SLV is a graduate led organisation that provides degree-specific volunteer placements in Sri Lanka. Our placements offer people the chance to gain work experience in teaching English, coaching sports, working with children and with people with special needs. SLV also provide work experience for psychology students in the mental health sector.
SLV offers project and cultural awareness training, leadership opportunities, and encourages volunteers to contribute to the continued growth and development of the team and its projects. The SLV team strives to make a positive, responsible, and sustainable impact in the communities it volunteers in.
How is SLV different to other volunteer organisations?
SLV does not support “voluntourism:” SLV focus on making a positive impact in the Sri Lankan communities and not on creating a holiday experience for volunteers.
SLV Training: Our emphasis is providing volunteers with the training and support they need to work effectively and sensitively within a Sri Lankan context.
SLV team members learn as much as they teach: Our volunteers live with local families, take local transport to projects and are encouraged to invest in and integrate themselves as much as possible in their local communities.
SLV is not a tour operator: Our project managers are involved and invested in every step of your volunteering placement, from reading your application, to conducting your interview, to welcoming you to Sri Lanka and supporting you throughout your placement.