Free volunteer, dear values international and local volunteers We Volunteer Nepal is always working in social base volunteer project which is included Education sector in Community school, private school and Buddhist monasteries around Nepal. And we always welcome our volunteers to our project. recently we have found one priceless project that mean free volunteer project to teach younger nuns in the Buddhist monastery here in rato matte gompa in Kathmandu. The placement will be give you free food and accommodation however you still have to pay your application fees and transport fees to WVN. The application fees are 100 euro and transportation will be charge 90 euro. The transport included airport pick up / drop off, Monastery project drop / pick up and for emergency period will provide you transport from the monastery.
Rato Matto Gompa / Gargon nunnery / Free volunteer
This small nunnery would like a volunteer for 3 months, from May 2020. If all goes well, the volunteer could extend for as long as they have a visa (if appplicable). Own room with attached bathroom and solar hot water as well as vegetarian meals
will be provided three times a day.
The volunteer will be required to teach English, ideally based on conversational
skills, for three groups. early teens (shedra) 8 students
teens and early 20’s (lobdra) 12 students
adult nuns 6 students
Each group to have 1hr class a day, 5.5 days a week (on the half day there will be
discussion whether all groups will have their class)
There are already some Headway English and other books available, but the focus is
on verbal communication.
There is no exisiting syllabus therefore the volunteer should have previous
experience planning lessons and know how to use different teaching methods and
If a foriegner: should have qualification to teach English as a second language.
If a Nepali national: should have a relevant English language qualifcation and a teaching qualification.
There will be a room with a whiteboard. If other materials are needed, the volunteer
should discuss with the senior nuns to see if they are already available or can be
bought, but there is no guarantee that funds for materials will be available.
Obviously there will sometimes be need for pujas and other religious activities,
which will take precedence over English class. Therefore the volunteer should
always keep in touch with the senior nuns to check what the schedule is for coming
weeks and days. Since it is a nunnery, female candidates are preferred. Male candidates will be
required to provide criminal/ police records check documents (or equivalent from their country) for child safety reasons.
No smoking or drinking alcohol on the premises.
NTC mobile signal is better than NCell.
Since this nunnery’s original base is in Muktinath, at the end of the volunteer period
the volunteer might like to visit Muktinath (the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site),
in Mustang District and see their home gompa. This will be at the volunteer’s own
expense but I can advise on how to travel up (get permits for foreigners) etc etc. You will probably be able to stay at the nunnery. (If you travel with friends it may not be appropriate to stay at the nunnery)
Here are some photos of the nunnery in Kathmandu and in Muktinath and location map.
There can be no adjustment for special dietary needs, what ever is prepared is what is available. Do not eat your own food in front of others without offering. To supplement your diet or if you need some variety you can go to the guest house below the nunnery or other local restaurants.
Please be responsible for your ow health if eating out. Its a nunnery, expect early morning wake up trumpets or drums.
Don’t expect much privacy. Nepalis will think something is wrong if you want to be alone. Water is solar heated, don’t expect hot showers in mornings!
Some Nepali or Tibetan language would be beneficial (beyond the WVN orientation), as would interest in
Be respectful of our practices even if you don’t understand them. Do not sit on or step over texts, books (including
English books), prayer flags or images of Buddha or other teachers.
Proselytising is illegal in Nepal.
Dress, language and behaviour are important. Please wear modest clothes
around the gompa, the teenagers are immpressionable and the local villagers
get their information about foreigners from TV/ online. Do not come back
smelling of cigarettes or alcohol.
Someone who has other projects, reading, walking, photography, sketching,
meditation, yoga, writing etc would be well suited to this post.
The need to hang out in tourist bars for wifi or to be with other foreigners suggests this
would not be a suitable placement for you.
Please do not bring guests without permission or presume they can stay over
or join for meals.
This is a unique opportunity to observe the life of a modern nunnery, rooted
in traditional values and culture located in a village setting.
Be aware that while most nuns make a conscious decision to join, it may not
always have been under easy circumstances. The very young ones may not
have made the decision themselves. While some organisations dwell on telling
stories of monks and nuns from impoverished backgrounds, please do not
Ultimately the pre-teen n teenager girls are just that. They are novices. Do not
expect model saintly behaviour.
Rural Nepal is patriarchal and discriminatory for many reasons an outsider
will rarely understand, please don’t think you are coming to shangrila
Gargon Nunnery, Rani Pauwa
Our home nunnery is in Mustang, Annapurna Conservation Area, below the route coming down from Thorong La (5400m) on the Annapurna Circuit
Accommodation: Simple room with simple bed in Monastery / solar hot water shower don’t expect hot shower in the morning.
Food: local or Tibetan food with nuns in the monastery
Starting volunteer date: May 2020 at any time this mission is for 3 months and more
Free volunteer : Rato matte gompa
Total Expenses Euro 190 (Application and transport cost) (free volunteer placement no any cost)
Application is necessary: https://www.wevolunteernepal.org/application/
There will be a minute complete your online application and submit to us we will get in touch as soon as possible.