The Mighty Roar

Real Sri Lanka Experience

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The Mighty Roar
Coordinator | Michelle
Coordinator | Michelle
A three-week trip, taking in the famous and best sights of Sri Lanka, your time will be split between sightseeing, volunteering and relaxing. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:

Want to do something life changing with your summer? Well here’s you chance to explore and discover the real Sri Lanka where you will get to see some amazing scenery, meet friendly locals and volunteer on rewarding projects to help make a difference.

One of our favourite and most popular destinations, Sri Lanka has it all. This truly magnificent and uncrowded country has a wealth of culture, an abundance of golden sandy beaches with crystal clear seas, lush rain forests, 8 Unesco World Heritage Sites, masses of wildlife and plenty more to experience.

Our structured itinerary will allow you to make the most of your three-week trip, taking in the famous and best sights as well as the not so known local treasures. We have maximised time to provide you with something different and exciting everyday, while keeping transit times to a minimum.

You will travel by private mini bus in a small group of no more than 15, where you will get to make lasting friendships and memories. Our local coordinator will accompany you throughout your stay, so you can learn all about the local culture and history.

During your time you will get to visit one of the largest elephant orphanages in the world, pick tea in ‘Little England’, spot leopards on safari, visit the iconic Temple of Tooth in Kandy, relax on the beach in Mirissa and much much more!

For the last part of your trip, your time will be split between sightseeing, volunteering and relaxing. You will have the opportunity to help make a difference to the local community by teaching English to young children or to help aid in the conservation of the endangered sea turtles at our local hatchery / sanctuary.

Our volunteering programmes will allow you to immerse yourself into the local culture and make a positive impact in the area. Our project sites are located on the west coast of Sri Lanka where you will get to spend your free time basking in the sun at the stunning beaches, catching a wave in the clear blue sea or chilling at a funky beach bar.

Typical day

There is no typical day on this experience, from visiting temples, going on safari, meeting baby elephants and volunteering with turtles, no two days are the same.

Details on Arrival

The Sri Lanka Experience will currently start on selected dates throughout 2019 and 2020. These are:

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6th April 2019

11 May 2019

8 June 2019

6 July 2019

20 July 2019

10 August 2019

7 Sept 2019

4 Jan 2020

7 March 2020

4 April 2020

2 May 2020

6 June 2020

4 July 2020

18 July 2020

1 Aug 2020

5 Sept 2020

If you are not able to start on either of these dates, please let us know as we may be able to add further dates.

Day 1 – Arrive At Colombo & Orientation

Your journey begins! Our local coordinator will be waiting for you at Colombo Airport where he will be holding a named sign.

Day 22 – Last Day

Unfortunately, your amazing journey has come to an end. It’s time to travel back to the airpot to head home or onto your next destination. Return airport transfers are not included within the programme fee, and cost around $63. It is more than likely your fellow travellers will be heading in the same direction so you should be able to split the fee up between everyone.

Free-time activities

We thought it would be good to provide at least one day that has no plan whatsoever! You are free to do as you wish; stay in bed all day, watch some DVDS in the lounge or head into town. For the more adventurous volunteers, we recommend travelling to some of the nearby beaches, including; Bentota, Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna. These stunning beaches all have a range of restaurants, funky beach bars and lots of water sports and activities.
Water Sports

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 Documents
Background check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Included Services

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Quality Assurance
High ethical standards & transparent social impact
Flex Option
Change your reservation at no extra costs
Refund Guarantee
We refund your fees if The Mighty Roar cancels your trip
Support & Mediation
We cover your back no matter what happens
Our services are free of charge!
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.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by The Mighty Roar

Please note that a non refundable registration fee ($182.31) is due after having paid the deposit on Volunteer World. This fee is part of the total program fees.

Programme Fee: $805.54

Airport pick up, food and drink and accommodation are included in the price.

Airport Pickup at Bandaranaike International Airport
Airport Pickup is included upon arrival. Return airport transfers are not included within the programme fee, and cost around $63. It is more than likely your fellow travellers will be heading in the same direction so you should be able to split the fee up between everyone.

During the travelling part of your Sri Lanka Experience you will be staying in accommodation organised by us. These will consist of various guesthouses / hotels where you will share a room with fellow volunteers. All rooms will have fans or air conditioning and have western style bathrooms.

The last 2 weeks of your programme when you are volunteering, you will be staying within our volunteer house located just outside of Galle. The accommodation is basic, but clean and comfortable. You will be sleeping in single sex bedrooms with up to 6 other volunteers where bedding, celling fans and mosquito nets are provided. There are western style bathrooms that provide hot water.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

You will be served three meals per day across the whole of your trip. Meals are aimed to be as varied as possible 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, pasta, hoppers

We can cater for Vegetarians

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.
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
3 weeks (min. stay)
$ 988
3 weeks (max. stay)
$ 988
Average fees
$ 329 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Akurala/Sri Lanka between 3 weeks and 3 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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