Volunteer Abroad in Kandy

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International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) is the world's leading volunteer travel organization, providing affordable, safe and responsible volunteer programs in over 30 different destinations around the world. With program fees starting from just USD 10 per day, IVHQ is the volunteer organization of choice for thousands of volunteers every year. Established in 2007, IVHQ has supported over 55,0...

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Depending on interests and qualifications, volunteers will have the opportunity to work in one of six community programs: primary education, orphanage work, medicine, construction, elderly care, and women rehabilitation. All facilities rely heavily on the help of international volunteers.

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Interning on a Medicine & Healthcare internship in Sri Lanka is an eye-opening experience. As a Medicine & Healthcare intern you will gain access to a great deal of observational experience in a variety of departments. The facilities are generally of a basic standard. We have Medical & Healthcare internships based in the coastal towns of Panadura and Kalutara (about 45km south of Colombo) an...

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Work alongside a multi award-winning charity to help protect the beautiful elephants of Sri Lanka. Witness elephants in their natural, wild habitats and help to contribute to important research that will help to preserve the future of these gentle giants. Each day, volunteers will monitor and photograph elephants, trek through the stunning jungle, conduct research from a tree house, teach en...

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NOTE: We do not offer paid internships or cater for volunteering experiences. To be eligible for a Work the World midwifery internship, you need to be in midwifery school, or have equivalent clinical experience (MD or equivalent). We can also not accept premeds. Birthing with no pain relief, unfamiliar procedures and low-resource clinics are all things you can expect to encounter when intern...

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Help conserve Elephants and other wildlife in Wasgamuwa National Park. The main aim of this project is to "save elephants, other biodiversity and their habitats by helping people". If you want to go back to the very basics, in a stunningly beautiful part of the world, helping local people and the local wildlife this project is perfect for you. The work you can get involved in is diverse a...

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Want to enhance the lives of children who have been abandoned, displaced, or abused? Or help to look after toddlers and spend time with young girls? The Sisters of the Blessed Virgin convent and orphanage started in 1952. It provides a loving, secure home in a Catholic environment for more than 50 girls, aged five to 18, and nearly 20 infants aged zero to four who have been orphaned, abandon...

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Teaching placements take place in village schools, preschools, and temple schools, where English lessons are in high demand. As a booming business hub and tourist destination, Sri Lanka has a gap in education and children rely on the help of volunteers to attain a good level of verbal and written English to keep them ahead and obtain future employment. Students are aged six to 16, and classe...

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Want to gain experience in investigative journalism? This highly regarded news outlet not only has the courage to explore controversial subjects, but it also welcomes photographer, videographers, and professionals in other kinds of new media. It is especially interested in how technology can be used in journalism. The organization seeks people with strong writing, photography, or video skill...

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Come and visit The Sanctuary, a home for elephants. We welcome everyone - single or group travelers, families, students, etc! Experience a day in the life of Sri Lankan elephants who are not used for working or riding. We provide a great and affordable place for a one-day visit or a much longer experience. Program participants who stay longer will have the opportunity to contribute to the sanct...