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Its me Roshan, 100% Sri Lankan.
I grew up in the beautiful city of Kandy, where I am now looking for volunteers to do some hostel work.
Right now we need someone in my friend's hostel. Work will consist mostly of interacting with the guests and taking care of the booking websites, as their English is not as great yet. Nevertheless they are lovely people who will welcome you warmly.
Also creative souls to paint the walls, ... would be appreciated, as the hostel is structurally ready but needs some love.
I, myself, am helping another friend in the process of opening his hostel in the surf city of Weligama. Here we also need some creative people.
My dream is to open a hostel in my mum's place, offering homemade food ( mum does the best ;) ) and giving guests the real local experience. But things are not moving as quickly as I'd like them to, so I'm currently working in the south to save up some money for the project and enjoying the beach life. Therefore your work would probably be more focused on my friend's hostel, but I'm always happy to get some new input.
If you have other ideas on how to contribute, just drop us a line, we're always happy to work something out.
Team work makes dream work :)
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Plus you will get the whole cultural experience. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country, especially if you get to enjoy it with the locals. You can learn to cook the Sri Lankan style and discover places that you otherwise probably would not have found.
Kandy is surrounded by mountains, jungle and rainforest, sitting around a beautiful lake, creating a Center for this magical city. With its perfect climate, busy streets and easy going atmosphere, it is really a place worth staying sometime. Usually tourists visit Kandy in a fleeting visit, but we are giving you the opportunity to take time and to really see and feel the city.
Weligama, in the South of Sri Lanka is a surf city, with chilled vibes. the hostel is quite big (48 beds) and stuff is young and super friendly so you'll never feel lonely.
We are currently looking for creative souls to fill my friend's hostel with some more love, paintings, drawings, sculpturing, whatever helps to make the place more cozy. other tasks would include some online work and interacting with guest, as well some cleaning and gardening every now and then.
Our hostel is structurally ready but need some love, we need some hands to bring this place to life. Creative people to create paintings, drawings and murals...whatever you feel will help bring people to come and enjoy.
In my mum's place I need help building the place, so that might be fun for the ones who like to work with their hands and get all sweaty.
So wherever your skills lie - or if you want to try something new - we're greatful for all the help we can get.
In Kandy, you will be sleeping in a private room, possibly sharing with one other volunteer. Should you want to help us in Weligama, we can offer one of our hostel's bunk beds or a mattress in our stuff room.
Sri Lankan tea will be available all the time.
Foods on working hours and friendly share food , when we having house meal , mummy cooks yummy foods.
In exchange for your help we will offer food and accomandation. You will work 5 hours a day 5 days a week. And in your free time you will be able to enjoy Kandy or Weligama and other parts of Sri Lanka
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week