Program Details

Sri Lanka is often described as the jewel within the Indian Ocean, with bountiful tea plantations, stunning landscapes and some of the best beaches in the world.
Location:
Kandy, Sri Lanka; Galle, Sri Lanka
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Animals, Education, Environment, Health, Social Services
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year

Program Overview

Program Description:

IVHQ was established in 2007 and has grown to become the world's leading volunteer travel organization, placing thousands of volunteers abroad every year and offering a variety of projects, including Teaching, Childcare, Medical, Construction and Renovation, Community Development, Turtle Conservation and Wildlife Conservation. IVHQ prides itself on providing affordable, safe and responsible volunteer programs in over 30 different locations, and the affordability and transparency of their program fees have played a significant role in establishing IVHQ as the world's most popular volunteer travel organization. Whether you're taking a volunteer vacation, a gap year, or a career break, IVHQ has a wide variety of programs ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks to fit anyone's schedule. Browse through the programs on IVHQ's webpage and the team of experienced travelers will be happy to help you find the best match for your skills and cultural interests.

Sri Lanka is often described as the jewel within the Indian Ocean, with bountiful tea plantations, stunning landscapes and some of the best beaches in the world. Sri Lanka is a destination not to be missed! IVHQ’s Sri Lanka program allows volunteers to choose the project they would be most interested in, and they can choose from Teaching, Childcare, Medical, Temple Renovation, Elderly Care, Turtle Conservation and Wild Elephant Conservation. Volunteer’s time is greatly valued in Sri Lanka, and the locals are eager to share their culture with anyone who is interested. If you choose to volunteer in Sri Lanka, you will get to start your time with an orientation to Sri Lanka where you get an introduction to the local customs, and you will take part in local activities such as Ayurvedic massage and Sri Lankan cooking classes. With so many options available in Sri Lanka, there really is something for everyone!

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Setting Description:
Volunteers will be placed in Kandy for the majority of the projects except the Turtle Conservation and Wild Elephant Conservation. Turtle Conservation volunteers will be placed in Amabalangoda which is 90km south of Colombo, and volunteers on the Wild Elephant Conservation are placed in Wasgamuwa National Park which is north of Kandy. Volunteers are accommodated in volunteer houses so there are plenty of opportunities for socializing and planning events for the weekend.
Cost:
Starting from $285

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