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Volunteering with CW Abroad is the best way of learning about Sri Lanka’s people, culture, and diversity. By working along with local citizens, volunteers gain first-hand insight and experience about the country. It is our greatest objective, both of CW Abroad and our local partners, that everyone makes the best out of the experience and learns valuable lessons from it.

 

Volunteers usually find themselves in a situation where the ways of thinking and communicating are completely different to their own, so this is an enriching experience to learn from others. What really counts is that volunteers are energetic, resourceful, respectful, and creative. They can also enjoy Sri Lanka’s wonderful landscapes with beaches, mountains, forests and lots of historical locations; all of that is placed within the tiny area it occupies.

 

Volunteering projects in Sri Lanka currently include the following options for future participants to choose from: Teaching English in Public Schools, Working with Children with Special Needs, Working with Children in Kindergartens and Orphanages, and Medically Assisting in Tea Plantations.

 

Some possible locations that volunteers can choose for their experiences are: Galle, on the south-west cost; Badulla, 230km from Colombo, near the central hills of Sri Lanka; and Wattala, a big suburb that is very close to the city center of Colombo.

What’s included in our fair-cost policy?

 

All our programs include a fixed price Registration Fee of US$249 and a Program Fee that varies according to the duration of the program and the services included.

 

The Registration Fee covers the costs of all that Connecting Worlds has to do in order to organise the experience in an efficient manner and offer each participant a quality program. These costs include marketing, staff salaries, travel costs of staff who visit and inspect each of the programs on offer and Connecting Worlds’ solidarity fund among others. We need this fee just to sustain the organization.

 

The Program Fee is the total cost of everything related to the services that the volunteer will be able to take advantage of upon arrival to the destination of their choice. For example, accommodation, meals, transfers, the donation made to the volunteer project, welcome orientation and constant 24/7 support. The payment for this fee goes directly to the country in which the volunteer will be stationed, directly benefiting the local community. It’s a fee which helps organisations that work in the country associated with the program at hand to move forwards with their projects and generate work opportunities for the local community.

 

Thanks to our fair-cost policy, the volunteer benefits from not having to pay high fees and our local partners benefit from being able to invest in their projects and keep things moving forwards. Connecting Worlds also benefits from keeping the costs of its programs as low as possible because we get the opportunity to support local communities and make a difference in our own small but important way.

 

Program Fees:

 

Volunteer period (weeks) 1 2 3 4 6
Orphanage Program - - USD 475 USD 575 USD 675

 

*Please note: All Volunteer programs in Sri Lanka attract a refundable* Registration Fee of USD 249 on top of the program Fee. A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.  You can calculate the value of your currency in US 40 dollar using this currency convertor.

 

*Please read our refund policy.

 

What do my fees pay for?

 

Registration Fee:  Discounted program fees, Support and guidance from CW staff, program marketing costs, staff salary, pre-departure assistance, CW Solidarity Fund, administration costs, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with participants.

 

Program Fee: Volunteer program, orientation, program supervision, in-country 24/7 participant support and in-country administration costs.

 

What’s no included: Accommodation and meals at volunteer house or homestay, Airport Pick-up, Air tickets,International Insurance against sickness, accident and 3er party liability. In addition to providing health insurance, the plan must cover medical evacuation and repatriation, Vaccinations, Certificate of Good conduct, Visa, Local travels and Personal expenses. Our participants in Sri Lanka generally find USD 30 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.