Child Care Volunteer Program

Child Care Volunteering

Daily caring for and help with Basic English of children from underprivileged communities is one of the most satisfying and popular of volunteering activities. Overall purpose of these projects is to provide a higher standard of care to infant’s children in different public and privately-run facilities by providing hands-on support on a day to day basis.

A Personal Adventure that Changes Lives

Our Nepal Child Care Programme is designed to leave a lasting impact on the volunteers who join us, as well as on the young Nepalese people whose lives benefit from the programme. We are looking for adventurous spirits who want to not only see the world, but give back to it. Our volunteers get to experience the extraordinary beauty of Nepal, take part in a host of fun activities and have the opportunity to make a REAL difference in the lives of those who need it the most.

A Trip Unlike Any Other

Isn’t backpacking to Asia better than sitting back and watching the poverty in the continent? Waking up in the foothills of the Himalayas is a unique experience that you will carry with you forever. Our programme is packed with activities and sights that will amaze your family and friends. You will meet volunteers from all over the world – young women and men just like you who want to make a difference, broaden their horizons, and live an amazing adventure in a part of the world that not many will ever get to experience. The bonds you create will last a lifetime!

The Children of Nepal Need Your Help

Nepalese people confront daily adversities that stunt their potential and limit their opportunities. Illiteracy, malnutrition and poverty are some of the prevalent evils here and it is the children who carry the legacies of underdevelopment into adulthood. The prospects of these young citizens are limited by their social and economic realities, yet, despite this, they have spirits that are as pure and joyous as you can ever hope to encounter. We are proud to say that the children of Nepal have benefited greatly from the thousands of IDEX volunteers, people like you, who have generously given their time, insights and kindness.

We invite you to be a part of the solution that drives the betterment of the next generation. You will be able to inspire these children and those who work with them on a daily basis and help them reach even higher. When you inspire others, you, in turn, get inspired automatically! The time you spend can be marked in days or weeks. The lasting positive impact that YOU can have on a community is beyond measure.

Location - Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu – a city that has filled countless travellers with wonder. The earliest explorers, religious figures and adventure seekers have all been amazed by the enduring character that runs through the historic veins of this place. A charming old town, bustling markets and ancient energy are all woven together in this vibrant city.

From the tourist and backpacker district of Thamel with its western food, shopping, coffee shops and internet cafes to the traditional holy sites that have stood for centuries, Kathmandu continues to be a magical land. Your accommodation will be in a traditional volunteer house that has all the modern amenities to give you and your fellow IDEX volunteers from all over the world a comfortable stay. Build a spirit of camaraderie and togetherness as you journey into the heart of Nepalese culture and history. Here is where you will find fulfilment, friendship and fun!

Volunteer and Travel Option

You cannot set a price for such an enriching adventure experience, but we strive to offer exceptional value for money and flexible packages that cater to everyone. We also offer a weekly extension for those of you who are not ready to say goodbye to beautiful Nepal.

  • 2 weeks €1,508
  • 3 weeks €1,912
  • 4 weeks €2,358
  • Weekly extension €217

Included Services and Activities

  • Accommodation on sharing occupancy basis for the program duration selected.
  • Airport pickup on arrival#
  • Drop off at the airport at the end of the program
  • Daily return transfers between accommodation and volunteer project
  • All required transfers for cultural workshops and excursions ( as included in the program)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner of local cuisine from the time of arrival till departure during the volunteering days and free weekends.
  • A thorough orientation upon arrival including various topics of local culture, personal well-being and appropriate behavior.

Learn the famous Nepalese art of “Henna making” by local experts and also the typical and traditional dress styles of the Nepalese by instructors. Participate in dinner with a local host family to experience the everyday living of the Nepalese people.

One night two days Pokhara Trip.

One night two days TO Chitwan Trip.

Entrance Fees to Monuments as per itinerary.:

  • ● Cooking workshop to observe and learn Nepalese cuisine and try your hands at it yourself.
  • ● Visit the home of a local, English-speaking middle-income level family to experience their day to day life, its challenges and opportunities. Have a meal with the family for a truly authentic experience.
  • ● Have a fun day with henna painting and dressing like locals, a great photo opportunity.
  • ● One workshop to practice yoga with a professional instructor.
  • ● Learn Nepalese for fun, use during trips and volunteer work .
  • ● Project introduction to get you settled at the project.
  • ● Handover session so you may continue the work from where it was left by previous volunteers.
  • ● Daily work planning to plan the next day.
  • ● Daily accompanying staff to help with translation, organizing and general support.
  • ● The material used for volunteering such as pens, papers, workbooks, paint, colors or others.
  • 1 night, 2 day Excursions to
  • Chitwan National Park
  • Pokhara
  • ● Entrance fees to monuments and sightseeing as required.
  • ● Services of English-speaking guides during sightseeing.
  • ● Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Volunteer Activities includes

In Nepal, families with low-paying jobs need someone to care for their children during the day. Idex works with Day Care Centres to provide these children with support, medical assistance and comfort. Our volunteers assist the Centre’s regular workers and they help in feeding, entertaining, teaching and looking after the children in the centre’s care. These tasks have such a profound effect on the children of Nepal and a similarly positive effect on the volunteers.

  • Teaching children
  • Helping slow learners
  • Brainstorming new ideas for learning
  • Monitoring the health of children
  • Extracurricular activities Giving extra attention to those who need it most
  • Giving extra attention to those who need it the most

Accommodation and Amenities

We are committed to providing a safe, comfortable and homely environment for our volunteers.

  • 8x bedrooms
  • Western-style toilets
  • Shared bathroom with hot showers
  • Separate balconies
  • Opportunity to upgrade to single room (at extra cost)
  • Free Wi-Fi 24/7
  • Mini-library
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Computers, printer and scanner
  • Recreation and common hall
  • Purified drinking water

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Program Itinerary

Duration : 15 Days

Place : Nepal

  • Day 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to Idex Nepal Accommodation. Overnight at Nepal camp. (No Meal)

  • Day 2

    Welcome meeting and orientation start with Discussions & presentations on: Overnight stay at Kathmandu. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  • Day 3

    Start your day with morning Yoga session. Have breakfast and later on visit your project and start working. After volunteering enjoy your cultural activities – Overnight stay at Kathmandu. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  • Day 4

    Morning Yoga session Overnight stay at Kathmandu. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  • Day 5

    Continue volunteering during the day. Workshop on Nepalese  clothing Overnight stay at Kathmandu. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

    • Day 6

      After breakfast drive to Pokhara which is approx. 220 kms. Southwest of Kathmandu Valley at an altitude of 827m from the sea level. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty.  At an elevation lower than that of Kathmandu, it has a much more tropical feel to it; a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diverse flowers that prosper in this environment. The enchanting city with a population of around 95,000 has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of the lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. The valleys surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forest, gushing rivers, emerald lakes and of course, the views of world famous Himalayas. The city is also known as the centre of Adventure. Phewa Lake: Spend a quiet time boating in the ultimate lake where the reflections of Mount Annapurna and Machhapuchhre range falls. You will also see a variety of fishes while boating. An island temple is located at the middle of the lake. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake. It’s hard to escape the draw of Phewa Lake and any visitor with even a few spare minutes should endeavour to take a boat out on the water to fully experience the wonderful views of the reflected mountains. Stay overnight at the hotel.(Meals – B & D)

    • Day 7

      After breakfast – This will be a free time for our guests to explore the beautiful surroundings of Pokhara. After the tour – Check out from your hotel and drive back to Kathmandu.

    • Day 8

      First day of volunteer work for around 5 hours in a day with help of our expert team. You will have free evenings to prepare your work for the next day, explore Kathmandu, use free WiFi at the volunteer house and many more activities.

    • Day 9

      Second day of volunteer work for around 5 hours in a day with help of our expert team. You will have free evenings to prepare your work for the next day, explore Kathmandu, use free WiFi at the volunteer house and many more activities.

    • Day 10

      Third day of volunteer work for around 5 hours in a day with help of our expert team. You will have free evenings to prepare your work for the next day, explore Kathmandu, use free WiFi at the volunteer house and many more activities.

    • Day 11

      Fourth day of volunteer work for around 5 hours in a day with help of our expert team. You will have free evenings to prepare your work for the next day, explore Kathmandu, use free WiFi at the volunteer house and many more activities.

    • Day 12

      Fifth day of volunteer work for around 5 hours in a day with help of our expert team. You will have free evenings to prepare your work for the next day, explore Kathmandu, use free WiFi at the volunteer house and many more activities.

    • Day 13

      After breakfast drive to Chitwan. It will be approximate 05-06 hrs drive. Upon arrival the naturalist will host reception, refreshments, briefing about the programs and the resort facilities. The Royal Chitwan National Park is the lush valley of Chitwan situated in the foothills of Churia ranges which houses the first National Park of the Kingdom.  This National Park is famous for its variety of wildlife especially the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros and the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger.
      Nature walk or jungle walks: Jungle Walks allows one to explore several different wildlife habitat areas, from the flood-plain grassland to the dense Sal forests. There, one gets an opportunity to encounter a variety of animals including the endangered ones. Since walking through the forest disturbs the animals less, you’ll have a better chance for discovering wildlife. One can also learn useful information about different kinds of plants and herbs in the National park. Dugout canoe ride: Floating down Rapti River on a dugout canoe is the best way to discover the habitat of crocodiles in the river (from a safe distance). It is also a relaxing and a better way to watch the different kind of birds and wildlife species drink water on the bank of the serene river. In the evening – Enjoy Tharu culture show.  Stay overnight at Resort. (Meals – Breakfast & Dinner)

    • Day 14

      Jeep Safari – We start the morning by doing a jeep safari through the National Park and observe the various wildlife species that inhabit the area, especially the endangered rhinoceros.
      Bird watching: The Chitwan National Park is the realm of more than 450 species of birds. In other words, some people have commented the park as a heaven of the bird world. Take a guided tour through the forest to hear the colourful birds’ early morning chirps and watch them fly.  After the tour – Check out from your Resort and drive back to Kathmandu.

    • Day 15

      The morning after breakfast transfer to Kathmandu International airport. Meals – Breakfast Only.

Typical Daily Schedule

Sunday – Thursday
This is a basic outline for volunteers – the weekend excursions are only included in the Volunteer and Travel package. A more detailed itinerary is available on request.

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  • Breakfast at IDEX accommodation 7:30 - 8:30
  • Project work 9:00 – 12:30
  • Lunch 12:30 – 13:30
  • Free time/relaxation 13:30 – 14:00
  • Project work 14:00 – 16:00
  • Preparation meeting/lesson planning for next day 16:00 – 17:00
  • Tea/coffee at IDEX accommodation 17:00 – 17:30
  • Dinner at IDEX accommodation 19:00 – 20:00

Cultural Activities

This is a basic outline for volunteers – the weekend excursions are only included in the Volunteer and Travel package. A more detailed itinerary is available on request.

Practising yoga at its birthplace is a privilege that only a few in the western world of uptown yoga studios will ever get to experience. Passed down from generation to generation over millennia, you will experience yoga the way it is meant to be. Whether you are an expert yoga practitioner or completely unfamiliar with the discipline, the practice, its history, and benefits come to life under the tutelage of Nepal’s great yoga masters.
Learn the famous Nepalese art of henna making by local experts. Henna is a natural dye that is famously used to adorn the hands and feet of brides, brides to be and those participating in special events. You will learn about the craft of extracting this dye from the henna tree, the art of creating these delicate and beautiful patterns on the skin, as well as the cultural significance that this ritual holds.
Traditional Nepalese dress is known for its astounding colour and variation. More than just protection from the elements, traditional Nepalese dresses are woven together with culture and history as much as they are with thread and material. You will be guided in the many fascinating cultural and functional intricacies by knowledgeable Nepalese instructors.
What better way to learn more about a country than from its people? Have dinner with your local host family and experience the food and hospitality that is steeped in the tradition of the Nepalese people. Experience their everyday lives, stories, legends and fables in their own words.

Weekend Excursions

After giving back to the children of Nepal, it is time to let your hair down with two stunning weekend excursions. These trips are packed with beautiful sights, joyous fun and exhilarating adventure.

Spend two days and one night in Pokhara, the picture-perfect postcard of Nepalese paradise ringed around by the Himalayas from Nepalese paradise. You will never forget the lush wild flowers bursting with colours that are a feature of this captivating and charming town. After a hearty breakfast, you will take a scenic drive to the Phewa Lake. Go boating on its crystal clear waters, a place of unspoiled serenity, a mirror that reflects the eternal peaks of Mount Annapurna and Mount Machhapuchhre.
Look above and marvel at the eternal peaks. Look below and see the rich aquatic life teeming around your vessel. Look ahead and witness the awesome sight of the Barahi Temple, an ornate two-storey Hindu temple on an island in the Phewa Lake. After your overnight stay in Pokhara, the morning is yours to explore the sights and sounds of the city and its surroundings. Take in the local culture of Pokhara’s central hub, or head out to discover more of the splendour of the natural surroundings before heading back to Kathmandu in the afternoon.



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