Volunteer in Sri Lanka, a country with a true melting pot of people, culture and ideas, and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Comprising of dense forests, roaring waterfalls, interesting architecture, tasty food, endless beaches and diverse wildlife, Sri Lanka is a wonderful place to volunteer and there is something appealing for everybody.
Volunteering in Sri Lanka
The project Kaya offers in Sri Lanka is perfectly suited to those who wish to work in marine conservation and help endangered species. Volunteer on the Turtle conservation project protecting five endangered species of turtle. You will be working on the beautiful south coastline with marine enthusiasts, protecting the turtle’s breeding grounds and monitoring their activities.
Volunteers are in demand in Sri Lanka as the turtles are under threat from tourism, locals, export demands and also the fishing industry. Working with a small team of five you can carry out rewarding work and protect Sri Lanka’s endangered turtle population.
Sri Lanka’s terrain is ideal for those who are keen on hiking, cycling and diving. For those experienced divers out there, try the unique Gorgonian gardens dive and spot hundreds of Triggerfish. To delve into ancient history, travel to the capital Colombo at the weekend for a break from your beachfront location. Explore its rich colonial heritage, visit the botanical gardens and discover great street food like kottu roti (stir fry with roti bread). For a more exhilarating activity, try white-water rafting at the Kitulgala river, covering five major rapids!
Why not add on an extension to your stay and travel north to the sacred city of Anuradhapura where you can visit the wondrous stupa of Sri Lanka, the Ruwanweli Maha Seya Buddhist temple. Sri Lanka is an extremely biodiverse spot, see the world’s biggest concentration of elephants, leopards and sloth bears at Yala National Park, an untamed world of wildlife.
Volunteer in Sri Lanka with Kaya on the Turtle Conservation project and work alongside a small local team, helping contribute to global efforts to protect these important species.