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The volunteer program is in and around the Galle District, a region known for its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant local communities. The district is home to a variety of ecosystems, including coastal wetlands, rainforests, and coral reefs, as well as historic sites such as the Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Unawatuna Beach, one of Sri Lanka’s most famous beaches, is less than 100 metres away from the volunteer villa. You can find opportunities for surfing, diving, snorkelling, beaching, and more nearby.
As a volunteer, you will have a role in preserving and maintaining Sri Lanka’s natural environment. You will work closely with local conservation teams and other volunteers on various projects, such as:
Please note that the volunteer work tasks are dynamic and seasonal, and may vary depending on the current needs of the conservation projects. Participants should be in good physical condition as the project involves a significant amount of fieldwork, including activities such as planting, digging, and carrying equipment. The work can be physically demanding, especially in the heat and humidity of the Sri Lankan climate. However, the work is not overly strenuous and volunteers work at their own pace.
Internet: Each volunteer may use up to 5 GB of Wi-Fi in the volunteer house during their stay.
Laundry: Laundry services are available for an additional fee.
Accommodations: Volunteers will stay in a charming villa perched above the Indian Ocean with shared single-gender rooms. The villa boasts 11 bedrooms, each with fans, and 11 bathrooms and showers, all equipped with hot water. Up to 4 volunteers share rooms. The villa is also home to a private pool, perfect for taking a refreshing dip. The house’s eco-friendly features, such as solar heating panels, enhance the experience. With a capacity of up to 52 volunteers, the house offers the option of private single or double rooms, and air-conditioned rooms for an additional fee. During the busy months between June to December, the Volunteer House may be fully booked, thus volunteers will be accommodated at a partner Guesthouse, which is a beachfront property on Unawatuna Beach located less than a 100 metre walk from Volunteer House.
Food: The in-house chefs use fresh, locally sourced ingredients to prepare three delicious meals per day. Tropical fruit is available at all times, and there’s a salad bar set up during most lunches and dinners. With advance notice, they can accommodate vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, and lactose-free diets. Plus, tea, coffee, and filtered water are available throughout the day for your refreshment.
As a volunteer, you will have access to various activities, such as weekly evening yoga sessions, weekly movie nights, monthly bike tours, monthly special Sri Lankan BBQ, and a Buddhist temple visit. The volunteer villa is located less than 100 metres from Unawatuna Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Sri Lanka. You can enjoy activities such as surfing, diving, snorkelling and beaching in the vicinity.
Adventure Tour (Highly Recommended):
If you’re interested in additional travel adventures, there is an Adventure Tour available for an extra fee. This tour includes a seven-day itinerary with a game drive, waterfall visits, a long train ride through tea gardens and local villages, an overnight stay at a riverside eco-lodge, visits to Sri Lanka’s most famous Buddhist temple in Kandy, a village walk, a visit to Sigiriya Lion Rock, a local market visit, and a trip to Negombo Beach.