Volunteer in an Orphanage in Sri Lanka

Do you want to travel to a fascinating new country and have the unique opportunity to make a huge difference in the lives of disadvantaged children? You can do both with Global Crossroad’s volunteer in an orphanage program in Sri Lanka.

  • Volunteer in an orphanage opportunity in Sri Lanka starting at $155!
  • Highly reviewed and reputable program since 2003
  • Safety is our number one priority
  • Work alongside likeminded volunteers who will likely become life long friends of yours

You can make a positive mark in the world by touching the lives of orphaned children. The volunteer in an orphanage in Sri Lanka program is an excellent opportunity to make a difference that will last a lifetime. For several years, our partner organizations in Sri Lanka have operated orphanages – giving care and hope to displaced, abandoned, and abused children. The volunteer in an orphanage program in Sri Lanka is designed to provide a brighter future to these disadvantaged and innocent children. You will bring love and supply energy to these programs – teaching conversational English or simply being a special and caring friend. Our volunteer in an orphanage opportunity in Sri Lanka allows you to personally take children by the hand and lead them in the right direction, while giving them a small glimpse of a future where despair is replaced by hope.

Role of Volunteer

When you join this volunteering overseas in an orphanage in Sri Lanka program, you will support a variety of activities – from school lessons to games. Although this is not an official teaching placement, you may teach conversational English during your stay. You will also engage the children with educational activities and games, and may be asked to help with various health or sanitation needs.

The job responsibilities of the volunteer abroad in an orphanage in Sri Lanka depend on the needs of the orphanage at the current time, as well as the skills and interests of the volunteers. However, most volunteers will be involved in the following tasks:

  • Teaching basic conversational English
  • Developing creative free-time programs such as dance, arts, music and other physical activities
  • Helping the children with various health and personal hygiene needs
  • Teaching life-skills
  • Housekeeping, as well as cooking and serving food to the children

Skills and Qualifications Needed

No specific qualifications are required in order to volunteer abroad in an orphanage in 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. You should have love for children, empathy for their unfortunate circumstances, and willingness to share their passion with them while being patient and flexible.

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) - $90
  • 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.