Sri-Lanka Volunteer Program

Company : idex
Activities: Family Volunteer Projects / Community Volunteer Projects / Summer Volunteer Programs / Orphanage Work / Cultural Tours / Care Work
Country: Sri Lanka
Location : Sri Lanka
Duration: 2 weeks to 4 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 2500 € Euro

The Idex programs in Sri-Lanka  continue to follow our ethos of “Travel that Matters” and provide an opportunity to the travelers to have a safe, enjoyable experience that leaves them more developed than they were before the start of a trip.

Idex has been offering volunteer and travel experiences to international volunteers for over a decade in India, Nepal and Thailand. Building on our diverse experience, having provided placements, travels and learning opportunities for many volunteers since the start of the programs, we have now taken our successful approach and extended it to another appealing and thrilling destination: Sri Lanka

The model of our India, Nepal and Thailand Volunteer Program has proved successful for many years, so we have taken it and applied the same principles in Sri Lanka: the participants work with the local community for improving the quality of education and care special institutions and regular schools.

Colombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka is known as the financial and commercial capital of the country. Located on the west coast of the island and it is the official capital of Sri Lanka or the parliament capital of Sri Lanka. 

Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and ancient historical colonial buildings and ruins that offers a variety of experiences. It has the lazy charm of the historical era combined with the liveliness of a modern city. Colombo is an ideal location to start our program in Sri Lanka

Volunteers will have the possibility of engaging themselves in a number of activities at local projects.  All volunteers need to be asked at the time of enrolment about their preference and that need to be mentioned when being booked for the program.

 

Types of Volunteer Projects

  • Women Empowerment
  • Child care 
  • Teaching
  • Orphan child care project
  • Monk teaching project

 

Costs / Benefits

1. Airport arrival pickup, within the prescribed window from 10 AM on Day 1 of the program until 6 AM on Day 2 of the program.
2. Overnight accommodation post arrival pick up.
3. Accommodation throughout the program at an IDEX accommodation facility with upto 4 participants per room with same gender(Note: please note that not all of our rooms in Sri Lanka offer en-suite facilities and the participants need to be aware of this possible difference in rooms that are offered on a first come and first serve basis)
4. A thorough orientation up arrival on various matters related to information about the program as well as about volunteering.
5. 3 meals per day as per local cuisine (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for the entire duration of the program. For exact meal plan, please refer to the day to day meal plan.
6. Cultural workshops and activities during the first 2 weeks of the program ( subject to schedule changes) on
a. Local cooking demonstration.
b. Evening dinner and interaction with a local family
7. Presence of a dedicated program coordinator at accommodation to support, resolve issues and help with regular enquiries.
8. Presence and support on site by a English speaking translator and helper to ensure that work can be carried out effectively by the volunteers on a daily basis.
9. Every day transportation from accommodation to project and back.
10. Best available internet facility in the region, free of cost.
11. Extensive pre-departure information, post-arrival printed material, regular training and support by IDEX for preparing the participants for their experience.

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