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Volunteer in Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka - Turtle Conservation Starts From US$ 598

Rustic Volunteer and Travel

Street Address:
303 Moonlight Dr.
United States

Sri Lanka - Turtle Conservation Starts From US$ 598

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

Turtle Conservation project suffered almost irreversible damage during the Tsunami of South Asia. There has been lots of hard work put in to get the project together again. It now boasts of a temporary home of 700 eggs, 80 hatchlings in a tank and a hawksbill. The project also has also provided a permanent home to various turtles damaged during Tsunami. Rustic Volunteer and Travel is trying to make the project even more effective by asking foreign volunteers to come to work in the project. Through your help, the project will generate public awareness on how endangered these beautiful creatures are and make conservation effort even more successful. This is a hands-on project that will give you a real feel for turtles' plight.

Major Responsibilities

Volunteers can do a lot during the project. You'll monitor turtles laying eggs and relocate eggs to safer nesting area. You'll also clean the environment where turtle hatch and release baby turtles from hatchery. You'll also be involved in a small research where youll maintain a database which will contain turtle statistics. Other work includes rebuilding turtle tanks, repairing visitors houses, developing tourist souvenirs and conducting tours around the project.

Cost/Program Fee
US$ 1777 (12 Weeks)
What program fee Includes

Fee covers

  • Airport reception
  • One-way transfer to office/hostel
  • One-way transfer to project
  • Accommodation with Host family/Hostel
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • Services of our local staffs

Program Fee Does Not Cover

  • Airfare
  • Visa and Visa extension fee
  • Airport drop, 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 skills or qualifications you'll require to volunteer in the project. You'll however have to be in a good condition as work can be physically tiring. You'll also have feel passionately about conserving turtles. If you're open minded and flexible during the project, you'll enjoy your stay and achieve more.

Arrangements for Room/Food

Rustic Volunteer and Travel manages room/food for volunteers. Volunteers live with the host family and you will be provided with a separate, clean and modest room as well as local meals three times a day. Staying with a host family will provide you with a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about the culture and lifestyle of Sri Lankan people. Volunteer will also have an access to our office in Sri Lanka and mobile number of our coordinators. Our staffs also visit volunteers in each 2-4 week interval as a part of the program. Details covering living accommodations provided prior to arrival.

Any Missing Important Information

Rustic Volunteer and Travels offers a variety of volunteer projects and travel packages in Sri Lanka. You can customize or upgrade this travel itinerary to meet your specific interests. Please contact our travel advisor for more details.

Rustic Volunteer and Travel 's other programs in Sri Lanka

Galle, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya and Pinnawela: