Looking for a Photographer, Surf Coach & Chef for a surf hotel in Weligama, Sri Lanka


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    Hi, my name is Thilina, I was born and raised in Weligama, Sri Lanka and I am a passionate surfer and a surf coach. Couple of years ago I opened my own small hotel in the heart of Weligama. I am happy to share my passion for surfing with guests, ie by giving surflessons and also by surfing together with more experienced surfer guests.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We're very close to the beach and also a government approved surf camp. So we're more than happy to help you learn to surf. Teach you the local (Sinhalese) language. Cook Sri Lankan meals. Take you to all the nice locations around. And of course surf spots. You will be part of our small family together with all my local staff :) You will get to know my local staff, our habits, learn about our culture and so on and I am grateful if they could benefit of your English language, cooking or anything you can share with them.

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    Hello everyone! I'm looking for volunteers to help in the following:

    (1) Photographer. I’m interested in Interior, lifestyle, surf photography. You have to have your own gear to support this. No mobile phones or go pro as your main camera. Please send me your previous work experience upon contacting me (portfolio, instagram etc). And also let me know that you have experience with lightroom or what kind of software you use.

    (2) Surf coach. Looking for a surf coach. You have to be fluent in English. You must be certified with lifeguard training. Have teaching experience. You have to explain technical aspects of surfing. You will be leading surf theory classes. You have to be very patient, strong social skills and you have to be a good surfer too. You will be teaching people in and out of the water.

    Send us your surfing pics, videos or a link to your social media.

    Send us a message if you fit the requirements. Long term accommodation 3 months or more possible. Only apply if you’re confident of the requirements I asked.

    (3) Chef. We’re looking for someone who can help us to develop a breakfast & brunch menu. What we’re looking for is mainly *plant based meals with beautiful presentation *home made lemonades *cakes

    Send us examples of your work. Website. Social media or any work experience.

    (4) Temporary help in the house. Because of a holiday of one of our staff members, we need help with shopping, cleaning, preparing rooms, welcoming guests and anything that you can be of help. This position is only open for 1 female volunteer as we have female dorms that needs attention. We only hire local people for us to work so you’re not replacing anyone’s job. There’s also a local woman working for us other than my male staff, so you’ll be giving her a hand most of the time.

    Please send me examples of your work and let me know how long you would like to stay. You can stay as long as you want but the minimum is 1 month. But if your skills are good I'll consider short stays.

    Please do not respond if you do not have the skills I’m looking for. Thank you!

    VERY IMPORTANT: I’m not interested in having couples unless both of you can contribute by fulfilling different requirements I asked.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Dutch

  • Accommodation


    You will get a bunk bed in a shared, but spacious room (so maybe not suitable for couples). You will have a shared bathroom. Access to the kitchen. Breakfast included. And whenever we’re going out for food or family dinner you’re also included and all the food and expenses are covered in those occasions.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As you don't have to spend all day helping, you will have plenty of free time for surfing and exploring the south coast doing what you love. We will have numerous tips for you so you won't get bored ;)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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