 in the morning (the kids get up at 5.30am). During the day you will help with cooking, homework, construction work, work on the field.. You can decide yourself which tasks you want to do during the day and look where help is needed the most.

Additionally, when relevant, volunteers are able to take part in the cultural festivities occurring in the area.


Daily tasks in the orphanage:

-         play with the children
-         help with cooking
-         help cleaning the house and washing the clothes
-         do homework with the children and teach them English
-         help on the fields
-         paint or do handicrafts with them
-         most important: be like a big sister or brother for the children


Introduction days:

Day 01: Yoga Lesson, Language Class, Sightseeing in Swayambunath and Thamel, Welcome Dinner
Day 02: Yoga Lesson, Language Class, Sightseeing in Pashupatinath and Boudhanath
Day 03: Drive to Bhaktapur and Sightseeing at Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Surroundings, Visit of Changunarayan Temple
Day 04: Free Time, Momo Cooking Lesson in the afternoon 
Day 05: Transfer to your Project and Begin of your work there
From day 06: Work in the Project


Living Arrangements

Accomodation: Host family or directly in the orphanage 
Food: All meals are provided daily, including plenty of rice dishes. The meals at the house are all vegetarian. 
Minimal Age: 16
Beginning: every Monday
- minimal: 2 weeks (without introduction days it is possible to join the project for only 1 week)
- maximum: no limit
(Tourist Visa can be extended until 150 days in one year)
Language ability: average English
Location: Sundarijal (rural area about 1 hour away from Kathmandu by bus)
Laundry: This can be done by hand, or at a local launderette


Program Add-Ons

You can extend your stay with one or more great program add-ons for an additional fee. Choose any program written on our website.
If you like to combine volunteering with another program, please contact us, so that we can maybe offer you a cheaper price for the additional program


Minimum Requirements

- Motivation to work with children and meet new cultures
- Full travel and medical insurance
- Immunizations
- average english

Orphanage volunteer - Introduction days:

Arrival in Kathmandu
You arrive in Kathmandu and are transferred to a host family. Today is no program, so you have time to rest and recover from the long flight.


Day 01: Yoga, language class & sightseeing in Kathmandu
Today in the morning you have a yoga lesson and after breakfast language and culture class.You get to know something about the traditions in Nepal and learn little bit of the language, so that you are able to talk a few words in Nepali. Your family will be happy!
After that you go for sightseeing in Swayambunath, the "Monkey Temple" of Kathmandu, a buddhist temple with a stupa. Then you go to Thamel a quarter in Kathmandu, where you can find innumberable shops, restaurants and cafes, where you can buy souvenirs or go out for eating.

Day 02: Yoga, language class & sightseeing in Kathmandu
Today in the morning you have again yoga and language class. After that you visit Pashupatinath, one of the most important and famous temple complexes for Hindus. At the riverbank of Bagmati, the believers burn their dead relatives and strew the ash in the river. After that you visit Bodnath, a buddhist stupa where the buddhists come and pray.


Day 03: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Changunarayan
Today after breakfeast you drive to Bhaktapur by local bus. 
Bhaktapur which is located in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley is an ancient Newar city abought 8 miles far from the capital city Kathmandu. It was the largest of the three Newa kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley, and the capital of Nepal during the great "Malla" Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century. It is famous for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks. Because of this it is also listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. (Unfortunately many temples have been destroyed during the earthquake on 25.04.2015)
In the afternoon you will visit the big Changunarayan Temple and then go back to your house.


Day 04: Free time and Momo cooking lesson
Today in the morning you have free time. If you want you can visit Thamel again or make a trip to Kirtipur, which is only about 30 minutes away, a small town from where you can see the mountains if the weather is good. In the afternoon about 16pm you will have a Momo cooking lesson. Momo is a traditional tibetan food.


Day 05: First day in the volunteer project
Today you have your first day in your project. After breakfast your guide picks you up and goes with you to the orphanage in Sundarijal. You get to know the children - you will love them! - and spend the first day with them.


Daily tasks in the Orphanage:

The kids get up at 5 - 5.30 every morning. You can choose which activities you do during the day. Right now we need help for reconstruction, but you can also help in the kitchen to prepare breakfast and dinner for the kids, get them dressed for school, go with the people on the fields and help there, help with the homework, play football with them, join their karate lesson or, if you can, teach them some sports or other things and put them to bed in the evening.

--> maybe you can also find some other activity which you can do with them, for example give guitar or Yoga lessons or play with them a game which is well-known in your homecountry.

Your program ends on a Friday and you will fly home on the following Saturday or Sunday.
If you have any special wishes please don't hesitate to contact us. It is also possible to end your volunteering work with trekking or a roundtrip so that it is possible for you to get to know all regions of Nepal.


Please book your trip at least 2 weeks before your preferred start date!

By clicking on 'customize your trip' you can indicate an individual start and end date.
The program starts on a Monday and ends on a Friday, so please choose a Monday for your start date.
You should arrive in Nepal the Saturday or Sunday before.
The program ends on a Friday, so please choose a Friday as end date and book your flight so that you fly back on the following Saturday or Sunday.

Duration Price 
minimum 1 week                       US$ 540
2 weeks US$ 735
3 weeks US$ 945
4 weeks US$ 1090
5 weeks US$ 1220
6 weeks US$ 1290
7 weeks US$ 1390
8 weeks US$ 1480
9 weeks US$ 1545
10 weeks US$ 1590
11 weeks US$ 1720
Start Date End Date Availability Price  

Cost Included

  • Transfer from/to Airport 
  • Our team will care for you
  • Sightseeing as described in the program
  • Momo Cooking Lesson
  • Accomodation (in host family) and meals during your whole Stay
  • Transportation to the location of your project and back to Kathmandu
  • Information and guidance before and during your trip (for your trip as well as optional trekking tours or visits which are not included in the programme)
  • Contact Person during your whole Stay
  • Nepali Sim-Card for your mobile so that you can call for a very cheap Price
  • Handling cost for the organization of your stay
  • Certificate (on request)


Cost Excluded

  • Visa for Nepal (EUR 35,- or USD 40,-)
  • International flights
  • Sightseeing which is not described in the program
  • Personal expenditure: e.g. drinks, souveniers, laundry, snacks, etc.
  • Vaccination and travel insurance
  • Extra payment in case of illness, rescue, changes of the program because of acts of nature beyond control, and additional expenses for overnight accommodations, etc. resulting from this 

- Proof your insurances: Do you have a valid travel- or health insurance for Nepal? Do you also need a luggage insurance?
- Your passport has to be valid at least 6 months when you entry Nepal and you need at least 1 empty page
- make passport pictures (you need one for visa on arrival and other for Trekking permit)
- check if you have to refresh imunisations or visit a travel medicine doctor and maybe take immunisations against rabies if you work with street dogs or take malaria prophylaxis if you stay longer in Chitwan. 

- get visa in your home country or on arrival at the airport (until 15 days: USD 25,00/ until 30 days: USD 40,00/ until 90 days: USD 100,00/ if you stay more than 90 days you have to extend your visa in Kathmandu or Pokhara)
- make copies of your travel documents (passport, flight tickets..)
- check if you have a credit card like Visa or MasterCard with which you can get money from the ATMs in Nepal. There are also money changer everywhere where you can change euros or dollar in Nepali Rupees. 
  • Passport (maybe with Visa or Visa on arrival) and copy of passport
  • Warm cap in winter. headband
  • Copy of vaccination card
  • gloves
  • Cash
  • sleeping bag (for trekking)
  • Credit card
  • backpack
  • Flight ticket
  • pocket lamp, headlamp
  • Insurance card
  • towel, hair shampoo, body shampoo, body lotion
  • Mobile and emergency numbers
  • maybe adapter
  • Tshirts and sweater
  • glasses, contact lenses
  • ¾ and long trousers, maybe light trekking and warm softshell trouser, leggings, tights…
  • tissue
  • underwear
  • USB flash drive
  1. cardigan, jacket, in winter warm jacket
  • book, mp3-player…
  • rain shield: umbrella, rain jacket, (rain trouser)
  • hiking stick
  • different kinds of socks
  • laptop
  • sports shoes, loafers, trekking shoes, sandals, flipflops for shower
  • recharger, rechargeable battery,
  • pyjamas
  • mosquito net, mosquito protection spray
  • swimwear
  • medicine: against headache, diarrhea, vomiting, cough syrup, nasal spray… cream against insect bites and sunburn, disinfectant, plaster, …
  • sunscreen: suncream, cap, sun hat, sunglasses
  • camera and memorycard (recharger)

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 7+ Days
Seasons : whole year
Type: Volunteering
Activities : Care for the children, teach them English, help cooking,.. Be like a big sister or brother!
No. of Pax :
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Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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Our orphanage is located in the beautiful village Sundarijal, with green rice fields around, out of the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, care for the children, teach them English, help in the kitchen or on the fields and get to know their everyday life.
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