Volunteer in Mirissa Beach, Sri Lanka. Help wanted with gardening, general maintenance and internet.


Sri Lanka

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    We are located in the beautiful beach town of Mirissa in the south of Sri Lanka. The area is well known for its beaches, whale watching, surfing and chilled vibe. We are a distinctive hostel with modern furnishings offering an extremely comfortable stay. Our grounds are spacious and relaxing.

    I quit my job in the finance world, travelled for 18 months and eventually settled in Sri Lanka to build the type of hostel that I always wanted to stay in when I was travelling. I am passionate about providing my guests a memorable and genuine experience. By this I mean, honest advice about everything, being highly informative, providing quality service and of course extremely comfortable lodging that exceeds expectations.

    We employ 6-8 local staff members whom are responsible for the running of the hostel. Their tasks include preparing meals, cleaning the rooms, front office, accounting and general management. Our volunteer positions are intended to supplement our existing full-time positions where local skills are lacking and to offer the volunteers an insight into the life and culture of Sri Lankans. We take on a maximum of three volunteers at any one time.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers will be exposed to Sri Lankan culture, traditions, festivities and food in the southern province. They will be able to interact closely with locals and learn the basics of the language as well as be given an opportunity to teach local staff English. They will have the opportunity to experience local cuisine and learn how to cook some dishes.

    Those individuals contributing to small projects will learn about local products and plants etc and the challenges of designing/executing them in a developing/tropical country.

  • Help


    We are looking for volunteers with suitable skills in construction, gardening, reception and yoga instruction.

    Minimum lengths of stay apply (usually 2-4 weeks) and differ across type of help. Longer stays are possible.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Sinhalese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will be offered a comfortable bed in a dorm room or a shared room for volunteers only. Accommodation is clean, secure and of high quality. Meals are provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Mirissa is located close to Weligama (a perfect place to learn to surf), Unawatuna (another beach town), Galle (the historic World Heritage site of Galle Fort), Uda Walawe National Park (large elephant population) and Sinharaja Forest Reserve (waterfalls and diverse wildlife). Many other volunteering opportunities exist within the region, including working with orphans, stray dogs, abused women and teaching English at local temples.

    Please note that we have 5 friendly young cats that demand attention so if you are allergic or not comfortable with cats then please carefully consider whether you want to volunteer here.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 366265122814