Volunteer Teaching English to Monks in Sri Lanka

Do you want to immerse yourself in Buddhist cultures and traditions, while helping young Buddhist monks master the English language? Global Crossroad has the perfect program for you then, volunteer teaching English to Monks in Sri Lanka.

  • Safety and satisfaction guaranteed with our ever present in country coordinator and support
  • Have a learning and growing experience of a lifetime for as low as $155
  • Highly recommended volunteer teaching English to Monks opportunity in Sri Lanka since 2003
  • Unique opportunity to work within a Buddhist monk where you will become immersed in the rich culture and history

The volunteering teaching English to Monks in Sri Lanka project is a great opportunity for volunteers to become intimate with age-old Buddhist rituals and traditions while interacting with young monks. You will teach in a temple school traditionally known as Pirivena. This school is a project of Global Crossroad's partner organization and assists with the development and educational enrichment of Sri Lankan monks.
The daily life of a Buddhist monk is far removed from technologically advanced society. This project allows you to be part of a centuries-old culture and exposes the monks to current teaching methods and technology. It is a win-win situation.

You will spend their time with the monks ranging in age from 8 to 21-years of age and teach them English through immersion and conversational interaction. You can also take on other subjects of interest that could benefit the students when you volunteer abroad teaching English to Monks in Sri Lanka. This project is one of the most cherished opportunities for our volunteers helping in Sri Lanka. Come and find out why.

Role of Volunteer

When you commit to volunteering work teaching English to Monks in Sri Lanka, you will primarily teach English to Monks ages 8 to 21 years of age. You may be asked to support the school's extra-curricular activities such as sports, arts, etc. Activities vary based on your skills and interests.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

No specific qualifications are required in order to volunteer abroad teaching English to Monks Sri Lanka, but your understanding of Sri Lankan culture and language can help improve your experience. Consider enrolling in our one-week language and cultural immersion program.

All Volunteer programs in Sri Lanka start every Monday. However, Global Crossroad is very flexible and understands that various travel constraints that you might face.

All Volunteering work in Sri Lanka options are available year around, except at times programs like a Volunteer teaching English overseas program might be closed for various holidays and vacations. Also, some programs are seasonal due to extreme weather conditions. Between the project link and a Global Crossroad representative, all of this specific information regarding programs dates will be available to you. If a program is unavailable, we will provide an alternative program for you to join.

Prices: Volunteer in Sri Lanka

Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality Sri Lanka Volunteer trips. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's Volunteer opportunity in Sri Lanka application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to your host family and project. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Duration Projects in Galle Medical Project Kegalle Elephant Pinnewala Elephant
  1 Week   $155   $310   $335   $325
  2 Weeks   $310   $510   $620   $600
  3 Weeks   $415   $710   $905   $875
  4 Weeks   $520   $910   $1,190   $1,150
  5 Weeks   $625   $1110   $1,475   $1,425
  6 Weeks   $730   $1310   $1,760   $1,700
  7 Weeks   $835   $1510   $2,045   $1,975
  8 Weeks   $940   $1710   $2,330   $2,250
  9 Weeks   $1,045   $1910   $2,615   $2,525
  10 Weeks   $1,150   $2110   $2,900   $2,800
  11 Weeks   $1,255   $2310   $3,185   $3,075
  12 Weeks   $1,360   $2510   $3,470   $3,350
  • Airport Pickup and Transfer to Galle (2 hours)- $85
  • Airport Pickup and Transfer to Kegalle (80 KM) - $125
  • Airport Pickup and Transfer to Pinnawala (80 KM) - $125
  • Transfer from Galle to Kegalle or vice versa (3 hours) - $125
  • Language and Culture - $250
  • Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (volunteers house or host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times day)
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

How your fee is allocated?

The Volunteering programs in Sri Lanka fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.