This program is one of our most popular at Volunteer Society Nepal. Few other placements in the world offer the opportunity to work alongside Buddhist monks. As a volunteer, you will observe their unique monastery environment and help the monks communicate with the outside world. Do you want to learn more about life in a monastery? Do you want to learn and participate in meditative techniques and Buddhist teachings? Then this will be an incredible experience for you.
Volunteers in monastery placements can teach English, Math, creative and fun activities or sports to the monks for around 3-4 hours per day. Even if you are less experienced, we have teaching materials that help you when needed. In turn, the monks share their knowledge and culture with the volunteers. If you ask the monks, you can get the chance to learn meditation techniques and receive in-depth knowledge of the Buddhist culture. This is one of our most popular volunteering posts, due to the unique way it allows you to truly be involved in the life of a Buddhist monastery.
You do not need any specific qualifications for this work, but a good command of the English language is vital. You must also be a culturally sensitive person because you will be working in a religious environment that is likely to be very different from your own. As Buddhist monks have to participate in different religious activities at various times of the year, the structure of your volunteering program can sometimes be altered. We ask you to be flexible to accommodate this.
Volunteering in a monastery is available in Kathmandu valley, Pokhara and Salleri (Solukhumbhu, Himalayan region). As a volunteer you will work in a monastery and may also work with the attached community schools for non-monastic children. For more information go to our locations page.
This program is one of our most popular at Volunteer Society Nepal. Few other placements in the world offer the opportunity to work alongside Buddhist monks. As a…