Teaching in Monastery

In this program volunteers will teach English to the monks at the monasteries. Volunteers especially who are interested in Buddhist culture and religion may join this program, volunteers will stay near the monastery or in the monastery for a period of three months or more. Volunteers go everyday to run English practice classes to the novice monks; children and adults both may participate in the class. VSSN can provide longer and shorter stays upon request; however, one month teaching is minimum requirement. Volunteers will teach English to the monks, both young and old, for around 1 to 2 hours every day. Volunteers will also help local school 1 to 2 hours each day, in total volunteers will be teaching 2 to 4 hours a day.

During the first 3-4 days, volunteer will take language/culture classes, orientation about program and travel information as well as teacher training in Kathmandu. During that time, volunteers will visit holy sites around the Kathmandu Valley. After training, volunteers will be placed in the host family near to the monastery or volunteers may stay in a guest house near the monastery. VSSN also can arrange a trip to Lumbini, Lumbini is Buddha's birth place and peaceful area in the south of Nepal and home to both Theravadan and Tibetan monasteries. This program combines religious research, through an experiential approach, with volunteer English teaching. Due to the fact that the monks spend their lives inside the monastery, this program provides them with the amazing opportunity to learn English, as well as experience another culture, from an international volunteer.

VSSN will arrange an intensive meditation course (this practice course is for those who are interested to meditate), as well as field-trips to Hindu and Buddhist holy sites, will be included in this two-month program.

Contact Address

Volunteer Service & Support Nepal
Dhumbarahi, Kathmandu.
GPO Box: 8974 CPC 478
Kathmandu, Nepal




Matrika Rijal
(+977) 98510 48497