Volunteer Teaching in Sri Lanka
Do you think little kids are the cutest thing ever? Obviously! If spending time and caring for the littlest of humans makes you absurdly happy, then this project was made for you! The Volunteer Teaching in Sri Lanka (Pre-school) focuses on helping underprivileged kids with their communication skills and overall development. It’s guaranteed to be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.
If you want a hands on experience working with children then this is the opportunity for you! Volunteers help children from disadvantaged homes. This project works primarily with kindergarten and day care-age kids that require an additional level of care. Volunteers will teach, play with the kids, help with the kitchen duties for meals, assist in cleaning the classroom, and teach the kids basic social skills. You will work on teaching them the alphabet, numbers, and arts & crafts while making learning fun!
As the schools our NGO partner supports often lack resources, volunteers are encouraged (but not required) to bring donations of school supplies or to raise funds to help purchase supplies, clothing, and other necessities locally when in Sri Lanka. A little bit goes a long way in these schools, so any contributions are greatly appreciated and welcomed!
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 | Volunteer Teaching in Sri Lanka (Pre-school)
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.