Disabilities & Special Needs Volunteer, Sri Lanka


  • Provide essential childcare to vulnerable children in Sri Lanka
  • Improve the future prospects of disabled children in Sri Lanka
  • Give impoverished children quality care, compassion and a sense of hope
  • Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both locals and international volunteers alike.


Volunteers provide much-needed support and assistance to children based at a centre in Badulla. The vocational training center offers formalized classes that aim to improve the skills of children with disabilities. The centre is in desperate need of willing volunteers to help with all types of roles and tasks at the center. Suffering from a severe shortage of resourcing and staff, the centre welcome volunteers from different backgrounds with valuable skills they can impart - whether it’s artistic, technical, or any other kind of vocation. Volunteers can share their enthusiasm, skills and experience, working alongside youngsters for whom free formal vocational training is often not available. For volunteers who truly want to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children, this program serves to protect and care for those who need it most.

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

7:30am Breakfast at your accommodation

8:30am Travel to the program site

8:45am Pre-start meeting with the program supervisor


Lunch is provided at the Volunteer Centre, normally from 12:00 - 1:30pm.


Volunteers may wish to take part in optional activities after 4pm including sporting activities, awareness programs and cultural shows.

7:00pm Dinner at the Volunteer House

Evening Free time to relax

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