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Group Size: Avg 5-20
Trip code: SRTC
Duration: 2 - 6 weeks
Head over to beautiful Sri Lanka and help out with vital turtle conservation projects on the sparkling south coast! Gather sea turtle eggs, care for hatchlings and injured turtles, look after turtle nesting areas, and more on this incredible hands-on wildlife experience! You’ll also interact with the local community, teaching English and raising awareness about turtle conservation. Volunteer for around 4 hours per day and spend your free time and weekends exploring the rest of this incredible country!
Spend 2 weeks or longer helping out at a fantastic turtle conservation project on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The project collects eggs and houses them in special hatcheries away from the threat of predators, as well as caring for injured turtles and raising awareness about turtle protection. You’ll make a real difference helping the project achieve its aims during your time in Sri Lanka!
As a volunteer, you will typically help out in the hatchery in Kosgoda, for around 3-4 hours a day. You will get involved with a range of vital conservation tasks including the following:
A Typical Volunteer Day
A typical day of volunteering might look like this:
7:00am. Breakfast at your homestay.
8:30am. Volunteer at the turtle hatchery.
12:30pm. Lunch break. Then time to relax or spend more time at the hatchery.
On some mornings, you will work with the educational outreach programme, teaching English or playing games and activities.
Your weekends are free to chill out or explore. You will be staying in the southern area of Sri Lanka between the wonderful beach town of Unawatuna and Galle city Why not spend your weekends chilling by the sea or exploring the Unesco World Heritage Site of Galle? You could also organise trips to Kandy, the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, discover elephants in Pinnawela, check out Yala National Park, wander the rock fortress of Sigiriya, and more! The local team can help you plan your weekend excursions.
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