Volunteer in Sri Lanka with Projects Abroad and support development through ongoing efforts in disadvantaged communities. We have a wide range of options available, so you’re sure to find something that interests you.
You can teach computer skills to children and young adults, or help provide basic medical services through our public health work .You can also support the educational development of young children, encouraging them to learn new skills.
We do volunteer work in Sri Lanka in several towns in and around Colombo, and along the west coast. You’ll immerse yourself in the Sri Lankan culture, living and working with the friendly local community. During your time abroad, you’ll receive 24/7 support from Projects Abroad staff.
Sri Lanka is home to some incredible natural and cultural wonders. Whether you’re interested in seeing diverse wildlife, trekking through lush greenery, or visiting historic temples in your free time, Sri Lanka has it all!
Projects available in Sri Lanka
1-3 of 23 Projects
Volunteer with Children in Sri Lanka as a TeenagerSee this project
- Fixed dates during school holidays
- This project is only for 15-18 year olds
- From 2 weeks
- From $3,345 NZD
Business Internship in Sri LankaSee this project
- Completely flexible dates
- Anyone aged 18 or over can join
- From 4 weeks
- From $4,380 NZD
Dentistry Internship in Sri LankaSee this project
- Completely flexible dates
- Anyone aged 16 or over can join
- From 1 week
- From $3,045 NZD
Meet the team in Sri Lanka
Where we are based in Sri Lanka
Our Sri Lanka volunteer opportunities are based in and around the former capital Colombo, or in one of several smaller locations along the west coast. Below you find an overview of the main cities we work in.
Colombo is a bustling hub of tourism and commercial activities, and the biggest city in Sri Lanka. With a mix of both the traditional and the modern, you’re sure to have a fascinating time exploring all the city has to offer. Visit ancient temples, sample the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants, and pick up some unique souvenirs at street stalls.
Panadura is a large town situated south of Colombo, and is surrounded by water on all sides. It’s a great base from which you can go on day-trips to explore surrounding towns and visit nature reserves.
Galle is a major city located all the way on the south-western tip of the country. The old city fortress, with an amazing mix of architectural styles, is a designated UNESCO heritage site. Spend time exploring the streets of the old and new town, or venture further afield for some adventures in nature.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.