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Teach English in Nepal Monasteries

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ORGANIZATION: Volunteer World Nepal

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Teaching English to Buddhist monks in Nepal is a wonderful and rewarding teaching volunteer opportunity for those who are interested in learning Buddhism and culture. A teaching English to Buddhist monks volunteering opportunity will help and allow volunteers to learn about Buddhist culture and lifestyle. Monasteries are home to hundreds of monks who have devoted their lives to monkhood from an early age. They study and live in the monastery and mostly use the Tibetan language only during their study and monks' chances of learning English are very limited.

Teaching English to Buddhist monks is an incredible opportunity for volunteers who are interested in Buddhism and culture. Volunteers will also have a wonderful opportunity to learn the Vajrayana form of Buddhism and witness colourful rituals and prayers. As a volunteer in the teaching English to Buddhist monks program, you will work in the monastery where you will be teaching English to Buddhist monks.

Volunteers will be encouraged to speak with monks to improve their speech and will also teach them about grammar rules and try to increase their vocabulary. Volunteers will work in the monastery where volunteers will find accommodation for eating and studying. The monasteries are usually very spacious. A central building will house a prayer room. Volunteers should also be flexible practical self-motivated and open-minded to learning about new cultures.

Teaching English volunteer or teaching in a Buddhist monastery to Buddhist monks in Nepal, you can enormously benefit their learning and language development. As a result, by working with international volunteers the monks can vastly improve their communication and pronunciation skills to a new level.

Teaching English to monks and learning about their way of life in a Nepalese Buddhist monastery is a unique opportunity that can be life-changing, and you should not miss it.

Teaching English to Buddhist Monks Highlights:
  • Volunteer and have a very unique and life-affirming time abroad
  • Discover your new passion and propel your CV with an international experience
  • Have the choice between rural and urban locations in this stunning and visually arresting country
  • Enjoy a lot of free time by travelling, relaxing or further learning about the Buddhist way of life
  • Receive insights about the culture that are not granted to tourists
What does a teaching English to Buddhist monks volunteer?

Teaching English to Buddhist monks volunteers can teach English, math, science, vocabulary and engage Buddhist monks in creative and fun activities or sports for around 3 to 4 hours per day in the monastery. Most of the monasteries follow the school syllabus and we provide teaching materials to assist you. Moreover, the monks share their knowledge and culture with the volunteers. Teaching English to Buddhist monks is one of our most popular volunteering programs and it offers a unique opportunity to get fully involved in the daily life of a Buddhist monastery.

Do I need any qualifications or skills for teaching English to Buddhist monks?

You do not need any specific qualifications, but you must have a good command of the English language. Additionally, you should be culturally sensitive as you will be working in a religious environment that may be quite different from what you're used to. As Buddhist monks participate in various religious activities throughout the year, the structure of your volunteering program may need to be adjusted at times so you remain flexible to accommodate any such changes.

Where in Nepal can I volunteer in a monastery?

Teaching English to Buddhist monks volunteering opportunities are available at Buddhist monasteries in Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara Valley and Salleri Himalayan region. As a teaching English to Buddhist monks volunteer, you will work in the monastery and may also assist in community schools for non-monastic children. Here is more information about volunteer work locations.

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About Volunteer World Nepal


Purano Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Nepal 4232455, NP

Mission Statement

Volunteer World Nepal is founded on a dream. That brave and generous volunteers from across all backgrounds from Nepal and abroad could work together.


The Volunteer World Nepal is a Nepali-led organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of underprivileged Nepali children and women. They provide education, food, and vocational tools to enable them to contribute equally to Nepali society and compete in the global arena. The organization uses both local and international resources to achieve its goals.


Children & Youth
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Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, International


Sun May 19, 2024 - Sat Aug 17, 2024


Kathmandu ValleyPokhara ValleySalleriKathmandu Valley, Salleri and Pokhara Valley, Bagmati Nepal




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