The Mighty Roar

Local Childcare Assistant

Akurala, Sri Lanka show on map
You will play a crucial role in interacting with the children keeping them entertained and happy, while building confidence and teaching them basic English & life skills This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Explore Sri Lanka’s famous palm tree lined beaches, take a train ride of a lifetime, walk through the jungle and fully immerse yourself into the Sri Lankan culture and way of life. Along the way you will make lots of new friends and will make a real difference to the lives of young children.

Our day care centre is located just 10 minutes down the road in a small fishing town called Ambalangoda. Established over 20 years ago, the day care centre has been providing crucial care to the local community for generations.

You will offer invaluable assistance to the local staff and provide the care and love the children need. You’ll be involved in a variety of activities such as playtime, meal times and basic teaching and you can be sure that the children and community you help will be extremely grateful for having someone there to support and care for them

We encourage you to get as involved as possible by helping with all of the day-to-day activities where you will primarily be acting as a carer. You will be instrumental in keeping the children engaged and happy, where you will join in with games and other fun activities and hopefully introduce some of your own new ideas along the way.

As a volunteer you will become a big brother or sister to the children, working alongside local staff to assist with teaching and caring for the 15 or so children than attend everyday.

Our day care centre is attached to Sujatha Pre-School where you are more than welcome to split your time volunteering between the two. The pre-school provides basic education to children under 6 years old.

The children will be sure to fill your life with laughter and unconditional love and you’ll be overwhelmed by the energy that they show you.


Typical day

There is no better way of helping, than by volunteering at our community run day care centre. There are around 15 children that attend the day care centre and are aged between 3 and 6 years old. As you get to know the them and their routines you will soon develop a special bond with them.

With limited resources and staff, we need volunteers like you to help take some of the burden and to ensure that the proper care and attention can be given to everyone.

You will typically be at the day care centre Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm where you will be involved with all aspects of the centre. You can choose to do just half days (either morning and afternoon) and spend the rest of your time exploring Sri Lanka with the other volunteers.

During your time at the day care centre, you may be involved in:

  • Providing care and attention to the children
  • Organising and running fun games
  • Assisting with meal times, washing and cleaning
  • Planning and delivering creative activities
  • Teaching basic English
  • Teach the children life skills and health management
  • Assist in the pre-school attached

Details on Arrival

Starts 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month


Please make sure you arrive into Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo (CMB) on Saturday.

Day 1 (Saturday) – Arrival

A member of our local team will be waiting for you in arrivals holding a named sign. If your flight lands before 6pm, you will be taken straight to our volunteer accommodation, approximately 2 hours away.

Free-time activities

The Mighty Roar provides an amazing weekend trip in Sri Lanka. The structured itinerary, along with our local team accompanying you, makes this the ideal way of travelling during your free time. If you want to see as much as possible in Sri Lanka while travelling with your new friends and learning lots, then this is the perfect choice for you.

Everyone dreams of visiting the Maldives, but for most it is generally too expensive! Well, here is your chance to live the dream and to explore the beautiful Maldives for a long weekend! There is nowhere else in the world quite like it, with pristine white beaches, tranquil azure seas and amazing tropical coral reefs, we offer this 3 day trip on your free weekends.
Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/Snorkling
Safari/Zoo

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
English at Fluent English level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by The Mighty Roar.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
The Mighty Roar (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by The Mighty Roar

Included is all meals, accommodation, airport pick up, 24/7 support and private transport to projects

Airport Pickup at Bandaranaike International Airport

Please make sure you arrive into Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo (CMB) on Saturday.

Day 1 (Saturday) – Arrival

A member of our local team will be waiting for you in arrivals holding a named sign. If your flight lands before 6pm, you will be taken straight to our volunteer accommodation, approximately 2 hours away. 

Accommodation

Depending on numbers at the time, you could be sleeping with up to 2 other volunteers in spacious bedrooms with nice comfy full size beds with mosquito nets and modern en-suite bathrooms. Most rooms have air conditioning and a small balcony where you can look over into the jungle with some even being able to see the sea!

You can sit back and relax in one of the communal areas where you can socialise with the other volunteers and play some card games. There is plenty of room outside to where you can even eat your meals under a traditional shelter looking up to the dark starry night.

Our local team will make you feel so welcome and you will become part of their family.

Wifi – Yes
People per room – Up to 3
Single sex rooms – Yes
Nearest ATM & shops – 5 minute drive
Airport Transfers – 2 hours

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

All meals are provided at the volunteer house and are included within the programme fee. Meals are aimed to be as varied as possible across the week and include many traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. You can expect some of the following meals:

Breakfast – Toast, string hoppers, fresh fruits, tea, milk
Lunch – Rice, vegetables, chicken, fish
Dinner – Noodles, rice, pasta, hoppers

With prior notice we are able to cater for the following dietary requirements:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) in Colombo. We assist you to find cheap flights to Sri Lanka.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Sri Lanka provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Sri Lanka you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Sri Lanka.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 939
9 weeks
$ 1,699
11 weeks
$ 1,999
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,939
Average fees
$ 199 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Akurala/Sri Lanka between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. The Mighty Roar will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Sri Lanka.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with The Mighty Roar during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Asia Southern Asia Sri Lanka  Akurala, TMR Accommodation

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