Volunteer at a eco community in Sri Lanka.


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    At eco community in Sri Lanka we are creating a bio-diversity, alternative farming, self sustainable, low impact, Community education Centre inThennakongama, Sri lanka.

    We are restructuring the farm vision and our program for Helpers, Students and Workers.
    Our main aim is to go as soon as possible self sufficient with food, plastic free and minimum use of electronic equipment.
    The harvest of our organically grown rice is almost over. To eat our own spray free rice is very important to us.
    We built the first Banana Circle on the farm, more to come.
    Started a new nursery, breeding up compost worms for fertilizer production, are producing compost & terra preta.
    Soon we will start to rebuild the large veggie garden redesigned as a raised bed forest garden.

    You might have heard, that part of our main building burned down.
    Most of it is rebuild with mud, clay, coconut leave roofing & timber from again.
    Bigger and better :-)

    Until our vegetables, fruit and coconut production can support us and our volunteers with enough fresh produce through out the year we will buy our needed supply from the local community & from the farmers of the home town of Chaminda.
    So we all already can enjoy unlimited supply of king coconuts for drinking, extra virgin coconut oil, pineapple, bananas, guavas, papayas, jackfruit and of course seasonal fruits…
    That is why we are asking from the 11th of February 2019 on for a small donation of € 25 per week from our Helpers, Students, Volunteers & Team members.
    Thank you very much for your understanding & support.
    Looking forward to have you with us and to work, learn and celebrate together.

    Love & permaculturally

    ❀ Christoff, Chaminda & Team

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help


    We are hoping to develop our project of creating an Eco community .We would love for you to come and volunteer your enthusiasm, passion for nature, and green fingers! No prior experience is necessary, just a smile and a good attitude; we’ll teach you all the rest.

    Accommodation and traditional organic sri lankan meals will be provided in return for your work here. Feel free to make use the kitchen yourself (cups of tea, your own cooking).

    At our Eco-Farm, the daily timetable looks something like this:
    • 6:30 morning meeting fruit and cup of tea
    • 7:00 morning work begins
    • 9:00 Tea break
    • 11:00 brunch & break
    • 14:00 afternoon work begins
    • 15:30 tea-break
    • 17:30 dinner

    These can be changed to suit the volunteer through discussion with the committee.

    For every month of work the volunteer can take six days vacation. They can decide which days they have off, but inform the committee a couple of days before. If any volunteer feels sick, stressed, or injured they should inform a committee member as soon as possible.

    No one is responsible for your work but you. Work should be done on your own initiative and motivation !
    We are very open to new ideas, so feel free to share project proposals and initiate your own projects during your time here.

    Here’s an idea of the type of works you will be doing in a typical day:

    Web designer
    A web designer is required to develop and maintain responsibility for our website. He or she needs creative and technical knowledge to improve software and new contacts to publish a monthly E news letter.

    Main responsibilities include watering the plants and preparing compost for the farm. Also distributing knowledge, designing an educational module, and rest of the day for helping to develop the garden.

    Main responsibilities include - daily maintenance of the home garden, controlling pest and weeds, planting new seeds, harvesting, and keeping a log. Other tasks include supplying necessities for the kitchen, making compost and liquid compost, experimenting with natural pest control, research into a new natural farming system.

    Worker for plant nursery
    Responsible for maintaining the plant nursery, planting new plants, controlling pests and weeds, budding plants, research and providing the plants for community garden.

    Development workers
    Distributing the knowledge of the eco community to the surrounding villages, improving life in the villages, outreach work and English language teaching, Fundraising and cooperation with others who are involved in similar projects.

    Project reporters
    Responsible for working in selected villages doing research into local knowledge, offering resources to the villagers, and preparing reports for the project.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The Eco community will provide the food and accommodation for community members, volunteers .
    You have to clean your residence and other common places.

    Eco community discourages the use of polythene, plastics and other substances which are harmful to the balance of nature so please use them as less as possible and keep environment clean (: . We hope to maintain a respectful relationship with the nearby communities and wildlife, which you'll meet here a lot!
    Be aware of water use.

    The rooms are mud build open aired (with roof), shared bathroom and toilets.
    we recommend you to bring toilet papers

  • 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

Host ref number: 653298136672