Children's Trust Nepal

Building a better future for Nepal's children

Volunteering

Volunteering can provide a wonderful and unique experience which will stay with you for the rest of your life.  If you want to spend some time away getting to see a different way of life, why not consider visiting us.  Not only will you be able to become part of a real Nepalese family and community, but our children will be so keen to make you feel welcome and learn from your experience.  Volunteering with us will involve helping the children with their school work, improving their English skills and just generally spending time with them as a friend: chatting, playing games and having fun.

Since 2008 we have had a number of volunteers spend time with our family.  Now the children’s home is finished, you are even more welcome to visit us.  If you want to find out more about volunteering with us, please contact us using the box below.

 Namaste!  If you are looking for a different and special experience during your gap year, or are simply eager to discover a new country and culture, then you need look no further.  I have spent five weeks living in the beautiful hills Dhading and from the first day I arrived, I have completely loved the experience.  I had no idea what to expect before coming and was understandably nervous, but within hours  I knew that this experience would reach far beyond my expectations – and so it has!

Whether playing football with the children, eating the delicious home-cooked chapattis and vegetable curries or getting to know the brilliant nooks and crannies of Dhading Besi with Bam himself, I will leave with the brilliant memories of my time with Bam, Gita and the children.  I have done my best to help and teach the children, however there is no doubt that it is me who has gained the most out of my time here.  I have helped them with their English, taught them a few guitar chords and tried to turn them into young footballers aspiring to be the Nepalese version of David Beckham, but this is nothing compared to the warmth and kindness they have shown me.  Do not even hesitate about volunteering if you have the opportunity, as I assure you it will be an utterly fantastic experience.

 Will Anderson (18), England.

Dhading Besi – nestled in the hills

I came to Dhading in July 2009 and have had a wonderful experience.  Dhading is approximately 3 hours from Kathmandu.  It is surrounded by hills and is very beautiful.  The Dhadig family is taking care of 10 children, caring and loving each and every child.  They recently bought land to build a new house so they can take care of even more children.  If you have the opportunity to come and you would like to help, your help is really needed.

You will have a wonderful time with the children, who are very loving and playful.  I prayed with them, helped them with their homework and gave them computer lessons.  I was also able to teach English to some local people.  For me, it was really important that I could make a difference.  I am thankful for my time in Nepal, to learn more and to be a part of many lives.

 Sharon De Ruiter (24), The Netherlands.

Sharon with some of the children

I have been here at the Children’s Home for a month in the simply stunning Dhading district, and from start to finish their generosity has gone far beyond my hopes and expectations.  Never before have I come across such warm and open children.  Every day with them has been an utter delight – helping them get ready for school, singing and playing games, helping them learn English (and learning your fair share of Nepali in return!), but most importantly just spending time with them.  Sometimes the work can be tiring, but it is nothing compared with the satisfaction and happiness you feel at the end of every day.  My happy memories from here will last a lifetime.  I cannot recommend it enough.

Joe Kennedy (19), Scotland.

I really could never say enough about the generosity and beauty of this family.  They did everything within their power to bless me and make sure I had everything I needed.  I spent most of my time with the girls, Christina, Priya and Puja, attempting to help them with their English homework and other studies.  Schoolwork, volleyball, singing, football and dancing kept all of us pretty busy.  All of the kids are really great with varying personalities, talents and gifts.  Bam and Gita are the ‘parents’ of the Children’s Home and they are truly wonderful people.  The local church in Dhading is also incredibly welcoming – the music and the worship were a huge blessing and an awesome experience.

I spent a total of about five weeks at the Children’s Home in March and May 2009.  I could never begin to express how much I learned in Dhading.  When I left, I felt like I was leaving a new family behind.  I hope that someday I’ll be able to go back and be with all of them.

 Kristen Kropp (21), Colorado, USA.

Please note that for volunteers from the UK, we have to insist on a current CRB check.

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