Volunteering programs and responsible tourism activities in Sri Lanka
How to use this page.
Click on the announcement you are interested in. Check the date of the publication (some opportunities in Sri Lanka might be old and expired). If the announcement is still valid, look for the ‘contact details‘ section. There you can find free ways to get in touch with the hosts (website, e-mail, phone numbers, application form). Send the host/organization a message and wait for a reply.
Volunteering in Sri Lanka… for independent travellers!
Some of these opportunities are completely free (you receive free food and accommodation in exchange for voluntary work – wwoof style). Others require a daily/monthly contribution fee for the food and the electricity. Remember that many areas in Asia are still underdeveloped and volunteering can’t be a ‘free’ thing.
If you want to have an “impact” but you only have a few weeks to do volunteering abroad, we recommend you to choose the non-free opportunities: you can contribute not only with your skills but also with your money to improve the local community. Remember that this is better than paying for a “western hotel” or an exotic touristic village, owned by foreign business and touristic companies.
Our website, Voluntouring, is not a touristic agency and is not taking any agency intermediation fees from the organizations listed below. For this reason, all of your money will go directly to support the NGO or the community where you’re staying. This is also why you will find that, when required, the price for the volunteering experience is much lower than the ones in other platforms/agencies.
Some communities and organizations in Asia/Sri Lanka might require travel insurance: learn what is currently a good insurance solution for volunteers according to us.