The children at the Peace & Beautiful Children Welfare (PBCW) are always thrilled to have visitors. Whether you want to visit for one day, or stay for a week or a month, the children will welcome you with open arms.
If you are interested in volunteering, please read the Volunteering Activities and Volunteer Information and Policy below and then fill out and submit the volunteer form. You may also contact us via phone or email.
If you are visiting the orphanage for a day you can help the children with their homework, engage them in an art or musical instrument of your choice, teach them a new skill or just play games with them. If you plan to stay longer, you will have the opportunity to engage closely with them in their daily routines, including walking them to and from school, sitting with them at meal times, reading books, helping with their homework and simply sitting and chatting. There is no fixed schedule on our volunteers. You are free to choose which activities you want to be involved in.
Volunteer Information and Policy
Namaste! And welcome to Peace & Beautiful Children Welfare (PBCW).
If you wish to volunteer some of your time working alongside our team and with our children at the PBCW, or wherever else our program is running, you will be made most welcome.
We do not expect everyone who visits our orphanage to be a trained and qualified teacher, nanny or nurse. Anybody without such qualifications wishing to invest their time into working alongside our children, who are receptive and grateful for anything you can them, are very welcome to help out at our orphanage.
The only criteria we require from volunteers are set out below:
- You must be 18 or older to work with our children in the orphanage.
- We will need to take a photocopy of your passport and visa upon arrival at the orphanage.
- You must have the ability to work calmly and patiently with our children.
- To protect our children from abuse – you must have no criminal record, history of pedophilia or warrants issued for your arrest in any country you have visited or lived in.
Volunteers can offer their services for as few or as many days as they wish; however, those who wish to reside in a home-stay pre-arranged by PBCW are expected to help out at the orphanage and/or school for a minimum term of 15 days.
Please be aware that you are visiting a country where strikes, lockouts, power cuts and sometimes natural disasters are seen as commonplace. In such cases, transportation and the children’s schooling may be affected. Check online with your country’s government to find the most current information and situation about Nepal.
We like to ensure all our volunteers are catered for comfortably. We have our APARTMENT for you close to our orphanage. Alternatively, if you can only offer a few days of your time and wish to travel independently, you can arrange your own hotel accommodation in the central Thamel area of Kathmandu or in Patan which is nearer to our orphanage.
Duties will depend upon your length of stay, your individual skills, qualifications and experience. We expect everyone (staff and volunteers to be flexible, so please be aware that certain schedules may change at short notice from time to time.
The children residing at PBCW attend school Sunday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays and public holidays are not school days. We are always happy to assist you if you wish to plan an activity or fund a field trip for the children on these days. You are welcome to teach at the schools which the children attend which include private and government schools in Kathmandu. If you wish to visit or teach at that school you are most welcome.
After homework the children are free to engage in any activity you may wish to arrange, whether this is a team related activity or simply working in a one on one basis with one or two children. These activities can include; reading, singing, dancing, board games, arts and crafts, outdoor ball games, or you may wish to devise your own activity…so long as it involves learning and is fun. You can also help our children by teaching the importance of hygiene, such as brushing their teeth, washing their hands, etc.
Volunteers are expected to meet their own costs of: airfare, visas, accommodation and transportation within the country. You may now obtain a visa when you arrive in Nepal but check online with the department of immigration as changes may occur.
School’s food and drink will be provided during your time spent at the orphanage. If you are creative in the kitchen, we have kitchen in our apartment.
Please have appropriate vaccinations, doctor visits before you arrive in Nepal. Please tell of any special medications, medical conditions and/or allergies you may have. Vaccinations can include but are not limited to: tetanus, typhoid, Hepatitis A and B as well as Malaria medication.
Code of Conduct – expected of all volunteers
- Respect the Nepalese beliefs and culture.
- Volunteers are not allowed to preach or teach any religious doctrine or agenda to the children.
- Never physically or verbally discipline the children. If you witness or become involved in a conflict, advise the head of the house immediately.
- Illegal drugs and alcohol are prohibited at all times in school.
- Volunteers must use appropriate language – swearing on or off the premises will not be tolerated.
- Sexually explicit or inappropriate behavior or discussion is not permitted.
- Do not invite any visitors into the orphanage without prior permission from the head of the Hostel.
- Be honest and responsible.
- NO any medical treatment without permission of head of the Hostel.
- And most importantly, make sure the time you spend with our family is fun.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out and submit the volunteer form. You may also contact us via phone or email.