Although the island of Sri Lanka is graced with natural beauty, fascinating wildlife, & a variety of ethnic groups, it is also stricken with poverty & undesirable living conditions for some of its residents. This unfortunate reality brings the need for hope & assistance. Volunteers can make efforts to help residents of Colombo, the largest populated city in Sri Lanka, & other areas nearby through a variety of specialized projects. A life-changing opportunity awaits you, whether it’s participating in activities to boost women’s self-esteem, teaching English, or helping to preserve the natural beauty & wildlife of the country. Note: We have grouped available projects into a broad category based on the scope of their work. However, many of these programs overlap in their overall goals & objectives or go beyond the work listed here. So, if you are interested in a particular projects or tasks, please inquire more about specific projects & itineraries.
Help create a brighter future for the children of Sri Lanka. Volunteer to teach at a local school, helping students to learn & improve their skills in communication, the English language, & math. Alongside school-aged children, volunteers can also help teach a range of ages at a Monk school. While Monk’s receive religious training, schools need more help creating a well-rounded education, particularly global studies. Among some of the volunteer responsibilities are:
Volunteer at a child care facility for less fortunate & orphaned children. Help make an impact on the very first few years of their lives, as the children are only five years old or younger. There are a variety of activities in which volunteers can participate in to bring compassion & impart education. Some of the most common volunteer activities include:
Sri Lanka is composed of a number of unique ecosystems, each of which serves as home for a wide range of animal species. To help protect & sustain this diversity, volunteers can help in wildlife conservation projects designed to serve Sri Lanka’s sea turtle & elephant populations. The volunteer activities tend to focus on one of three main tasks: care & rehabilitation for the animals, environmental maintenance & advocacy & awareness. Below are some of responsibilities of these projects’ volunteers: