Volunteer in Sri Lanka with Volunteering Solutions and join a wide range of amazing & affordable volunteer programs including Childcare, Teaching English, Women Empowerment, Sea Turtle Conservation, and Teaching Monks Program. We have an amazing Wild Elephant Conservation & Research Program in Wasgamuwa National Park, for all those who are keen to live amidst nature and do something out of the box! Nature lovers can also opt for the Environmental Conservation & Dog Care Program. All projects are located mostly in Southern & Central Sri Lanka, and available throughout the year and are specially meant for high school & college students, gap year travelers, families, and backpackers who wish to be a part of the change and make a difference through their contribution.
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- Start Dates : All Year Round
- Duration : 1-16 Weeks
- Program Locations : Galle & Wasgamuwa National Park
- Minimum Age : 17 years+
- Certificate - Offered after Program completion
Sri Lanka - Quick Facts
Program: Turtle Conservation
The turtle project was amazing and I wish I could have spent more time of the day working there. The employees their were very passionate about their work and you could really feel their sincerity they have towards the turtles. They were also very helpful and a reliable resource as well.My overall experience was very rewarding for me. I was able to thoroughly engage in another culture and learn some aspects of the locals lives. I am very grateful for Volunteering Solutions and the programs they have offered me over the years
Projects available in Sri Lanka
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Join Women Empowerment Project in Sri Lanka with VolSol and make a difference in the lives of underprivileged women. Help them by providing proper...
Join the Environmental Conservation Project in Sri Lanka with Volunteering Solutions and get the opportunity to conduct a range of initiatives...
Being a volunteer for the Teaching Monks Program in Sri Lanka with VolSol, you'll get an opportunity to help young monks to learn English and...
Being a volunteer for Kindergarten & Teaching Program with VolSol, you can think of creative ways to involve the children in activity-based...
Join sea turtle conservation program in Sri Lanka with Volsol and contribute meaningfully towards the wellbeing of the Sea Turtles and play an...
Be a volunteer for the Wild Elephant Conservation & Research Program in Sri Lanka to get an opportunity to work alongside local conservationists,...
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Medical & healthcare volunteering program in Sri Lanka is a great opportunity to gain international work experience under experienced medical...
There's so much to do in Sri Lanka, that the weekend might seem to be too short! Explore the beaches and try out some water sports at affordable costs, if you need some adrenaline kicks! Experience the thrill of wildlife adventure at any of the several national reserves, including, Sinharaja forest reserve, Bundala National park, Minneriya National park, and more. Visit some of the best tourist hotspots in and around Colombo such as Sigiriya, Adam’s Peak, Dambulla Cave temple and Kandy Lake.
You can also book for Anuradhapura Tour, Bentota and Beruwala Tour with Volunteering Solutions. For any more information, you can also get in touch with our Travel Desk Advisor for more planning!
Go ahead and choose your weekend tour. In case you have any doubts or wish to customize your trip, simply write to us at [email protected] and we’ll help you plan your weekend!
Anuradhapura Tour - 2 Days / 1 Night
Anuradhapura is considered to have the known history from thousands of years. It is an archeological city nin Sri Lanka listed as World Heritage...View Details
Bentota and Beruwala Day Tour
Bentota is the ideal weekend gateway for those in Colombo and it offers various beach activities and water sports. This tour combines Bentota with...View Details
Volunteer in Sri Lanka - Faq's
FAQ's - Sri Lanka
FAQ's Application and Program Details
As we have limited spots available in our programs and we serve on first come first basis, it is recommended that potential volunteers book their programs well in advance to get confirmed placements. You can book your slot by filling the application form online and pay the application fee. You can pay your program fee later and also, in installments. However, the complete payment should be made 45 days prior to the starting of the program. If you are volunteering in a group, you can also fill a group application form.
Below are the necessary requirements to participate in the Sri Lankan volunteer projects:
The minimum age requirement for the programs in Sri Lanka is 17 years.
Volunteers participating in the Medical Program should be at least 18-year-old.
Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. They should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.
The participant must be in good health.
We encourage our participants to volunteer in a group. We take special care in providing you a placement and also customize your itinerary to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for. Also, we can design special group programs for groups of 5 or more. Our programs are designed to be safe, affordable and offer a great group volunteering experience to the volunteers.
In our experience of more than 12+ years, we have enabled and facilitated volunteer program placements for college groups, university groups, high school groups, group of families, group of couples as well as groups of colleagues.
A short orientation is given after arrival about the city and placements. The volunteers are also taken for a short tour of Colombo before they start with their program. However, the tour depends on the arrival time of your flight.
For our returning volunteers, $50 discount is provided for the application fee for their next VolSol program.
Flights and Visa
Volunteers can apply for ETA online and the approval of the same will be communicated via email.
Volunteers can be provided with the supporting documents if needed. More information will be provided once you enroll for the program.
There are frequent in-country flights from Colombo to Galle and Kegalle as well.
Health and Safety
Hepatitis A and B
You can consult your doctor once, before traveling to Sri Lanka.
Accommodation and Living
Volunteers are accommodated at the volunteer house accomodation in Galle. The house is comfortable and clean and the rooms are provided on the same gender sharing basis.Volunteers working in Wasgamuwa National Park are given accommodation in a field house in close vicinity of the project location. Three meals are provided in a day including both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The food is tasty, hygienic and nutritious, suitable for all volunteers.
Breakfast usually comprises of Bread, Butter, Jam, Bun or Rolls, Eggs and Fruits like Banana & Pineapple & Tea. The lunch includes Sri Lankan style rice and curry and the dinner includes noodles, spaghetti, pasta, chapati, hoppers or String Hoppers with curry.
If you have special dietary requirements, please mention the same in your application form.
We encourage our volunteers to travel. We have designed various weekend tours which can be booked under the ‘Add-on Tours’ section in your ‘My Account’. Your in-country coordinator will also help you book and organize the tours once you are in Sri Lanka.
Connect with Past Volunteers
To read alumni interviews from past participants, visit the Meet a Volunteer section on our website