Volunteer and help to support our local development foundation in beautiful Weligama, Sri Lanka

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  • Description


    Hello Workawayers 🙂
    We are searching for open-minded and passionate people to help run fundraising events and projects for our local development foundation. Nestled just outside the busy surf town of Weligama on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, this is a peaceful guest house within nature. The guesthouse is created to help the Foundation.

    Raising money for our development foundation.

    We would love to accept caring volunteers, who have a passion for:
    - Fundraising
    - Creating classes (whatever interests you, from DIY to ecstatic dance or Yoga, feel free!)
    or whatever tickles your beautiful brain!

    Current situation:
    We had our big event of the year on December 27 where the money raised by the foundation was used to provide school supplies to 100+ local kids. Our next big event is in the middle of April, where we will invite some local kids and their families to enjoy a day of playing and, if we have enough money, we will also provide school supplies to the kids on this day. Until then, the focus is to organize events such as cooking classes or Yoga. The money raised from these events will go to the foundation. Therefore, Workawayers need to be ready to promote these events and be innovative to come up with new events that can help gain revenue for. Besides this, you can connect with the local neighborhood with advice from Janaka, the owner of the place, and get help from your fellow workawayers to create your fundraising campaign.
    There is not a specific schedule planned out for each day, so you must be independent and figure out in which way you’ll be able to help out in the best way.

    Regarding our local development foundation - We want help to make Weligama people 'to stand up and stand tall'. We’re aiming to do this as far as we can and in the best way possible without getting into any cultural problems.

    If we during the time that you’re here do not have enough income to arrange events, it would be a great gesture if you’re willing to help share covering some of the costs.

    We offer an authentic cultural exchange, a rare privilege for many travellers in Sri Lanka. You will be spending lots of time with the family of the place (a perfect opportunity to learn and practice your Sinhala, and to master Sri Lankan cooking!). Due to the nature of our work, we ideally prefer long-term volunteers. Having said that, we can absolutely accommodate shorter stays as well.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Bricolage et construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Accueil / tourisme
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We offer a real cultural exchange, you will see our lifestyle, and you will be part of our local community.
    As you will be in daily contact with Sri Lankans, you will have a great opportunity to learn and practice Sinhalese, to learn to cook Sri Lankan dishes, play carrom (a mixture between air-hockey and pool), and meet our local community.

  • Aide


    Possible projects:

    - fundraising online for the Foundation
    - event management (yoga and cooking classes, dancing shows, jam sessions, etc.) + promotion on social networks and on Weligama beach. It is especially important to keep our social media active with daily posts.

    - yoga teacher: yoga classes
    - musicians: perform at live events

    Before you start to do any work or new projects here , please inform Janaka on WhatsApp. Afterwards, you can discuss whether it’s an idea that fits in with the rest of the things being done to raise money.

    If you during your stay have any other questions, it’s always a possibility to get in touch with former volunteers.

    You can also combine your online studies or online home office and volunteer with us.

    Regardless, as long as you're willing to help and bring new ideas, you are welcome to join us!

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Sinhalese: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement


    You’ll most likely be staying in the dorm room, where we have 6 double beds with mosquito nets. If there are no guests in one of the private rooms, you can stay there until the next guest arrives. We have a huge garden and a nice terrace, where you can watch monkeys, peacocks and big lizards.
    We have space for up to 3-4 volunteers, couples are welcome. There are also 4 dogs on the premises. Whenever the mosques call out their prayers, the dogs like to sing along.

    If you feel like this sounds good for you, then come and be a part of something really special. You will experience community life where people share and learn from each other.

    Dinner is included on the days when cooking classes are arranged. On other days, the volunteers might buy groceries together. Breakfast and lunch are not included.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We are located 2.5 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 and 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.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    It has plenty of space for digital nomads, we have a good internet connection and a quiet space overlooking our beautiful gardens.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have a big garden where you can park safely.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week- no food

N° de référence hôte : 529858785841

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