Teaching Volunteer at Buddhist Monasteries
Are you looking for an excellent opportunity to develop teaching skills? Teaching English to novice monks in a Buddhist monastery, you will be met with students eager to learn from you. While you’re at the monastery, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the day-to-day lifestyle of the monks gaining a unique opportunity to learn about the practices of Buddhism.
You won’t need any specific qualification to be considered for a place on the project, but you will need a good standard of English and a passion for teaching others. The monks you will be teaching range in age from children to adult. It is important that you respect their high social status and the rules that they live by. In order to be successful in your application, you will also need to be disciplined and very focused. Most volunteers will be able to stay on site but there are strict rules, for example women are not allowed to stay at the monastery past sunset. Where it is not possible for participants to stay overnight, nearby accommodation will be arranged.
Please Note: Projects start on a Monday, however you should arrive over the weekend on either Saturday or Sunday.
Monday to Friday
Your days will be split between teaching English to the monks and assisting with the teaching at a local school. The actual schedule will be dependent on the monastery and local school’s timetables during your stay but you would normally be expected to spend 1-2 hours teaching at the monastery and then move onto a local school where you would work for another 1-2 hours. Although you will only be teaching for around 4 hours a day, you will be expected to spend some time preparing for your lessons and activities.
Trip Country Info
Population: Approx. 28.98 million
Currency: Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Time zone: UTC +5:45
Namaste and welcome to Nepal, a country of high Himalayan Mountains, artistic monuments, exotic wildlife, and diverse cultures. Located between 80 12′ east longitude and between 26 22′ and 30 27′ north latitude, Nepal extends along the south slopes of the Himalayas in central Asia.
Although Nepal is small, it has the greatest latitudinal variation of any country. The land rises from the southern plains of the Terai, barely above sea level at 70 meters, to the top of the Mt. Everest, the highest peak on Earth at 8848 meters above sea level, in a distance of less than 200 km.
Book your volunteer travel holiday and experience one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world as well as the highest mountain ranges. Nepal has lush valleys that team with exotic wildlife ready to be explored on your gap year adventure. It is a beautiful country located in South Asia bordering both India and China. As you enjoy your volunteer travel experience in Nepal you will come across many remote monasteries and villages that adorn the stunning landscape where you will experience the best of Nepal. The outstanding beauty and friendly Nepalese people are the main reasons people book gap year holidays to Nepal and why they are a popular choice with us. We have a compreshensive selection of gap year holidays in Nepal with a number of teaching and community programs on offer.
Have a look at our latest gap year experiences in Nepal or contact us for more about work & travel in Nepal or your questions about specific programs. The volunteer Nepal program is a very good way for you to experience the most of what the spiritual and enchanted land of Nepal has to offer. You may also choose to trek Mount Everest or smaller mountain hikes like Poon Hill.
Participant Criteria & Requirements
No requirements have been provided.
No requirements have been provided.
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Travel insurance