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Volunteering at a children's home in Sri Lanka

Volunteering at a children's home in Sri Lanka is a fantastic opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of vulnerable children. The children who reside in these homes are often from disadvantaged backgrounds and may have experienced neglect, abuse, or abandonment. Volunteers play a vital role in providing these children with the care, attention, and support they need to thrive. Volunteers are needed to help run the day-to-day activities of the home, including meal preparation, basic hygiene and cleanliness, and educational activities. By volunteering, you will help create a safe and nurturing environment where children can grow and develop to their full potential. Additionally, volunteers will provide much-needed companionship, support, and mentorship to children who may not have many positive adult role models in their lives. Volunteering at a children's home in Sri Lanka is also an excellent opportunity for personal growth and development. Volunteers will develop new skills, such as teaching and communication while gaining a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by disadvantaged communities. Volunteers will have the chance to work closely with local staff and other volunteers, forging new friendships and building strong relationships.


Program Overview

This volunteer program is designed to provide female volunteers and families with an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of girls living in a girls' home in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. Volunteers will be working with a team of dedicated professionals to support the physical, emotional, and social well-being of the girls in the home. The program includes a range of activities, such as teaching, mentoring, and organizing events, aimed at empowering the girls and promoting their overall development. In addition, volunteers will have the opportunity to teach English at a local school nearby and to young and adult students at an education institute.

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Program Goals:

  • To provide female volunteers and families with an opportunity to contribute to the welfare of girls in a meaningful way.
  • To empower the girls in the home and help them develop life skills.
  • To promote cross-cultural understanding and exchange between volunteers and local communities.
  • To provide volunteers with an opportunity to learn about Sri Lankan culture and society.

Program Activities:

  1. Teaching English, mathematics, and other subjects to the girls in the home.
  2. Mentoring and providing emotional support to the girls.
  3. Organizing and participating in sports and recreational activities.
  4. Assisting with meal preparation and serving food to the girls.
  5. Organizing events such as birthday parties and cultural celebrations.
  6. Teaching English at a local school nearby and for young and adult students at an education institute.

Leisure Time Activities:

  • Explore and experience Sri Lanka at the weekend
  • Cycling or hiking around the local area to explore the countryside.
  • Learning to cook Sri Lankan meals with local families.
  • Participating in traditional dance class.
  • Relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka.

Program Duration:

The program duration is flexible and can range from two weeks to twelve weeks. Volunteers are expected to work for a minimum of four hours per day, five days per week.

Application requirements:

  • This program is only open to Female volunteers and families.
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
  • Volunteers must have a good command of English.
  • Volunteers must be in good health and able to work with girls.
  • Volunteers must have a valid passport and obtain a visa to enter Sri Lanka.
  • Police Background Check: All volunteers are required to provide a police background check prior to starting the program. This is to ensure the safety and protection of the children and the local community.

Accommodation:

Volunteers will be provided with accommodation in our volunteer house or at a guesthouse. The accommodation will be basic but comfortable, with shared bedrooms and bathroom facilities. Families will have private bedrooms and bathroom facilities. Volunteers will also have access to a communal kitchen and living area.

Meals:

Volunteers will be provided with three meals a day, which will consist of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. Volunteers with specific dietary requirements are encouraged to inform the program coordinator in advance.

Program Fees:

The program fees cover the following: cost of accommodation, meals, airport transfers, orientation, 24-hour support from program staff, and a police background check for all volunteers. Volunteers are responsible for their own airfare, travel insurance, and visa fees, as well as any other expenses of a personal nature.

Program Support:

Orientation on arrival and 24-hour support from program staff. A valuable reference on the successful completion of the program.