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Volunteer Opportunities

House with Heart (HwH) thrives with the help of its volunteers. There are many ways to get involved.

Administrative Help. Are you interested in grantwriting, party planning, product marketing/development, accounting, or computers? We are always looking for people interested in these administrative areas and MORE. You can live anywhere in the world and help. All you need is a computer so that we can communicate with you. If you live in New York City, we can meet face-to-face.

Fundraising Help. Perhaps you’d like to throw a party for your friends to benefit House with Heart. We’d love to provide you with materials and a DVD about our work to help you do that. Maybe you live in the UK, and you’d like to join like-minded people in their activities to support HwH. Friends with a Heart is a group that raises awareness and funds for HwH led by long-time supporters. See their Facebook page. Volunteers are needed to help plan and staff our fundraising events, most of which are held in New York City.

Visit us in Nepal. You can see our work first hand and volunteer in one of our many programs in Kathmandu. Volunteers in the past have run a drama program for the students in our Children’s Learning Centre, provided medical exams, performed much needed repairs at our facility, built a puppet theater, taught at a local school – and much more. We can match your skills with our current needs.

All volunteers are vetted for the protection of the children and women we serve. Most of our visitors are coordinated by Education Health Nepal (EHN), an organization that matches volunteers and nonprofits in Nepal for a mutually rewarding experience. Like many international volunteer programs, they charge a fee for their work, and part of that fee comes back to our organization. They can help you find a place to stay and arrange for transportation. Please see their website for details.

Our house is located in the Aarubari section of the Kathmandu Valley about an hour-long bus ride from the city center. Many carpet factories are located in this neighborhood, which is one of the poorest areas of the city.


Scottish visitors trained HwH staff, local teachers and others in Drama therapy techniques for children.

A New York math and science teacher worked with our children.

UK doctors treated our children, the students in the Learning Centre, women in the Training Program, and our staff.

Members of Friends with a Heart visit HwH on a yearly basis and run programs for many of the children we serve, including students in the Children’s Learning Centre.