Volunteer in Sri Lanka

Take part in one of our affordable international volunteer projects in Sri Lanka, a delightful country that is second to none in the world. In this tropical country, where the sun shines all year round and pampers visitors with its golden rays, you can take part in fascinating and rewarding volunteer projects.

Animal welfare and volunteer projects in Sri Lanka

Save the Sea Turtles

Save the sea turtles in Sri Lanka as part of our fantastic wildlife project in Badulla, where you will also get to know the tropical forest. Since the techniques for protecting sea turtles are very well developed in Sri Lanka, you will learn a lot from the locals.

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Childcare in a Kindergarten

Help as a volunteer kindergarten teacher in Sri Lanka and play, sing or dance with the children and teach them.

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Buddhist monastery

We feel the desire of many people to practice Buddhist meditation in Sri Lanka. Therefore, we organized this voluntary experience for several days in a Buddhist monastery. During your stay you will find a deeper understanding of the Buddhas teachings.

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Medical Volunteering in Sri Lanka

Pre Medical Observation

Take part in the preparatory medical internship in Sri Lanka at the clinic in Colombo to learn about modern treatment methods from many areas. This internship does not require any previous knowledge and is therefore ideal for everyone who wants to study medicine and who wants to gain insight into the practice beforehand.

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Clinical Psychology

The Clinical Psychology Internship in Sri Lanka enables volunteers to understand the clinical observations of a busy public psychiatric clinic in Colombo. By accompanying the local doctors and nurses at the hospital, you will gain a deeper understanding of psychological therapy for the patient.

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Therapy and social projects

School for the blind and deaf

Help as an volunteer teacher at a school for blind and deaf children in Sri Lanka. You can even teach the disabled children songs or dance.

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Dance therapy in Sri Lanka

Get involved as a volunteer and teach dance in Sri Lanka to disabled children and adolescents at a dance academy in Badulla to support childrens socialization.

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Your stay in Sri Lanka

Whichever volunteer program you choose, youll discover historic cities, take part in exciting safaris, or learn about Sri Lankas rich and colorful culture. You can also do adventure sports and make friends with open-hearted people ... where else can you get it all in one place?

Since Sri Lanka is located on the southern tip of India, this small exotic island offers a tropical climate. The island shows itself as a jewel that offers wonderful discoveries for every tourist or volunteer. Whether a trip through the desert, a vacation with Ayurvedic well-being, a relaxing short break in the sun or just a short business trip - there is something for everyone.

Sri Lanka has a wonderful mix of modern cities and rural villages. There are star hotels and boutique villas across the country as the tourism sector in Sri Lanka is booming after the end of the civil war in 2009.

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Volunteering in Sri Lanka - project details

Please note:

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • A registration fee of U $ 149.00 will be charged for all programs in addition to the program fee.
What is included in the program fee?
preparatory advice before arrival
Airport pick up
Orientation about project, country and rules
Accommodation (tri / dual sharing in a service apartment or with a hospitable host family)
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Authentic Sri Lankan meals
Directions to the project location
English speaking project manager for support
24/7 emergency support in the country if required
Travel support in Sri Lanka
Certificate of volunteering
What is not included in the Sri Lanka program fee?
All personal expenses
Other tours and leisure activities
No hidden costs
There are no hidden costs. These are the most affordable volunteer programs in Sri Lanka.

Iko Poran is an NGO based in a developing country. We strive to help you support others at the lowest possible price.

We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.

Participants in our cheap Sri Lankan volunteer programs typically find $ 50 for weekly expenses in the country.

The program fee should be paid directly to the host country and is due 30 days before the start of the project.
Location of the volunteer projects in Sri Lanka
Cheap volunteer programs in and around Galle, Badulla or Colombo (Watalla).

Badulla: child development, child care, sea turtles and dance project

Galle: Buddhist meditation, child care and sea turtle

Colombo: Pre-medical internship for prospective medical students and clinical psychology
Start & duration
Our volunteer programs in Sri Lanka start every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, but we are flexible and can receive you on other days if necessary.

The Child Development and Art programs do not run in April, August and December.

During these months you can join the Childcare Orphanage program. Other projects are available all year round

You can work voluntarily between 1 and 12 weeks.
Accommodation and catering
We offer two different types of accommodation: in Watalla volunteers live in a three / double room in a holiday apartment, while in Galle and Badulla volunteers are accommodated in very hospitable families.

Both are great options and we are sure that you will have a fantastic time!

All meals are included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Volunteers who participate in the meditation program stay in the Buddhist monastery.
Arrival & orientation
All volunteers should meet at Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport - CMB.

The airport pick-up service is included in your program fee. A representative will pick you up upon arrival.

The orientation takes place after your arrival and is covered

About Sri Lanka
About your program and other projects
Additional options such as excursions and tutorials
project extension
Cultural responsibility
Basics of Sinhala (native language Sri Lanka)
Mass behavior rules
project visit
Requirements for volunteering in Sri Lanka
Volunteers work 4 to 6 hours a day from Monday to Friday.

You must be at least 18 years of age to start your program.

All volunteers must have adequate travel insurance.
Language requirements
All volunteer projects in Sri Lanka require at least intermediate English.
As a volunteer in Sri Lanka, you will receive competent support and advice from the local team and project managers.

A member of the local team will always work with you on the projects.

The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and memorable volunteer experience in Sri Lanka.
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