Volunteer in Sri Lanka
Soulful Sri Lanka!
Our flagship country is Sri Lanka, where our main operations are located in the gorgeous colonial town of Galle (Southern Sri Lanka). Living less than 10 mins from the beach you will be blown away by the natural beauty and colonial charm of this town, and being within 1-2 hours reach from some of the most beautiful beaches in Asia-Mirissa, Tangalle, Ahangama, Bentota, Weligama, Hikkaduwa and so on.
With about 20+ volunteers a month, Galle is one of our top program destinations. Here you can join our sea turtle conservation programs, dog shelter volunteering, teaching children, women’s empowerment, teaching Buddhist monks and medical/nursing placements. We also offer some excellent medical and nursing projects in Colombo, where our volunteers get to work in hospitals, community centres and Ayurveda clinics. And finally, we offer an award-winning elephant and wildlife conservation project in Wasgamuwa (4-5 hours from Colombo), where volunteers get to participate in real conservation activities such as monitoring elephants in the wild, managing human-elephant conflict and building sanctuaries. Sri Lanka is a truly gorgeous place to spend your time with us as you get to work on some great projects while being able to explore the unmatched beauty and diversity of this spectacular island nation.
Our local teams are experts on ground and can help organise tours for you- Udawalawa wildlife safari, Sinharaja rain forest hiking, water rafting in Kithulgala, whale watching in Indian Ocean and country side bike rides are some of the favourites. In addition the below are really great excursions too…
Adams Peak: Adam’s Peak is without a doubt one of Sri Lanka’s most spectacular landmarks and the 7km track from Dalhousie village in the Chamba District is well worth the climb. Sri Pada Mountain is the most sacred mountain in the country and it will take you around 4 hours to complete the 5,500 steps to the summit.
Kandy: Famed for its Temple of Tooth, this mysterious city set in the picturesque highlands is a true highlight for volunteers and is also one of the most significant places of Sinhalese culture. Whilst here, be sure to explore the Kandy Lake, visit the Royal Palace and head out to the Knuckles Mountain Range for some fresh mountain air and unbeatable scenery.
Mirissa: If you love beaches, surfing or anything in-between this is it. Crystal clear water, beautiful sandy beaches and great waves to ride, make Mirissa a beach lovers paradise and is one of Sri Lanka’s must do beach towns.
FIND YOURSELF IN SRI LANKA
“There is warmth in the air, smiles on people’s faces and culture that you will fall in love with. Sri Lanka has been through some tough times with 30 years of civil war followed by the disaster caused by the Tsunami of 2004. It has pulled itself up with the help of relief efforts by local organisations that you will get an opportunity to work with when you volunteer in Sri Lanka with us. Join us and help make a real difference in the lives of locals.”
Ridhi Patel, Founder, Volunteering Journeys
Why Volunteer in Sri Lanka?
Land of Serendipity
Coined as ‘The Land of Serendipity’, Sri Lanka is a destination of surprising beauty and off the beaten path travel. You’ll be blown away by the sights, the temples, historical museums, and the amazing natural beauty especially the endless coastline.
Sri Lankans are a warm, friendly and humble people. They’re notoriously shy but they’re always kind and giving and you’ll meet some great people along the way. You will meet and work with many locals when you volunteer in Sri Lanka – its the best way to learn and immerse yourself!
Immerse yourself in the multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural society of Sri Lanka. As well as being the motherland of the Sinhalese, the country is home to Sri Lankan and Indian Tamils, Moors, Burghers, Malays, Kaffirs and the aboriginal Vedda.
Curry and rice is a staple here but you’ll be blown away by the amazing spices brought over from India, Malaysia, Portugal and the Middle East. This is fusion food at its most authentic! With delicious seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes, don’t leave without trying fish ambul, wood apple and kottu!
Sri Lanka Volunteer Programs
Family Volunteering in Sri Lanka
Get involved in Sea Turtle Conservation, Teaching or with Sports Coaching in the beautiful country of Sri Lanka with your children. Travel and experience a different side to Sri Lanka!
Sea Turtle Conservation in Sri Lanka
Do you want to boast about super fun volunteer work?! Well this is your chance. Work with sea turtles, helping to conserve the turtle population in Sri Lanka. You live right on the beach and help a local hatchery and even look after sick and disabled turtles. No prior experience is needed and any age group can apply! GREAT FOR FAMILIES!
Teaching English to Children in Sri Lanka
If you are passionate about teaching, love to work with children and want to explore one of the most paradisiacal destinations then look no further! This program suits anyone who has a flair to help others, wants to get involved in something different and give back to the community. Our staff on ground will support you fully and you do not need to be a teacher to teach!
Monk Teaching in Sri Lanka
As a volunteer Teaching English to monks is one of the most fulfilling and unique teaching experiences. Get to learn about Buddhism and how monks live and enter a completely different space. For this teaching program you have to be over 18 and fluent in English.
Medical Volunteer in Sri Lanka
Whether you’re taking a career break or looking to advance your vocation, our medical elective program will give you the chance to do meaningful work in a developing country.
Womens Education in Sri Lanka
This super unique project is one of a kind that not many volunteer organisations offer in Sri Lanka. We are working in rural communities to teach English to women. Join us if you want to do something truly different!
Elephant Conservation in Sri Lanka
This is a real conservation program where you help with not only data collection and monitoring but also human-elephant conflict resolution. Set near the gorgeous Wasgamuwa National Park you work only with wild elephants!! A fantastic program for animal lovers and conservation enthusiasts!
Dog Shelter Volunteering in Sri Lanka
If you love dogs or are studying to be a vet this is a wonderful project where you work in a state of the art dog shelter and clinic in Galle.Working alongside experts you will learn a lot and have the opportunity to spend time with dogs
Sports Coaching in Sri Lanka
Are you super active? Then help an amazing local sports facility with sports coaching for community children who were affected by the Tsunami. Help with cricket, volleyball and swimming classes. You may just meet real sporting celebrities as this facility is supported by the Sri Lankan cricket team!
Multi Country Combos with Sri Lanka
Teaching in India and SriLanka
Teach English Abroad in India &Sri Lanka gives you a chance to travel and explore two incredible countries and volunteer teaching English to children.
Teaching in Sri Lanka, India & Nepal
Volunteer in Asia teaching English in Nepal, India & Sri Lanka. Give help for education programs as you travel and explore the best of Asia.
Medical Volunteer in India and Sri Lanka
Enjoy your medical electives in two amazing countries India and Sri Lanka where you will work in local hospitals or community centres with local doctors.
Medical Volunteer in Sri Lanka, India & Nepal
Medical Internships abroad gives medical placements in local hospitals in India, Sri Lanka &Nepal. Ideal for pre-med and medical students & to explore Asia!