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Volunteer in Sri Lanka Programs and Opportunities


Volunteer in Sri Lanka Programs and Opportunities

Blessed with the coastal beauty of the Indian Ocean, boasting eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore and full with lots of gorgeous beaches with crystal clear water, Sri Lanka has it all for those who are eager to explore a new world of South Asia.

As a volunteer in Sri Lanka you will be discovering a lots of milestone of the meaningful journey. Enjoying the natural beauty of pristine landscapes while serving the people of this country for different purpose is definitely a unique experience.

Available Volunteer Projects in Sri Lanka

From teaching English in the rural schools of this exotic island, to working for the conservation Asian giants, FDIP volunteer in Sri Lanka program offers myriad of volunteering projects.

Work in Orphanage

Volunteering is orphanage of Sri Lanka, you will provide the kids knowledge, care and concern to the disadvantaged kids the impact of which will last for a lifetime. Childhood is very vulnerable stage of life in which a kid can be molded to any particular shape for the future. If the homeless and parentless kids receive the love and care at this stage of life, it will definitely provide the right direction for bright future ahead.

Read more details on Sri Lanka orphanage program >>

Teaching English in Rural School

Like many South Asian countries, English is a major language, which is also one of the official languages of the country. English is extensively used for official and academic purpose in Sri Lanka. Therefore, it is very essential for students to be proficient in this language to ensure a secure academic and professional future.

As teaching English volunteer in local schools of Sri Lanka, you will share your understanding and knowledge of various elements of English language such as listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will work together with the teachers of the local schools and assist them for proper execution of English and grammar classes.

Read more details on Sri Lanka teaching program >>

Teaching English to Buddhist Monks

Teaching English tot Buddhist Monks is an unparalleled volunteering experience in Sri Lanka. You will be teaching to the monk kids in the monastery while learning about the peace and compassion as basic elements of Buddhism. It is an experience of lifetime to live with very humble and welcoming Buddhist, while contributing your knowledge of language to them.

Read more details on Sri Lanka Buddhist monastery program >>

Elephant Conservation Project in Sri Lanka

Experience the living close to wilderness, help the conservation efforts for the Elephants, intelligent and sensitive Asian Giants. Volunteer in Elephant volunteer program to understand more about these incredibly adorable animals.

As a volunteer of this project , you will assist for the daily care of the elephants, which can be cleaning, feeding and building a friendly environment for them.

Read more details on Sri Lanka Elephant program >>

Medical Volunteer

Volunteering in healthcare and medical services is a hands-on opportunity for those who have been practicing medicines or who are studying about medicine, healthcare and public health. By joining our medical volunteer programs in hospital, clinics and healthcare centers, you will contribute your medical skills and knowledge, meanwhile learning about the health scenario and medical practices in the developing country like Sri Lanka.

Read more details on Sri Lanka Medical program >>

Program Fee

Program fee comprises registration fee of $169 and weekly program fees. Weekly program fees are as listed below:

Weeks All Projects Medical Project Elephant Project
1 week $145 $260 $275
2 weeks $290 $500 $550
3 weeks $435 $700 $825
4 weeks $580 $900 $1,100
5 weeks $725 $1,100 $1,375
6 weeks $870 $1,300 $1,650
7 weeks $1,015 $1,500 $1,925
8 weeks $1,160 $1,700 $2,200
9 weeks $1,305 $1,900 $2,475
10 weeks $1,450 $2,100 $2,750
11 weeks $1,595 $2,300 $3,025
12 weeks $1,740 $2,500 $3,300

* Airport Pickup and transportation from Airport to Galle (2 hours): US$90

Program fee includes
  • Orientation cost of volunteer
  • Contribution to host family
  • Food and accomodation
  • Emergency support
Program fee excludes
  • Airport pickup
  • Airfares and visa charge
  • Airport Drop
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bevarages extra food and laundry
  • Recreational activities
  • Any other personal needs
  • Daily transportations

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What qualifications do you need to be a volunteer in Sri Lanka?

In Sri Lanka, there are no formal credentials or requirements for volunteering except for medical volunteering. All volunteers ought to be adaptable, optimistic, eager to help, passionate, patient, and, most importantly, enthusiastic.

How do I get the visa to volunteer in Sri Lanka?

Volunteers must get a tourist visa in their native country before departing for Sri Lanka. To acquire a tourist visa, the volunteer must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months. The volunteer must secure a visa before arriving in Sri Lanka.

What are airport pickup arrangements for volunteers of Sri Lanka?

Our local coordinator will pick you up at Bandaranaike International Airport.

How can I volunteer work in Sri Lanka?

Working in orphanages, teaching English in schools, teaching English to young monks, working in an elephant shelter, or working on a turtle conservation project are all opportunities for volunteers in Sri Lanka.

What is the cost of volunteering in Sri Lanka?

The program price typically starts at $145 and fluctuates depending on the project. Accommodation, three daily meals, airport pickup, admission fees, transportation, and in-country coordinator support are all included in the price.

What projects are available to volunteer in Sri Lanka?

There are many opportunities to volunteer in Sri Lanka, whether you wish to help in conservation, elephant conservation, education, orphanages, medical, or urban planning.

What is the vaccination requirement to volunteer in Sri Lanka?

As of now fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is compulsory. Yellow Fever, Diphtheria, Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Measles, Rubella Poliomyelitis, Rabies, Mumps, and among the vaccinations are recommended for anyone intending to volunteer for at least a week in Sri Lanka.

How is the COVID-19 situation in Sri Lanka?

COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Sri Lanka, with an average of 1,163 new infections recorded each day. Since the pandemic began, there have been 617,189 cases and 15,572 coronavirus-related fatalities documented in the nation.

What will be the accommodation of the volunteers in Sri Lanka?

Volunteers will have the incredible chance to stay with a well-respected host family while volunteering in orphanages, teaching, medical, and elephant programs, immersing yourself in Sri Lanka culture, and enhancing your time here.