Elder Care Volunteering in Sri Lanka

Volunteers who participate in Elder Care Volunteering in Sri Lanka will have one of the most heart-warming experiences of their lives.  Many older citizens spend their days without anyone to talk to and find themselves very lonely.  By spending time with those less fortunate residents of our project’s elders homes, you’re able to brighten the days of these wonderful individuals.  You’re almost guaranteed to leave with an over abundance of smiles each day as well!

Elder Care Volunteering in Sri Lanka gives you the opportunity to care for the elders by spending time listening and talking to them.  They love to interact with people it’s a great opportunity if you would like to care for the lonely and less fortunate.  Elder’s homes are always in need of help as they rely on volunteers to brighten their residents’ day by interacting with them and showing them compassion, care and attention.  Volunteers will also have the incredible opportunity to learn from these locals who have, in most cases, spent most of their lives living in Sri Lanka.

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Room & Board

All projects in Sri Lanka are based out of a basic hotel rooms based in the city or village in which the project is located.  Local transportation to/from the project site is included.

  • Shared, single-sex hotel rooms (max 3 volunteers) with en suite washrooms and air conditioning
  • Tap water in Sri Lanka is not drinkable, but filtered water is provided
  • 3 meals per day provided at the hotel
  • WiFi is not typically available in the hotels, so volunteers are encouraged to acquire a local SIM card (assuming they possess an unlocked/international phone) if they wish to have internet access



As with all GOAT Volunteer projects, there are 2 primary fees associated with volunteering: the application fee paid to GOAT and the project fee paid directly to the NGO after they accept your application.

1 week$330
2 weeks$660
4 weeks$1,200
Prices for projects in Sri Lanka are in US dollars; please check the current exchange rate for costs in your local currency (www.xe.com).

Included: Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated) • Location orientation • Shared accommodations in local hotels (usually not more than 3 per room) • 3 meals per day • Project training • Project donation • 24/7 emergency phone & in-country support

NOT Included: Flights • Visas • Vaccinations • Travel insurance • Personal expenses • Bank/wire transfer fees

For custom lengths of stay not listed, please contact us for pricing.


All projects incur a $250 application fee.  Please see the The Fine Print page for more information.


Trip Add-ons

Volunteers participating in all projects in Sri Lanka have the opportunity to take advantage of island life and earn an additional PADI Open Water Diver certification.  The course can be taken as a stand alone program or added to the week before or after a volunteering project.  Click the button below for more information.

PADI Certification


Special Considerations | Elder Care Volunteering in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

For special considerations regarding projects in Sri Lanka, please visit the Sri Lanka page.