Volunteer in Sri Lanka

Volunteer in Sri Lanka

Soulful Sri Lanka!

Voted by Lonely Planet as the best country to travel to in 2019, Sri Lanka will take your breath away. Volunteering Journeys Sri Lanka Projects are located in the picturesque colonial town of Galle (Southern Sri Lanka) which is close to some of the most beautiful beaches such as Mirissa, Tangalle, Ahangama, Weligama, as well as National Parks which are home to wildlife like Elephants and leopards, and magnificent sea life such as whales, dolphins, and sea turtles.

Whilst living in Galle, you can volunteer at a dog shelter giving care to neglected street dogs, teaching children in local schools, or do a medical internship at one of the largest  government hospitals in Southern Sri Lanka. Our medical and nursing projects are particular suited for advanced level medical students who want get to get experience in public sector hospitals that Sri Lanka is famous for. We also 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.



“One of the most sublime experiences you will have in Sri Lanka is taking the epic train journey from Ella to Kandy. The scenic rail route which takes you through hill country tea plantations and jungles in is thought to be one of the best train rides in the world. Reserving seats on this train is definitely not easy but our team in Sri Lanka can help you book this in advance”



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.


Friendly People

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!


Multicultural Society

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.


Fusion Food

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 or Teaching Projects in the beautiful country of Sri Lanka with your children. Travel and experience a different side to Sri Lanka!

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!

Medical/ Nursing Placements in Sri Lanka
If you’re looking for work experience in medicine, our medical elective program will give you the chance to do learn about medicine and healthcare in a developing country. This is suitable for students enrolled in medical school or university.

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

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