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Volunteer in Sri Lanka: Teaching Buddhist Monk Starts From US $559

Global Crossroad

Street Address:
4425 West Airport Fwy. Suite 210
United States

Teaching Buddhist Monk Starts From US $559

Sri Lanka
Dates of Program
1 and 3 Monday of every Month
both (group and independent)
Age Restrictions
18 Years+
Project Review

Pirivena is the traditional name of the t em ple school where young monks study. The teaching projects are conducted by a partner organization of Global Crossroad, a grassroots alliance that helps to develop self-reliance of the neediest monks of Sri Lanka. The daily life of a Buddhist monk is far r em oved from the experiences of most who live in technologically advanced areas. This project allows volunteers to be part of a centuries-old culture that has captivated the Western imagination. T he t em ple schools in Sri Lanka needs more volunteers to teach English to aspiring monks as the schools have minimal resources and are greatly understaffed.

Major Responsibilities

In this unique project, volunteers primarily teach monks ranging in age from 8 to 21. Depending on the need, volunteers may be asked to assist in other of the school's extra curricular activities such as sports, arts, music, etc. Teaching English to young monks will give you an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in the fascinating and reverent Buddhist culture, as well as its teachings and its philosophies. Former volunteers always report this project to be one of their most m em orable and engaging experiences.

Cost/Program Fee
US $1781 (12 Weeks)
What program fee Includes

What Program fee does cover?

  • Food 3 times a day
  • Service of Group Leader
  • Your Accommodation during the project period
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage
  • Airports receive and Transfer
  • Support of Country coordinator

What Program fee does not cover?

  • Airfare (International and Domestic)
  • Visa and Visa extension fee
  • Airport taxes
  • Any personal expenses on food and travel
  • Mineral water and soft drinks
  • Gifts to project staffs and host family
  • Laundry
  • Telephone
  • Immunization
Skills/ Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications for teaching volunteers in Sri Lanka other than fluency in English. If you have prior experience in teaching English is helpful. However, if you are not entirely confident in your teaching abilities, Global Crossroad can place you as an assistant teacher.

Arrangements for Room/Food
Any Missing Important Information

Additional Packages:

Sinhalese Language & Culture (1 week-optional): $250
Mini Venture: $1099

Additional cost of $75 for airport pick and transfer to Galle 

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