We have a small family run hotel just outside the town of Deniyaya, close to Sinharaja Rainforest. We are a Sri Lankan couple that speak basic English. The hotel has been running for approximately 10 years and we have a large restaurant that is open to the public. Surrounded by tea plantations and overlooking the Gin River it is a tranquil place. This is an area of great natural beauty and tourists come here to go trekking in Sinharaja Rainforest.
We would like a volunteer who can speak English to help with our guests: welcoming them, giving information, answering their questions, explaining the tours.
You will have your own bedroom and bathroom and eat meals with the other staff.
You will have time to explore and meet local people and get involved in local conservation projects. You will be free also to travel to other districts and fully enjoy your time here. You’re free to choose your own programme in your free time and we will help you in anyway possible. There is regular local transport and a bus service to Colombo and the coast.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
The help we need is to meet and greet our guests and also general reception duties. Our guests are mostly International and we would value support with speaking English. You will work in the morning and then later in the afternoon/evening when the guest are around. You will be working approximately 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. The programme is very flexible and we can discuss it when you come.
You will have your own private bedroom and bathroom in the hotel. You will eat with the other staff in the dinning area.
This area is famous for its natural beauty, rain forest, tea plantations, temples and waterfalls. Tourists come here to enjoy the animal and bird life and walk in the rain forest. There are mountain viewpoints to climb to and waterfalls to swim in. Local people are very friendly and hospitable and local schools would love you to get involved. There is a local conservation group: `Sinharaja Green Friends' that would warmly welcome you to help with their projects such as tree planting and bio diversity research.
The coast and town of Galle is 80km away and Marissa is 67Km. There are regular buses and tuktuks
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week