What's included in your volunteering programme?
Transport to and from the volunteering programmes
Transport will be provided to and from projects. The majority of projects are located in the local vicinity, usually around 20 - 30 minutes drive from your accommodation. Lunch will be provided either at the project or back at the volunteer house.
You will stay in one of our volunteering houses during your stay in Sri Lanka sharing with other volunteers on the same programme. We believe sharing accommodation with like-minded people increases the fun and social atmosphere – and it’s a great place to make new friends!
The Volunteer House has all basic essentials. Each room has its own fan, mosquito net and bedding is provided. Each room will sleep two volunteers, if you wish to have your own room an additional cost of £40 per week will be charged. All houses have shared "western style" bathroom facilities.
All accommodation is selected to ensure maximum safety for you as a western volunteer. A safe location is paramount and we even employ a security guard to keep watch. A first aid box is located in every Volunteer House.
The accommodation will be located in a small town - not too far from the schools you will be working with. You will be able to buy all your essentials from the local shops; from toothpaste to flip flops!
From Monday to Friday you will be served three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). At weekends we serve only breakfast as you can use this time to explore the local sights or go on a mini adventure!
Breakfast will be continental consisting of eggs, toast, jam served with tea or coffee. For the more adventurous, there will sometimes be the option to have Sri Lankan breakfast. Yes, you've guessed it. Curry! Lunch will be "on the go food" usually being sandwiches or rice packets. Dinner will be traditional Sri Lankan cuisine consisting of rice and various curries, often accompanied by poppadoms. Don't worry about this being too spicy!
Please let us know if you’re a vegetarian beforehand, as there is always a delicious veggie options available!
You will always have a member of the Travelteer Team close by to help you with any problems or issues that may occur! The team consists of fluent English and Sinhala speakers so we can communicate with locals and tourists.