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  • 2016BROCHURE

    SRI LANKA

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    VOLUNTEER INTERN TRAVEL

  • ContentsCover01

    Contents02

    Your Accommodation08

    Accommodation and Living09

    Cost and Start Dates 10

    What am I Paying for?11

    What am I Paying for? (Contd.)12

    Things to Do13

    How to Apply - The Process14--16

    Get in Touch17

    Sri Lanka and Kegalle Overview 03

    Elephant Program04

    Sea Turtle Conservation05

    Disabled Care Program06

    Teaching underprivileged children07

    VOLUNTEER

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  • Sri Lanka is a delightful discovery and quite serene at several

    places. You will be amazed by Sri Lankan landscape which is

    diverse. It harbours golden beaches, curvy rolling hills, lush green

    forests, beautiful and patterned tea gardens, and acres and acres

    of beautiful heathland which gives it a country look at some

    places.

    ColomboColombo is the capital and gateway to Sri Lanka. Just like its

    friendly neighbour India, it is a multicultural and multi-ethnic city,

    comprising of Sinhalese, Tamils and smaller communities of

    Portuguese, Dutch, Malay, Chinese and of course people of Indian

    origin. Like many Asian countries, Sri Lanka also shares a colonial

    past and has heavy inuences of British and Portuguese cultures

    on architecture of various monuments and houses. It is imperative

    forfor a discerning traveler to spend a day here in Colombo and

    explore the beach of Mount Lavinia, Talangama wetland, Galle

    Face Green, Gangaramaya Temple and many more such popular

    sites of interests.

    Colombo Trip Highlights

    Chance to tour busy lakeside city of Kandy,

    rich colonial legacy of Nuwara Eliya and Galle

    Explore the diverse ora and fauna in the

    plains, wetlands and rainforests

    VolunteerVolunteer for upkeep of elephants, taking

    care of little kids, working in the turtle

    conservation program and helping the

    disabled.

    Take a day trip or city tour of Colombo city

    Check out Adams Peak, Kegalle, Yala national

    park and Anuradhapura

    Sri Lanka and Kegalle Overview

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    Programs in Colombo and Kaegalle

    Disabled Care

    Teaching Program

    Turtle Conservation ( available in Kosgoda)

    Elephant Camp

  • Program Requirements

    Participants should be 17 years and

    above

    Love for animals

    Motivation and Flexibility to volunteer

    work in a dierent cultural setting

    Volunteers under this program will work in an Elephant Welfare

    Project in Sri Lanka where elephants are kept and treated for any

    ailments, feeding and taking good care of them. Volunteers get a

    chance to see elephants up and close working in tandem with the local

    authorities. Volunteers help in Cleaning work in animal/ elephant

    enclosures, keep elephants environment clean ( Muck out living area ),

    Cleaning of the garden and assisting in landscape work, load

    orphanageorphanage garbage & debris, assistance in behavioral enrichment

    programs under supervision of the Mahouts you might be asked to

    help bathe the elephants in the river. Volunteers may also help vet

    doctors if needed. Volunteers will also spend time in the eco garden

    where fruit and vegetables for the elephants are grown by volunteers.

    The project also involves visiting the local disabled home for adults and

    kids, where volunteers will help serve evening tea. Volunteers will have

    thethe opportunity to learn how to cook a Sri Lankan food and the Sinhala

    language

    I enjoyed my placement very

    much. Didn't want to leave.

    Everyone was very friendly.

    A wonderful experience not to

    be forgotten

    -Amanda Palmer

    Elephant Program

    Starting from $525

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    Add On Tour

    Colombo and Kandy ................................................... 2 Night/3 Days

    Kandy and Nuwara Eliya ................................................... 2 Night/3 Days

  • Program Requirements

    Participants should be 17 years and

    above

    Love for animals

    Motivation and Flexibility to volunteer

    work in a dierent cultural setting

    Under the sea turtle conservation project, volunteers would be

    required to actively help bury the sea turtle eggs in order to rescue

    them from the poachers. You would have to conduct daily checks on

    the eggs to check their hatching time and help the emerging baby

    turtles. All in all this project requires volunteers to help conserve the

    turtle population. This would also include taking care of cleaning,

    feeding and helping the turtles in whatever way possible.

    Task of the volunteers would be:Task of the volunteers would be:

    To help wash the sea turtle tanks and rell them with sea water and

    help prepare the food fed to the turtles.

    As the hatchery has several turtles with injuries, volunteers would

    need to hand feed the turtles.

    TheThe hatchery is involved in a research program in order to protect the

    endangered sea turtles that nest in the beaches of Sri Lanka therefore

    volunteers are expected to patrol the beach once a day to look for any

    pieces of shing nets, which cause a large number of deaths in sea

    turtles and other requested information on the data sheet.

    Volunteers will also patrol the beach at night for nesting turtles as part

    of this research. The project is located in Kosgoda.

    Sea Turtle Conservation

    Starting from $525

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    Add On Tour

    Kandy ................................................... 1 Night

    Colombo ................................................... 1 Night

  • Program Requirements

    Participants should be 17 years and

    above

    Criminal Background Check/Character

    Certicate is Required

    Motivation and Flexibility to volunteer

    work in a dierent cultural setting

    Under this program, volunteers are required to interact and

    communicate with patients with physical disabilities. Some of the

    patients at the home despite having friends and family have been long

    forgotten. Volunteers play a vital role in keeping the patients spirits

    high and the time spent by volunteers is greatly appreciated. In

    addition to this, volunteers assist in preparing meals for the patients,

    general housekeeping duties and keeping the home and the

    surroundingsurrounding garden area clean. The housekeeping duties are not

    compulsory, the main activity for volunteers is to interact with inmates

    at the home. Volunteers who are also looking to gain work experience

    and/or who are qualied in the physio therapy eld are always

    welcome.

    Disabled Care Program

    Starting from $365

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    Add On Tour

    Colombo and Kandy ................................................... 2 Night/3 Days

    Kandy and Nuwara Eliya ................................................... 2 Night/3 Days

  • Program Requirements

    Participants should be 17 years and

    above

    Criminal Background Check/Character

    Certicate is Required

    Motivation and Flexibility to volunteer

    work in a dierent cultural setting

    Under this project, volunteers have to work with some underprivileged

    schools in the outskirts of Colombo attended by children from poor

    back grounds. Volunteers are requested to help the teachers with the

    running of various classes such as art, music, drama, English, wood

    work, and/or home economics. There is also the opportunity for

    volunteers to help the young adults with vocational training which will

    help them to help themselves and to provide extra lessons for those

    studentsstudents who are not very condent in class or need a little extra help

    with homework. Teaching Placements are also available in Kegalle

    where participants teach in school projects.

    Teaching underprivileged children

    Starting from $365

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    Add On Tour

    Kandy ................................................... 1 Night

    Colombo ................................................... 1 Night

  • Your Accommodation

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  • Accommodation Highlights

    Fully Furnished and clean

    Three meals a day from Mon - Fri

    Near projects and basic amenities

    Volunteers are picked up from the Bandaranaike International

    Airport in Colombo by the local coordinator or representative. The

    cost of transportation from the airport to Galle is included in the

    program fee. All volunteers are given an orientation about their

    project and the location by the local coordinator. Areas like

    culture, greetings, locations, transportation, safety and volunteer

    placements are given during the orientation. Accommodation to

    participantsparticipants in Colombo and Kegalle is provided in volunteer

    homes. Volunteers of the same gender share rooms together and

    usually 2-4 volunteers share a room in dorm style

    accommodation. Meals from Mon - Friday are provided to the

    volunteers. You will have your individual room or share it with

    another volunteer. The accommodation would be clean and

    comfortable. Meals provided to the