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Over the past 50 years, volunteers from across the world have given up their time and energy to contribute to the work of  Prithipura Communities.

What they have given, they have received many times over through the love of the children and respect of their co-workers.

They have come from countries as diverse as England, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany and Australia.

They are from different backgrounds and age - university students, professionals, retired men and women.

What they have in common is a desire to experience a totally different way of life while making a difference to those around them.

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We're looking for a range of different skills including: Support workers; Therapists – including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and speech and language therapists; Agriculture Workers; NGO specialists including Fundraising, Organisational Development and/or Communications. 

These are voluntary positions for a minimum of 6 weeks up to 1 year - as you wish. Dates can be flexible.

Who we're looking for

Previous experience is helpful but not essential. The right personality is a must, however! We are looking for hard-working, enthusiastic people willing to get stuck in. You must have the flexibility to adapt to a different culture and accept and appreciate all that is new and different!

Our commitment to you

  • Transfers to and from the airport.

  • Full induction including an orientation visit and a detailed volunteer manual.

  • Support with getting a visa – fees are applicable for this.

  • Free board and lodging in purpose-built accommodation.

  • The opportunity to immerse yourself in Sri Lankan culture, to experience the beauty of the country, its people and diverse activities.

  • Gain valuable experience which will support future career development.

  • Make lifetime friendships.

We do not charge for volunteer placements (apart from visa costs) but encourage and support volunteers who wish to fundraise on our behalf.

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