Reg. No: 3271 066/067

Volunteer Details

The Child Helping Education Fund (CHEF) is a fun and positive place to work with children. As a volunteer at CHEF, you will have the opportunity to live with the children at the CHEF orphanage and interact with them in many ways.


The children at CHEF:

- Range in age from 5 to 12.

- Go to school from Sunday to Thursday, from 9:30 A.M. to 4 P.M. (Friday is a half day of school and Saturday is full holiday)

Speak at least a small amount of English

Are friendly, loving, and easy to entertain


As a volunteer at CHEF, you can:

- Help the children with their daily activities (getting ready for school, walking to and from school, etc.)

- Play games with the children and lead/participate in their extra-curricular activities (sports, art, etc.)

- Teach the children English, help them with homework and academic activities

Help with the administrative duties of the orphanage (computer assistance is always welcome!)

- Experience Nepali culture, lifestyle, and learn about the social structure in Nepal

- Explore Kathmandu Valley or engage your own interests while the children are at school


:: CHEF can provide accommodation, food, and travel assistance to volunteers for exchange of 100 eur/week.


::We also ask you to wear clothes adapted to our Nepalese culture, for example no shorts or tops.


:: If you would like to experience trekking in Nepal, Lila, a qualified trekking guide, will provide you with assistance and advice.


Volunteers are welcome at CHEF anytime - for a day, a week, a month, or more! Please do not hesitate to contact CHEF with any questions about volunteering.


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Please find below testimonials from former CHEF volunteers:


Ewelina, 28, Poland

I spent 2 weeks with children and Lila at their house, which is filled with smiles, happiness and joy. It was a great experience to learn Nepalese culture and habits from it's youngest citizens. I will remember this time as valuable and important part of my self development. I would recommend to everyone come and be part of this family. They will stay in your heart for ever! :)


Wade couch From Australia

Hello everyone. As some of you well know, I recently spent some time volunteering at an orphanage in Nepal. And wow!! What an amazing experience. My time in Nepal will stay with me for the rest of my life and I'm already planning on returning next year to volunteer again. If you've ever thought about doing something like this, or want something more out of a holiday and do something that truly means something, then please consider volunteering at Orphanage Nepal Chef. The couple running the orphanage do a fantastic job at supplying housing, food, clothing and medical care for the children all within a loving home. And the children, wow, the children are so adorable, loving and well behaved. If you can't make the trip yourself, donations are greatly appreciated to help with running costs. And to sweeten the deal, I'm selling these beautiful scarves made in Nepal out of yak with 100% of the money raised been sent straight back to orphanage. No agency, no middle man. If you want to help, please contact the orphanage or myself. I'm happy to answer any questions, inbox me if you like