Volunteer Work Sri Lanka

Volunteer Programs Sri Lanka

Volunteering in Sri Lanka with Love Volunteers is the perfect introduction to this diverse and fascinating country. As with all our placements, volunteers work side by side with locals which provides a unique insight into the people and the culture of the country. Love Volunteers and our partner in Sri Lanka work closely to ensure volunteers both impart and gain real benefit from their stay here, while remaining safe and gaining the respect of the local people.

Undoubtedly volunteers will encounter unfamiliar ways of thinking, speaking, and interacting, meaning they are constantly absorbing the customs and culture of Sri Lanka. With wonderful beaches, marvellous mountains, lush green forests, exciting wildlife, spectacular cities or ancient history, Sri Lanka packs in a lot of excitement within its small borders.

Volunteering in Sri Lanka will see participants helping on one of the following projects: Teaching English in government schools, working with children with disabilities, working with children in kindergartens and orphanages, or assisting in a medical setting high in the tea plantations. Placement locations include Galle on the south west coast, Badulla which is about 230km from Colombo towards the eastern slopes of the central hills of Sri Lanka, and Wattala which is a large suburb only a short distance from Colombo city centre.

A range of personal skills will come into play, including decision-making, and initiative, as well as creative problem-solving. You’ll need stamina, resourcefulness, respect and a sense of humour.

Programs

6 programs
  • Ambalangoda, Galle District, Sri Lanka
  • from 1 week
  • Guest House
  • from USD 259
  • Airport Pick Up Included

The beautiful south-west coast of Sri Lanka is the location for this essential program working with homeless and abandoned children. Based in Ambalangoda, between Bentota & Hikkaduwa, this children’s home is in dire need of support to help impoverished children after war and poverty has created a social crisis in Sri Lanka…

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  • Badulla, Sri Lanka
  • from 3 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 529
  • Airport Pick Up Included

Volunteers on this important program (available during the school holidays in April and August each year) will work in the hillside town of Badulla, in Sri Lanka's southern central hill country region.  This program provides quality care to children in need and desperately requires volunteers to help with caring for and spending time with the…

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  • Badulla, Sri Lanka
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 229
  • Airport Pick Up Included

This essential education program supports children in the under resourced, yet fundamental, area of early childhood education in Sri Lanka. This program is available in kindergartens and primary schools the historically significant hillside town of Badulla. Early childhood education is sadly a seemingly forgotten area in Sri Lanka’s education…

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  • Badulla, Sri Lanka
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 229
  • Airport Pick Up Included

Volunteers provide much-needed support and assistance to children based at a centre in Badulla. The vocational training center offers formalized classes that aim to improve the skills of children with disabilities. The centre is in desperate need of willing volunteers to help with all types of roles and tasks at the center. Suffering from a…

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  • Kegalle, Sri Lanka
  • from 1 week
  • Guest House
  • from USD 309
  • Airport Pick Up Included

Volunteering with an endangered species of elephant is surely one of the most unique and exciting programs any international volunteer could participate in! Although a much-revered animal and important to the Sri Lankan culture, poaching for tusks, trophy killing and loss of their natural habitat continues to decimate the Sri…

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  • Wattala, Sri Lanka
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 499
  • Airport Pick Up Included

This important program was created with the goal of shared learning in a medical environment. Medical Interns are placed in a busy private hospital in Wattala, a suburb of the country’s capital and largest city Colombo. The placement offers medical students and qualified professionals the opportunity to spend time interning at a large private…

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