Volunteer with us at our local development foundation in beautiful Weligama, Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka

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  • Description

    Description

    We believe that if somebody is hungry dont´t give him/her a fish. Give them a fishing rod and show them how to catch fish. We want Weligama people
    ´´to stand up and stand tall´´
    That’s why we believe that helping to local children to receive education will change the course of Sri Lanka
    We believe that education gives independence
    We believe in mother nature

    Everything we do, we do it with Aloha (with love), with Sri Lankan authenticity, always accompanied with small details
    We create multicultural community & partnerships
    And the earned money are used for supporting Weligama´s unpriviledged children (school material)
    We are in partnership with the government's officer to identify the kids in need of help

    We organize authentic events, classes, tours where people can experience Sri Lanka´s tastes, sounds, colors, smells, movements and feelings


    History

    The foundation was created in 2010, 6 years after the Tsunami.  It was managed until 2016 by an European NGO.
    Now managed by Janaka’s family and Alice in collaboration with volunteers mainly from Workaway who bring a lot of talent to the team

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We offer a real cultural exchange with the local Sri Lankan population, you will see their lifestyle, and you will be part of it.
    As you will be in daily contact with locals you will have a great opportunity to lear and practice Sinhalese, to learn to cook Sri Lankan dishes and their daily habits

  • Help

    Help

    Help us with
    - taking care of our social networks (facebook, instagram). Retouch photos, post content, online interacting with followers and partners who collaborate with us
    - public relations (flyering, interacting with people)
    - handy people who can helps us with repairing, construction tasks, decoration, cleaning

    Volunteers will be engaged with our weekly events (cooking class, dancing show, jam sessions)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Singala

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation
    We provide bed with en-suite bathrooms. Huge garden, nice terrace and working space.
    (We have space for 2 volunteers, couples and families are welcome as well.)
    Community life where people share and learn from each other

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    What else
    We are located 3 km from the Weligama beach, next to the river in the jungle
    Waves, turtles, ocean… you can enjoy sport activities during your free time like surfing, swimming, snorkeling, yoga.
    Sri Lanka has its own Ayurvedic system based on a series of prescriptions handed down from generation to generation over a period of 3000 years. If you are interested in alternative medicine this is your place.
    Tropical fruit, fresh vegetable, oriental spices… enjoy the Sri Lankan gastronomy

  • 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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