Volunteering in Sri Lanka is a hands-on way of building a fairer world, one that allows you to get out of your usual routine and experience a culture that’s often different from your own.
It enables you to make a difference in the every day lives of others, and help them improve their lifestyles and standards of living. Being a volunteer in Sri Lanka allows you to do just this, because there are various areas where the underprivileged need your care and attention.
Build an educational centre in Sri Lanka! – Short trip
In the village Andera Bedda, on the riverbanks of Sivambalagamuwa Lake, lives a small community of gypsies who fled the war, settled in a safe area and cleared small plots of the jungle given to them by the government. World Volunteer offers the opportunity to make an impact together with our local partner, Meth Wela Foundation, in the project to build an educational centre. In the village, you will be working together with the villagers with supervision from technical experts and guides.
Volunteer at a children centre in Matara – Long trip
Volunteering at Matara Children Centre is a meaningful experience. You will get to know Sri Lanka, its friendly people and the exciting culture. You will be working in Matara Children Center (MCC) where the staff is very grateful for your support. If you enjoy spending time with children, this is definitely the trip for you.
The Matara Children Centre is dedicated to support children from marginalized, low-income families, and children who have lost one or both of their parents. Matara is situated in the southern part of Sri Lanka, which is one of the most popular parts of the country due to their beautiful beaches. You will work close to the ocean in an environment of colorful fishing boats, Buddhist temples and long stretching beaches. World Volunteer’s Matara coordinator, Mr. Conrad Ranawake, and his family are excellent hosts and will take care of you during your stay.
This is a fantastic opportunity to take part in a large variety of programs. This Colombo based program combines volunteering experiences where you could e.g. work at a school for deaf children and their families,centers for children with special needs, sports coaching projects and with English conversational training for young adults.
World Volunteer, in cooperation with SL Volunteers, offer you the opportunity to take part in a learning experience, which benefits some of the most vulnerable people in Sri Lanka. Learn more about the introduction week, the teambuilding jungle trip and the volunteer programs here.
Why Volunteer in Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka is a small island filled with beautiful landscapes, beaches, waterfalls and warm and friendly people, making it an ideal volunteer abroad destination. Each year, thousands of visitors and volunteers flock to the country to enjoy all this and much more. Despite the growth in tourism, Sri Lanka still remains a developing country. The country paid a heavy price during the tsunami, which devastated life and property, and suffered even more during the civil war which concluded recently after almost 33 years.
Being a volunteer in Sri Lanka will mean that you are able to help people build their lives and careers with the resources that are available to them. While people do make livelihoods out of their surroundings and environments, they still live in poor conditions that can always use improvement with aid from resources such as volunteers, who can impart knowledge and skills in order to improve their standards of living.
Volunteer in Sri Lanka now
Travel with World Volunteer to experience the fulfillment of helping others and giving back to the underprivileged. Volunteers can uplift the lives of the poor and deprived by helping them gain skills necessary to survive. In turn, most volunteers come back with their lives enriched as well and mesmerized by the beauty of the Sri Lanka.
World Volunteer projects in Sri Lanka include being part of an amazing experience. As a volunteer in Sri Lanka, you can work with in areas like orphanage work, teaching English, caring for disabled children, and language and cultural programs.
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