We are always happy to have volunteers visit our residential home and day care center, especially when they have a specific activity or skill to teach our children. We are looking for volunteers to teach English and computers, art and drawing.

We are limited to taking volunteers when the children’s school schedule permits vacation time, so please let us know the possible dates of your visit and we will work to coordinate with you. We can also only host up to three volunteers maximum at one time.

We are working to develop specific volunteer projects and requirements, and we will provide these details as they become available.

While we can’t provide living accommodations for volunteers on site, volunteers pay $30 USD per day to lodge at a home stay, which is a 10 minute walk from ECDC. This includes breakfast and dinner, internet facilities and hot water.

If you are only interested in coming for a short site visit as opposed to an extended stay, please contact us and we will try to arrange a visit.

We would also like to see your references, related experience, and a short essay about why you want to volunteer.

All our volunteers will be contacted by Utopia Volunteers who is our partner organization. This guarantees that you are part of a professional volunteer program, that will help you prepare for your stay and all necessary arrangements.

Please click here to fill the volunteer application form.


First hand experience report from our volunteer MARI POTTER

“I became a part of the Butterfly Home family during my month of volunteering at ECDC. I was included in daily routines like walking the children to-and-from school, working on numerous arts and crafts projects together, playing games and practicing yoga with the children. I was respected and welcomed by Pushpa, the staff, and all of the children at ECDC, which made me feel needed and useful. I learned a lot about Nepali culture through all the warm interactions with the staff, the children and my host family. I know that my time at the Butterfly Home was being used in a very important way, and I can’t wait to go back!”