Volunteering at Mount Everest school

Do you have an interest in volunteering?

Contact us  to inquire about upcoming volunteer opportunities! We want to hear from you!

Current Volunteer Opportunities

- English teachers:

We are always looking for retired, qualified male English teachers, who can spend a minimum of three months teaching English grammar, vocabulary, to our senior students and can provide English tutoring to our resident teachers.

- Science teachers

Email us for our detailed job description and conditions:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note: Only native English speaker with extensive teaching back ground need apply. Minimum commitment is three months.


More information for potential Teacher-Volunteers!

While Kopan Monastery does not have an official volunteer program, we would be open to hearing from interested people who meet the following criteria:

-        Teaching background is really a must. All males, of course, since Kopan is a monastery.

-        Someone with an interest in Buddhism, Kathmandu, or Nepal, not necessarily in that order. Kopan is a lovely, peaceful place and a great place to begin or further one’s own Dharrma practice. This is not a requirement, but it might be an obvious advantage for someone who is already on a path.

-        Retired teachers are preferred, though a mature, stable person of any age with teaching experience would certainly be considered.

-        While teaching, each teacher stays for a minimum of  3 months as a guest of the monastery, following all monastery rules. These include No killing, no stealing, no lying, no intoxicants (including tobacco), and no sexual activity.    


 -        Kopan Monastery offers food and accommodation to the right person, with the option of attending one of our residential course.




Kopan Monastery
Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa

Kopan Monastery FPMT pending affiliation
Foundation for the preservation of the Mahayana Tradition