Volunteer Work with Orphanage Children

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Program Description

The Himalayan Foundation Nepal is centered in a country that has issues with social infrastructure including a lack of emergency shelter, minimal social support organizations, and proper healthcare. This organization seeks to help orphans by providing education, food, and shelter. The enrichment to the lives of these children will allow them to pursue a successful future and perhaps even impact the trajectory of Nepal as a whole. These children have lived difficult lives and we hope to provide joy and care.

Volunteers with HFN can use their skills and background to aid these orphanage children. The Living Orphanage based in Nepal will usually work with short term volunteers while longer term volunteers have a chance to be placed in one of the affiliated orphanage programs throughout Nepal.

You will assist with helping out with daily activities, doing arts and crafts, instructing health and English courses, and giving aid on schoolwork. Your skills and interests will determine your placement in the orphanage. You will also be seen as a mentor by these children, almost like an older sister or brother, and this will have a meaningful impact on these children’s lives.

Take this opportunity to become for than a tourist as you give back to the local community. Form friendships with these children, and it is our sincere hope that they will make a positive impact on your life in return.


Work with children in orphanages
Make a meaningful difference in the lives of underprivileged children
Become more than a tourist


Willing to work with children.
At least 16 years or older at the start of the program.
Have an open mind and flexible attitude towards working in new and different environments.
Prepared to do some manual work in this placement.

Volunteer Types


What`s Included

The following are included in the cost:

Pickup from the airport, transport to your placement.
Food during placement with a host family / hostel - Nepali standard 2 to 3 meals a day.
Provisions for the children at our orphanage.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information.
24 hrs Assistance and support from HFN Staff.
NGO government tax.
Free wireless internet at our office and Orphanage Home in Kathmandu.

The following costs are NOT included in the above fee and will need to be covered by the volunteer:

Airfare / travel to Nepal.
Visa and Visa extension fee (Visa (tourist) fee is US $25 for 15 days, US $40 for 30 days, and US $100 for 90 days. Additional time - US $2 fee per extra day, maximum 150 day stay per year).
Airport taxes (arrival and departure tax - this usually costs around US $26).
Local transportation.
Any personal expenses.
Any other donations.

Program Locations

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Program Details

Volunteer program in Nepal Asia
  • Nepal: Kathmandu
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
2-4 weeks
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Per week $150 USD
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