Deaf volunteering in Sri Lanka

Company : VoluntEars
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Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 2 weeks to 6 months
Approx Costs: 1250 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

Our Sri Lanka trips combine worthwhile work at local deaf schools with helping at a sea turtle conservation project, visiting an elephant orphanage, learning how to cook Sri Lankan food, doing a Sri Lankan sign language class, visiting Temple of the Tooth in the ancient city of Kandy and much more!

 

What will you do?

Your mornings will normally be spent helping doing practical renovation work at a poor local deaf school. Our volunteers have gradually refurbished classrooms, dormitories and playgrounds at several local deaf schools around Sri Lanka, greatly improving the lives of local D/deaf students. 

You don't need any previous experience, work is allocated according to volunteers' preferences and skills and we provide all materials and guidance. 

Your afternoons will normally be spent doing a mix of activities including: 

  • Sri Lankan sign language class
  • Cooking class (learn how to make tasty local food!) 
  • Visits to enchanting Buddhist and Hindu temples
  • Explore markets - learn about tropical fruits and vegetables
  • Wander along unspoilt sandy beaches 
  • Visit the capital city, Colombo
  • Walk along Dutch canals and the fishing harbour of Negombo
  • See how tea is made up in the mountains!
  • Relax by a swimming pool 

And at the weekend you will:

  • Work with sea turtles for a day
  • Discover Temple of the Tooth in Kandy 
  • Visit an elephant orphanage

We fit a huge amount into your trip (and this is all included - no nasty surprises after arriving!) but it's all carefully planned so nothing ever feels a rush and you always have time to relax and ask our friendly staff all about the various places we visit. 

 

Start Dates

Trips throughout the year. Please check our website for dates.

Costs / Benefits

Our price is £1,295 for 2 weeks.

What's included?
- All the visits and classes etc we listed above!
- BSL Interpreter on every trip
- Trip Leader from the UK on every trip
- Local transport (we have an air-conditioned minibus the entire time)
- Accommodation (we rent a big house where all our volunteers & staff stay together. We have our own chef and cleaner)
- Food - 3 meals every day
- Airport transfers on arrival and departure
- Orientation & safety briefing on arrival
- Pre-trip meeting in the UK to meet our staff, other volunteers & ask your questions
- Certificate of Completion
- References
If you want to stay longer you can add Teaching Add-ons for £150 per week.

Requirements

We welcome D/deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing people on our trips. We provide an experienced BSL Interpreter from the UK on every trip so communication will be smooth whatever your preferred mode of communication.

Booking / Enquiry

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