Homestay/Cultural Exchange

Home stays and cultural exchange programs can be arranged in most rural areas of Nepal. Participants will be placed with a Nepali family in a small rural village. This provides the volunteers with an excellent opportunity to learn about all aspects of Nepali culture, lifestyle, language, food and people. Volunteers should remember that this is a cultural exchange and that an effort to offer some knowledge of their own home culture and customs to the family with whom they stay is expected. Participants in the program will not go through training in Nepal with the other volunteers. During their home stay, volunteers will attend 2 hours of language lessons in the morning and in the afternoon. They will also have the opportunity to visit different areas of interest like the Social Movement Exhibition Center,  among our other 20 host families.

English Teaching

We are looking for Volunteers who teach English to children in government schools and organizations. As we all know ‘children are future of the nation’. SM has supported some schools, Library, Club and Community Learning Center. The children range from 8 to 16 years old. Each class typically include 10-40 student. The teaching curriculum for each major subject is based on the students’ standard book. But volunteers are also encouraged to create their own lesson plans. Depending on the subject, volunteers should bring along teaching materials such as picture books, instruments, flash cards, art supplies, and songs. Our Resource Center created to provide a library & reading materials and English language programs to members of the local groups. At the center, multiple three-month English classes are offered to local youth and adults. The language classes range from beginner to advanced.

Community Health Post/Health professionals

Doctors, nurses and medical students – can join the Health  Program and contribute to the improvement in the health of the nation of Nepal. Doctors and nurses can gain valuable experience in their clinical expertise and learn new professional skills in a developing country, while medical students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience. SMC currently has opportunities for volunteers to assist at health centers, hospitals, remote health posts and mobile clinics. We have got 3 health posts and two health clinic and SME Center.

Agriculture and Organic Farming

As an organic farming volunteer, you will learn how to grow your own food without pesticides, be exposed to many new and alternative learning experiences, and give something back to the environment. During your stay, you will be living together with the farm family where we will work together, learn together, cook together and eat together. It is a great opportunity for you to learn Nepalese culture and lifestyle through immersion. We also have over 20 other farmers that can use help.

Teaching Tibetan Monks

This is a great opportunity for volunteers who want to Teach English in Monasteries. There are several Tibetan refugees Camps and Monasteries that house hundreds of Tibetan kids taking Buddhist monk educational training in Kathmandu to preserve the amazing cultural richness of Tibet and Buddhism practice. Knowledge of English can be an enormous help to these kids to explore more scriptures written in English and circulate Buddhist teachings practice to  the whole world. 

As a volunteer you will be placed in a monastery where you will Teach English to monks. Depending on monastery size you will expect the number of student’s monks from 15 with moderate or beginners level English. The monks study Buddhist as a major subject. English, Nepalese and others are optional in order to improve their additional language skill. Volunteers will teach English to the monks, both young and old. Volunteers can also have a chance to participate in some monasteries run programs like meditation, praying and other cultural celebrations.

You do not need any formal teacher training or experience to participate, but whatever experience you do have will be taken into account when arranging your day-to-day activities.

Working in Orphanages Home

able to have access to Education. As it will provide more opportunities for them in the future once they have to make their own way in the world. Resources are often scarce so if they have access to a teacher it will be a great advantage to them. Depending on your own expertise and interests, though, you can also teach drawing, songs, music, dance, cooking, or any number of activities, and generally just spend quality time with the children.

We support 3 Orphanage homes at Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan.

Sports/Stone/Other Projects

Volunteers are welcome to design their own program in various areas – You are most welcome to work in any field and we will support you to arrange all the necessary things. Here we collect some stones and build new platform at school, village, park, social movement exhibition center, etc…

Thesis writing internship

Nepal is rich country with variety of ethnicity, culture and traditions. It has diverse linguistic, ethnic, and religious culture.
Beside this, Nepal is a democratic, independent, sovereign and a new republican country. Nepal is in a great political transition of her history,  lots of political change has been taking place in recent years.
Those foreign students who are doing  graduate, master, post graduate or PHD degree and willing to write  their thesis in the issues related to Nepal it will be unique and suitable opportunity  for them.
Students of rural/urban/peace/international development, sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science, or any other related subjects could apply for the programme . The applicant must have an academic and practical credential to support his or her research plan. For advice on the selection of potential research areas you can contact us.
Facilities 
We have professional environment with 24 hour internet service. We have small library or other potential areas where student gather information for their thesis during their stay in Nepal.
We will arrange meeting and interview opportunities with experts, political personalities or general people related with the subject. Students can do surveys, interviews, observations, etc….
Duration
1-5 Months.

For more information visit the frequently asked questions section or contact us here.

Pricing

Registration Fees: 0$.

Small amount of charge for food and accommodation .
Food: 5-10$ Per day depends upon program, far distance and placement and under developing country. (exam. :- farming/gardening 5$
School Teaching/community development- 5$,
Monastery(monk)Teach/Health post,Nursing – 10$.
Donation : According to your interest at the end of your program you can support our other projects.
It will directly goes to Eco-village and Social Movement Exhibition Center, positive community learning center) to rise more facilities for all.
Certificates : 10$

Additional Services (100$) include:

Airport pickup/drop up
Bus Ticket to placements (Tourists Bus)
1/2/3 Night Kathmandu placement
Language class
24 hours Volunteer supervision and office administration Legal Service
Certificate

Program fees don’t include:

  • Visa/Visa extension fee
  • Traveling and other expenses out of the placement during weekends
  • Air Tickets (Domestic/International)
  • Laundry service Bar Bills Telephone Calls