Volunteer at Bloom Nepal School

Bloom Nepal School is looking for volunteers! Interested in working with children of age 5-15, being part of the school’s everyday life and using your expertise in enhancing the Bloom community. Join our volunteering program tailored according to your skills and competences. Volunteering at Bloom Nepal School is a unique opportunity to gain experience, improve your CV, meet new people and become part of the community setting off a new generation of Nepal’s future leaders and entrepreneurs. We are accepting volunteers on a rolling basis. To apply, please read about the requirements, tasks and expenses below and fill in the online application form.

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Requirements

We are welcoming volunteers from all backgrounds and nationalities. Professional experience in an area of expertise is an asset, but there are a lot of tasks the volunteers can perform without professional training.

  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Minimum commitment 1 week
  • Language skills in English and/or Nepali
  • Ability to adjust in developing country conditions
  • Preparedness to take initiative
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

Tasks

The tasks of the volunteers will be defined according to the interests and skills of each volunteer. Here some examples of tasks performed by our previous volunteers:

  • Teaching English or other school subjects of their expertise
  • Organizing free time activities for the children, such as sports, games, dance, music, movie nights and so on
  • Managing the school’s social media and website
  • Work on existing Math book development
  • Fundraising
  • Photography
  • Filming and editing promotional videos
  • Multimedia work
  • Construction and maintenance work

Expenses

What we can offer:

  • Accommodation
  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner) and unlimited drinking water
  • Pick up at the Kathmandu airport at arrival and departure

Expenses expected from you:

  • Travel expenses to Nepal and back
  • Visa
  • Insurance

There are no additional program fees.

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Volunteering experiences

Suvi Helko

“Volunteering at Bloom Nepal School was a life-changing experience for me. I stayed with the school for three months in summer 2015 after the earthquakes. As the school building was destroyed by the earthquake, we lived in tents. From day one everybody at the school, both the children and the staff, welcomed me warmly.”

“Volunteering at Bloom Nepal School was a life-changing experience for me. I stayed with the school for three months in summer 2015 after the earthquakes. As the school building was destroyed by the earthquake, we lived in tents. From day one everybody at the school, both the children and the staff, welcomed me warmly. The team spirit among the students is something I’ve seen nowhere else. The children are happy, helpful, bright and compassionate. During those three months my tasks were teaching English to the older students and managing the social media platforms. I also conducted a small fundraising campaign and designed newsletters to the donors. I contacted media and wrote news articles to spread the word about the school and after the school days I organized free time activities for the children. Bloom Nepal School offered me accommodation, daily meals and a pick up from the airport at the arrival and departure. I warmly recommend volunteering at Bloom Nepal School to anybody who has a passion for education, youth work and development. I returned to the school for three weeks at the end of summer 2016 to see their new, earthquake-proof structure. During those three months in 2015 I became part of the “Bloom family”, as we call it, and still until this day I keep regular contact with the school staff and the children.”

Hac Bui

“Before I arrived in Nepal on 18th May 2015, I thought that after the Earthquake in April, everyone in Nepal must be extremely terrified and hopeless. But when I arrived at Bloom Nepal School, which was totally destroyed by the quake, I just felt the positive atmosphere where kids played and danced all day long and received great care and love from teachers. I really admired their tenacity!”

“Before I arrived in Nepal on 18th May 2015, I thought that after the Earthquake in April, everyone in Nepal must be extremely terrified and hopeless. But when I arrived at Bloom Nepal School, which was totally destroyed by the quake, I just felt the positive atmosphere where kids played and danced all day long and received great care and love from teachers. I really admired their tenacity! Bloom Nepal School is a great place for an international volunteer like myself. The school heads are international-minded young scholars from the best universities in the world, who gave us the opportunity and freedom to support the school by our best. Also, the kids are awesome! They are smart, motivated, hardworking and adorable! They are also very confident, and the students know English is good enough so that I could communicate with them easily. This trip has been my best volunteer experience so far and I will definitely go back there in the near future!”

Evan Denmark

“As soon as I stepped on to the campus of Bloom Nepal, I was welcomed like family. Everyday, I was immensely impressed with the passion that students and teachers show for each other, their school, and the educational mission that Bloom Nepal supports.”

“As soon as I stepped on to the campus of Bloom Nepal, I was welcomed like family. Everyday, I was immensely impressed with the passion that students and teachers show for each other, their school, and the educational mission that Bloom Nepal supports. I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks at the school learning, documenting, and photographing the vision for future education in Nepal. In that time, I was not only able to form incredible friendships, but was able to witness first hand the initial steps to changing the future of Nepali education. Like no other school in Nepal, Bloom seeks to bring passion based learning to every student, no matter the student’s upbringing. By taking this new approach to education, the hope is that students will break the norms of traditional schooling in Nepal, allowing them to explore what they are truly interested in, to excel in it, and to propel the country forward based on the education they have received. The vision is powerful and it makes me proud that I am part of the Bloom family. It has been just over one year since I have been to the school and I am incredibly excited to see how the school has progressed in that time… and it makes me even more excited to return!”