Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.

Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager

Team up with teenagers from around the world and work with children in culture-rich Nepal

At a glance

  • Join us in Nepal. Get out into the community and work with disadvantaged children. You’ll gain practical childcare experience whilst exploring a different country with likeminded teenagers.
  • Your work will involve a lot of learning through play; this is one of the main ways children learn. This project lets you become part of improving their development, working towards long-term goals.
  • You’ll also get to take part in community work. Whether that’s building a playground or painting some murals. As you fly over the vast Himalayas and arrive in Nepal, you’ll know you are about to be part of something exceptional!
  • Volunteer Service Hours: 40 to 60
  • Download a sample itinerary for this project.

Start Dates: 

Summer/Winter Break

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Minimum Duration: 

Two Weeks



Is volunteering with children in Nepal for teenagers right for me?

Childcare & Community in Nepal is for you if you are passionate about helping kids and want to use your own hands to work in local communities.

You’ll get childcare experience and also learn skills like teamwork, leadership, and planning. These skills will be useful additions to your CV when you apply for a job or university. 

Are you travelling abroad for the first time on your own? No worries! Our High School Special is designed to give you as much support as possible, and our staff are always there to help. You’ll also be part of a group with other teenagers from around the world.

Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, take a photo with their students.

What will I do as a teenage volunteer doing community work in Nepal?

In Nepal, you’ll get involved in practical work with children and in the community. Here’s what you can expect to do:

  • Help children learn through play by running engaging educational games
  • Make sure children practice good hygiene daily
  • Renovate schools to give children a bright, stimulating learning environment
  • Meet like-minded volunteers your age from around the world

Where in Nepal will I be working?


Our Childcare & Community High School Special is located in Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu. The city stands at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains and attracts many tourists, mountaineers, and adventure-seekers.

You’ll work in schools and care centres in the heart of Kathmandu, or in the more rural outskirts of the city.

Airport pickup, flights and visas

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Nepal Arrival Procedures page

What are the aims and impact of this project?

The aim of this project is to meet the needs of disadvantaged schools and care centres in Nepal. These placements have limited funds and lack things like playgrounds and learning materials. This makes it more difficult for teachers to run classes and for children to get the stimulation they need. With your help, we create better learning environments to help teachers with kids’ development. 

We do this by asking our volunteers to help with various tasks. This could include painting a classroom, repairing the floor at a care centre, or building desks. Over the course of your project, you will likely see a community work project through from start to finish. And you will leave your placement knowing that you have added something tangible to the students at the school where you work.

It’s also important to invest in working with young children. It is in their early stages of development that they learn the basic skills that influence them later in life. Through sports, educational activities, and games you can help with their social and physical development.

Join this Childcare & Community Project for teenagers and be part of helping with the early development of young children in Nepal.

Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, take a photo with children.

Management plans

We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.

Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.

Measuring our impact

Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers and interns actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work.

We produce an annual High School Specials Impact Report, which documents some of these achievements. Find out more about the impact of these projects, and read the latest report.

Food and accommodation

You'll stay in a hotel with other Projects Abroad volunteers and interns during your stay in Kathmandu. This is a great way to get to know your fellow volunteers and interns, share experiences, and explore your surroundings in your time together.


On our High School Specials, we will always try to have you share a room with at least one volunteer or intern of the same gender and approximate age. Your room will be modest, but comfortable, clean, and safe.


Your programme fees include three meals a day.


Find out more about our accommodation.

Safety and staff support

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have all the extra support you need as a young person travelling abroad. Our Projects Abroad staff are there for you 24 hours a day during the week and over weekends to provide constant support and guidance. Our staff also make sure you feel comfortable and safe at your placement and accommodation. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.

Find out more about safety and backup.

When you apply you only pay a $295 deposit, which comes off the total program fees.

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