Volunteering with Children in Sri Lanka
Volunteering with children in Sri Lanka supports children in need facing various social problems. The home ensures a better future for the low income and disadvantaged communities of Sri Lanka. By providing services and facilitating their rehabilitation into the community, our partner NGO and volunteers are working to break the cycle of poverty.
Volunteering with children in Sri Lanka makes every effort to provide the children with facilities for education, healthcare, food, shelter and above all the love, care and safety that they deserve. The volunteers get the opportunity to spend time caring and teaching for the little ones in the home as they look forward to the love and care that the volunteers give. Volunteers can teach them English or other subjects, explain basic hygiene, sing songs, play games, and give them the attention they need.
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.
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.
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.
Special Considerations | Volunteering with Children in Sri Lanka
For special considerations regarding projects in Sri Lanka, please visit the Sri Lanka page.
Criminal Record Check
GOAT Volunteers requires a criminal record (background) check for all projects working with children. Inquire with your local police department to see if they offer this service (many do for free or a small fee). U.S. citizens can visit the U.S. Department of State website for additional information.
The criminal record check must be submitted to GOAT Volunteers after the prospective volunteer’s application is accepted and at least 30 days prior to the project start date.